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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg

Klara Jungkunz
Marius Zipf


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Abstracts of "Spatial Mobility of Knowledge"

Session 1: Cities and States

Knowledge and the Uniqueness of City Space
Peter Taylor (Geography), Loughborough University (UK)

Geneva 1919-1945: Global Networks in a Spatial Context
Madeleine Herren-Oesch (History), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Revisiting ‘the Potentate and the Traveler’: Mobile Narrators and Narrations of Nation
Jane Kenway and Johannah Fahey (Education), Monash University (Australia)


Session 2: Scholarly Networks

Scholarly Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange between Universities in Britain and the Empire, 1850-1914
Heather Ellis (History), Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

Appointments and Personal Connections in the Universities of the British Empire, 1850-1940
Tamson Pietsch (History), University of Oxford (UK)


Session 3: Knowledge Transfer

Exploration as Knowledge Transfer: Exhibiting Hidden Histories
Felix Driver (Geography), Royal Holloway University of London (UK)

Spatial Mobility and the Formation of a Modern Academic Discipline in China and Japan, ca. 1850–1911
Joachim Kurtz (Intellectual History), University of Heidelberg (Germany)


Session 4: Global Linkages

The ‘Forceps’ Question: Understanding the Dynamics of Knowledge Transfer and Translation Processes in North-South Health Care Partnerships
Louise Ackers (Law), University of Liverpool (UK)

Knowledge, Networks and Mobilities: Transnational Talent and the ‘Expatriatization’ of World Cities
Jonathan Beaverstock (Geography), University of Nottingham (UK)


Session 5: Knowledge Flows

The Imprecise Wanderings of a Precise Idea: The Travels of Spatial Analysis
Trevor Barnes (Geography), University of British Columbia (Canada)

When is Knowledge Mobile? Social Affinity, Spatial Proximity and Learning
Meric S. Gertler (Geography), University of Toronto (Canada)


Session 6: Academic Mobility

Conceptualising International Student Mobility: Geographies of Embodied and Institutionalised Cultural Capital
Johanna L. Waters (Geography), University of Liverpool (UK)

Knowledge and Career Mobility Perceptions among International Science and Engineering Graduates
Kate Geddie (Geography), University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

The role of diaspora networks for academic mobility betweeen the United States and Germany
Heike Jöns (Geography), Loughborough University (UK)

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