Our approach

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A fundamental element of The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain programme has been its interdisciplinarity. The programme was driven by six concurrent interdisciplinary projects, and the dialogue generated by a multidisciplinary seminar on theory, methodology, evidence and interpretation.

Each project used evidence and ideas from more than one specialism to ask new questions of the evidence and to develop new methodological approaches to the study of the impact of deep‐time diasporas in ways not previously achieved in the scholarly and popular literature.

Cross‐disciplinary collaboration and communication was structurally embedded, to encourage new ways of thinking about old evidence and to interrogate old assumptions in the light of new data.

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