A four part course in partnership with and hosted by the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre exploring the chequered history of Britain’s relationship with refugees, past and present.
Professor Tony Kushner will explore how refugees were treated, how they were defined in law, and how they created their identities in places of asylum.
Tony Kushner is Professor in the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations and History Department at the University of Southampton. He has written widely on the British Jewish experience, especially social history and comparative migration. His most recent books are The Battle of Britishness: Migrant Journeys since 1685 (Manchester University Press, 2012) and Journeys from the Abyss: The Holocaust and Forced Migration from the 1880s to the Present (Liverpool University Press, 2017).