(Nederlands) Report: History of Science and Humanities PhD Conference 2019 (Kerkrade)


(Nederlands) Museums and (the loss of?) the Encyclopaedic Ideal (Haarlem, 20-22 April 2017). A conference report

(Nederlands) Verslag: 7th Gewina Conference for the History of Science in the Netherlands (David Baneke)

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(Nederlands) Verslag: boekpresentatie “Computerpioniers. Het begin van het computertijdperk in Nederland” (Abel Streefland)

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(Nederlands) Report: The De Glind Conference and the Twilight of Disciplinarity (Shells & Pebbles)

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(Nederlands) Verslag: Congres “Anton Pannekoek (1873-1960): Ways of viewing science and society” (Amsterdam, 9 & 10 juni 2016)

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Report: Medieval Margins in Leiden (17 March)

On 17 March, John Contreni, Evina Steinova and Mariken Teeuwen presented three papers on their research in the Vossius Room of Leiden University Library, followed by a small display of manuscripts from the Leiden collection. John Contreni kicked off with a lecture titled “What were they thinking? Decoding technical symbols in four ninth-century manuscripts.” He showed a group of 4 exegetical manuscripts from Laon (Berlin, Phill. 1731, Laon 37, Laon 38 and Laon 80), in which the technical signs that are the subject of Evina’s research, attention signs, require signs, quotation signs, signs signalling structure or interpunction, frequently occur. So far, Contreni had not been able to fully understand them, but with the analysis of the signs by Evina in hand, he started to see how these signs made sense, and how they can be used to reconstruct a working process of the annotators: what were they thinking and what were they achieving to do with their texts?

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Report: Mapping the Miracle: Empirical Approach in the Exodus Debate of the Eighteenth Century, the Annual Huygens-Descartes Lecture 2015, Prof. Renate Dürr (University of Tübingen)

By Evina Steinova

On 25 November 2015, the eighth edition of the Annual Huygens-Descartes Lecture took place, in which Prof. Renate Dürr (University of Tübingen) tackled the eighteenth-century debate around the trustworthiness of the Bible, and in particular the Book of Exodus. Read more…

Conference Report: Art & Science in the Early Modern Low Countries (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 17-18 September 2015)

By Menno Jonker

On September 17th and 18th, 2015, the conference ‘Art and Science in the Early Modern Low Countries (ca 1560-1730)’, organized by the Rijksmuseum and the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, took place in Amsterdam. In this contribution I reflect on the themes touched upon by the conference, and consider how art and science can be understood as two different, but intertwined worlds in the early modern period. Read more at Historici.nl

(Nederlands) Verslag: Presentatie digitale versie van Nicolaas Witsens Noord en Oost Tartarye

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