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ItemNo Preview AvailableAcademic writings and the rituals of early modern universitiesWiesenfeldt, G (Taylor & Francis, 2016)There is a tendency to regard the early modern university as a transitional stage of the institutional form from its medieval origins to its manifestation in the modern research university. This tendency has a dual perspective – it can focus on how universities were still dominated by medieval ways of learning or it can look for traces of what later became the modern.1 However, not all changes that happened at universities between 1500 and 1800 can easily be interpreted either as attempts to overcome the medieval system of learning or as modernising instances. Instead, often changes were made in reaction to problems that had arisen within the system of early modern universities or in reaction to developments outside academia. Academic writings – disputation texts and academic orations – in particular were subject to changes induced by institutional developments. While disputations and orations remained distinct literary genres with specific rules of composition throughout the early modern university, their function within the university changed significantly. They had a specific role for ritual performances within the university, while they also functioned as scholarly texts in the outside world.2 These constraints determined what an academic text could or could not do.
ItemDifferent Modes of Competition? Early Modern Universities and Their RivalriesWiesenfeldt, G (SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, 2016-06-01)
ItemCraftsmen, Merchants and Scholars: Hiring Practices at the Universities of Leiden and Edinburgh, 1575–1750WIESENFELDT, G ; Mitchell, A (Franz Steiner, 2016)
ItemReception and discovery: the nature of Johann Wilhelm Ritter's invisible raysFrercks, J ; Weber, H ; Wiesenfeldt, G (ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2009-06-01)
ItemDystopian Genesis: The Scientist's Role in Society, According to Jack ArnoldGerhard Wiesenfeldt, (Project Muse, 2010)