On 19th and 20th August 2011, the Centre for British Studies, Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin is hosting a conference on Anglo-German scholarly relations in the long nineteenth century. The conference organisers are PD Dr Ulrike Kirchberger (Bamberg) and Dr Heather Ellis (Berlin)
By building on new analytical categories, this conference hopes to achieve an integrated, transnational perspective on Anglo-German scholarly relations in the long nineteenth century. Based on the idea of the transnational network in both its informal and institutional dimensions, we aim to discuss the transfer of knowledge and ideas which took place, for example, through the medium of scholarly correspondence and the migration of scholars between the two countries. In addition, we will look at paradigm shifts in science, the formation of academic disciplines and increasing professionalization as well as mutual perceptions and stereotypes in the context of Anglo-German scholarly interaction.
We aim to bring together scholars working on a variety of aspects of Anglo-German scholarly relations in the long nineteenth century. Possible topics for papers include but are not limited to:
- the university reforms which took place in both countries in the first half of the 19th century
- the transfer of Humboldtian science from Germany to Britain and its empire
- various forms of scholarly co-operation and cosmopolitanism
- the impact of nationalism and growing Anglo-German political antagonism upon scholarly relations
- German and British scientific relations during the First World War.
We welcome proposals for individual papers. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 January 2011
Please ensure that your name, affiliation and email address are included with your abstract.
Registration forms will be available for downloading on the conference website:
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