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Hosted by the Warburg Institute, the Institute of English Studies and the Institute of Historical Research. Supported by the John Coffin Memorial Trust, University of London, and Northeastern University, London.
Join us for a celebration of Cultures of London: Legacies of Migration (Bloomsbury, 2024). From its origin as the Roman city of Londinium through to its latest incarnation as a super-diverse World City in the twenty-first century, London's history and culture has been shaped by migration. Cultures of London: Legacies of Migration expresses and celebrates the plurality of the capital's cultures, and affirms the importance of migration in the making of the modern city through thirty-three short essays written by academics, artists, broadcasters and curators. Subjects range from the medieval to the contemporary: buildings and institutions, individuals and communities, objects, visual art, street performances and literary texts.
Hosted by the institutes of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, speakers will include Alastair Bennett (RHUL) on the hidden mysteries of St Paul's Cathedral, Leighan Renaud (University of Bristol) on the Notting Hill Carnival, and curator of the Van Gogh House, London, Livia Wang, on the artist's year as a Londoner (1873-4). Music will be provided by British Carnival Band Kinetika Bloco, and there will be a chance to meet the musicians, speakers and other contributors at a drinks reception.
All welcome. Attendance free with advance booking.