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What was published in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic?

On Monday, 26 March, the MA Programme Book and Digital Media Studies, in collaboration with the Scaliger Institute of Leiden University Library, organises a joint lecture by Prof. Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen MA (both University of St. Andrews), entitled What was published in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic?

Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen

Trading Books in the Age of Rembrandt

Andrew Pettegree is professor in modern history at the University of St Andrews (Scotland).
A specialist in Reformation History, he has moved his focus in recent years to Media History.
He is the author of the acclaimed The Book in the Renaissance (2010), The Invention of News (2014), and Brand Luther (2015). He is the director of the Universal Short-Title Catalogue <http://www.ustc.ac.uk>, a bibliography of all books published in Europe up to 1600. His current research is aimed at the book culture of the Dutch Republic and will result in a monograph, entitled Trading Books in the Age of Rembrandt (Yale University Press, 2019), co‑authored by Arthur der Weduwen.

Arthur der Weduwen is postgraduate researcher at the School of History of the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of Dutch and Flemish Newspapers of the Seventeenth Century, 1618-1700, 2 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 2017) and several articles on the history of the press in the early-modern Low Countries. At present he is in the final stages of his PhD thesis on state communication in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic.

 

Venue

The lecture will be held in the Vossius room on the second floor (entrance hall) of the University Library. The lecture begins at 15.30 PM.

All are wellcome, but please confirm your presence by sending an email to p.g.hoftijzer@hum.leidenuniv.nl