We were lucky to have a very fascinating talk recently by visiting Indian scholar Ranabir Samaddar, who is the Director of the Calcutta Research Group (CRG) in Kolkata, India. Samaddar’s talk was titled “Returning to the History of 19th and Early 20th Century Immigration.” Professor Samaddar focused on the history of migration and immigration in the 19th and early 20th century, with special emphasis on the period from around 1875 until 1925. The talk covered a wide range of materials, including Chinese migrants working on the early US railways. His talk was followed up with responses from Victoria Hattam, Professor of Politics at The New School for Social Research (NSSR), Paula Banerjee, who is currently a visiting professor from the University of Calcutta and also a member of the Calcutta Research Group, and Mark Frazier, who also teaches in the Politics Dept at NSSR and is one of ICI’s two Academic Directors.
In case you missed this exiting event you can listen to the audio below.