Migration and Culture in London’s East End: 1800 to the Present

  • Cathy Gelbin (Creator)
  • Sander L. Gilman (Creator)
  • Cathy Gelbin (Contributor)
  • Sander L. Gilman (Contributor)
  • Rachel Lichtenstein (Contributor)
  • Ali Munsur (Contributor)
  • Jane Earl (Contributor)
  • Ruth Novaczek (Contributor)



Abstract: This podcast records the proceedings of the town-style meeting Migration and Culture in London's East End, 1800 to the Present, which was organised by Cathy S. Gelbin and Sander L. Gilman at Rich Mix Arts Centre in January 2014. The event explored the complex stories of migration to London’s East End from the 1800s to the present. It focused on the social perception of these newcomers by both established members of their perceived community, as well as their responses to stigma and their creation of the cosmopolitan setting that is today’s East End. The event, which formed part of Gelbin and Gilman's AHRC-funded project Cosmopolitanism and the Jews, brought into dialogue lay audiences with practitioners in academe, education and the arts.

Contents: PROGRAMME Dr Cathy S. Gelbin (Manchester), Introduction Prof. Sander L. Gilman (Emory), Migration and Culture in the East End — Why the East End? Rachel Lichtenstein, Writer and artist (London), The Dutch Jewish community of Sandys Row Synagogue Munsur Ali, Producer, writer and director (London), Mass Migration: A Cause by the End Days of the Empire Jane Earl, Director, Rich Mix Director (London), Building a Multi-Cultural Arts Audience in the East End Ruth Novaczek, Artist and filmmaker (London), Rootless Cosmopolitans
Date made available11 Aug 2015
PublisherUniversity of Manchester


  • Cosmopolitanism

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