- Series: Proceedings of the British Academy (Book 169)
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: British Academy; 1 edition (September 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0197264816
- ISBN-13: 978-0197264812
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1.1 x 6.4 inches
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In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s (Proceedings of the British Academy) 1st Edition
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In Defence of Learning tells a complicated, multi-faceted story ... adds much to our understanding of intellectual refugees, past and present. * Mira Siegelberg, History Workshop Journal * A fascinating history of refugee scholars.
About the Author
Professor Shula Marks: Born in Cape Town, Shula Marks was formerly Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, and is now Emeritus Professor of Southern African History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and Honorary Professor in the History Department at the University of Cape Town. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and holds honorary degrees from the Universities of Cape Town and Natal. She has lectured and written widely on South African history, including most recently chapters in the New Cambridge History of South Africa, vol. 2 (forthcoming), and has supervised some fifty doctoral students. She is currently researching a book on the history of social medicine. She was Chair of the Society for the Protection and Learning/Council for Assisting Refugee Academics and is still a member of CARA's Council.
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