Professor of Economic History awarded prize in Contemporary European Studies

The Unsettling of Europe book coverPeter Gatrell, Professor of Economic History from the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester, has been awarded the 2021 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame for his book, The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent.

The book was published by Basic Books and discusses migration at the centre of post-war European history. It explores migrant aspirations, placing the migrant at the heart of the story. It was praised for enabling a more human understanding of Europe and those who seek a life in Europe or call it home.

“Superbly conceived and executed, comprehensive, and accessible, ‘The Unsettling of Europe’ is a major contribution, a real tour de force that will be read with profit by scholars, policymakers, and anyone who wants to know more about Europe and its pandemic era.”

For further information about the Nanovic Institute and the Laura Shannon Prize visit nanovic.nd.edu/prize.

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