Über das Buch
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Collegium Carolinum, Bad Wiessee, 5-8 November 2015
Edited by Jan Arend
In 19th-century Western Europe, science often developed in the context of emerging national states. In Eastern and East Central Europe, however, until World War I science operated in the imperial framework of the Habsburg and Tsarist Empires. The imperial characteristics of these states (such as multinationality, linguistic diversity, and a pronounced polarity between centers and peripheries) created specific conditions for the sciences. Taking this observation as a starting point, this volume addresses the interplay of science and empire in Imperial Russia and the Habsburg Monarchy in a comparative framework.
Dr. Jan Arend is a Researcher at the institute for Eastern European History and Area Studies, Tübingen University (Germany).