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

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Program of "Spatial Mobility of Knowledge"

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010



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 (UK)

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

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

General Discussion


Thursday, September 16, 2010


Session 2: Scholarly Networks
Chair: Felix Driver (Geography), Royal Holloway University of London (UK)

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)

Coffee Break

General Discussion


>Session 3: Knowledge Transfer
Chair: Louise Ackers (Law), Liverpool University (UK)

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

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)

Coffee Break

General Discussion


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 (UK)

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

Coffee Break

General Discussion


Session 5: Knowledge Flows
Chair: Peter J Taylor (Geography), Loughborough University (UK)

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)

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

Coffee Break

General Discussion


Saturday, September 18, 2010


Session 6: Academic Mobility
Chair: Jon Beaverstock (Geography), University of Nottingham (UK)

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

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

Coffee Break

The Role of Diaspora Networks for Academic Mobility Between the United States and Germany
Heike Jöns (Geography), Loughborough University (UK)

Final Discussion: Perspectives on Future Research on the Spatial Mobility of Knowledge


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