Past Events

Seminar with Jeremy Brown: ‘On the Myth of Jewish Pandemic Exceptionalism’

Date: 9 June 2023
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Location: Main Building VU, room 14A20

On June 9, the Stevin Centre and the HDC Centre for Religious History are hosting a seminar at VU Amsterdam with Jeremy Brown on his new book “Eleventh Plague: Jews and Pandemics from the Bible to COVID-19”.

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Symposium 50 jaar Hoofdgebouw VU

Date: 12 April 2023
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Auditorium, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Op 12 april 2023 vindt een symposium plaats aan de Vrije Universiteit ter gelegenheid van het 50-jarig bestaan van het Hoofdgebouw.

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Congres Van luis in de pels tot corporate glossy? Over de geschiedenis van de universitaire pers

Date: 25 November 2022
Time: 10:00 - 17:15
Location: Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen

Op dit congres, op 25 november, belichten historici, journalisten, mediawetenschappers en anderen uiteenlopende aspecten van de geschiedenis van de universitaire pers sinds de late negentiende eeuw.

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Symposium Jan Lever 100

Date: 10 November 2022
Time: 12:30 - 17:30
Location: W&N-gebouw, Vrije Universiteit, D107 ('Jan Lever-zaal')

Op 10 november 2022 vindt een symposium plaats aan de Vrije Universiteit over leven en werk van de bioloog Jan Lever (1922-2010). Aanleiding is het feit dat het in 2022 een eeuw geleden is dat Lever werd geboren.

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Clue+ General Meeting

Date: 31 May 2022
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Atrium Medical Faculty
Poster CLUE+ Hayday 31 May-01

CLUE+ cordially invites you to the General Meeting. CLUE+ is the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam interfaculty research institute for Culture, Cognition, History and Heritage. The Stevin Centre is a part of CLUE+ and participates in one of the major research themes of CLUE+: ‘Knowledge in context’.

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Stevin Seminar: Sovereignty and Property at the Congress of Soissons, 1728-1730

Date: 23 May 2022
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Hoofdgebouw VU - zaal 01A32

Stevin seminar with prof.dr. Frederik Dhondt

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Privatissimum: Vlaemsche Commissie (13 mei en 20 mei)

Start date: 13 May 2022
End date: 20 May 2022
Time: 17:30 - 19:30
Location: IN-3B44 (Initium (3e verdieping)), Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam
vlaemsche commissie

Privatissimum van prof.dr. Frederik Dhondt over de zogenaamde Vlaemsche Commissie (1856)

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Stevin Seminar: Clueless science: the study of earthquakes in the early modern period

Date: 26 November 2020
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Zoom Online

Seminar with prof. Rienk Vermij (University of Oklahoma) about his new book ‘Thinking on Earthquakes in Early Modern Europe: Firm Beliefs on Shaky Ground’.

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Speaker: Marije Martijn, Professor of Ancient and Patristic Philosophy

Welcome by Olga Lizzini (chair)
Lecture by Marije Martijn

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Stevin Seminar: Academic virtues and related practices in 19th century Germany

Date: 12 February 2020
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Main Building Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Room 14A-36

Chris Engberts (Utrecht University), “What Makes a Good Professor? Letters of Recommendation in Late-Nineteenth-Century Germany”
Sjang ten Hagen (University of Amsterdam), “Practices of Exactitude in Nineteenth-century Physics and Historiography”

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Workshop: Hoger Onderwijs Governance in Historisch Perspectief

Date: 10 October 2019
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: UvA, Oost-Indisch Huis, VOC-zaal

Tijdens de workshop worden verschillende governancemodellen in het hoger onderwijs, waaronder benaderingen geïnspireerd door New Public Management, geduid en bediscussieerd.

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Seminar with Martin J.S. Rudwick: From Natural History to the History of Nature

Date: 8 May 2019
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Bushuis/ OIH, VOC room, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam

Martin J.S. Rudwick (professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego) will give the lecture “From Natural History to the History of Nature” hosted by the Vossius Center (UvA) and the Stevin Centre (VU).

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Conference: Teaching the history of knowledge: purposes, problems, practices

Date: 20 March 2019
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: PThU-zaal, 1E-24, Main Building Vrije Universiteit, Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam

This one-day conference, organized by the VU Stevin Centre in celebration of its fifth anniversary, focuses on the rationales of teaching the history of knowledge and on finding appealing ways of doing so.

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Stevin seminar: Kerk en wereld: het orgel als statussymbool?

Date: 18 December 2018
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Orgelpark, Gerard Brandtstraat 26, Amsterdam

Stevin seminar [in Dutch]
Spreker: Hans Fidom, hoogleraar orgelkunde aan de Vrije Universiteit

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Start date: 29 November 2018
End date: 30 November 2018
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: 29 november: VU Amsterdam Hoofdgebouw, zaal: PThU-zaal, 1e etage: 1E24

Tweedaags congres met als doel reflectie op geschiedenis en toekomst van universiteitscampussen, in het bijzonder de VU-campus en haar relatie tot de Zuidas. Dag 1: Historisch perspectief: Naoorlogse campusontwikkeling in Nederland. Dag 2: Brains, buildings, business: de Vrije Universiteit en de Zuidas.

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Stevin Seminar: Representing Nature in the early modern Period

Date: 3 October 2018
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Vrije Universiteit Main Building, room 14A20

Wouter de Vries (History VU), ‘Imagining Earth: Image and idea in the historical study of the earth’
Margaret Meredith (History of Science VU), ‘Writing the Natural History of North American Quadrupeds: A History of American and European Cooperation in Natural Historical Inquiry, 1760-1815’

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Stevin Seminar: Hoe geef je wetenschapsgeschiedenis? onderwijs bij sociale wetenschappen als case-study

Date: 30 May 2018
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU Main Building HG-12A-37

Stevin seminar [in Dutch]
Spreker: Freek Colombijn

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Stevin Seminar: Genes, Gender, Journals and Statistical Justification / Farewell Symposium Ida Stamhuis

Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU Main Building, Agora 1

All speakers at the symposium are historians who have worked closely with Ida on one of several projects or activities, ranging from gender in science, early genetics and the history of statistics to the Journal Centaurus and the Stevin Centre.

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Stevin Seminar: The Life of Plants / Het leven van de planten / La vie des plantes

Date: 20 April 2018
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU Main Building, HG-04A33

Speaker: Marije Martijn, Ype de Boer, Cor Zonneveld, P.J. Roggeband, Olga Lizzini

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Stevin Seminar: ‘Science the Unifier’: Scientific Universalism and international Politics, 1899-1945

Date: 22 March 2018
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU Main Building HG-09A16

Speaker: Geert Somsen, Historian of science at the University of Maastricht
Commentator: Ronald Kroeze, Polical historian Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Stevin Seminar: The Odd Couple: Hans and Susan Freudenthal

Date: 17 January 2018
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU, Main Building HG 5A37

Speaker: Danny Beckers
Commentator: Gerard Alberts

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Stevin Seminar: Knowledge collection in the manuscripts of fray Juan Ricci de Guevara (1600-1681)

Date: 21 November 2017
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Main building VU, room HG 7A36

Lecturers: Ellen Prokop and Martijn van Beek
Commentator: Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

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Stevin Seminar: Emoties in religie en wetenschap

Date: 2 November 2017
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Main Buildings VU, room HG12A-37

[In Dutch} Drie CLUE+ centra op historisch gebied – ACRH, ACCESS en Stevin – organiseren een gezamenlijke bijeenkomst. Het thema laat zich raden, want deze centra houden zich bezig met religiegeschiedenis, emotiegeschiedenis en wetenschapsgeschiedenis.

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Stevin Seminar: The Unknown History of Human Heredity: Asylums, Data, and Eugenics

Date: 16 June 2017
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU Main Building, room: 12A-24
Poster Simon Stevin centre Seminar Porter-01

Speaker: Theodore Porter, professor of history at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA)

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In cooperation with the VU Environmental Humanities Centre, this event explores climate change from a humanities perspective. Silvia De Bianchi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) discusses eighteenth-century philosophical views of climate in her lecture “Understanding and Controlling Climate: The development of climatology and its importance for philosophy in the 18th century.”

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Stevin Seminar: From Here to Eternity: the Emergence of Order in 18th Century Celestial Mechanics

Date: 22 March 2017
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU Main Building, Room 11A-24

Lecturer: Massimiliano Badino, MIT and at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

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Stevin Seminar: Stigmata in the seventeenth century. How a mystical phenomenon became physical

Date: 7 February 2017
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU Main Building, room: HG-11A22

Lecturer: Mònica Balltondre, Associate Professor of History of Psychology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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Stevin Seminar: Under Spanish sky. Astronomy and power during Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975)

Date: 18 January 2017
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU Main Building, room: 11A22

Lecturer: Matteo Realdi (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Centre for the History and Social Aspects of Science of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

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Conference: Stevin Inside Out: New Perspectives on Simon Stevin

Start date: 16 December 2016
End date: 17 December 2016
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Stichting Notariële Wetenschap, Van Eeghenstraat 222, Amsterdam

Two-day conference devoted to the work of Simon Stevin.

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Stevin Seminar: Kraamkamer van de kunstenaar: Cornelis Anthonisz (c. 1505-1558) tussen kunst en wetenschap

Date: 11 November 2016
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Hoofdgebouw VU, zaal 14A-20

[In Dutch:] Programma
16.00-16.30u: presentatie Daantje Meuwissen
16.30-16.40: commentaar Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis
16.40-17.15: plenaire discussie

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Stevin Seminar: De wetenschappelijke beoefening van het burgerlijk recht in de lange 19e eeuw

Date: 3 October 2016
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU, Initium 3B59

[In Dutch:]
Spreker: Prof. mr. C.J.H. Jansen, Radboud Universiteit

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Stevin Seminar: Hersenspoelen. Feit en fictie in de jaren vijftig

Date: 2 June 2016
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Hoofdgebouw VU, zaal 2A-24

[In Dutch:] Programma
15.30-16.15: presentatie Maarten Derksen
16.15-16.35: co-referaat Ivo van Hilvoorde
16.35-17.00: plenaire discussie

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Stevin Seminar: Johan Wier (1515-1588), medische kennis en tolerantie

Date: 20 April 2016
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Hoofdgebouw VU, 12 A 37

[In Dutch: ] Spreker: Hans de Waardt

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Stevin Seminar: Technologie, cultuur, literatuur. Over de publieke receptie van de bliksemafleider, 1752-1870

Date: 16 March 2016
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU, W&N Building, room G 076

[In Dutch:]
Speaker: Ben Peperkamp

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Speaker: Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

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Stevin Seminar: Research outside the laboratory, in the field

Date: 27 January 2016
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: VU, W&N Building, Room G 076

15:45 – 16:10 Raf de Bont – Stations in the Field: A History of Place-Based Animal Research, 1870-1930
16:10 – 16:35 Marcel Boumans – Science outside the Laboratory: Measurement in Field Science and Economics
16:35 – 16:50 Debate between the authors
17:50 – 17:15 General discussion with the audience

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