dr. P.H. Moser


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Personal information

I am an associate professor of early modern Dutch literature at VU University Amsterdam and director of the Graduate School of Humanities.


My research focuses on the manuscript circulation of texts, the interaction between manuscript and print, social authorship, coterie reading and text collecting (anthologies and miscellanies) between 1500 and 1850.

Previously I published on late medieval and early modern poetic theory and literary institutions (e.g. in my PhD thesis on 'chambers of rhetoric'/ rederijkerskamers), on early modern women writers, and on the reception of Portuguese and Spanish literature in the Netherlands.


I started to teach in 1994 and have been working as a lecturer in Utrecht, Nijmegen, Paris and Amsterdam. In 2013, I obtained a Senior Teaching Qualification. Ever since I have been a member of KnowVU, the VU Teaching Knowledge Network, and I am one of the representatives of KnowVU at the Faculty of Humanities. 

In my courses I always strive to connect research and teaching, especially so in the MA course The Material Book.


NWO VENI: The dynamics of poetics, 2005-2009.

Ancillary activities

  • Amsterdam University Press | Amsterdam | Adviseur | 2014-01-20 - present
  • Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren | Onbekend | Adviseur | 2014-01-20 - present
  • Landelijke Vereniging voor Neerlandici | Onbekend | Bestuurslid | 2014-01-20 - present
  • Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal-en Letterkunde | Onbekend | Redactielid | 2014-01-20 - present
  • Commissie voor Taal- en Letterkunde | Leiden | Medewerker | 2014-02-01 - present
  • Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde | Leiden | Bestuurder | 2014-02-01 - present
  • Nederlandse Boekhistorische Vereniging | Leiden | Bestuurder | 2014-02-01 - present
  • Editorial Board Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age | Amsterdam | editor | 2017-03-27 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Manuscripts Arts & Humanities
Miscellanies Arts & Humanities
Manuscript Culture Arts & Humanities
Reader Arts & Humanities
Poem Arts & Humanities
Aura Arts & Humanities
Migrants Arts & Humanities
Merchants Arts & Humanities

Research Output 1994 2019

Naar het onbekende. Perspectieven op literatuur, cultuur en kennis

van der Meer, A-F. (ed.), Schrover, W. (ed.), Moser, P. H. (ed.) & Onrust, M. (ed.), Dec 2019, Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren. 312 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBook editingAcademic

Print Not Print: Words and Images in Trompe l'Oeil Books

Moser, P. H., Aug 2019

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteProfessional

Trompe L'oeil

Dirk Smits: Stroompoëet schrijft koffietafelboek

Moser, P. H., 30 Aug 2017

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsitePopular

Open Access

Jacobus Bellamy: Een gevoelige ziel in een geweldig lichaam

Moser, P. H., 30 Aug 2017

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsitePopular

Open Access

Activities 2001 2019

  • 34 Lecture / Presentation
  • 7 Editorial work
  • 4 Membership
  • 1 Seminar

KnowVU Seminar

E. Koster (Organiser), P.H. Moser (Organiser)
17 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventSeminarAcademic

‘How to teach border-crossing skills: interdisciplinary courses in a mixed classroom’

P.H. Moser (Speaker)
23 Oct 201926 Oct 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Print, paint and penmanship in eighteenth-century trompe l'oeil books

P.H. Moser (Speaker)
28 Jun 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The Life of the Party. The Marvellous Manuscript Miscellany of Margareta Mels (1669)

P.H. Moser (Speaker)
26 Mar 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic