Immigrants@Bard is a collaborative library workshop aimed at introducing students to library research and resources in an experiential way. Tapping into Bard’s rich history of welcoming and supporting immigrants, students work in teams to research prominent immigrant artists, scientists, and intellectuals who have historical ties to Bard as students or faculty. Using the information found in books, articles, and references sources, students create a digital plaque honoring the immigrant they researched. The session wraps up with presentations of the plaques along with a group discussion of the research process and which sources students found most useful for this purpose. Returning students can see the results of this program in the lobby of the library for the next couple weeks. Please come and share your own immigrant story!

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  1. A good project. I would have been glad to help, since I have been working on at least a part of the story for fifteen years, with conferences and publications. You might still want to find room somewhere for an article dealing with a somewhat unhappy case at Bard, especially since it was researched at the library, with the help of the outstanding archivist. It was published in English in a collection of papers with a German name. If you are interested, I’ll send you a copy. “How Liberal the Arts? Hanna Deinhard’s Unhappy Interlude at Bard College,” Below, Irene / Dogramaci, Burcu, ed., Kunst und Gesellschaft zwischen den Kulturen. Munich: ETK, 2016

    Here are some other publications arising out of the project:Contested Legacies: The German-Speaking Intellectual and Cultural Emigration to the US and UK, 1933-1945. (Edited) Berlin and Cambridge MA: Galda & Wilch, 2002.

    Contested Legacies: Political Theory and the Hitler Regime. Special Issue of the European Journal of Political Theory. Edited (with Thomas Wheatland). June 2004.

    Exile, Science, and Bildung: The Contested Legacies of German Emigre Intellectuals (New York and London: Palgrave, 2005) Edited (with Gerhard Lauer).

    The Limits of Exile. Edited (with Zv Ben-Dor). Berlin/Glienecke: Galda & Wilch, 2010
    Originally a Special Issue of the Journal of the Interdisciplinary Crossroads. April 2006.

    Liquidation of Exile. Studies in the Intellectual Emigration of the 1930s. London: Anthem, 2011.

    Detlef Garz and David Kettler, eds. Nach dem Krieg! – Nach dem Exil? Erste Briefe/First Letters , co-editor (with Detlef Garz). Munich: text+kritik, 2012

    “A Paradigm for the Study of Political Exile: The Case of Intellectuals.” Scholars in Exile and Dictatorships of the Twentieth Century. May 24-26, 2011, Prague. Conference Proceedings, 204-217. Centre for the History of Sciences and Humanities of the Institute of Contemporary History of the ASCR.

    “Exile and Return: Forever Winter,” Journal of the Interdisciplinary Crossroads, Vol. 3, No. 1 (April 2006) 181-200. Reprinted in The Limits of Exil. Edited (with Zvi Ben-Dor). Berlin/Glienecke: Galda & Wilch, 2010

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