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Huizinga conference – Managing the News in Early Modern Europe

June 18-20, 2014 – University of Amsterdam


Wednesday 18 June, Doelenzaal, UB Amsterdam (Singel 425)

16:00-18:00: KEYNOTE

  • Jacob Soll (University of Southern California) – Early Modern News Between Public and Secret Spheres

Thursday 19 June, Doelenzaal, UB Amsterdam (Singel 425)

9:30-10:30: KEYNOTE

  • Brendan Dooley (University College Cork) – International News Flows in the Seventeenth Century: Problems and Prospects

Session 1: 11:00-12:30

  • Carmen Espejo Cala (Universidad de Sevilla) – The Invention of the Gazette
  • Joop Koopmans (University of Groningen) – The Second Life of Early Modern Newspaper Reports in Dutch News Periodicals


Session 2: 14:00-15:30

  • Paola Molino (University of Vienna) – Newsletters from Italy or Italian Newsletters? A Comparative View of the Fuggerzeitungen
  • Will Slauter (Paris 8) – News Piracy in Early Modern England

Session 3: 15:30-17:00

  • Una McIlvenna (University of Sydney) – When the News was Sung: Ballads as News Media in Early Modern Europe
  • Michiel van Groesen (University of Amsterdam) – Reading Newspapers in the Dutch Golden Age

Conference Dinner

Friday 20 June, VOC zaal, Oost-Indisch Huis (Kloveniersburgwal 48)

Session 4: 9:30-11:00

  • Paul Nelles (Carleton University, Ottawa) – Nuove di Roma: The Making of Jesuit News (1547-1565)
  • Stéphane Haffemeyer (Université de Caen) – Mazarin, Information, and communication during the Fronde

Session 5: 11:30-13:00

  • Helmer Helmers (University of Amsterdam) – News, Public Diplomacy, and the Beginning of the Thirty Years’ War
  • Kees Teszelszky (Eötvös Loránd University) – The use of news and information about Hungary and Transylvania in the Dutch Republic and the Southern Netherlands between 1618 and 1626.


Concluding Remarks: 14:00–15:30

  • Joad Raymond (Queen Mary, London)