Universities, institutions and society (1914-1968): models of governance, careers, teaching and research practices compared

Universities, institutions and society (1914-1968): models of governance, careers, teaching and research practices compared

Scuola Normale Superiore; Italian Society for the History of Contemporary History; Inter-University Centre for the History of Universities in Italy
Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7
Vom - Bis
05.09.2014 - 06.09.2014
Andrea Mariuzzo

In recent years, historians from all over the world have devoted increasing attention to the study of university systems and of research and higher education institutions. A closer integration in topics and approaches of traditional intellectual history, sociology of culture and intellectual professions, and the study of institutions and public administration, is more and more frequently proposed in such research field.
However, until now the richest documentary surveys and the most thought-provoking reflections have been dedicated to the ‘long’ Nineteenth century, and especially to the European and global diffusion of the ‘Humboldtian’ model of research university.
This conference, instead, will be centered on the key period from World War I, an event that disrupted traditional patterns of academic exchanges of competences, ideas, and personnel, to the widespread student protests for university reforms in the 1960s. In that period, the United States emerged as a global power in the production of advanced knowledge, while the quick and massive expansion in numbers of students, instructors and researchers required new models for an integrated organization of teaching and research activities. For these reasons, in several areas of the world, significant changes in the governance of academic systems and in the management of single institutions took place.


Friday, September 5, 2014

10:00 Welcome

10:30 Panel 1: Models of governance and funding systems

Chair: Andrea Mariuzzo, Scuola Normale Superiore

Discussant: Robert D. Anderson, University of Edinburgh

Tommaso Dell’Era, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo
The University of Rome between 1914 and 1968

Manuel Martínez Neira, Universidad Carlos III, Getafe
Spanish University: from the Crisis of the Liberal Model to 1968

11:20 Coffee break

Hans Martin Krämer. Universität Heidelberg
European Models, Wartime Innovations, and US Imposed Reforms: The Financing of Higher Education in Japan in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Eduardo Díaz de Guijarro, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Argentinian Universities around the Middle of XXth Century: Two Conflicting Models and an Unifinished Project


15:00 Panel 2: Disciplines and Organization of studies

Chair: Paola Carlucci, Università per Stranieri, Siena

Discussant: Igniacio Peiró Martín, Universidad de Zaragoza

Luigiaurelio Pomante – Roberto Sani, Università di Macerata
The Gentile Reform and the Reconversion of Teaching and Research Activities in the University of Macerata (1923-1936)

Francesco Torchiani, Fondazione Michele Pellegrino, Torino
Medieval and Modern Art Historians in Italian university between the Two World Wars

Margherita Angelini, Università di Padova
History for Contemporary Times: Citizenship and Education in Italy and Germany (1914-1968)

16:00 Coffee break

Simone Diender, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
The Social Science and Cultural Citizenship: A New Role for American Universities between 1918 and 1968

Diane Kirkby, La Trobe University, Melbourne
Trailblazers across the Pacific: The Impact of the Fulbright Exchange Program on the Development of New Academic Fields in Australia, 1949-1968


Saturday, September 6, 2014

9:00 Panel 3: People in universities: teachers, scholars, students

Chair: Simona Salustri, Università di Bologna

Discussant: Victor Karady, Central European University, Budapest – CNRS, Paris

Peter Tibor Nagy, John Wesley College, Budapest
Differencies and Parallelities of the Social Circumstances of Academic and Extra-Academic Elite Groups in the Social Sciences: The Case of Hungary 1900-2000

Anya Jabour, University of Montana, Missoula
Separatism and Equality: Women at the University of Chicago, 1895-1945

Michael Jung, Leibniz Universität, Hannover
Political and Racist Cleansing (‘Säuberung’) and Nazification of German Universities after 1933: the Example of Technical University of Hannover

10:00 Coffee break

Alba Lazzaretto, Università di Padova
The University of Padua between 1945 and the 1950s: Students, Professors, Institutions

Alessandro Breccia, Università di Pisa
Public prosopographic trajectories of the Italian Sessantotto

11:45 Roundtable: History of Universities and New Policies for the Future

Chair: Daniele Menozzi, Scuola Normale Superiore

Participants: Robert D. Anderson, Andrea Graziosi, Victor Karady, Mauro Moretti,Igniacio Peiró Martín, Paolo Prodi, Elisa Signori


Andrea Mariuzzo

Scuola Normale Superiore
Piazza dei Cavalieri 7
56126 Pisa


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