Academic presentations

“Understanding knowledge: a plea for a long durée social and cultural history” New Paradigms in the History of Knowledge conference, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 4-6 December 2019

“(No) Laughing Matter: Alchemy between Academy and Society”, Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry graduate workshop, Ritman Library, Amsterdam, 29-30 November 2019 (invited speaker)

“Boerhaave and Alchemy at Leiden University”, Conference Alchemy and University, Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, 20-22 November 2019 (invited speaker)

Panel session Gloknos Global Epistemics series book launch, Cambridge, 29 October 2019 (invited speaker)

“Tasting tea in the eighteenth century: between pharmacy and fashion”, conference Variable Matters. Materia Medica in the Eighteenth-Century World, History of Pharmacy Museum, University of Basel, 20-22 September 2019 (invited speaker)

“Modelling Life”, wax modelling workshop, together with Marjolijn Bol and Leonie Hannan, Material Knowledge Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 30-31 August 2019

Flayed: The Écorché Body in Eighteenth-Century Art and Anatomy“, History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Utrecht, 23-27 July 2019

“Rethinking Performative Methods in the History of Science”, Kolloquium Perspektiven der Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Ludwig Maximillians-Universität Munich, 6 June 2019 (invited speaker)

“A Useful Tool: Reconstructing Boerhaave’s Little Furnace”, with Ruben Verwaal, Towards a History of Knowledge, 8thGewina Woudschoten conference for Historians of Science in and of the Low Countries, 21 June 2019

“Making Bodies, Understanding Bodies: Wax Models, Moulages, and Medicine”, UMake Workshop Art & Medicine: Skilling the Senses, Utrecht University, 3 June 2019 (invited speaker)

“Global and local materialities and techniques: Plaster and papier mâché in the production and circulation of anatomical knowledge, 1750-1850”, workshop Social Technologies and Global Knowledge Economies, 1750-1850, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen, 4th to 6th April 2019

“Data that last: reflections on sustainability in DH projects”, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Toronto, 17-19 March 2019


Lorentz Workshop “Types of Knowledge: Towards a New History of Concepts and Practices“, Leiden, 25-29 March 2019. Co-organized with Wijand Mijnhardt. Elizabeth Honig, and Fabian Krämer.