The Invention of the Refugee

What is a refugee and when, why and how do societies create them? This project seeks to answer these questions by focusing on the agency of displaced minorities in early modern Europe (16th-18th centuries).

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Recent Posts

Call for Papers

Conference: Voices of migrants to and from the Netherlands, 16th-20th centuries University of Amsterdam, University… Read More

Het Coronavirus: wat we kunnen leren van de Joodse hygiënewetten en voorzorgsmaatregelen uit de veertiende eeuw.

Handen wassen, hoesten in de elleboog, 1,5 meter afstand houden en vooral binnen blijven wanneer… Read More

Life after the Pilot-study: A first Chapter and Teaching Responsibilities

Time flies when you’re having fun… or when you’re pursuing a PhD. Because – wow… Read More


The Team

We are an international team of researchers based at the University of Amsterdam.

The Project

Our project focuses on the agency of displaced minorities in early modern Europe.

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