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The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society

Since 1863

For everyone interested in Yorkshire's past

YAHS Summer Lecture Series

  • Event Start Date: 11/08/2022 19:30 - 21:00

Lecture 1

Thursday 11th August 2022 at 7.30pm

Portrait of an English Migration: North Yorkshire People in North America

Professor William E Van Vugt Professor Van Vugt tells the story of Yorkshire immigrants, what they left behind and what they brought to North America from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, based on his new book Portrait of an English Migration. The talk will explore the local history, geography and cultures of North Yorkshire and the key places of settlement in North America. He explains how local conditions and access to information influenced migration patterns and includes first person accounts and stories from the migrants themselves.

William E Van Vugt is Professor of History at Calvin University, Grand Rapids, Michigan where he teaches courses in English and American History. He gained his doctorate in economic history at the LSE and has researched the area of migration to North America from Britain with books including British Immigration to the United States 1776-1914 (4 volumes, 2009) and his latest Portrait of an English Migration (2021) which this talk will explore.

To register for lecture 1 of the YAHS Summer Lecture Series please use the following link:

The Zoom link for the lecture will be sent to all registrants a day or two before the event takes place.

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