Philanthropy, Patronage, & Urban Politics:
Transatlantic Transfers between Europe and North America in the 19th and 20th Century
The Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
May 3-5, 2001
Paper abstracts are available (via hyperlinks below) as Adobe PDF files
A selection of conference papers has already been published:
Zwischen Markt und Staat: Stifter und Stiftungen im transatlantischen Vergleich, ed. Thomas Adam and James Retallack (= Special Double Issue of Comparativ 11 , nos. 5-6). Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2001. Pp. 190. ISBN 3-935693-66-4.
Other papers are forthcoming as:
Philanthropy, Patronage, and Civil Society: Experiences from Germany, Great Britain, Canada and America, ed. Thomas Adam. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.
7:30 p.m., Combination Room, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Ave.
Welcome to the Delegates:
Janice Gross Stein, Director, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
Jon Dellandrea, Vice-President and Chief Development Officer, University of Toronto
“Philanthropy, the Private Sector, and Higher Education”
Reception for the Delegates and Registered Participants
Private Dining Room, Trinity College
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. All sessions will be held at the Munk Centre, North House, Rm. 208N.
Commentator: Andreas Daum, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
Social Patriotism and Left Liberalism: The Hamburg People’s Home, 1901-1914
Jennifer Jenkins, Washington University, St. Louis
Cultural Philanthropy in Nineteenth-Century Leipzig
Margaret Menninger, Southwest Texas State University
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Commentator: John Ingham, University of Toronto
“Civil Society” – “Civil Societies?” A Comparative Approach to Philanthropy for Art Museums at the Turn of the Century
Karsten Borgmann, Freie Universität Berlin
Philanthropy and the Shaping of Social Distinctions in Nineteenth-Century American, Canadian, and German Cities
Thomas Adam, University of Toronto
2:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Commentator: Derek Penslar, University of Toronto
Jewish Philanthropists and Political Bürgerlichkeit before World War I
Simone Lässig, Technische Universität Dresden
From Rabbinical Study to Civic Responsibility: Gender and Jewish Associations in Germany, 1750-1870
Maria Baader, University of Toronto
Ethnic Difference and Civic Unity: Jewish Philanthropy in the Nineteenth-Century City – a German-American Comparison
Tobias Brinkmann, Leipzig
5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Commentator: Gabriele Lingelbach, Universität Trier
Science and Philanthropy in Wilhelmine Germany
Eckhardt Fuchs / Dieter Hoffmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin
The Disease of War. The Rockefeller Foundation and Social Sciences in Germany during the Inter-War Period (1919-1939)
Daniel Porsch, Universität Tübingen
Small Atlantic World: U.S. Philanthropy and the Expanding International Exchange of Scholars after 1945
Oliver Schmidt, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Saturday, May 5th
10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Commentator: Jean Quataert, SUNY Binghamton
Celebrating the Ordinary? Patronage in Modern German and American Popular Entertainment
Marline Otte, Tulane University
Aby Warburg and Art in Hamburg’s Public Realm
Mark A. Russell, Toronto
Patronage, Privilege, and Political Elites in Saxon Cities: Who Could Vote for Whom?
James Retallack and Thomas Adam, University of Toronto
1:30 –3:30 p.m.
Commentator: Roger Keil, The Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, York University / Université de Montréal
Self-Help, Philanthropy, and State Aid: Ideological Poles in the Emergence of Co-operatives in Germany, c. 1848-1862
Brett Fairbairn, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan
Between the State and the Market: Voluntary Action and Social Housing in London, 1840-1914
Susannah Morris, London School of Economics
Voluntary Worlds: Nonprofit Organizations, “The Establishment,” and Diversity in the Great Cities of the United States, 1800-2000
David C. Hammack, Case Western Reserve University
The University of Toronto (The Office of the Vice-President and Provost; the Office of the Vice-President, Research and International Relations; the Faculty of Arts and Science; the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures; the Department of History; the Jewish Studies Program; the DAAD / University of Toronto Joint Initiative in German and European Studies; the Centre for International Studies; and the Munk Centre for International Studies at Trinity College); the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.; the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, York University / Université de Montréal; the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Sonderforschungsbereich 437, Universität Tübingen; and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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2001-03 James Retallack. All rights reserved.
Last Updated: 6 August 2003.