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In defence of learning : the plight, persecution, and placement of academic refugees, 1933-1980s

Author: Shula Marks; Paul Weindling; Laura Wintour; British Academy.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 169.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time of increasing international concern with immigration, this book is a timely reminder of the enormous contribution generations of academic refugees have made to learning the world over. The essays celebrate both the work of the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics and the achievements of the scholars themselves.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shula Marks; Paul Weindling; Laura Wintour; British Academy.
ISBN: 9780197264812 0197264816
OCLC Number: 726821244
Notes: "Contributions ... given at a conference held at ... the British Academy on 3-4 December 2008, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Academic Assistance Council (AAC) in 1933, later the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning (SPSL) (1936-98) and now the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA)"--Page [1].
Description: xx, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Protests butter no parsnips: Lord Beveridge and the rescue of refugee academics from Europe, 1933-1938 --
A narrow margin of hope: Leo Szilard in the founding days of CARA --
From refugee assistance to freedom of learning: the strategic vision of A.V. Hill, 1933-1964 --
Refugee scientists in a new environment --
Max Perutz and the SPSL --
Esther Simpson: a correspondence --
Eva and Esther --
Dedicated to represent the true spirit of the German nation in the world: Philipp Schwartz (1894-1977), founder of the Notgemeinschaft --
Organized rescue operations in Europe and the United States, 1933-1945 --
In defence of academic women refugees: the British Federation of University Women --
Karl Manheim and Viola Klein: refugee sociologists in search of social democratic practice --
Austrian refugee social scientists --
Plutarch's thesis: the contribution of refugee historians to historical writing, 1945-2010 --
Within two tyrannies: the Soviet academic refugees of the Second World War --
Czech scholars in exile, 1948-1989 --
Bending the rules: South African refugees iin the UK, 1960-1980 --
Refugee academics from Chile: WUS-SPSL collaboration.
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 169.
Other Titles: Plight, persecution, and placement of academic refugees, 1933-1980s
In defense of learning
Responsibility: edited by Shula Marks, Paul Weindling, and Laura Wintour.
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A fascinating history of refugee scholars. In Defence of Learning tells a complicated, multi-faceted story ... adds much to our understanding of intellectual refugees, past and present. * Mira Read more...

 
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