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Refugees and Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1770s-1820s

Project description

The role of refugees in political and societal transformation

The period between the 1770s and 1820s in the Americas and Europe is marked as the 'age of revolutions' and is characterised by the introduction of the new notions of sovereignty and citizenship. The upheavals of this period are also associated with the rise of the mass phenomenon of political refugees that saw over a quarter million persons moving towards the Atlantic basin driven by political conflicts. The EU-funded AtlanticExiles project intends to demonstrate that political refugees and their movements were at the core of fundamental transformations in the Atlantic world concerning citizenship and subjecthood, welfare practices, freedom, slavery as well as the emergence of transnational exile politics.The project will focus on the interactions between refugees and the receiving societies.

Host institution

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 495 778,00
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Essen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 495 778,00
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen

See on map

Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Essen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00