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7 November : ‘Refugee relief during the First World War: Belgian refugees in Birmingham’ with Jolien De Vuyst (Ghent University)

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During the First World War, 1.5 million Belgians or one fifth of the total population fled the country. 250.000 were welcomed in England, which still accounts for the largest refugee movement in British history. In her PhD, Jolien researched the local refugee relief in Birmingham. In this city, the War Refugees Committee Birmingham and District (WR…