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Title: Research travel and disciplinary identities in the University of Cambridge, 1885-1955
Authors: Heffernan, Michael
Jons, Heike
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press / © British Society for the History of Science
Citation: HEFFERNAN, M. and JONS, H., 2013. Research travel and disciplinary identities in the University of Cambridge, 1885-1955. British Journal for the History of Science, 46 (2), pp. 255 - 286.
Abstract: This article considers the role of overseas academic travel in the development of the modern research university, with particular reference to the University of Cambridge from the 1880s to the 1950s. The Cambridge academic community, relatively sedentary at the beginning of this period, became progressively more mobile and globalized through the early twentieth century, facilitated by regular research sabbaticals. The culture of research travel diffused at varying rates, and with differing consequences, across the arts and humanities and the field, laboratory and theoretical sciences, reshaping disciplinary identities and practices in the process. The nature of research travel also changed as the genteel scholarly excursion was replaced by the purposeful, output-orientated expedition.
Description: This article has been accepted for publication and appears in revised form following peer review and/or editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in the British Journal for the History of Science, 2013, vol 46 (2) pp. 255-286 published by Cambridge University Press. © British Society for the History of Science. The journal is available at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BJH
Sponsor: This essay is based on research jointly funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, and the University of Nottingham, UK.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1017/S000708741200074X
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16189
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S000708741200074X
ISSN: 0007-0874
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