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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


Tehilla Lichtenstein and the Society of Jewish Science

Ellen M. Umansky

in From Christian Science to Jewish Science: Spiritual Healing and American Jews

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195044003
eISBN:
9780199835485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195044002.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Tehilla Lichtenstein’s activities as leader of the Society of Jewish Science; she succeeded her husband Morris Lichtenstein after his death in 1938. She viewed Jewish Science ... More


Spiritual Healing, Divine Assistance, and Peace of Mind

Ellen M. Umansky

in From Christian Science to Jewish Science: Spiritual Healing and American Jews

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195044003
eISBN:
9780199835485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195044002.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with an analysis of virtues of peace of mind as extolled by Tehilla Lichtenstein, Alfred Geiger Moses, Morris Lichtenstein, and Clifton Harby Levy. It then examines the reasons ... More


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


 The Philosophy of Freedom: 1938–1947

William Taussig Scott and Martin X. Moleski

in Michael Polanyi: Scientist and Philosopher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195174335
eISBN:
9780199835706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517433X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The Second World War gave Polanyi time and incentive to write about the foundations of freedom in economics, scientific inquiry, and socio-political organization. He felt that developing a ... 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


‘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


Introducing the history of epidemiology

Rodolfo Saracci

in Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239481
eISBN:
9780191716973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239481.003.001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a guide for the preparation of an 8 to 10 hour teaching module on the history of epidemiology within a Master's or PhD curriculum. The text can also be of help for preparing a ... 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


Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Society

Syed Farid Alatas

in Ibn Khaldun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198090458
eISBN:
9780199082636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090458.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 focuses on Ibn Khaldun’s ‘new science’. His approach was a positive rather than a normative one – the study of state and society as they are rather than as they should be. In this sense, he ... More


A Chinese Marxian Humanism of Population

Susan Greenhalgh

in Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253384
eISBN:
9780520941267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253384.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces Liang Zhongtang, one of the specialists who, during the late 1970s, voiced concern about what might happen if the one-child policy became political reality. The first part ... More


Governing science on BBC radio in 1930s Britain: religion, eugenics and war

Ralph Desmarais

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the 1930s, in fulfilment of its adult education obligations as a public service monopoly organisation, the fledgling British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) aired more than a hundred domestic ... More


Genesis, Development, and Closure of the Darülfünun

Ekmeleddİn İhsanoğlu

in The House of Sciences: The First Modern University in the Muslim World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190051556
eISBN:
9780190051587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051556.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Part I explains the emergence of the educational tradition and the idea of a darülfünun [House of Sciences]. There had been several attempts to build a university, and each attempt had failed for ... More


When Risk Goes Viral: Biases and Bandwagons

Geoffrey C. Kabat

in Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231166461
eISBN:
9780231542852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166461.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

We are attuned to the latest potential threat to our health, and this creates a fertile soil for inflating the findings of observational studies. In fact, most reported findings are false or ... More


Human Practices: Interfacing Three Modes of Collaboration

Paul Rabinow and Gaymon Bennett

in The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012621
eISBN:
9780262255301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012621.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter explores the two main existing modes in which professional ethicists interface with the scientific, regulatory, and policymaking communities, and advocates adopting a new, third mode of ... More


| 1823–4 | 1823–4 The Society for the Dissemination of Science in Denmark

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0040
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The Ørsted family moves to Studiestræde where it lives for the rest of Ørsted's life. Description of Ørsted's flat and study. Inspired by the Royal Institution and London Institution his plan ripens ... More


Ethical Incentives for Innovation1

Sarah Chan, John Harris, and John Sulston

in Intellectual Property Rights: Legal and Economic Challenges for Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199660759
eISBN:
9780191749186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660759.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Economic considerations of the effects of intellectual property rights on science and innovation often incorporate unwritten assumptions about the proper purpose of science and innovation and the ... More


The Last Years: 1824–1828

Melvyn C. Usselman

in Pure Intelligence: The Life of William Hyde Wollaston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226245737
eISBN:
9780226245874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226245874.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the last few years of Wollaston’s life, during which he more frequently engaged in outdoor pursuits such as fishing and shooting expeditions. He donated some of the last ... More


Kingsley’s Cataclysmic Method

Adelene Buckland

in Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Charles Kingsley had a great deal of interest in geological science. His work provides direct links to the gentleman geologist who had pioneered its “heroic age.” Kingsley secured honorary membership ... More


| 1808 | 1808 The Royal Danish Society of Sciences and Letters

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0023
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Ørsted's report on his experiments on sonorous figures opened the doors to membership of the Royal Danish Society of Sciences and Letters in 1808, although not without opposition from his old rival, ... More


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