Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series

Science, Gender, and Internationalism

Women’s Academic Networks, 1917-1955

Authors: von Oertzen, Christine

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Founded in 1920, the International Federation of University brought together women committed to promoting higher education across divisions hardened by global conflict. Here, Christine von Oertzen traces the IFUW's international rise and Cold War decline, making a valuable contribution to the cultural, diplomatic, and intellectual history.

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Christine von Oertzen is a Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany.

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'This ambitious study of the International Federation of University Women in Britain, the U.S. and Germany from the interwar years through the 1950s is transnational history at its best. Von Oertzen has recovered a forgotten yet vital transatlantic network of impressive women scholars and judiciously assessed its accomplishments, tensions, and shortcomings. Her work offers new insights into national and international women's movements, the behavior of women's organizations in Nazi Germany, and the fate of women Jewish refugees. This cultural history of a vibrant multinational academic network is a welcome addition to gender history, cultural history, and the history of international institutions and exchanges.' - Mary Nolan, Professor of History, New York University, USA

'High idealism for international peace framed the International Federation of University Women after World War I. Early personal and professional collaborations through tours, visits, and exchanges laid the groundwork for women academics in Britain and the United States to save, quite literally, hundreds of their peers in the wake of the Nazi rise to power. Christine von Oertzen's intimate portraits create a compelling narrative that reveals with candor and sensitivity the complexity and tensions within these networks reflecting feminism, science, and international relations.' - Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, Professor, History of Science, Technology and Medicine Program, University of Minnesota, USAp>

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Oertzen, Christine

    Pages 1-8

  • Global War, Global Citizens, Global Mission: The Anglo-American Project of an International Federation of University Women

    Oertzen, Christine

    Pages 9-26

  • Female Networks for Science: Programs and Politics

    Oertzen, Christine

    Pages 27-55

  • Reactions in Central Europe: The German Case

    Oertzen, Christine

    Pages 57-97

  • World Community under Threat

    Oertzen, Christine

    Pages 99-125

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science, Gender, and Internationalism
Book Subtitle
Women’s Academic Networks, 1917-1955
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43890-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137438904
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43888-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 325
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