Samantha Sint Nicolaas is an MA student interning in the SKILLNET project. She graduated in history from Durham University last summer. Having been introduced to French cultural history during her undergraduate degree, she is now pursuing an MA in Cultural History of Modern Europe at Utrecht University. Her research interests include early modern Europe, particularly the interplay between revolution, gender and cultural transfer. During her work for SKILLNET she hopes to look at the role of gender within the Republic of Letters.