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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.


  • 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



  • Introduction to Medieval History (BA1)
  • Introduction to Early Modern History (BA1)
  • Knowing by Sensing (BA3)


  • University Teaching Qualification (BKO)


Ancillary activities

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

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