|25 Sep 2004 - 27 Sep 2004
University of Bologna, Italy
Workshop sponsored by
Centre for Research in Epistemology and History of Sciences (CIRESS), University of Bologna
The Institute of Advanced Study, University of Bologna
CRASSH, University of Cambridge
Migration of ideas is a central aspect of communication among scholars and scientists. It often overlaps with the general issue of cultural migration, but presents a number of important distinctive features. The workshop will consider migration of ideas in conjunction with the migration of scientists and scholars and will examine the critical role of political upheavals and world wars in that connection.
It will be organised around three focal themes: (i) cosmopolitanism in its relationship with the formation of intellectual networks and the construction of encyclopaedias; (ii) turning points in the introduction and diffusion of new intellectual frames (changing minds); (iii) the role of wars, persecution and 'new places' as a critical factor in the international migration of ideas. The aim of the workshop is to encourage open-ended discussion around the focal themes mentioned above.
Roberto Scazzieri (Institute of Advanced Study, University of Bologna & CRASSH Visiting Fellow)
Raffaella Simili (Centre for Research in Epistemology and History of Science & Past Visiting Fellow, CRASSH)