In the fall, I taught a class on refugees, for the first time. It was titled (poorly) “World Wide Diaspora” by the people who concocted it — I was recruited to teach it after it was already in the catalog, to serve a new Refugee Studies minor. But I was glad to do it, and had been planning on teaching one or more classes in that minor, as it fits right in with my research program.
But it was new! And it was challenging! And I barely survived, but I did, and no worse for it.
Early in the course, there was a week in which we talked about early “refugees” (in quotes because the term had not been worked up yet), which included Huguenots (generally credited with being the first refugees), Jews (obvious inclusion), and Orthodox Christians/Serbs/Vlahs of the various migrations.
Either as intellectual excercise, or as useful creative contribution, I wondered about writing an article in which the Zumbercak Uskoks would be treated according to modern definition(s), using modern research questions, as refugees. I think there is something there, but perhaps only internally, for my consumption.
But, another bookmarked possibility.