Tales of migration lead to unique international project

A tale of two cities has brought together two international universities in a unique collaboration to explore their common histories.

The cities are Baroda in Gujarat, India, and Leicester in England – two cities united by a story of migration.

The University is hosting a special event and workshop “Migration Stories: South Asian Histories and Cultures” in Leicester on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 March based on this collaboration. The event at the School of Museum Studies and Centre for Urban History is sponsored by the British Council and is part of a programme of collaborations between the University of Leicester and Maharaja Sayajirao University Baroda which will lead to the establishment of a Centre for Urban Studies in the Indian university.

Encompassing local, national and international dimensions of the urban experience, the Leicester workshop on Thursday 5 March is an interdisciplinary one and brings together scholars working in the humanities and social sciences to focus on the theme of migration, particularly the many historical and cultural journeys that link the Gujarat to Leicester.