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[2019-2020] Aire culturelle et thématique en anglais S4 - Migration and mobility (16th-18th century)
The history of migration and mobility stands at the crossroad of several fields and disciplines: demography, cultural, religious, social and economic history. This course will present a typology of early modern forms of mobility and migration, taking place in or originating from Europe, from the end of the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. We will study forced migrations in their different forms or context, whether related to the religious and political transformations of Europe (expulsion of Jews, Moriscoes, coerced migration of Puritans, Huguenots, Catholics), or linked to certain professional activities or social groups (merchant and seasonal mobility, aristocratic and elite mobility, mobility from poverty). The purpose of this course goes beyond push and pull factors and effects of mobility and migration for host societies. We will to take into consideration the experience of mobility from the point of view of the migrants and study such material aspects as travel and settlement, and how early modern communities and societies accommodated newcomers. In addition, special attention will be paid to identity, gender, life-cycle and social group. A good understanding of written and spoken English is required.