Transatlantic World of Higher Education Americans at German Universities, 1776-1914
Between the 1760s and 1914, thousands of young Americans crossed the Atlantic to enroll in German-speaking universities, but what was it like to be an American in, for instance, Halle, Heidelberg, Göttingen, or Leipzig? In this book, the author More...
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Between the 1760s and 1914, thousands of young Americans crossed the Atlantic to enroll in German-speaking universities, but what was it like to be an American in, for instance, Halle, Heidelberg, Göttingen, or Leipzig? In this book, the author combines a statistical approach with a biographical approach in order to reconstruct the history of these educational pilgrimages and to illustratethe interconnectedness of student migration with educational reforms on both sides of the Atlantic. No matter who they were and where they were from, American students in Germany set up organizational structures, including an American church, to engage in academic networking, such as assisting one another in finding accommodations abroad or securing jobs in American academia after their return home. This detailed account of academic networking in European educational centers highlights the fruitfulness of travel in order to gain a clearer understanding of how to advance one’s culture.
Anja Werner studied at the University of Leipzig, the Universitï¿½ de la Sorbonne Nouvelle ndash; Paris III, and Harvard University. From 2006 until 2009 she was affiliated with Vanderbilt University, where she coordinated the international Alexander von Humboldt in English project, whose annotated, new English translation of the Political Essay on the Island of Cuba was published in 2011. Her latest projects include a multi-author volume on Black intellectual history in global contexts and research on the Deaf Atlantic World at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany