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Title: Academic travel from Cambridge University and the formation of centres of knowledge, 1885-1954
Authors: Jons, Heike
Keywords: Academic travel
Knowledge production
Geographies of science
Transnational networks
Higher education
Cambridge University
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: JONS, H., 2008. Academic travel from Cambridge University and the formation of centres of knowledge, 1885-1954. Journal of Historical Geography 34 (2), pp. 338-362.
Abstract: This paper draws attention to academic travel as a key issue in the geographies of knowledge, science and higher education. Building upon recent work in science studies and geography, it is argued that academic travel reveals the wider geography of scientific work and thus of the knowledge and networks involved. By examining academic travel from Cambridge University in the period 1885 to 1954, the study clarifies its role in the development of Cambridge as a modern research university, the emergence of global knowledge centres elsewhere and the development of an Anglo-American academic hegemony in the twentieth century. Using unpublished archival data on all recorded applications for leave of absence by Cambridge University Teaching Officers, it is further explored how the global geographies of academic travel varied among different types of work, thereby exposing distinct hierarchies of spaces of knowledge production and sites of study.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of Historical Geography [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: www.elsevier.com/locate/jhg
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhg.2007.11.006
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5924
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2007.11.006
ISSN: 0305-7488
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