Parishes and Migration – Sixteenth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research

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Date / time: 12 May, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

University of Warwick

Parishes and Migration - Sixteenth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research


The 16th Annual Symposium of the Parish Network will take place at the University of Warwick on Saturday 12 May 2018 from 10.30 to 18.00. It explores developments and historiographical trends linking parishes and migration from different perspectives. This includes classic demographic approaches as well as new insights inspired by cultural and global history.

Organized in conjunction with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie project ‘Migration in the Early Modern World’ (MIGMED), the Symposium features papers on British, German and Middle Eastern parishes by postgraduates, early career researchers and senior scholars.

Keynote address:  Richard M. Smith (Cambridge),’55 years since Laslett’s “Clayworth and Cogenhoe”: What have we learned about pre-modern mobility?’


  • Phil Batman, Leicester: ‘The Fate of Irish Potato Famine Immigrants in a York parish’
  • David Fletcher, Warwick: ‘Strangers and Pilgrims on the Earth’: The mobility of nonconformist clergy after the 1662 Great Ejection’
  • Kevin Hall, Edinburgh: ‘Criminal Migrant Networks in an Urban Parish: Canongate (1590 – 1610)’
  • Marion Hardy, Exeter: ‘Inter-parish, transhumant and transient migrants in Devon c. 1600-1800’
  • Bethany Marsh, Nottingham: ‘A grim spectacle: the migration and relief of ‘Irish’ refugees in London, 1641-1651’
  • Tom Roberts, Liverpool: ‘”By the Venecian Shipps”: Resituating the Italians in Elizabethan London’
  • Maik Schmerbauch, Frankfurt am Main: ‘Impacts of the Silesian migration into catholic parishes of the German diaspora diocese Hildesheim in the years 1945 to 1960’
  • Felicita Tramontana, Warwick: ‘Migration in Palestine parishes’

For the full programme and (mandatory) online registration – at rates of £15 for postgraduates / unwaged and £25 for other delegates, both including lunch and refreshments – by 30 April 2018 please visit the symposium homepage at:

Further information is available from, Beat Kümin (Department of History) or Felicita Tramontana (Centre for the Study of the Renaissance).

The Parish Network would be delighted to welcome anyone with parish-related research interests in May.