The Rediscovering the Refugee Scholars project is a research effort byNortheastern University faculty and graduate students in Jewish Studies, Journalism, Public History, and Computer Science to retrace the forgotten career and life pathways of a group of scholars who attempted to flee Nazi persecution in the 1930s and 1940s. With the assistance of the New York Public Library, researchers have been examining archival files from the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, a private group that funded a select number of European scholars but was unable to accommodate thousands of others.
Under a grant fromNortheastern’s College of Arts, Media, and Design (CAMD),the project has begun by examining the women scientists who applied to the Emergency Committee. Their work was often pioneering in their respective fields. Many of these women scholars’ names and stories have been forgotten or lost to history.
The Rediscovering the Refugee Scholars project is in its first phase, and this website is in beta, with a great deal of research still to be done. Profs. Laurel Leff, Michelle Borkin, and John Wihbey have been leading the project. Graduate students Brittany Costello, Michail Schwab, and Aditeya Pandey have provided vital research, data, and web work.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Limor Fried featured in NYC’s HER BIG IDEA!
Wearables — Get concrete solutions
Electronics — Probe Compensation
Biohacking — Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini was a Centenarian Gonzo Biohacker
No comments yet.
Leave a comment
Adafruit has a "be excellent to each other" comment policy. Help us keep the community here positive and helpful. Stick to the topic, be respectful of makers of all ages and skill levels. Be kind, and don't spam - Thank you!