Transnational intellectual cooperation, the League of Nations, and the problem of order

Laqua, Daniel (2011) Transnational intellectual cooperation, the League of Nations, and the problem of order. Journal of Global History, 6 (02). pp. 223-247. ISSN 1740-0228

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This article examines the political and cultural contexts of the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation and the International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation. These two League of Nations bodies were charged with fostering international understanding through the promotion of educational, scientific, and cultural exchange. Whereas previous studies have revealed the institutional and diplomatic processes that shaped these bodies, the present article considers their intellectual genealogies and trajectories. Adopting a transnational perspective, it argues that the multi-layered quest for order is central to understanding intellectual cooperation in the interwar years. This concern was reflected in the role of cultural relations within the post-war order, and in the aim of strengthening intellectuals’ position in the social order (both through legal instruments and through new tools for ‘intellectual labour’).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: civilization, cultural internationalism, education, intellectual cooperation, League of Nations, transnational history
Subjects: L200 Politics
V100 History by period
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 09:17
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 12:20

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