The symposium ‘The Newspaper in the Golden Age’ is taking place 11 and 12 May in the University Library, Doelenzaal. Thursday 11 May starts at 16:00 with the presentation of Arthur der Weduwens monumental bibliography ‘Dutch and Flemish Newspapers of the Seventeenth Century, 1618-1700’. Friday 12 May is dedicated to the study of rise of newspapers, European news culture and the position of the Low Countries within this field. Speakers are, amongst others, Andrew Pettegree, Michiel van Groesen and Nina Lamal.
16:00 Launch and presentation of Arthur der Weduwen, Dutch and Flemish Newspapers of the Seventeenth Century, 1618-1700 (Leiden: Brill, 2017). Drinks.
9:00 Entry and coffee
9:15-10:45 Welcome – Andrew Pettegree
Michiel van Groesen, ‘Newspapers and the Atlantic World in the early modern Low Countries’
Helmer Helmers, The Thirty Years War in the Dutch News
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Arthur der Weduwen, ‘The newspaper in service of the state’
Steven van Impe, ‘Newspapers and pamphlets in the Flemish news world’ [prov.]
13:30-15:00 Nina Lamal, ‘An Italian newspaper in Vienna. The publication and distrubution of Il corriere ordinario (1671-1700)’
Jan Hillgaertner, ‘Dutch News in the German News Network’
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-16:15 Andrew Pettegree, ‘The Low Countries newspaper in international perspective’
Closing remarks – Arthur der Weduwen
Entry is free, but reservations are mandatory. Make your reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org, and please note the dates you will be present.