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The University of Dorpat as a(n) (inter)national institution at its 50th anniversary in 1852

Pieter Dhondt UGent and Sirje Tamul (2011) National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century university jubilees and Nordic cooperation. In History of science and medicine library : scientific and learned cultures and their institutions 25(4). p.39-69
abstract
In the middle of the nineteenth century, the University of Dorpat was searching for its position within the system of higher education in Russia. Science was still flourishing, and many Baltic German professors at the time attributed this success to the fact that the university managed to preserve a large degree of its autonomy, as shown, for instance, by the high number of professors of German origin, despite the reactionary policy of Nicholas I and his Minister of Education Sergei Uvarov. The attempts of Russification were especially visible in the appointment policy during what became known as the 1842 “Ulmann affair”, which led even to the compulsory redundancy of some professors. One of the effects of these types of measures was the increasing reorientation of the university towards the Baltic German region, instead of holding on to a predominantly international character. The 50th anniversary of the reopening of the university in Dorpat ten years later was thus celebrated in an atmosphere of ideological pressure and political fetters. Nevertheless, the jubilee functioned as the perfect illustration of the general balance the university was striving for in this period, a balance between internationalism and autonomy on the one hand and centralisation and nationalism, or even regionalism, on the other.
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university history, nineteenth century, political history, Northern Europe, cultural history, jubilees
book title
National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century university jubilees and Nordic cooperation
editor
Pieter Dhondt UGent
series title
History of science and medicine library : scientific and learned cultures and their institutions
volume
25(4)
pages
39 - 69
publisher
Koninklijke Brill NV
place of publication
Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston, UK
ISBN
9789004216945
language
English
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yes
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B2
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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c:vabb:323549
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VABB-4
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1978165
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1978165
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2012-01-04 14:09:49
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  author       = {Dhondt, Pieter and Tamul, Sirje},
  booktitle    = {National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century university jubilees and Nordic cooperation},
  editor       = {Dhondt, Pieter},
  isbn         = {9789004216945},
  keyword      = {university history,nineteenth century,political history,Northern Europe,cultural history,jubilees},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {39--69},
  publisher    = {Koninklijke Brill NV},
  series       = {History of science and medicine library : scientific and learned cultures and their institutions},
  title        = {The University of Dorpat as a(n) (inter)national institution at its 50th anniversary in 1852},
  volume       = {25(4)},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Dhondt, Pieter, and Sirje Tamul. 2011. “The University of Dorpat as A(n) (inter)national Institution at Its 50th Anniversary in 1852.” In National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century University Jubilees and Nordic Cooperation, ed. Pieter Dhondt, 25(4):39–69. Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston, UK: Koninklijke Brill NV.
APA
Dhondt, Pieter, & Tamul, S. (2011). The University of Dorpat as a(n) (inter)national institution at its 50th anniversary in 1852. In Pieter Dhondt (Ed.), National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century university jubilees and Nordic cooperation (Vol. 25(4), pp. 39–69). Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston, UK: Koninklijke Brill NV.
Vancouver
1.
Dhondt P, Tamul S. The University of Dorpat as a(n) (inter)national institution at its 50th anniversary in 1852. In: Dhondt P, editor. National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century university jubilees and Nordic cooperation. Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston, UK: Koninklijke Brill NV; 2011. p. 39–69.
MLA
Dhondt, Pieter, and Sirje Tamul. “The University of Dorpat as A(n) (inter)national Institution at Its 50th Anniversary in 1852.” National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century University Jubilees and Nordic Cooperation. Ed. Pieter Dhondt. Vol. 25(4). Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston, UK: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2011. 39–69. Print.