Day I. Thursday, November 7.

Keynote I. Ann Rigney, “The Dynamics of Memory and Identity”. 10:15–11:15.

Panel I. Learned Circles and Academies. 11:30–12:45. Chair: Ingeborg van Vugt.

  • Annet den Haan, Utrecht University. “Community Formation in Quattrocento Italy: Bessarion’s ‘academy’ as a case study of humanist intellectual groups.”
  • Constance Hardesty, Early Modern Letters Online at Oxford University. “Identity and Influence in the Institutional Correspondence of the Oxford, Dublin and Royal Societies.”

Keynote II. Judith Pollmann, “The Test of Time: Memory and Authority in Early Modern Europe.” 13:30–14:30.

Panel II. Conveyors of Scholarly Memory and Identity. 14:45–16:30. Chair: Karen Hollewand.

  • Alan Moss and Paul Hulsenboom, Radboud University Nijmegen. “The Graves of Learned Men: Learned and National Identities on the Dutch Grand Tour.”
  • Tobias Winnerling, Huygens ING, Amsterdam. “Father, Son, and a medieval manuscript: creating 18th century remembrance, the indirect way.”
  • Lieke van Deinsen, KU Leuven and VU Amsterdam. “Female Faces and Learned Likenesses. Visualising Female Intellectual Authority in the Republic of Letters: the Cases of Anna Maria van Schurman and Maria Sibylla Merian.”

Panel III. Family, Nobility and Civility. 16:30–17:45. Chair: Ingeborg van Vugt.

  • Philippe Schmid, University of St Andrews. “L‘illustre nom que vous portez: Memory and Civility in the Beausobre Family.”
  • Esther Maria Villegas de la Torre, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. “Gender, Scholarly Identity, and Collective Memory in the Early Modern Republic of Letters: The Cases of Luisa Sigea and Margaret Cavendish.”

Day II. Friday, November 8.

Keynote III. Karl Enenkel, “The Web of Identities in Humanist Autobiographies and Related Writings.” 10:00–11:00.

Panel IV. Epigrammatica and Compendia. 11:00–12:45. Chair: Leen Dorsman.

  • Mikhail L. Sergeev, Herzen University, St. Petersburg. “Early Modern Lexicography between Anonymity and Authorship in Greek-Latin Dictionaries.”
  • Floris Solleveld, KU Leuven. “The Republic of Letters mapping the Republic of Letters: Jacob Bruckner’s Pinacotheca.”
  • Thomas Velle, Ghent University. “Bilingues Musarum Alumni: Multilingual Epigrammatists in the 17th- and 18th–century Republic of Letters.”

Panel V. Institutional Memory. 13:30–15:15. Chair: Manuel Llano.

  • Richard Kirwan, University of Limerick. “Miscellanies of Memory: From Scholarly Biography to University History.”
  • Theodore R. Delwiche, RMA student, Groningen University. “Remembering the Mater Academia: Harvard College and the 17th-Century Republic of Letters in the New World.”
  • Martin Holý, Institute of History, Czech Academy of Science; and Mlada Holá, Charles University Prague. “The Memory, Identity and Representation of Prague University Professors, 1458–1622.”

Panel VI. Religion, Confession and Heresy. 15:45–17:30. Chair: Dirk van Miert.

  • Marianne Ritsema van Eck, Leiden University. “The Construction of a Franciscan Scholarly Community in Early Modernity: Wadding’s Annales Minorum and the Scriptores Ordinis Minorum.”
  • Anna-Luna Post, Utrecht University. “Memory Sanctions and Their Impact: Collective Memories and the Case of Galileo.”
  • Willemijn Tuinstra, Leiden University. “Opting out but not forgotten: Marcellus Vranckheim’s (1587–1644) conversion and his place in scientific memory.”

Day III. Saturday, November 9.

Panel VII. Work Ethic: Rhetorics and Practices. 10:00–12:15. Chair: Annet den Haan.

  • Gábor Almási, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Innsbruck. “On the Urban and Secular Origin of the Early Modern Work Ethic.”
  • Dirk van Miert, Utrecht University. “The Immortal Heroism of Working Yourself to Death: Commemorating Work-Ethos and Enhancing Collective Identities in the Republic of Letters.”
  • Giorgio Lizzul, King’s College London. “Industry, Utility, and Wealth Distribution in Quattrocento Humanist Thought.”
  • Arnoud Visser, Utrecht University. “From Excellence to Excess: Humanist Work Ethic and the Rise of the Pedant.”

Last words and goodbye. 12:15–12:30.

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