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Anna de Wilde MA

PhD candidate


Area(s) of interest: Dutch History, Early Modern History, History of Books, Languages & Literature, Religious History & Theology

Cohort/Start PhD: 2017-2018

Jewish books in private Dutch libraries (1665-1820)
Radboud University Nijmegen

Project: MEDIATE (Middlebrow Enlightenment: Disseminating Ideas, Authors, and Texts in Europe)
Promotor(es): Prof. dr. Alicia C. Montoya, Prof. dr. Irene Zwiep
Aanstelling: vanaf september 2017

This PhD research project will examine the circulation of Jewish books in the eighteenth century Dutch Republic. The research focuses on religious reading material and its interaction with the new ideas of the Enlightenment. Data from private Dutch library catalogues, both Jewish and non-Jewish-owned, will be collected. By including them in a database, the research will analyse the presence, content and significance of religious works that circulated in the eighteenth century.
This research is part of MEDIATE (Middlebrow Enlightenment: Disseminating Ideas, Authors, and Texts in Europe), an ERC-funded digital humanities project that seeks to study the circulation of books and ideas in eighteenth-century Europe by drawing on a database of eighteenth-century library auction catalogues.