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In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Shula Marks, Paul Weindling, and Laura Wintour (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Established in the 1930s to rescue scientists and scholars from Nazi Europe, the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning (SPSL, founded in 1933 as the Academic Assistance Council and now ... More


Adaptationism, Culture, and the Malleability of Human Nature

Chandra Sekhar Sripada

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

It is often thought that if an adaptationist explanation of some behavioural phenomenon is true, then this fact shows that a culturist explanation of the very same phenomenon is false, or else the ... More


Introduction1

Shula Marks

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

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 ... More


From Refugee Assistance to Freedom of Learning: the Strategic Vision of A. V. Hill, 1933–1964

Paul Weindling

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The founding of the Academic Assistance Council (AAC) in May 1933 was a rapid and constructive response to the Nazi threat to science and learning. Among the far-sighted academics involved was the ... More


Eva and Esther

Lewis Elton

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter presents the story of how two women, the author's mother, Eva Ehrenberg, and the late Secretary of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, Esther Simpson, saved his life ... More


‘Dedicated to Represent the True Spirit of the German Nation in the World’: Philipp Schwartz (1894–1977), Founder of the Notgemeinschaft

Gerald Kreft

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on the importance of Philipp Schwartz's role in the establishment of the Notgemeinschaft outside Germany, his remarkable success in placing thirty refugee scholars in the new ... More


Glanville Llewelyn Williams 1911–1997

P. R. Glazebrook

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0021
Subject:
History, Historiography

Glanville Williams was an eminent jurist, specialising in criminal law, the publication of whose Criminal Law: The General Part in 1953 transformed scholarly and professional attitudes to its ... More


Neo-Confucian Self-Cultivation

Barry C. Keenan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834968
eISBN:
9780824868499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834968.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Approximately fifteen hundred years after Confucius, his ideas reasserted themselves in the formulation of a sophisticated program of personal self-cultivation. Neo-Confucians argued that humans are ... More


Salvation through Dissent: Tonghak Heterodoxy and Early Modern Korea

George L. Kallander

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837167
eISBN:
9780824871222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837167.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

A popular teaching that combined elements of Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, folk beliefs, and Catholicism, Tonghak (Eastern Learning) is best known for its involvement in a rebellion that touched ... More


Eastern Learning and the Heavenly Way: The Tonghak and Chondogyo Movements and the Twilight of Korean Independence

Carl Young

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838881
eISBN:
9780824868451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838881.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Tonghak, or Eastern Learning, founded in 1860, combined aspects of a variety of Korean religious traditions. It became best known for its prominent role in the largest peasant rebellion in Korean ... More


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