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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NVNational, Nordic or European?Nineteenth-Century University Jubilees and Nordic CooperationEdited byPieter DhondtLEIDEN • BOSTON2011
© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NVCONTENTSList of Illustrations ............................................................................viiNotes on Contributors ......................................................................xiIntroduction: Nineteenth-Century University Jubilees as the Driving Force of Increasing Nordic Cooperation ...................1Pieter DhondtPART INON-NORDIC JUBILEES IN A NORDIC CONTEXT1. The Bicentenary of Helsinki University in 1840. The Jubilee of a Russian University in a Nordic Context .....13Pieter Dhondt2. The University of Dorpat as a(n) (Inter)National Institution at its 50th Anniversary in 1852 ..................................................39Pieter Dhondt and Sirje TamulPART IIA DIFFERENT IMPACT OF THE GERMAN UNIFICATION WARS IN NORWAY, SWEDEN AND DENMARK3. The Christiana University’s 50 Years Celebration in 1861. National Pride and Scandinavian Solidarity ............................73John Peter Collett4. The Bicentenary of the University of Lund in 1868. A Low Point in Scandinavian Cooperation, or a Rebirth? .................99Fredrik Tersmeden and Pieter Dhondt (as contributor)5. The Echo of the Quartercentenary of Uppsala University in 1877 across Scandinavia ..............................................................138Pieter Dhondt
vi contents© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV6. Once Again, a Celebration in Uppsala. The European Dimension of the Anniversary of the Death of Carl Linnaeus in 1878 .........................................................................168Carl Frängsmyr7. The Quartercentenary of the University of Copenhagen in 1879. Denmark Between Europe and the Nordic Countries ......................................................................................188Ejvind SlottvedPART IIIA METHODOLOGICAL-COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE8. “Three the Nordic countries are, the Nordic maid but one”. A Different Perspective on Nineteenth-Century University Festivities ......................................................................................215Hanna Enefalk9. University Centenary Ceremonies in Scotland 1884–1911 ....................................................................................241Robert D. AndersonPART IVTHE END OF SCANDINAVISM?10. Science, Populist Democracy and Honour. The 1911 Centenary Celebration of the Royal Frederick University in Kristiania .................................................................................267Robert Marc Friedman11. University of Iceland. A Citizen of the Respublica Scientiarumor a Nursery for the Nation? .............................285Guðmundur Hálfdanarson12. Nineteenth-Century University Jubilees as (Rhetorical) Attempts at Increasing Nordic Cooperation .........................313Pieter DhondtIndex of Personal Names .................................................................319Index of Place Names .......................................................................325
© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NVPART INON-NORDIC JUBILEES IN A NORDIC CONTEXT
© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NVCHAPTER ONETHE BICENTENARY OF HELSINKI UNIVERSITY IN 1840. THE JUBILEE OF A RUSSIAN UNIVERSITY IN A NORDIC CONTEXTPieter DhondtThe 200 year anniversary celebration of the University of Helsinki was dominated by the idea of improving cultural and scientific connections with Russia. Consequently, the visit of a large delegation of Swedish students, who dreamt of restoring (at least to some extent) the relation-ships with the former Swedish province of Finland were prevented from attending. Moreover, the University of Helsinki presented itself not only as a Russian institution, but increasingly also as an institution for the whole Finnish nation. And indeed, while Swedish students were not wel-come, representatives from Dorpat were explicitly invited, even though

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