On the 22nd of june, WG1 will host its public workshop at the Free University in Amsterdam. All members of the GKS are cordially invited at:

De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, room 1E-24.


9.00-9.30             Bert De Munck, Welcome and introduction

9.30-10.10           Hannah Murphy, Artisans and knowledge in early modern historical narratives on Nuremberg

10.10-10.50         Marius Buning, Stench and the City. Urban sensescapes and technological innovation in the early modern period

10.50-11.10         Coffee

11.10-11.50         Koenraad Jonckheere, An early modern concept-store: The Rubens-house

11.50-12.30         Karel Davids, Long-distance corporations, open air sciences and the city: Antwerp, Amsterdam and Leiden in the early modern period,

12.30-13.30        Lunch

13.30-14.10        Arjan Van Dixhoord [tba]

14.10-14.50         Simona Valeriani, Embodied knowledge between centres and peripheries

14.50-15.10        Coffee

15.10-15.50         Michael Tworek, A ‘Sarmatian Athens’: Racovia and the dissemination of knowledge on rational religion and ethics in seventeenth-century Europe

15.50-16.20        Pierre Delsaerdt, Cities as peritextual elements in early printed European books

16.20-16.50         Daniel Margócsy, Science and Urban Policy in Amsterdam: Technology Transfer in the Age of Nicolaes Witsen

16.50-17.10         Coffee

17.10-17.40         Ada Palmer, Cities as Shapers of Knowledge and Crisis in Raffaele Maffei’s Humanist Encyclopedia, the Commentaria Urbana.

17.40-18.10        Guido Marnef, Printing ateliers as centers of knowledge in the early modern cities

18.10-19.00         General conclusions and further discussion about the shape of the book Sven Dupré & Wijnand Mijnhardt