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By Sally Crawford, Katharina Ulmschneider, Jaś Elsner

'Ark of Civilization' addresses Oxford's position as a defend, a gathering aspect, and a centre of idea within the arts and arts in the course of WWII, interweaving own and international histories to discover how refugee students had a profound and lasting effect at the improvement of British culture.


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This is a small anecdote and one that took place in the year this book went to press—more than 80 years after the Nazi regime rose to power in Germany. 18 A C K NO W L E D G E M E N TS The authors would like to thank the Reva and David Logan Foundation and the Heritage Lottery Fund, which supported the Jacobsthal Archive Project that was the inspiration for this volume. We are grateful to the Bodleian Library and CARA for permission to access their archives, and to Martin Maw, archivist at OUP, for information about the important role of that publishing house.

Never a member of the university, nonetheless he enhanced city life. Kiewe, like many refugees, was interned on the Isle of Man: an interesting contrast in Kiewe’s perspective of Oxford is that, while men like Jacobsthal and Pfeiffer saw their camp in terms of an Oxford college, Kiewe compared the men in his camp to the people of ‘North Oxford, Boar’s Hill and Walton Street’. Jacobsthal thought in terms of places where refugee academics worked: Kiewe thought in terms of where they lived. Kiewe’s story, however, comes largely through the lens of his own writings about himself.

For instance, Neoplatonism: Gombrich (1945); Wind (1958); Panofsky (1960: 177–210). Symbolism: Wind (1930); Panofsky (1939); Gombrich (1948). 1. Rudolf Pfeiffer (1889–1979). Image courtesy of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Here, in deference to the Oxonian scope of this volume, I will take two key figures of the refugee group who ended up in Oxford, both classicist protégés in earlier career of the great Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848–1931) in Berlin. 1). His major scholarly enterprise—both in pre-war Germany and through the years of his English sojourn (1937 to 1951, when he returned to his chair in Munich)—had been the text of the Hellenistic scholar poet, Callimachus.

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