UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Forum: Migrations throughout history

021716Feature_HistoryForumThe UNCG History Department invites the community to a roundtable discussion about human migrations throughout history, and what they can teach us about the current world situation.

The forum will be Monday, Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m., in the UNCG Faculty Center. Admission is free.

The world refugee crisis has become a major topic of international discussion. The BBC reports that more than a million human beings sought refuge in Europe in 2015 alone, making this the world’s largest movement of people since World War Two. Meanwhile, the arrival of undocumented immigrants into the United States remains a hot-button political issue.

Human migration, its causes, and the widespread impact on society, are not new phenomena. From ancient times to the present, people have moved great distances in response to political, socio-economic, cultural and environmental crises.

Join in reflecting on how the past shapes the present and how the present, in turn, shapes our understanding of the past.

Questions? Email Dr. Linda Rupert at lmrupert@uncg.edu or Dr. Jill Bender at jcbender@uncg.edu.