April 17-David Cast

David Cast
Professor, Department of History of Art
Bryn Mawr College

“Inside/Outside: Germany/London”

The dismissal in the early 1930s of Jewish scholars from the universities of Germany led to an exodus of many such exiles to Britain. This talk describes, at the particular and general level, the opportunities and difficulties they experienced and how the horrors they lived through affected their attitudes towards their work, how they accommodated themselves to their new situation and how, especially in the History of Art, they changed the scholarly traditions in their adopted country.