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Empire of scholars: Universities, networks and the British academic world, 1850-1939

Tamson Pietsch


At the start of the twenty-first century we are acutely conscious that universities operate within an entangled world of international scholarly connection. Empire of scholars examines the networks that linked academics in Britain and the settler world in the age of ‘Victorian’ globalization. It argues that long-distance personal connections were crucial to the ways late nineteenth and early twentieth century universities operated and central to the making of knowledge in them, and shows that such networks created an expansive but exclusionary ‘British academic world’ that extended far beyond ... More

Keywords: empire, globalization, knowledge, universities, Britain, Networks, Sociability, Space, Practice, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085024
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tamson Pietsch, author