Refugee Week Series: Satire, Exile and World War II

Post by Dr Clare George. The second post, about exile libraries, can be found here. The third post, about refugee protection mechanisms, can be found here. Clare is the archivist working on The Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert Miller Archive: An Austrian Jewish Exile Theatre Collection. Final preparations are underway at the IGRS for the opening of the… Continue reading Refugee Week Series: Satire, Exile and World War II

Why John Simpson was right to raise the issue of white poverty in South Africa

In his recent blog, Martin Plaut, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, discusses John Simpson’s controversial coverage of white poverty in South Africa. Though poor whites are in a minority, should this mean that the tens of thousands who do live in squalor should be ignored? Read this fascinating blog and other interesting Commonwealth opinions on the… Continue reading Why John Simpson was right to raise the issue of white poverty in South Africa

Tracing an extraordinary journey – New exhibition at SAS

Post by Dr Christopher Barenberg The Centre for German and Austrian Exile studies is currently documenting the life and work of Jewish Austrian actors – Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller. The project will culminate in an exhibition entitled ‘Theatrical Lives from Vienna to London: Treasures from the Miller Archive’ tracing the Millers’ lives from pre-war… Continue reading Tracing an extraordinary journey – New exhibition at SAS

How much do you think about your food?

Food and migration: Anglo-American History Food travels. I once watched an Italian colleague cringe when a Korean friend suggested that children in his country wanted to eat American food such as pizza… What the world today knows as pizza is the product of a long history of changing connections between Italy and the Americas and… Continue reading How much do you think about your food?