New histories of the university (and why they matter now)
|Starts:||16:00 25 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||18:00 25 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||University History and Heritage|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr. Tamson Pietsch|
For much of the twentieth century university history was written as institutional, national and progressive. But these ways of framing the university no longer help us make sense of the world in which we find ourselves. We need histories that help us understand the changing politics of knowledge of the twenty first century, and we need usable accounts that enable us to act within it. Arguing for approaches that emphasise the political and dynamic aspects of universities, this paper maps out new directions in the field and highlights the importance of university history to the politics of the present.
Dr. Tamson Pietsch, University of Sydney, focuses on the history of universities and knowledge, empire and international politics in the modern period. She is the author of 'Empire of Scholars: universities, networks and the British academic world' (Manchester, 2013).
Dr. Tamson Pietsch
Organisation: University of Sydney
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