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Anglo-German Scholarly Networks in the Long Nineteenth Century

Centre for British Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (19-20 August 2011)

On 19th and 20th August 2011, the Centre for British Studies is hosting a conference on Anglo-German Scholarly Networks in the Long Nineteenth Century. The organsiers are PD Dr Ulrike Kirchberger (Bamberg) and Dr Heather Ellis (Humboldt University, 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.

For the final conference programme, please click here

Please note that the programme may be subject to change.

If you wish to register for the conference, please contact Heather Ellis at

heather.ellis@staff.hu-berlin.de