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Call for contributions: ‘How I got my Allen & Allen’

For a little side project, that has no particular reason or occasion, Dirk van Miert is collecting accounts of how scholars got their ‘Allen & Allen’, viz. P.S. and H.M. Allen’s edition of Desiderius Erasmus’ correspondence. Over the years, he has noticed this is a particular table-talk theme at specialized conferences, and he thought it…

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Article on the SKILLNET project in EU Research magazine

The Spring 2020 issue of EU Research, a magazine showcasing research sponsored by the ERC and other agencies, includes a two-page interview with Dirk van Miert about the SKILLNET project. Read it below (or open the link: https://issuu.com/euresearcher/docs/digital_magazine_eur22/72):

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Vacancy Data Manager

The SKILLNET project seeks to appoint as soon as possible a datamanager. We are looking for someone who is available for 2 or perhaps 3 days a week, to assist 2 postdocs and 2 PhD student in transforming paper data into Excel sheets and in cleaning up proper names and place names by basic research…

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BA Internship at Skillnet (History Department, UU)

We are looking for enthusiastic Bachelor students to join the Skillnet team as interns in 2019-2020. The project ‘Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks’ (SKILLNET) studies early modern scholarship, concentrating on scientists who transcended religious, political and linguistic boundaries. From about 1500 to around 1800, these scholars belonged to a European knowledge-based civil society…

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SKILLNET conference Memory and Identity in the Learned World: Community Formation in the Early Modern World of Science and Learning

On 7-9 November 2019, the SKILLNET project will organize a conference at Utrecht University on memory and identity in the early modern learned world. This conference aims at bringing together historians of knowledge, art historians, heritage scholars, philosophers of identity, museum curators, sociologists, literary historians, etc., who are studying cults of memory and community formation…

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Dirk van Miert on Dutch radio show

On 14 December 2018 Dirk van Miert was on the Dutch radio programme Utrecht is Wakker of RTV Utrecht to talk about SKILLNET’s crowdsourcing platform CEMROL(from 08:36 onwards).

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Launch crowdsourcing platform Collecting Epistolary Metadata of the Republic of Letters

On 14 December SKILLNET will launch its innovative crowdsourcing platform for harvesting the metadata of letters from scanned versions of printed letter collections: Collecting Epistolary Metadata of the Republic of Letters (CEMROL). All welcome! Admission is free, but please register via R.O.Buning@uu.nl. Program: 12:30 Welcome (with lunch) Dr Dirk van Miert (project leader, Utrecht University): Introduction Prof….

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Interview with Samantha Sint Nicolaas and Manuel Llano in Leeuwarder Courant

The Leeuwarder Courant of 13 June 2018 published an interview (in Dutch) with our former intern Samantha Sint Nicolaas and Manuel Llano, one of our PhD students, about their research on the epistolary network of Anna Maria van Schurman. Samantha compiled an inventory of van Schurman’s correspondence and Manuel created a visualisation of her network. Special attention is given…

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Historical Network Research Conference 2018 – CofP: deadline 31 March

We are very happy to announce the call for papers for this year’s Historical Network Research Conference in Brno. For details please check the information below and the conference website at http://www.phil.muni.cz/relig/hnr2018/ Historical Network Research Conference 2018 Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic 10th September 2018 (pre-conference tutorials and workshops) 11th-13th September 2018 (conference) Organizing institutions…

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ACSGA colloquium: Nadine Akkerman (Leiden) and David van der Linden (Groningen), ‘The Postmasters’ Piggy-Bank: Exploring Undelivered Letters from the Golden Age’

Our rediscovery of a seventeenth-century postmasters’ trunk in the Museum voor Communicatie in The Hague, containing some twenty-six hundred undelivered letters mostly sent from France, offers the opportunity to rethink what constitutes an archive and how to approach it. First, we argue that understanding the process of loss, destruction, and survival of collections is a…

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‘A (New) Republic of Letters: Intellectual Communities, Global Knowledge Transfer’, International Summer School Marbach, Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association

A (NEW) REPUBLIC OF LETTERS: INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITIES, GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER International Summer School, Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association 29 July – 9 August 2018 German Literature Archive Marbach Application deadline: 28 February 2018  Each Republic of Letters is based on words. They are, according to Anthony Grafton, ‘worlds made by words’ (2009). The booming research…

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Book presentation of Hans Bots’ De Republiek der Letteren

On 2 March, Hans Bots’ De Republiek der Letteren. De Europese intellectuele wereld, 1500-1760 will be presented in the Vossiuszaal of Leiden University Library. This book is a Dutch translation of the revised edition of Hans Bots en Françoise Wacquet’s La République des Lettres, which was first published in 1997 (Paris: Belin/Brussels: De Boeck). Paul Hoftijzer will…

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‘Publishing the digital Republic of Letters: Systems, standards, scholarship in the context of an enhanced publication’, final conference COST Action ‘Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800′

The COST Action IS 1310 “Reassembling the Republic of Letters” is in its final year of work, and will meet one last time to pull together the results of the research and structured discussions carried out during the past four years. As an MC Member of the Action, Dirk van Miert will be attending. A…

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Presentation Dirk van Miert, ‘Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1400-1800’, XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference

Dirk van Miert will speak at the XXXVIIIth International Sunbelt Social Network Conference Utrecht from 26 June to 1 July 2018 about: ‘Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1400-1800’. Organized session at the XXVIII Sunbelt Conference, June 26-July 1, 2018 at Utrecht University ‘Challenges in archaeological and historical network analysis’ Over the last decades, network analysis has…

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