Washington University in St. Louis: New database highlights underrepresented scholars of African archaeology

Washington University in St. Louis: New database highlights underrepresented scholars of African archaeology. “Helina Woldekiros, assistant professor of archaeology in the Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, and her collaborators recently launched the Bibliographic Database of African Scholarship on African Archaeology (BibDAA). The new open-access database collects and shares publications on African archaeology, broadly defined, by African and Afrodescendant scholars.”

Telegraph India: How are Indian research scholars stranded abroad faring?

Telegraph India: How are Indian research scholars stranded abroad faring?. “Staying shut in a small room with little money and no help from the embassy has me panicked and depressed. It seems that the door to any solution has also been locked. We are stuck, mentally and financially. We are appealing to the Indian government to evacuate us from this country. If the situation continues — many are saying the lockdown may be in place for six months — we will die for sure without any help.”

Northeastern University: Professors Uncover Lost Stories Of WWII Refugee-Scholars

Northeastern University: Professors Uncover Lost Stories Of WWII Refugee-Scholars. “Some of the greatest scientists of our time came to the U.S. as migrants or refugees during World War II—Albert Einstein, Hans Bethe, and Rita Levi-Montalcini all fled the growing influence of the Nazi party and wound up making groundbreaking contributions to their fields while in the U.S. But what about the scholars whose work we might never know because they didn’t reach U.S. shores? Those are the stories an interdisciplinary group of Northeastern faculty members—Laurel Leff, Michelle Borkin, and John Wihbey—sought to tell when they started digging through migration records at the New York Public Library….The result is the Refugee Scholars project, a digital database and data storytelling platform that follows the lives of dozens of these scholars.”