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Introduction<sup>1</sup>

Shula Marks

in In Defence of Learning

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780197264812
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754029 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0001

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Introduction1

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The contributions to this collection were originally 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 in 1933, later the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning (1936–98), and now the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics. This introductory chapter discusses the story of the SPSL and the flood of European refugee scholars and scientists from Nazi-occupied Europe in the 1930s and 1940s, and their subsequent contribution to specific disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: Academic Assistance Council; SPSL; Nazi Europe; humanities; social science; scholars; scientists; Council for Assisting Refugee Academics; Society for the Protection of Science and Learning

Chapter.  11257 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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