Past Events

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

Date: 12 February 2020

Time: 15:00 - 17:15

Location: Main Building Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Room 14A-36

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Speakers
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”

Workshop: Hoger Onderwijs Governance in Historisch Perspectief

Date: 10 October 2019

Time: 13:45 - 17:00

Location: UvA, Oost-Indisch Huis, VOC-zaal

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

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

Date: 8 May 2019

Time: 14:00-

Location: Bushuis/ OIH, VOC room, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam

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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).

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

Date: 20 March 2019

Time: 10:00-17:00

Location: PThU-zaal, 1E-24, Main Building Vrije Universiteit, Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam

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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.

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

Date: 18 December 2018

Time: 15:30-17:00

Location: Orgelpark, Gerard Brandtstraat 26, Amsterdam

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

Campuscongres

Start date: 29 November 2018

End date: 30 November 2018

Time: 29 november: 9:30-17:00

Location: 29 november: VU Amsterdam Hoofdgebouw, zaal: PThU-zaal, 1e etage: 1E24

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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.

Stevin Seminar: Representing Nature in the early modern Period

Date: 3 October 2018

Time: 15:30-17:15

Location: Vrije Universiteit Main Building, room 14A20

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Speakers:
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’

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

Date: 30 May 2018

Time: 15:15-17:17

Location: VU Main Building HG-12A-37

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Stevin seminar [in Dutch]
Spreker: Freek Colombijn

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

Date: 26 April 2018

Time: 14:00-17:00

Location: VU Main Building, Agora 1

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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.

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

Date: 20 April 2018

Time: 11:00-17:00

Location: VU Main Building, HG-04A33

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

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

Date: 22 March 2018

Time: 15:45-17:15

Location: VU Main Building HG-09A16

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

Stevin Seminar: The Odd Couple: Hans and Susan Freudenthal

Date: 17 January 2018

Time: 15:45-17:15

Location: VU, Main Building HG 5A37

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Speaker: Danny Beckers
Commentator: Gerard Alberts

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

Date: 21 November 2017

Time: 15:30-17:15

Location: Main building VU, room HG 7A36

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

Stevin Seminar: Emoties in religie en wetenschap

Date: 2 November 2017

Time: 15:30-17:15

Location: Main Buildings VU, room HG12A-37

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[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.

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

Date: 16 June 2017

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: VU Main Building, room: 12A-24

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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.”

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

Date: 22 March 2017

Time: 15:45-2017

Location: VU Main Building, Room 11A-24

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

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

Date: 7 February 2017

Time: 15:30-17:00

Location: VU Main Building, room: HG-11A22

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

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

Date: 18 January 2017

Time: 16:00-17:15

Location: VU Main Building, room: 11A22

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

Conference: Stevin Inside Out: New Perspectives on Simon Stevin

Start date: 16 December 2016

End date: 17 December 2016

Time: 9:30-18;30 and 9:30-14:00

Location: Stichting Notariële Wetenschap, Van Eeghenstraat 222, Amsterdam

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

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

Date: 11 November 2016

Time: 16:00-17:15

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

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

Date: 3 October 2016

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: VU, Initium 3B59

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

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

Date: 2 June 2016

Time: 15:30-17:00

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

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

Date: 20 April 2016

Time: 16:00-17:!5

Location: Hoofdgebouw VU, 12 A 37

[In Dutch: ] Spreker: Hans de Waardt

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

Date: 16 March 2016

Time: 16:00-17:15

Location: VU, W&N Building, room G 076

[In Dutch:]
Speaker: Ben Peperkamp

Speaker: Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

Stevin Seminar: Research outside the laboratory, in the field

Date: 27 January 2016

Time: 15:30-17:15

Location: VU, W&N Building, Room G 076

Program
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