Ancient Human Migration after Out-of-Africa

How examining migration in the distant past provides new insights into human history. By Dr. Daniel Shriner, et.al.Staff ScientistCenter for Research on Genomics and Global Health Abstract The serial founder model of modern human origins predicts that the phylogeny of ancestries exhibits bifurcating, tree-like behavior. Here, we tested this prediction using three methods designed to[…]

What Hepatitis B Tells Us about the Migration of Ancient Humans

The viral genetics of Hepatitis B is helping to trace the history and movement of Australia’s first people back at least 51 thousand years. It’s now widely accepted that continental Sahul – the combined landmass of Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania – was settled very early in human history, as anatomically modern humans moved from[…]

The Fall of Rome and European Migration, c.375-538 CE

The Migration Period is typically regarded as beginning with the invasion of Europe by the Huns from Asia in 375 and ending either with the conquest of Italy by the Lombards in 568. Introduction The Migration Period was a period that lasted from 375 AD (possibly as early as 300 AD) to 538 AD, during[…]

Ancient Phoenician DNA Tells a Story of Settlement and Female Mobility

A study investigate how Phoenicians integrated with the Sardinian communities they settled. By Tessa Gregory The Phoenicians were an ancient civilization that emerged in 1800 B.C. in the northern Levant and by 800 B.C. had spread their culture across the Mediterranean to parts of Asia, Europe and Africa through trade networks and settlements. Despite their[…]

Early Modern and Modern Jewish Networks of Communication

These networks formed as a result of the dispersal of Jewish society over great distances starting in antiquity. Abstract Jewish networks are the far-reaching transterritorial and transcultural channels of communication between Jews and Jewries. They formed as a result of the dispersal of Jewish society over great distances starting in antiquity and ran along the[…]

Following a Migrant Route through Dust Bowl Camps of the 1930s

This network of FSA camps—the series of communities designed to be occupied and left on a seasonal basis—served the basic needs of their temporary residents. I still don’t know where I’ll be staying tonight. But I’ve accomplished the few tasks I needed to get done by this evening. I have a rental car that is[…]

Diverse, Fragile and Fragmented: European Migration Since the Mid-20th Century

Examining political events and economic forces shaping contemporary migration within and into Europe.    By Dr. Russell King (left) and Dr. Marek Okólski (right)King: Professor of Geography, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of SussexOkólski: Professor of Political Science, Uczelnia Łazarskiego Abstract In this paper we review the significant political events and economic forces shaping contemporary migration[…]

Migrants: When Europeans Once Flocked to North African Shores

When we think of migrants, we think of them crossing the Mediterranean to come to Europe. Yet 200 years ago, many did it the other way. “Praise be to God. To my master, may god preserve you. After our master scolded me and became angry with me, accusing me of having often acted without advising him, and of bringing my[…]

Emigration: Colonial Circuits between Europe and Asia in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Examining comparisons and connections between British and Dutch migration circuits with Asia. Introduction The emergence of colonial migration circuits between Europe and Asia followed the ascendency of European mercantile and military power. In the early 19th century, the European presence in Asia was still extremely modest and very much involved in intra-Asian migration and trading circuits.[…]

Migration from the Colonies to Western Europe since 1800

   By Dr. Pieter C. Emmer (left) and Dr. Leo Lucassen (right)Emmer: Professor Emeritus of HistoryLucassen: Professor of Global Labour and Migration HistoryLeiden University Abstract Colonialism not only stimulated more than 60 million Europeans to migrate overseas, it also brought millions of Asians, Africans and Amerindians to Europe. In the beginning, many of these immigrants[…]