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Academic Refugees in the 1930s: In and Around the Warburg Circle
22 October 2019 5:30 pm
Warburg Lecture Room, Warburg Institute, University of London
Having accepted the necessity of exile as they ventured into the unknown, refugees had massive practicalities to contend with. This talk draws on archival materials, especially relating to the activities of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning (SPSL), to reconstruct procedures and indicate the nature of the help the émigrés received from organizations and individuals in Britain and the United States. In 1933 the SPSL had helped the Warburg Library and staff leave Hamburg and transfer to London to become the Warburg Institute, which in turn played a major role in helping academic refugees to find their way.
Professor Elizabeth Sears, University of Michigan
Time and date:
Tuesday 22 October 2019: 5.30pm to 7pm
Although free, booking is essential