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The Specter of Communism

Denmark, 1848

Bertel Nygaard

approach may provide us with a case study in conceptual transfer from the dominant politicocultural centers of the time to a European periphery or semiperiphery as well as studies of the uses and redefinitions of such concepts in struggles for

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A Concept of Transfer--Transfers of a Concept

Generation in Physiology, Pedagogy and Politics around 1800

Stefan Willer

Using the pattern of subsequent generations, contingent processes of historical change can be narrated as if they were something natural. The article explores this naturalizing potential of the modern concept of generation by tracing it back to its origin around the year 1800, when current physiological theories about the “epigenetic” self-organization of life became applicable to pedagogical and political programs of “new” and “forthcoming” generations. The article also discusses the methodological question of how such conceptual transfers can be adequately described.

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Georgine Clarsen

Transfers seeks to broaden the geographical, empirical, and theoretical reach of mobilities scholarship. Our editorial team especially aims to foster innovative research from new locales that moves our field beyond the social sciences where the “new mobilities paradigm” was first articulated. Th is journal is part of a growing intellectual project that brings together theoretical developments and research agendas in the humanities and the social sciences. Our ambition is to bring critical mobilities frameworks into closer conversation with the humanities by encouraging empirical collaborations and conceptual transfers across diverse disciplinary fields. Th e articles presented in this special section forward those aims in several ways.

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Introduction

A Focus on the History of Concepts

Eirini Goudarouli

Scandinavia, the articles discuss conceptual transfers and semantic changes in the tension of center-periphery, and they emphasize the role of historical actors within this dichotomy. Their analysis is based mainly on concepts, changes in those concepts, and

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Translating the Concept of Experiment in the Late Eighteenth Century

From the English Philosophical Context to the Greek-Speaking Regions of the Ottoman Empire

Eirini Goudarouli and Dimitris Petakos

particular intellectual commitments that may have not only triggered the conceptual transfer but also interfered with it. The Act of Translation and the Circulation of Knowledge from the Center to the Periphery: Setting the Historical Stage In the eighteenth

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Stefan Nygård and Johan Strang

relationship, recent work in transnational and postcolonial history has rightly emphasized the active selection and appropriation occurring on the receiving end of conceptual transfers. From this perspective, intellectuals in the peripheries must not be

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Johannes Görbert, Russ Pottle, Jeff Morrison, Pramod K. Nayar, Dirk Göttsche, Lacy Marschalk, Dorit Müller, Angela Fowler, Rebecca Mills, and Kevin Mitchell Mercer

between elements of sameness and alterity. To study these phenomena, Hermes and Kaufmann plead for “conceptual transfers” (8) from intercultural as well as from postcolonial literary studies, applying analytical concepts such as “hybridity” and “mimicry

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Stefan Nygård, Matti La Mela, and Frank Nullmeier

, Teilmann-Lock briefly gestures toward the networks of conceptual transfer. In the case of reproduction , the term was introduced in the British legal context in the commentaries by Walter Arthur Copinger in 1870, who had “copied” it from an 1847 copyright

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A World in the Making

Discovering the Future in the Hispanic World

Javier Fernández-Sebastián

Translator : Mark Hounsell

interpretation is globally valid for the whole of the West. And the proliferation of conceptual transfers and translations between different countries and linguistic areas in those times of Enlightenment and revolutions only served to strengthen that “futurizing

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Time and Space in Time and Space

Mapping the Conceptual History of Mental Maps and Historical Consciousness

Janne Holmén

“traveling concepts” to describe conceptual transfer between disciplines within the humanities. For example, Bal analyzed how the concept image had been transferred back and forth between art history and philosophy in the Baroque period and in the late