Scholarly Environments: Centres of Learning and Institutional Contexts, 1560-1960

Front Cover
Alasdair A. MacDonald, A. H. Huussen
Peeters Publishers, 2004 - Education - 227 pages
The present volume, number VII in the series Groningen Studies in Cultural Change, offers a selection of papers presented at the International Conference 'Knowledge and Learning' held in November 2001 in Groningen. The first volume (number V in the series) is entitled Learned Antiquity: Scholarship and Society in the Near east, the Greco-Roman World, and the Early Medieval West, and has been edited by Alasdair A. MacDonald, Michael W. Twomey and Gerrit J. Reinink. The second (volume VI) bears the title Schooling and Scholarship: The Ordering and Reordering of Knowledge in the Western Middle Ages, and has been edited by Alasdair A. MacDonald and Michael W. Twomey. The papers in the present volume, Scholarly Environments: Centres of Learning and Institutional Contexts 1560-1960, written by scholars in such disciplines as science, education and cultural history, treat various matters concerning scholarship in the period from the Renaissance until the mid twentieth century.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Prefigurations of the Future? The Views
15
Practising Continuity The Academy at Groningen 15951625
33
Changing Conceptions of Conception in English Popular Science
49
Francis Bacons The Advancement of Learning
65
Anne Conway and Margaret Cavendish
93
Where Centres of Knowledge and Learning and Centres of Culture
107
What is the History of Literature?
121
The Appropriation of Descartes in NineteenthCentury Philosophy
135
The Position of Dutch and American Women in Early
151
A Year at the Center Experiences and Effects of the first
169
The Dictators secret Archives Rationales for their Creation
181
Bibliography
197
Index
219
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information