Welcome to the English Diaspora Website

Locating the Hidden Diaspora: The English in North America in Transatlantic Perspective, 1760-1950

This website serves as the virtual archive of the AHRC-funded English Diaspora Project. The English, as a migrant group, have had very little exposure to the historian's gaze. Traditional scholarship has, in fact, described them as 'invisible migrants'. Our project challenged this established view, studying the English and their migrant culture in North America from the mid 18th century to 1950. The site includes details on the project, the team and activities we pursued, as well as showcasing our research results. The project has now concluded, but the site and our Digital Community will remain live. We will continue to provide updates on project outputs and our research.

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Project Supporters



University of Ulster


Northumbria University