Heralds of Globalization: Philanthropic foundations’ Fellows. Their history and politics (20-21st century), International conference, Geneva, 23/25 November 2023

DAY 2 (Friday 24 November)

9:30-11:00 Roundtable 3: Databases across Scales and Periods

Thomas David (University of Lausanne), Chair

Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (University of Geneva)

Madeleine Herren (University of Basel)

Kaspar Gubler (University of Bern)

Gubler_working paper_roundtable_Geneva_conference (PDF)

Mark Towsey (University of Liverpool)

“Throughout the 20th century, the activities of philanthropic foundations had significant consequences for thousands of individuals, hundreds of institutions, and numerous governments from Asia to Africa, Europe and the Americas. Some foundations set up programs granting individual awards. Their history and politics have only drawn scholars’ sporadic attention probably because of the difficulties of tracing the lives and careers of hundreds or thousands of grantees. From 1914 to 1970 the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the most active foundations, granted about 13’600 awards to individuals from 134 countries and territories. From 2018 to 2022 the Swiss National Science Foundation funded a collective research project entitled Rockefeller Fellows as Heralds of Globalization: The Circulation of Elites, Knowledge and Practices of Modernization (1920-1970). One of its main outcomes is The Rockefeller Fellows and Awards Database, which will be presented during the conference. We intend to use it as a thread and a springboard to compare and contrast philanthropic foundations’ programs and the decision of some foundations not to set them up. This conference gathers historians of different fields and practitioners from award-granting institutions to discuss individual awards programs’ objectives, outcomes, and the impact of these programs on the lives of the recipients and on the development of their home and host institutions.”

Rockefeller Heralds Conference Draft (PDF)

Project:

https://www.unil.ch/obelis/en/home/menuinst/projects/current-projects/rockefeller-fellows-as-heralds-of-globalization.html



Cite this blog post
kgubler (2023, November 17). Heralds of Globalization: Philanthropic foundations’ Fellows. Their history and politics (20-21st century), International conference, Geneva, 23/25 November 2023. HistData. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/plez