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Out of the Archives: Oxford, the SPSL, and Literae Humaniores Refugee Scholars

Davies, Philip

Authors

Philip Davies



Contributors

Sally Crawford
Editor

Katharina Ulmschneider
Editor

Jaś Elsner
Editor

Abstract

This chapter provides a broader analysis of the reception of refugee scholars by Oxford’s academic community. Drawing heavily upon the SPSL’s archive and Oxford University’s own archives, Davies considers the cases of around a dozen refugee scholars who fell within the remit of Oxford’s faculty of Literae Humaniores. This faculty embraced ancient historians and classical philologists, but also scholars of philosophical subjects both ancient and modern. The range of their experiences provides valuable insights into the processes by which refugee scholars were assessed and integrated into Oxford’s academic community. A critical look is taken at the financial aid offered by Oxford to academic refugees, the exacting criteria by which these scholars were judged, and the prominent role individual Oxford academics played in making those judgements.

Publication Date 2017
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Pages 77-95
Book Title Ark of Civilization: Refugee Scholars and Oxford University, 1930-1945
Chapter Number 5
ISBN 9780199687558
APA6 Citation Davies, P. (2017). Out of the Archives: Oxford, the SPSL, and Literae Humaniores Refugee Scholars. In S. Crawford, K. Ulmschneider, & J. Elsner (Eds.), Ark of Civilization: Refugee Scholars and Oxford University, 1930-1945, (77-95). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093.../9780199687558.003.0005
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof%3Aoso/9780199687558.003.0005
Publisher URL https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687558.001.0001/acprof-9780199687558-chapter-5
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