Academic presentations

“Preserving and depicting the body: techniques in anatomical practice and visual arts at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1787-1850”, Wood Institute / College of Physicians of Philadelphia, lunch lecture, 16 March 2017

“Mapping technique in the arts and sciences: the ARTECHNE database project”, New Technologies and Renaissance Studies sessions at the 2017 Renaissance Society of America conference, 30 March – 1 April 2017, Chicago, USA.

“Boerhaave’s mineral chemistry and its influence on eighteenth-century pharmacy in the northern Netherlands and England”lunch presentation, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, 10 April 2017

“Redefining ingenuity and technique in art theory and critique, ca. 1800”, Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe, University of Cambridge, 10-12 May 2017

“Collecting anatomy, making anatomy: the practical skills of early modern anatomists”, guest lecture, Groningen University, 17 May 2017

“Healthy feet between theory and technique: (re)constructing Camper’s ideal shoe”, Histories of Healthy Ageing conference, University of Groningen, 21-23 June 2017

ARTECHNE Hands-on session, Gewina Woudschoten Conference, 23 June 2017

Together with Martijn van der Klis: “Building the ARTECHNE database: the importance of textual sources for Digital Art History”, Digital Humanities Benelux conference, Utrecht University, 3-6 July 2017

“Learning how to model the flesh: the transmission of technical knowledge in writing, 1650-1850”, International Conference on Wax Modelling, London, 1-3 September 2017

“The Making of Technique and German Romanticism: the case of Philipp Otto Runge”, International workshop The Making of Technique in the Arts: Concepts and Practice from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, 27 October 2017 (workshop organizer)

“Wood, plaster, texts and acquaintances: making anatomical models around 1800”, History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, 12 November 2017 (panel organizer)


“A very short history of medicinal wine in the Low Countries” @Odorama: The Good Taste, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, 21 December 2017