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SKILLNET – Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks

Publications and Activities

Publications

Presentations

  • Dirk van Miert and Karen Hollewand, ‘Invoking the Republic of Letters in Casaubon’s Correspondence’, paper presented at the international colloquium ‘Isaac Casaubon, de la République de Genève à la République des lettres’, Université de Genève, Geneva, 15 October 2019.
  • Ingeborg van Vugt, ‘Are you in or out? An introduction to historical network analysis’, workshop given at the International Summer School ‘Reflections on Code’, Mainz, 10 October 2019.
  • Ingeborg van Vugt, commentator on the panel ‘Competitive Concurrence? Netzwerke und ihre Mehrfachnutzung’, Frühneuzeittage Universität Rostock, 21 September 2019.
  • Ingeborg van Vugt, ‘Balance-keeping in Early Modern Society’, paper presented at the Digital Humanities Benelux Conference, Liège, 11 September 2019.
  • Koen Scholten, ‘Scholarly Identity in Early Modern Europe: A Quantitative Approach to Early Modern Collective Vitae of Learned Men and Women’, invited speaker at the conference ‘Constructing the “Public Intellectual” in the Premodern World’, Manchester, 6 September 2019.
  • Koen Scholten, ‘Text-Mining Early Modern Collective Lives of Scholars for Scholarly Virtues’, invited speaker at the History of Science Society annual meeting: ‘Telling the Stories of Science’, Utrecht, 25 July 2019.
  • Karen Hollewand, ‘Text Mining and the Conceptual History of the ‘Republic of Letters’, History of Science Society annual meeting: ‘Telling the Stories of Science’, Utrecht, 25 July 2019.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘Telling Histories of the Republic of Letters in the 18th century. “History of Learning” as expression of growing self-awareness of an international community of scholars and scientists’, History of Science Society annual meeting: ‘Telling the Stories of Science’, Utrecht, 24 July 2019.
  • Tobias Winnerling, Dirk van Miert and Milo van de Pol, ‘The Correspondence of Adriaan Reland’, catalogue in Early Modern Letters Online, July 2019.
  • Dirk van Miert and Milo van de Pol, ‘The Correspondence of Guilielmus Surenhusius’, catalogue in Early Modern Letters Online, July 2019.
  • Karen Hollewand, ‘Collecting the Epistolary Metadata of the Republic of Letters’, Gewina Woudschoten Meeting for Historians of Science in the Netherlands: Towards a History of Knowledge, Zeist, 22 June 2019.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘Was there ever a Hebrew or a Jewish Republic of Letters?’, Oxford Chabad Society, Oxford, 12 June 2019.
  • Koen Scholten, ‘Exemplary Figures in the Republic of Letters: From Erasmus as Phoenix Europae to Scaliger as Aquila inter aves’, invited speaker at the Saint-Omer International Colloquium ‘The Literary Exchanges and Intellectual Encounters of Humanists in the Northern Provinces during the Renaissance’, Saint-Omer, 8 June 2019.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘There was no Hebrew Republic of Letters: Christian Hebraism and conceptual history and theory of citizenship’, David Patterson Lecture, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 20 May 2019.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘The life and network of Wilhelm Surenhusius’, Seminar Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford, 7 May 2019.
  • Karen Hollewand, ‘The launch of CEMROL: charms and challenges of developing an academic crowdsourcing platform’, invited speaker at the EnetCollect (European Network for Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques) Annual Meeting, Lisbon, 14 March 2019.
  • Koen Scholten, ‘Joannes Kool’s Experience of the Transnational Republic of Letters, 1698-1699’, invited speaker at the conference ‘Foreign Eyes on the Republic: European Perspectives on the Republic and the Dutch in the Long Eighteenth Century’, Nijmegen, 21 February 2019.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘Was there a 19th-c. Republic of Letters?’, MEFRIM symposium, Royal Dutch Institute in Rome, 9 November 2018.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘Towards a Conceptual History of the Republic of Letters in the Modern Period’, Cultural History Seminar, Utrecht University, 1 November 2018.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘De Republiek der Letteren: een verhaal van vriendschap en tolerantie’, Orde van den Prince, afdeling Den Haag, 5 September 2018.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘Digital humanities in studying German Idealism: social network analysis, text mining, and author recognition’, HOPOS Conference, Groningen, 12 July 2018.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1400-1800’,  XXXVIIIth International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Utrecht, 28 June 2018.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘Regulating the exchange of knowledge – The Regime of the Republic of Letters’, invited speaker for the NIAS research theme group, 20 June 2018.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘The via media between the Hardies and the Softies’,  invited speaker at the University of Cambridge, 14 June 2018.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘Kennisdeling, kosmopolitisme en kwaadsprekerij: 600 jaar Republiek der Letteren (6 juli 1417-9 maart 2018)’, acceptance of the first copy of Hans Bots, De Republiek der Letteren. De Europese intellectuele wereld 1500-1760 (Nijmegen: Vantilt, 2018), Boekhandel Roelants, Nijmegen, 9 March 2018.
  • Dirk van Miert, public response at the presentation of Arjan van Dixhoorn et al., eds, The Knowledge Culture of the Netherlandish Rhetoricians, special issue of Renaissance Studies 32:1 (2018), Royal Library, The Hague, 2 March 2018.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘The cataloguing of scholarly correspondence held in Dutch libraries: 1918-2018’,  presentation delivered at the conference ‘L’epistolografia di antico regime’, Viterbo, 16 February 2018.
  • Dirk van Miert, ‘Open Acces in historisch perspectief’, Utrecht, Historicidagen 2017, 25 August 2017.

Public Outreach

Visiting Research Fellowships

  • Dirk van Miert, Polonsky/Plumer fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies/St Anne’s College, Oxford, May-June 2019.
  • Koen Scholten, visiting researcher at the Nederlands Interuniversitair Kunsthistorisch Instituut, Florence, 18 March-25 May 2019.
  • Koen Scholten, visiting researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, March-June 2018.