International Seminar:

Science, Culture and Nation: scientific and cultural diplomacy in historical perspective

Three renowned specialists will present us their recent advances in research. Then we will open a discussion with the audience about questions such as the role of science and culture in the building of contemporary states and nations, culture and science diplomacy as promoters of international relations and also as transmitters of images of nations, or the role of science and culture as argumentative and symbolic resources of the nation.


 Charlotte Faucher                                                                                                                             (University of Warwick)

 ‘French cultural diplomacy in the 20th century: The French educational network abroad’  


Dieter Hoffmann                                                                                                                                    (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

‘Scientific Cooperation as Diplomacy: The Beginnings of German-Israeli Scientific Collaboration at the Turn of the 1960s’

Jessica C. E.

Gienow-Hecht                                                                                                                                                               (John-F.-Kennedy Institute  for  North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin )

‘The concept of “Nation Branding” for the analysis of international culture relations’        




Marició Janué i Miret (UPF)                                                                                                              

Albert Presas i Puig (UPF)


‘Ciencia, cultura y nación en España, del desastre de 1898 al fin de la dictadura franquista’ (HAR2016-75559-P)