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Empire of scholarsUniversities, networks and the British academic world, 1850-1939$
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Tamson Pietsch

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719085024

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719085024.001.0001

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Academic traffic: people, objects, information, ideas

Academic traffic: people, objects, information, ideas

(p.109) Chapter Five Academic traffic: people, objects, information, ideas
Empire of scholars

Tamson Pietsch

Manchester University Press

This chapter is concerned with the ways that the expansive connections identified in chapters 2-4 shaped the careers and ideas of academics in Britain and the settler world. Examining practices associated with student admission, the circulation of objects and information, and the publication of research, it argues that these forms of exchange point to scholarly communities that were neither exclusively colonial nor exclusively metropolitan, but that were instead located within the tightly woven and continually shifting networks of mobile scholars. Focusing in detail on the production of G.W.C. Kaye and T.H. Laby’s Table of Physical and Chemical Constants (1911) it contends that – extending along the routes of empire, yet not to all its parts and places – these networks were crucial to the ways ideas were made.

Keywords:   Students, Research, gossip, Science, Publications, Intellectual history, Circulation, Location, networks, Physics, Agents, Traffic, Patronage, T.H. Laby, G.W.C Kaye

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