The Laura Shannon Prize Award and Lecture with Peter Gatrell

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:00 pm EST

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the 2021 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Peter Gatrell, professor of economic history at the University of Manchester, for his book “The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent,” published by Basic Books. Gatrell will accept the award and deliver an original lecture during this virtual event.

In advance of his lecture, Gatrell has provided this short abstract:

“I described ‘The Unsettling of Europe’ (Basic Books, 2019) as an unfinished history of migration in and to Europe since the end of World War 2. Partly, this is because the consequences of past episodes of migration continue to reverberate in society at large without being fully understood. In addition, as new scholarship develops fresh insights, the field is continuously being reworked. This lecture provides an opportunity to develop the arguments advanced in my book including the manifestation of migration as both ordeal and opportunity. More broadly, I shall reaffirm the need for historians to contribute to public debate on issues of pressing contemporary concern.” The lecture was given on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Peter Gatrell, Professor of Economic History, University of Manchester

Pamela Ballinger, Fred CUNY Chair in the History of Human Rights at the University of Michigan and 2021 final juror, will provide the introduction.

For more information visit the event website.

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