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Academic year 2021-22

Miles Taylor (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
Ku-ming (Kevin) Chang (Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)
Heike Jöns (Loughborough University, United Kingdom)
Tamson Pietsch (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

Wednesdays, about monthly, 2.00-3.30 pm (UK time: GMT/UTC+0 or BST/UTC+1), online via Zoom

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3 November 2021
2 pm (GMT/UTC+0)

Research education across the globe: disciplines, institutions, and nations, 1840-1950
Kevin Chang (Academia Sinica Taiwan) | Abstract

Chaired by Miles Taylor (Humboldt University of Berlin)

5 January 2022
2 pm (GMT/UTC+0)

A Scottish classic after sixty years: George Davie’s The Democratic Intellect: Scotland and Her Universities in the Nineteenth Century
Robert Anderson (University of Edinburgh) | Abstract

Chaired by Kevin Chang (Academia Sinica Taiwan)

2 February 2022
2 pm (GMT/UTC+0)

Evaluating scientific papers, and their authors, at the Royal Society of London, c.1780-1980
Aileen Fyfe (University of St Andrews) | Abstract

Chaired by Heike Jöns (Loughborough University)

2 March 2022
2 pm (GMT/UTC+0)

Habsburg universities 1848-1918: biography of a space
Jan Surman (Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences) | Abstract

Chaired by Miles Taylor (Humboldt University of Berlin)

4 May 2022
2 pm (BST/UTC+1)

The twisted roots of social inequality and higher education in liberal democracies
Christi M. Smith (Washington University in St. Louis) | Abstract

Chaired by Heike Jöns (Loughborough University)

1 June 2022
2 pm (BST/UTC+1)

Universities and the wars of religion in early modern Europe: a roundtable discussion
Chaired by Miles Taylor (Humboldt University of Berlin)

The university as a place of refuge: religious exiles at the University of Tübingen during the Thirty Years’ War
Richard Kirwan (University of Limerick) | Abstract

An unintended export: rethinking the founding of Harvard College
Salvatore Cipriano (Boston College) | Abstract

From St Andrews, via Coimbra, to Leiden and onto Edinburgh: protestant teaching, scholars and networks in Scotland and the Dutch Provinces
Esther Mijers (University of Edinburgh) | Abstract