Friday Oct. 28th, Old Aula, Domus Academica.
The opening of the conference and its first session takes place in the the beautifully restored old aula from mid-nineteenth century in the University buildings in the city centre of Oslo.
Noon – 1.30 pm: Registration opens; buffet lunch available, informal welcoming of guests. Distribution of practical information.
1.30 – 2.30: Opening session. Welcoming comments.
2.45 – 3.30 pm: Keynote lecture 1: Mitchell Ash
Universities, Science, Scholarship and National Identity
3.45 – 4.30 pm: Keynote lecture 2: Benjamin A. Elman
Why was the Scientist in Chinese Universities Called 'Mr. Science' Based on Japanese Universities?
4.30 pm: Refreshments.
5.15 pm – 7 pm: Parallel sessions I
7.30 pm: Reception and dinner in the Old Town Hall at Christiania Torv.
Saturday Oct. 29th, Georg Sverdrup Building, Blindern University Campus
The second day of the conferance takes place in the modern University Library Building at Blindern, the University’s main campus
9.15 pm – 10.00 pm: Keynote lecture 3, Margit Szöllösi-Janze:
The Competitive Spirit is out of the Bottle: A Historical Perspective on Competition between Universities
10.15 – 12.00: Parallel sessions II
12.15 – 2.30 pm: Lunch at the Faculty Club and possibility for guided tour at Blindern Campus.
2.30 pm – 3.15 pm: Keynote lecture 4, Robert Anderson:
British university models and their diffusion
3.30 pm – 6.00 pm: Parallel sessions III
7.30 pm: Formal Dinner, Oslo Ladegård.
Sunday Oct. 30th, Tøyen Estate.
The 17th-century main building of the former Tøyen estate is within the the University’s large botanical garden-park together with the University’s natural history museums.
9.15 am – 10 am: Keynote lecture 5, Robert Kargon:
Exporting MIT: Laboratories of University Change 1955–1970
10.15 am – 11.45 am: Plenary session: How to Write Modern University History
- Prof. John Peter Collett, University of Oslo, Norway: Historical synthesis or synthetic history? Writing the institutional history of a university.
- Marie-Luise Bott (PhD), Humboldt University, Germany: On the new history of disciplines at Humboldt-University, 2010: What it is and what it lacks
- Prof. Guðmundur Hálfdanarson, Háskóli Íslands, Iceland: University of Iceland: A city upon a hill or a servant of the state?
Noon – 1.30 pm: Lunch at Café Edvard Munch
1.30 pm: ICHU business meeting.