While drawing direct parallels to the modern day might be misleading, present-day Germany’s migration debates shares strong underlying themes with the fall of East Germany. The impact of push and pull factors, as well as the role that home and destination countries play in establishing them, continue to matter.
Celebrate Karl Marx’s 200th birthday with 10 stops on a new History Workshop audio tour of Marx’s London
What does it mean to live in a world with borders? Historian Becky Taylor reflects on the history of border controls.
How are museums responding to the refugee crisis in Europe? Bryan Sitch on Manchester Museum’s acquisition & display of a refugee’s life jacket from the Greek island of Lesvos.
Australia’s policy of exclusion towards families who have a disabled child has meant the break-up and deportation of families.
Becky Taylor on the history of anti-immigration rhetoric in the UK, the plight of Syrian refugees, and comparisons with treatment of the Vietnamese boat people during the Thatcher government from 1979.