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ERIC Number: EJ797119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0026-4695
The Academy and the Engineering Sciences: An Unwelcome Royal Gift
Konig, Wolfgang
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v42 n4 p359-377 Dec 2004
On 19 March 1900, at the bicentenary celebrations of the Prussian Academy of Sciences, Kaiser Wilhelm II established three new fellowships in engineering sciences. This was in many aspects an unwanted gift, and one which tested the Academy's relationship between pure and applied science. In the context of contemporary struggles between traditional and modern knowledge, this paper shows how the Academy confronted the newly emerging engineering sciences, and how it resolved a potential challenge in ways that ensured its continuing autonomy.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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