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Siegfried Huigen is affiliate Professor of Dutch Literature and Cultural heritage on the collage of Stellenbosch, in South Africa. His examine pursuits are early sleek trip writing and the heritage of colonial technological know-how and scholarship. he's the writer of De weg naar Monomotapa (1996) and data and Colonialism; Eighteenth-Century travelers in South Africa (2007 and 2009), and (co)editor of a number of books on South African politics of reminiscence and colonial discourse. he's at present studying eighteenth-century Dutch representations of the East Indies.Jan L. de Jong did his Ph.D. at Leiden college and now teaches Italian Renaissance paintings on the collage of Groningen, The Netherlands. He has released a number of articles on Italian portray and has a manuscript on papal propaganda within the Renaissance set for book. He edited a number of volumes of Intersections: Interdisciplinary stories in Early glossy tradition. His present study specializes in reviews of holiday makers to Italy within the 16th century.Elmer Kolfin studied artwork heritage and sleek western literature on the collage of Utrecht. He acquired his Ph.D. in artwork heritage at Leiden college and at the moment teaches artwork historical past on the college of Amsterdam. He publishes quite often on 17th century Dutch portray, prints and publication representation. He has initiated and edited a quantity on political prints of the Dutch stadtholders (2007) and co-edited the exhibition catalogue Black is gorgeous. Rubens to Dumas, at the illustration of blacks in Dutch artwork.

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Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585–1740 (Oxford: 1989). , Koopman in Azië. De handel van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie tijdens de 18e eeuw (Zutphen: 2000). Mulkay M. ), Science Observed. Perspectives on the Social Study of Science (London: 1983) 141–170. ——, Science in Action. How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society (Cambridge, MA: 1987). , Putting Science in its Place. Geographies of Scientific Knowledge (ChicagoLondon: 2003). , “Zur Gattungspoetik des Reiseberichts. J.

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12 siegfried huigen Amsterdam. What is clear from his manuscripts is that his research was aimed at answering questions of Europe’s scientific community, comparing statements in publications with his own observations, and sharing these with fellow members of the scientific community. This informal network of professional scholars and ‘liefhebbers’ in Europe and the colonial territories shared an empiricist epistemology and the same sort of inscription devices for producing ‘immutable and combinable mobiles’ (drawings, maps, specimens, descriptions)22 which at most had a limited commercial or political value for the trading companies, as Nicolaas Witsen experienced.

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