England’s Immigrants was a major project, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council with a grant of £784,545, on all aspects of the immigrant experience in England in the period 1330-1550. The project drew on extensive archival evidence about the names, origins, occupations and households of a significant number of foreigners who chose to make their lives and livelihoods in England in the era of the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Wars of the Roses.
The project contributed creatively to the longer-term history of immigration to Britain, and helped to provide a deep historical and cultural context to contemporary debates over ethnicity, multiculturalism and national identity.
The project ran from February 2012 to February 2015, and included a range of academic and public activities including workshops and conferences. The electronic database of immigrants compiled by the project team was made freely available to all users in 2015.
The project was a collaboration between the University of York, the National Archives and The Digital Humanities Institute at the University of Sheffield.
- Prof Mark Ormrod (University of York)
- Dr Craig Taylor (University of York)
- Dr Nicola McDonald (University of York)
- Dr Jonathan Mackman (Research Fellow, University of York)
- Dr Bart Lambert (Research Assistant, University of York)
- Dr Jessica Lutkin (Research Assistant, University of York)
- Matthew Groves(Developer – The Digital Humanities Institute)
- Chris Linsley (PhD student, University of York)
- Jenn Bartlett (PhD student, University of York)