Migration in the First Millennium

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Unknown

Abstract

The extent to which migration shaped the history of Europe in the First millennium AD and the forms this migratory activity took have become highly contentious subjects among historians and archaeologists. This workshop series will attempt to work past the impasse by bringing together all interested parties and reconsidering old problem areas such as the Fall of the Roman Empire, the slavicisation of Europe, and the Vikings, in the light of new insights, data sets, and methodologies, and by opening up the early medieval debate to the scrutiny of social scientists with a broader interest in migratory phenomena

Publications

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Heather, P.J. (2009) Why did the Barbarians Cross the Rhine? in Journal of Late Antiquity

 
Description First millennium migration is now firmly back on the map as an important historical phenomenon after 2 scholarly generations of intellectual neglect: the product of processual archaeological criticism of older approaches. Discussion continues as to its varied nature/forms
Exploitation Route More sophisticated migration modelling can help us better understand many pre-modern migratory phenomena
Sectors Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

 
Description Published outputs have sold very widely and been translated into most major European languages, informing public understandings of migration as a general human phenomenon
First Year Of Impact 2009
Sector Education
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description Viking Migration 
Organisation Uppsala University
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Methodological and informational inputs from historians
Collaborator Contribution Methodological and informational inputs from archaeologists
Impact Conference at Uppsala University October 2015
Start Year 2008
 
Description Historical Association talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talks on first millennium migration for Historical societies in London, Basingstoke, and Chichester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2010
 
Description Think tank invitation - Legatum Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of first millennium migration research, and discussion, involving Q & As with the audience, of its relevance to current phenomenon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016