Publications - Religious faith, space and diasporic communities in East London: 1880-present

Journal articles

Garnett, J. and A. Harris (2013) 'Wounding and Healing: Dealing with Difference in Christian Narratives of Migrant Women in East London since the 1980s', Women's History Review 22(2): 1-20.

Garnett, J. and A. Harris (forthcoming) 'Canvassing the Faithful: Image, Agency and the Lived Religiosity of Devotion to the Divine Mercy', Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, ed. Giuseppe Giordan.

Garnett, J. and A. Harris (2011) ‘Faith in the home: catholic spirituality and devotional materiality in East London’, Material Religion: Journal of Objects, Art and Belief 7(2): 299–302.

Gidley, B. (2014). Towards a Cosmopolitan History of Jewish Socialism. Socialist History 44.

Gidley, B. (2013) ‘Diasporic Memory and the Call to Identity: Yiddish migrants in early twentieth century East London’ Journal of Intercultural Studies.

Gidley, B. (2012) ‘Jews and Muslims: ideas of the other’, in Z. Sardar and R. Yassin-Kassab (eds.) Critical Muslim 02: The Idea of Islam, Hurst Publishing for the Muslim Institute.

Gidley, B. (2012) ‘Cousin Trouble’, Critical Muslim 02: The idea of Islam, Hurst Publishing for the Muslim Institute,January

Gidley, B. (2012) ‘Faith communities and racism: some reflections from the Anglo-Jewish experience’, in Secularism, racism and the politics of belonging (Runnymede Trust April).

Harris, A. (forthcoming) ‘Building the Docklands settlement: gender, gentility and the gentry in East London, 1893–1939’, Material Religion: Journal of Objects, Art and Belief  9 [special issue on London].

Harris, A. and A. Duffuor (2013) ‘Politics as a Vocation: Prayer, Civic Engagement and the Gendered Re-enchantment of the City’, Gender and Religion 3(1): 21-40.

Keith, M. (2013) Emergent publics, the study of multiculturalism, cohesion and integration. Ethnic and Racial Studies 8: 1-18.


Books and chapters

Ahmed, N. ‘Marking a Good Death: Muslim Burial Sites and Practices in Britain from 1800 to the Present’ in Garnett, J. and Harris, A. (eds.) (2013) Rescripting Religion in the City: Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis. Farnham: Ashgate.

Ahmed, N. (2012) Jagonari: 25 Years as a Base and Bridge for Women in East London (Jagonari Research Unit).

Garnett, J. (2014). At Home in the Metropolis: Gender and Ideals of Social Service. In Elizabeth Baigent and Ben Cowell (Ed.), Octavia Hill. London: Institute of Historical Research.

Garnett, J. (2013) Migration, Modernity and Religious Identity in Global London. In Hugo Flavier and Jean-Pierre Moisset (eds.) L’Europe des Religions. Paris. Editions: A. Pedone, 151-56.

Garnett, J. and Keith, M. (2014). Interrogating Diaspora? Beyond the ethnic mosaic: faith, space and time in London’s east end. In Sander Gilman (Ed.), Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Collaboration and Conflict in the Age of Globalization. Hong Kong University Press.

Garnett, J. and Harris, A. (2013) Canvassing the Faithful: Image, Agency and the Lived Religiosity of Devotion to the Divine Mercy. In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) Prayer in Religion and Spirituality. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 77-102.

Garnett, J. and Harris, A. (eds.) (2013) Rescripting Religion in the City: Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis. Farnham: Ashgate.

Garnett, J. and A. Harris ‘Church without Walls: Mapping the Sacred in East London’ in Garnett, J. and Harris, A. (eds.) (2013) Rescripting Religion in the City: Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis. Farnham: Ashgate.

Gidley, B. (2014). Jewish community in multicultural London. In Nira Yuval-Davis (Ed.), London City of Paradox. London: Runnymede Trust.

Gidley, B. (2014). Public issues, Jewish questions, modern troubles: sociological investigations of Jewish cultures. In Nadia Valman (Ed.), Routledge Reader On Jewish Cultural Studies, London: Routledge.

Gidley, B. (2012) 'Jews and Muslims: ideas of the other', In Z. Sardar and R. Yassin-Kassab (eds.) Critical Muslim 02: The Idea of Islam, Hurst Publishing for the Muslim Institute.

Gidley, B. (2012) ‘Cousin Trouble’, In Z. Sardar and R. Yassin-Kassab (eds.) Critical Muslim 02: The Idea of Islam, Hurst Publishing for the Muslim Institute.

Harris, A. (2014). Gatherings at the Family Table: Transformations in Christology and Popular Religiosity in Twentieth-Century English Catholicism, 1945-80. In Tine van Osselaer and Patrick Pasture (Eds.), Christian Homes: Religion, Family and Domesticity in the 19th and 20th Centuries (pp. 178-206). Leuven: KADOC.

Harris, A. (2014). Love Divine and Love Sublime: The Catholic Marriage Advisory Council, the Marriage Guidance Movement and the State. In Alana Harris and Tim Jones (Eds.), Love and Romance in Britain, 1918–1970 (pp. 188-224). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Harris, A. (2012) ‘Devout East Enders: Catholicism in the East End of London’, in D. Goodhew (ed.), Church Growth in Britain 1980–2010. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Keith, M. ‘Scholarly Languages: Migration, Faith, Ethnicity and Political Subjectivity’ in Garnett, J. and Harris, A. (eds.) (2013) Rescripting Religion in the City: Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis. Farnham: Ashgate.

Keith, M. ‘Discovering faith? The hidden contours of political participation and devotional practice in contemporary east London’ in Garnett, J. and Harris, A. (eds.) (2013) Rescripting Religion in the City: Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis. Farnham: Ashgate.

Toffell, G. ‘From Bodies to Souls: Jewish Youth Clubs in the East End of London and the Transmission of Tradition’ in Garnett, J. and Harris, A. (eds.) (2013) Rescripting Religion in the City: Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis. Farnham: Ashgate.


Conferences, workshops and presentations

Dec 2014. Garnett J. and Keith M. Stuart Hall at Merton. Merton College, 

1 Nov 2014. Garnett J. Organising committee Exploring Diaspora through the Arts - Doh Mix Meh Up event, Old Fire Station, Oxford.

May 2014. Gidley B. and Keith M. The Parochially Global Cosmopolitan. Cosmopolitanism and the Jews International Conference, Leo Baeck Institute London, May 2014. (To be included in follow up publication, edited by Sander Gilman). 

April 2014. Keith, M. East End and Tower Hamlets Migration stories. Migration Histories of London Seminar, Rich Mix, London (for Metropolis Steering Committee). 

April 2014. Ahmed N. and Gidley B. Diaspora, Faith and Migration – Christian, Jewish and Muslim Trajectories. Migration Histories of London Seminar, Rich Mix, London (for Metropolis Steering Committee). 

December 2013. ‘The Jewish Community in the East End Diaspora’, Refugee and Migration Forum of East London Migration Matters event.

September 2013. ‘Towards a Cosmopolitan Account of Jewish Socialism: Class, Identity and Immigration in Edwardian London’, Class, Identity and Immigration: Radical and communal politics and diasporic identity in the late-Victorian and Edwardian East End Symposium, University of Reading.

July 2013. ‘Diasporic media and migrant counterpublics: Yiddish and Bangla print culture in East London’, Rethinking Diasporas Conference, Oxford.

July 2013. ‘Interrogating Diaspora? Beyond the ethnic mosaic: faith, space and time in London’s East End’, Rethinking Diasporas Conference, Oxford.

February 2013. ‘Building the Docklands Settlement: Gender, Gentility and the Gentry in East London, 1893-1939’ WIP Seminar, Department of History, University of Sussex.

12 October 2011. Nazneen Ahmed: '"But was Jesus a Jew?” Shifting Allegiances Amongst Muslims in East London, 1880 – Present’, 'Faith Communities and Religious Diasporas', AHRC Connected Communities: Diaspora and Transnationality workshop, Royal Institute of British Geographers, London.

October 2011. Eve Colpus: 'People and place, the placing of people and the peopling of place: using spatial and visual methods to research diaspora’ Oxford Diaspora Programme methodologies workshop.

February 2011. Ben Gidley: ‘Faith Communities and Racism: Some Reflections from the Anglo-Jewish Experience’, paper presented at the 'Secularism, Racism and the Politics of Belonging' conference, University of East London/Runnymede Trust.

May 2011. Ben Gidley: ‘British Jews and Muslims: Two Myths’, The Muslim Institute.

16 May 2011. Ben Gidley: ‘Anglo-Jewry in Edwardian England: Community of Faith or Diasporic Belonging?’, seminar presentation, Faculty of History, University of Oxford.

September 2011. Ben Gidley: ‘Religious Diversity in the East End: Buried Histories, Alternative Futures’, paper presented at the 'Religious Diversity in ModernBritain: How Can History Inform the Present?' conference,Building on History AHRC Knowledge Transfer Programme, Toynbee Hall, London. 


Media Contributions

21 June 2014. Harris, A. ‘Everyday Atonement’. The Tablet, Traveller Supplement, 8.

7 June 2014. Keith, M. ‘Events in the local elections in Tower Hamlets have provoked national interest and display worrying signs of division’. Democratic Audit Blog.

June 2014. Keith, M. Interview with Leonardo Cavalcanti and Alena Profit, ‘Migration and the city. Dynamics, challenges and complexities’. Anál. Social, 211 Lisboa, 

30 May 2014. Keith, M. Quoted in ‘Divide and rule: How race politics has poisoned Tower Hamlets’. Independent.

Interview: Islam channel 'Living the life show' Interview about Muslims in Victorian East London and the ODP East End project, 11 February 2013.

Hanbury St, Whitechapel, East London. Photograph: Ben Gidley

Project lead

Jane Garnett, Ben Gidley, Alana Harris & Michael Keith, Faculty of History and Centre on Migration, Policy and Society

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Research assistants

Nazneen Ahmed and Eve Colpus

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