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Classical Athenian Democracy and Democracy Today: Culture, Knowledge, Power

Josiah Ober

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the growing popularity of Greek democracy as a topic in school and university curricula. It argues that that the modern penchant for reading the meaning ... More


Hewing to Tradition: Education Debates in the 1930s and 1940s

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This second chapter on education explores how, at mid-century, prominent West Indian educators worked to preserve the traditional British-style grammar school at the secondary level, resisting the ... More


Business as Usual: Caribbean Britishness in West Indian Schools

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter, the last to deal with schooling, explores the complex educational ties between Britain and the Caribbean after the Second World War. It suggests that the value West Indians placed on ... More


Heather Ellis, <i>Generational Conflict and University Reform. Oxford in an Age of Revolution</i> (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2012), viii + 257. ISBN: 9789004225527; E-ISBN: 9789004233164

Mark Curthoys

in History of Universities: Volume XXX / 1-2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807025
eISBN:
9780191844812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807025.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the book Generational Conflict and University Reform. Oxford in an Age of Revolution (2012), by Heather Ellis. The book examines the changes in the curriculum, examination ... More


Studying Empire: Classroom Instruction, School Geographers, and Pedagogical Reform

Jeff Bowersox

in Raising Germans in the Age of Empire: Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641093
eISBN:
9780191750625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641093.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter surveys the institutionalization of instruction on the colonial world, the result of efforts by a body of reform-minded school geographers, who folded a broadly acceptable patriotic and ... More


From <i>Studium Generale</i> to Modern Research University: Eight Hundred Years of Oxford History

Nicholas Tyacke

in History of Universities: Volume XXX / 1-2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807025
eISBN:
9780191844812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807025.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the book The University of Oxford. A History (2016), by Laurence W. B. Brockliss. The book is divided into four parts: the ‘Catholic University’ (c.1100–1534), the ‘Anglican ... More


The Learned Press: Geography, Science, and Mathematics

Vittoria Feola and Scott Mandelbrote

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

This chapter surveys works on the natural and physical sciences, geography and mathematics, and discusses how from the mid-seventeenth century new scholarship worked to capitalize on the ... More


Reorganizing the Curriculum: Teaching and Learning in the University of Bologna, c. 1560–c. 1590*

David A. Lines

in History of Universities: Volume XXVI/2

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668380
eISBN:
9780191804731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668380.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on various innovations in the curriculum of the University of Bologna in Italy, c.1560–c.1590. More specifically, it examines the numerous proposals, controversies, and changes ... More


Classics

Christopher Stray

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume II: 1780 to 1896

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199543151
eISBN:
9780191772337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543151.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

Although study of the classics was central to the University's activities throughout the period discussed in this book, it was in the first half of the nineteenth century rivalled by, and linked to, ... More


Science, Mathematics, and Medicine

Jonathan R. Topham

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume II: 1780 to 1896

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199543151
eISBN:
9780191772337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543151.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

The scientific, mathematical, and medical publications of the Clarendon Press amounted to a substantial corpus, but the Press never emerged as a leading scientific publisher. Although the Delegates ... More


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