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SKILLNET: Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary NETworks. The Republic of Letters as a pan-European Knowledge Society

Utrecht University – ERC Consolidator project

Principal investigator and project leader: Dr Dirk van Miert

Researchers: Dr. Cristiano Amendola, Dr Liliana Melgar

Postdocs: Dr. Karen Hollewand, Dr Ingeborg van Vugt

PhD candidates: Manuel Llano MA, Koen Scholten MSc

The ERC Consolidator project ‘Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks – The Republic of Letters as a Pan-European Knowledge Society’ (SKILLNET), under the direction of Dr Dirk van Miert, conducts research into the ideal of sharing knowledge within early modern scholarly networks in Europe by applying social network analysis and text mining techniques to the metadata and full-text data of large quantities of manuscript and printed letters from the period 1500-1800.

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