Preliminary program

 

16 March 2017
09:30 - 10:30   
Registration/Coffee/Tea
@ Main Entrance, Main Building VU University
10:30 - 10:45  
Plenary Session

Huygens ING

Welcome

Lex Heerma van Voss (Director Huygens ING)

10:45 - 11:00  

Introduction

Ida Nijenhuis (Huygens ING)

11:00 - 12:00  
Keynote 
"The Potency of the Human Element: Information and Power in History"

De Montfort University Leicester

12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
13:00 - 15:00  
Panel Session 1

THEME I: EXPERTS AND INFLUENCE

University of Twente

David Napolitano
"Knowledge is power. Opening up the teaching monopoly on the art of rulership in medieval Italy"

University of Cambridge

Veronika Novák
"Near to the fire: information possibilities of the scribes of the Parlement of Paris at the end of the Hundred Years war"

Eötvös Loránd University

Dries Raeymakers
"The Keys to the Kingdom. Re-evaluating the Notion of ‘Access’ in the Early Modern Court"

Radboud University Nijmegen             

Ida Nijenhuis
"Information as a means to power: the use of unique mercantile knowledge"

Huygens ING

13:00 - 15:00  
Panel Session 1

THEME II: DISCLOSURE AND CONTROL

Huygens ING & VU University 

Andrey Likhatsky
"The Knowledge under Surveillance: Institutional Support of the Academic Historical Periodicals in the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Poland at the Beginning of 20th Century"

Moscow Higher School of Economics

Eleni Braat
"State secrecy and the historian’s craft. Three approaches to lifting the veil of classified government archives"

Universiteit Utrecht

Joris Gijsenbergh
"The disclosure of governmental information by whistleblowers (1970-2000)"

Utrecht University

Gitika De
"Contention for Information: Witnessing, Verification and Written Truths"

Delhi University

13:00 - 15:00  
Panel Session 1

THEME III: POLICY AND DECISIONMAKING

University of Amsterdam

Milja van Tielhof
"Useful information?  Financial reporting by Dutch water authorities in the early modern period"

Huygens ING

Lauren Lauret
"Administrative tools of legitimacy. Politics and practices of information in the Dutch States General (1728 & 1817)"

Leiden University

Ronald Sluijter
"Unifying the Country. Requests for Information in the Batavian-French Period (1795-1813)"

Huygens ING

15:00 - 15:15   Coffee/Tea
15:15 - 17:15  
Panel Session 2

THEME IV: EXCHANGE AND HEGEMONY

De Montfort University Leicester

Laszlo Z. Karvalics
"Price-information. Whose Power? Lessons from the early 19th century"

University of Szeged

Eli Cook
"Economic Indicators and the Coming of American Civil War"

Haifa University

Alistair Black & Bonnie Mak
"Period, Theme and Event: Pedagogical Keys to Understanding the Place of Power Relations in the History of Information"

University of Illinois

15:15 - 17:15  
Panel Session 2

THEME II: DISCLOSURE AND CONTROL (2)

Huygens ING & VU University

Irena Vladimirsky
"The Bolshevik Revolution of Knowledge: The Big Soviet Encyclopedia Enterprise"

Achva Academic College

András Lénárt
"Doctrines of Information in the Spanish Dictatorship (1939-1975)"

University of Szeged

Constant Hijzen
"Secrets and political power Dutch politicians and domestic intelligence"

Leiden University

Claudia Serbanuta
"Leveraging information organization knowledge in communist public libraries"

University of Illinois

15:15 -

17:15

 
Panel Session 2

THEME V: EMPOWERMENT AND NEGLECT

The New School for Social Research

University of Amsterdam

Marieke Oprel
"Along and against the archival grain. Defining flows of information and mechanisms of power in Dutch post-war policies towards German enemy citizen"

VU University Amsterdam

Paul van Trigt
"Governing the social by (un)covering information. The case of disability in the postcolonial Netherlands"

Leiden University

Marijke van Faassen
"The whereabouts of migrants: a comparison of Dutch migrant registration systems"

Huygens ING

17:15 - 18:15   Drinks
19:00      
Conference dinner
Eetcafé De Brakke Grond
Nes 43

1012 KD Amsterdam