University Jubilees: A New Research Area in the History of Universities
This paper reviews two collective volumes on the role of university jubilees in shaping academic and national identities in nineteenth-century Europe. Both books are edited by Pieter Dhondt. The paper concludes that the fact that jubilees are ceasing to be a condition for writing university histories and are themselves becoming the subject of scientific inquiry is heartening. When university history aims to attain the level of other scientific trends, specialists will have to come up not only with new methodologies and approaches but also with a functional conceptual apparatus that would render the idiom of university studies more professional.