Muslim integration and refugee experiences to be discussed by leading historians

The experiences of refugees and migrants in twentieth century Britain and Europe, and the challenges still faced by governments and individuals today, will be the focus of a number of free public lectures by leading historians of twentieth century history taking place as part of Holocaust Awareness Week 2016 between 4-10 February.

Organised by the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the lectures cover the theme of 'Refugees, Migration and Integration' and take place on the following dates:

  • Muslim Integration in Post-1945 Britain and Germany: Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Considerations

Dr Sarah Hackett (Bath Spa University) on Thursday 4 February 2016 at 6:00pm in the Ken Edwards First Floor Lecture Theatre 1 (KE LT1)

  • Russian Refugees, Humanitarianism and Human Rights in Interwar Europe

Dr Elizabeth White (UWE, Bristol) on Tuesday 9 February 2016 at 6:00pm in the Attenborough Basement Lecture Theatre 1 (ATT LT1)

  • Exile or Asylum: Refugees in British History

Professor Panikos Panayi (De Montfort University) on Wednesday 10 February 2016 at 6:00pm in the Ken Edwards First Floor Lecture Theatre 1 (KE LT1)

Dr Paul Moore, Acting Director of the Stanley Burton Centre, said: “The two issues of refugee policy and of migration are never anything other than topical, but in the midst of the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, and with public debate on immigration and citizenship perhaps as polarised as it has ever been since 1945, the Stanley Burton Centre felt that ‘Refugees, Migration and Integration’ was a particularly timely theme for this year's Holocaust Awareness Week.

“We warmly welcome all who are interested in these topics to what promises to be a highly stimulating and thought-provoking series of events.”