Nationalism, Internationalism, and the Origins of the American Research University

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Nationalism, Internationalism, and the Origins of the American Research University

Project Lead
Adam R. Nelson
Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and History
Department of Educational Policy Studies
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Overview

With WISCAPE support in Summer 2005, Faculty Affiliate Adam Nelson completed research on the impact of international travel by American scholars on the progress of research and scientific education in the United States during the 19th century .

Related Publications and Presentations
  • “Nationalist Science and International Academic Travel in the Early Nineteenth Century: Geological Surveys and Global Economics, 1800-1840,” (Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, 2006).
  • “Nationalism, Transnationalism, and the American Scholar in the Nineteenth Century: Thoughts on the Career of William Dwight Whitney,” (The New England Quarterly, September 2005).
  • “The Emergence of the American University: An International Perspective,” (History of Education Quarterly, Fall 2005).
  • “Internationalization as a Cause of Nationalization in American Scholarship: The Paradox of Academic Travel in the Nineteenth Century,” (Zeitschrift für pädagogische Historiographie, May 2005).
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