Event

Jun 17, 2020
Navigating between Political Authorities: Chinese Rockefeller Fellows in Biology and Chemistry and their Career Trajectories, 1949–66

This BBL will take place on Zoom

 

The Rockefeller Foundation provided hundreds of individual grants for international traveling and training to Chinese college graduates, faculty members, researchers, and public officials between 1914 and 1949. In this speech, I will first present the Rockefeller Fellows and Fellowships Database, which collects information on the individuals and their traveling programs sponsored by the Rockefeller philanthropy, then analyze the career trajectories of Chinese fellows in biology and chemistry following their overseas studies. The similarities and differences between these fellows are examined through multi-correspondences analysis (MCA), a popular data analysis technique among sociologists to detect and represent underlying structures in a data set, while shifting analytic scales between the individual level and the fellows as a group. 
Contact and Registration

Please email Research IT Group for the Zoom link.

All are welcome to attend, regardless of prior experience of the digital humanities. Registration is required for external participants. To register, and for further information on the Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch series email Research IT Group.

About This Series

Brown Bag Lunch is a bi-weekly meeting of researchers at the MPIWG who use or want to learn more about digital research methods, broadly encompassed by the term Digital Humanities. In the Brown Bag Lunch meetings, researchers can discuss tools, share ideas and experiences (good and bad), and learn from each other. Each session explores a new topic; workshops are usually interactive, and we often invite external speakers. Please feel free to bring your lunch, and a laptop or notebook in order to participate!

2020-06-17T14:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2020-06-17 14:00:00 2020-06-17 15:30:00 Navigating between Political Authorities: Chinese Rockefeller Fellows in Biology and Chemistry and their Career Trajectories, 1949–66 This BBL will take place on Zoom   The Rockefeller Foundation provided hundreds of individual grants for international traveling and training to Chinese college graduates, faculty members, researchers, and public officials between 1914 and 1949. In this speech, I will first present the Rockefeller Fellows and Fellowships Database, which collects information on the individuals and their traveling programs sponsored by the Rockefeller philanthropy, then analyze the career trajectories of Chinese fellows in biology and chemistry following their overseas studies. The similarities and differences between these fellows are examined through multi-correspondences analysis (MCA), a popular data analysis technique among sociologists to detect and represent underlying structures in a data set, while shifting analytic scales between the individual level and the fellows as a group.  Shih-Pei ChenRobert CastiesDirk WintergrünFlorian KräutliPascal Belouin Shih-Pei ChenRobert CastiesDirk WintergrünFlorian KräutliPascal Belouin Europe/Berlin public