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From learned cosmopolitanism to scientific inter-nationalism : the patriotic transformation of Nordic academia and academic culture during the long Eighteenth Century, Mikkel Munthe Jensen

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From learned cosmopolitanism to scientific inter-nationalism : the patriotic transformation of Nordic academia and academic culture during the long Eighteenth Century
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From learned cosmopolitanism to scientific inter-nationalism
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the patriotic transformation of Nordic academia and academic culture during the long Eighteenth Century
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Mikkel Munthe Jensen
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eng
Summary
This dissertation is a study of Nordic academia and its relation to the growing patriotic State. The dissertation examines how, why and to what extent Nordic academia transformed with to the rise of patriotism during the long Eighteenth Century as well as what consequences this transformation had for academic citizens, their institutional and academic practices and self-conceptions. Based on a composite methodology of quantitative and qualitative approaches, the dissertation examines this transformation by studying all 592 professors at the six Nordic universities through a transnational and comparative perspective. The dissertation argues, that the State’s increased interest in and need for science and education during the Eighteenth Century initiated a consolidation between the State and the University, and at the same time, the rise of patriotism and its stronger focus on the natural fatherland began a nationalisation process at the universities. Through an institutional and socio-cultural examination of the Nordic universities and their professors, this dissertation, firstly, demonstrates that Nordic academia was institutionally and culturally rooted in a centuries-old pan-European academic community and also shared its learned cosmopolitan notions. Secondly, the dissertation argues that it was these notions and practices of a cosmopolitan academia that were disrupted and transformed with the rise of patriotism and State power. It argues, that the State and the University consolidated in a shared patriotic purpose of prioritising the King, Country and fellow citizens above all other considerations. This new purpose changed both the universities’ institutional and academic practices overall, as national requirements and precedences were introduced, as well as the professors’ perceived scholarly and societal role, as they were no longer seen simply as scholars of the learned world but rather as State servants of the fatherland. Consequently, this new agenda and practices disrupted the cosmopolitan nature of the old academic community
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Jensen, Mikkel Munthe
Date time place
Defence date: 21 March 2018
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2018
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses.
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  • Universities and colleges
  • Education and state
  • Europe, Northern
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From learned cosmopolitanism to scientific inter-nationalism : the patriotic transformation of Nordic academia and academic culture during the long Eighteenth Century, Mikkel Munthe Jensen
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/52924
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Examining Board: Professor Stéphane Van Damme, European University Institute; Professor Ann Thomson, European University Institute; Professor Howard Hotson, Oxford University; Professor Marian Füssel, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-356)
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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FIE
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30 cm.
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2 volumes
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1088495993
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From learned cosmopolitanism to scientific inter-nationalism : the patriotic transformation of Nordic academia and academic culture during the long Eighteenth Century, Mikkel Munthe Jensen
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/52924
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Stéphane Van Damme, European University Institute; Professor Ann Thomson, European University Institute; Professor Howard Hotson, Oxford University; Professor Marian Füssel, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-356)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
2 volumes
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088495993

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