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PhD and a Cup of Tea: Reconfiguring Humanitarianism in the Margins of Empire – Displacement and Relief in Turkestan, 1914-1924

During the First World War, nearly 300.000 refugees and prisoners of war were displaced to Turkestan, which brought the local population into direct contact with a conflict that was being waged thousands of miles away in Russia’s Western borderlands and on the Caucasus front. After the end of the war and the collapse of the Russian Empire, Central Asia once again became host to refugees fleeing catastrophe in Soviet Russia. In 1921, when famine struck the Volga region, the Soviet government transported thousands of people to remote parts of the nascent USSR.

PhD and a Cup of Tea: Reading Novels on the Cattle Cars: American Humanitarian Relief in the Internment Camps of Unoccupied France, 1940-42

During the Second World War, a coalition of international aid organizations provided important humanitarian aid to the Jewish and non-Jewish internees in the internment camps of Unoccupied France from 1939 onward. That humanitarian aid extended through the summer and autumn of 1942, when the deportations to Auschwitz via Drancy began.

PhD and a Cup of Tea: From Victimized to Victorious: The Marxist and Zionist Choreographies of Yehudit Arnon, in the Framework of Hashomer Hatzair Zionist Youth Movement in Hungary in the Immediate Post-War Period

For her doctoral dissertation Gdalit Neuman researched the earliest dance repertoire of Israel’s Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s founding artistic director, the late Yehudit Arnon, in the framework of Hashomer Hatzair Zionist youth movement in Hungary in the immediate post-war period.

Virtual PhD and a Cup of Tea: Holocaust or Indifference? The history of the Ethiopian Jews under Italian fascist rule

Within the context of the fascist conquest of Ethiopia, the history of the Ethiopian Jews, the Beta Israel, is significant. After the arrival of Italian troops in the 1930s, the Jewish group, which has always been divided by the Christian majority, gained special treatment. However, the regime’s attitude towards them changed due to the 1938 racial laws.

Virtual PhD and a Cup of Tea: Tottenham Hotspur and the Y-Word: The Contested Meanings of (Anti-)Antisemitism in Football

In February 2022, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club launched its “The WhY Word” campaign, which is calling on the fans to discontinue using the term “Yid.” Based on the analysis of numerous primary sources, interviews, and on-site research, this presentation seeks to understand the various perspectives on and the contested meanings of the term in the context of Tottenham Hotspur FC and the local fan culture.

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