Oregon State University



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Universalism in Action: the Age of Exhibitions

Horning Visiting Scholar: Robert Fox

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The ideal of an international world of learning in which knowledge passed freely between scientists, regardless of political frontiers and language, captured imaginations during the second half of the nineteenth century. It bore fruit in unprecedentedly ambitious schemes for the ordering and retrieval of information and in a proliferation of universal exhibitions and congresses driven by the rhetoric of openness and cooperation. But in peace as in the world wars of the twentieth century national interests provided a constant counterweight at odds with the universalist vision and fed the tensions between ideal and reality that are the core theme of these lectures.

Science International:
Universalism and national interest in the industrial age

Horning Visiting Scholar:  Robert Fox

Memorial Union (campus map)
Journey Room
Robert Peckyno
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion