Research School for Economic and Social History


10 May 2023
Centre for Urban History, University of Antwerp

Masterclass Dr Céline Regnard – ‘A place in the city. Migrant police, policy & housing in the 19th and 20th centuries’

The Centre for Urban History at the University of Antwerpin collaboration with the N.W. Posthumus Institute is hosting the masterclass ‘A place in the city. Migrant police, policy & housing in the 19th and 20th centuries’, delivered by Dr. Céline Regnard (Aix-Marseille Université) on 10 May 2023 at Antwerp University.

About the speaker

Céline Regnard is a lecturer in modern history at the Aix-Marseille Université, and director of the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme at l’UMR TELEMMe. She has written extensively on the history of migration, crime and labor in the modern period, with most recently a book on transnational history of Syrian transit migration, En Transit. Les Syriens à Beyrouth, Marseilles, Le Havre, New York (1880-1914) (Anamosa, 2022).

Aims of the masterclass

The aim of the masterclass is to discuss (post-)doctoral research on the place of migrants in the 19th and 20th century city through 3 interlinked perspectives: police, policy and housing. During the masterclass a maximum of 5 participants can present their work through a short presentation (c. 10 minutes). The presentation should include the basic premises of the research, as well as some points of discussion (both difficulties and possible opportunities).

How to participate

Early Career Researchers working on migration in the nineteenth and twentieth century are invited to apply by sending an abstract (c. 300 words) before 24 March 2023 to organiser Jasper Segerink.

Selected candidates will be notified by 31 March 2023. The presentations should be submitted no later than a week before the masterclass (3 May 2023).

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