Distinguished friends

Brian Lambkin

Dr Brian Lambkin is founding Director of the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh, Northern Ireland and past Chairman of the Association of European Migration Institutions 2002–11. Formerly he was Principal of Lagan College, Belfast.

Brian Lambkin co-wrote Migration in Irish History, 1607–2007, which was published in 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan. The blurb of the book reads: ‘Migration – people moving in as immigrants, around as migrants, and out as emigrants – is a major theme of Irish history. This is the first book to offer both a survey of the last four centuries and an integrated analysis of migration, reflecting a more inclusive definition of the “people of Ireland”.’ The book has received a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.