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Personal information

Research interests:

  • History of knowledge (1500-1800)
  • Cultural history (1500-1800)
  • Imagination and the senses
  • Visual cultures and epistemologies
  • History of the (representation of the) Earth
  • Cartographic history

Wouter de Vries (1993) is a PhD candidate at the VU University Amsterdam. His research focuses on the interaction of imagination, visuality and knowledge in the early modern period. Previous projects include a study of the genre of coastal profiles between 1500-1800 and a study into the visual epistemologies of early modern colonial maps at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin). He is currently working on the project Imagining Earth - Prints as Evidence in Natural Philosophy, 1650-1750.

Ancillary activities

  • Werkgroep Achttiende Eeuw | Amsterdam | Bestuurder | 2019-02-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Research Output 2015 2018

  • 3 Article
  • 2 Online publication or Website
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

Het Natuurlijk Tover-Boek: pseudo-Goeree?

de Vries, W. J., 2018, In : Volkskunde. 119, 2, p. 176-183 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

Jan Goeree: Graveur en amateurpoëet

de Vries, W. J., 13 Mar 2018

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

Willem Goeree: Boekverkoper, Bijbelkenner en beeldkunstenaar

de Vries, W. J., 13 Mar 2018

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

Land in zicht! Landverkenningen en navigatie

de Vries, W. J., 2016, In : Zeemagazijn. 43, 2

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticlePopular

Activities 2015 2019

  • 3 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Visiting an external academic institution

Imagineering the Heavens

Wouter de Vries (Invited speaker)
17 Jan 201919 Jan 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Imagining Earth

Wouter de Vries (Invited speaker)
3 Oct 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Land in zicht! - Visualiteit, kennis en de constructie van ruimte in landverkenningen, 1500-1800

Wouter de Vries (Speaker)
19 Feb 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Het Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam

Wouter de Vries (Visiting researcher)
1 Feb 20151 Feb 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Wouter de Vries (Visiting researcher)
Sep 2015Nov 2015

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Prizes

VU Master Thesis Award 2016

W.J. de Vries (Recipient), 2016

PrizeAcademic

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