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Program of "Spatial Mobility of Knowledge"

Wednesday, September 15
Thursday, September 16
Friday, September 17
Saturday, September 18

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lunch

 

Welcome address and introduction into the Symposium
Peter Meusburger, Geography, University of Heidelberg (Germany)

 

Session 1: Cities and states
Chair: Heike Jöns, Geography, Loughborough University (United Kingdom)

 

Knowledge and the uniqueness of city space
Peter J Taylor, Geography, Loughborough University (United Kingdom)

Discussion

 

Geneva 1919-1945: global networks in a spatial context
Madeleine Herren, History, University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Discussion

 

General Discussion (Session 1)

Closure of Session 1

 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

 

Session 2: Scholarly networks
Chair: Felix Driver, Geography, Royal Holloway University of London (United Kingdom)

 

Scholarly collaboration and knowledge exchange between universities in Britain and the Empire, 1850-1914
Heather Ellis, History, Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

Discussion

 

Appointments and personal connections in the universities of the British Empire, 1850-1940
Tamson Pietsch, History, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

Discussion      

Coffee Break

 

General Discussion (Session 2)

Lunch

 

Session 3: Knowledge transfer
Chair: Louise Ackers, Law, Liverpool University (United Kingdom)

 

Exploration as knowledge transfer: exhibiting hidden histories
Felix Driver, Geography, Royal Holloway University of London (United Kingdom)

Discussion

 

Philosophy and migration in East Asia: spatial mobility and the formation of a modern academic discipline in China and Japan, ca. 1850–1911
Joachim Kurtz, History, University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Discussion

Coffee Break

 

General Discussion (Session 3)

Closure of Session 3

 

Friday, September 17, 2010

 

Session 4: Global linkages
Chair: Trevor Barnes, Geography, University of British Columbia (Canada)

 

The ‘Forceps’ question: understanding the dynamics of knowledge transfer and translation processes in North-South health care partnerships
Louise Ackers, Law, University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)

Discussion

 

Knowledge, networks and mobilities: transnational talent and the ‘expatriatization’ of world cities
Jon Beaverstock, Geography, University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)

Discussion

Coffee Break

 

General Discussion (Session 4)

Lunch

 

Session 5: Knowledge flows
Chair: Peter J Taylor, Geography, Loughborough University (United Kingdom)

 

The imprecise wanderings of a precise idea: the travels of spatial analysis
Trevor Barnes, Geography, University of British Columbia (Canada) and Christian Abrahamson, Geography, Wageningen University (The Netherlands)

Discussion

 

When is knowledge mobile? Social affinity, spatial proximity and learning
Meric S. Gertler, Geography, University of Toronto (Canada)

Discussion

Coffee Break

 

General Discussion (Session 5)

Closure of Session 5

 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

 

Session 6: Academic mobility
Chair: Jon Beaverstock, Geography, University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)

 

Conceptualising international student mobility: geographies of embodied and institutionalised cultural capital
Johanna Waters, Geography, University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)

Discussion

 

Knowledge and career mobility perceptions among international science and engineering graduates
Kate Geddie, Geography, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Discussion

Coffee Break

 

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

Discussion

 

Final Discussion (Session 6 & perspectives on future research on the spatial mobility of knowledge)

Lunch

 

End of the Symposium

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