Preliminary program

 

17 March 2017
09:30 - 10:30       
Plenary Session

Utrecht University

Keynote 
"Obscuring Sentiments: Racial Recesses of the Law"

The New School for Social Research

10:30 - 10:45   Coffee/Tea
10:45 - 12:45  
Panel Session 3

THEME I: EXPERTS AND INFLUENCE (2)

University of Twente

Marijcke Schillings
"Willem de Clercq's limitations and ambitions: his tenure as secretary of the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij, circa 1824"

Huygens ING

Wim de Jong
"Electoral research, pollsters and the performative power of information about the ‘public’. The Netherlands in comparison (1950-1990)"

Radboud University Nijmegen

Fons Meijer
"The mediated expert: the scientisation of the political in the media age"

Radboud University Nijmegen

Adriejan van Veen
"From corporatism to independent regulation. Are independent regulatory authorities in the Netherlands decoupled from, or still dependent on interest group expertise?"

Utrecht University

10:45 - 12:45  
Panel Session 3

THEME III: POLICY AND DECISIONMAKING (2)

Huygens ING

Megan Williams
"The Perils of the Post-Road?: Diplomatic Couriers and the Informational Fabric of Early Modern Europe"

University of Groningen

Rik Hoekstra
"The griffiers and the keeping of information in the Resolutions of the States General of the United Dutch Provinces (1576-1796)"

Huygens ING

Jos Gabriëls
"Information Management by Napoleon’s Dépôt général de la Guerre (1799-1815)"

Huygens ING

10:45 - 12:45  
Panel Session 3

THEME IV: EXCHANGE AND HEGEMONY (2)

De Montfort University Leicester

Joris van den Tol
"Lobbying colonial policy from the periphery: Decision-making and the control of long-distance information in the Atlantic, 1630-1660"

Leiden University

Gerrit Knaap
"Information and Power in the Dutch Colonial Empire. A case study from the Dutch East India Company, circa 1760"

Huygens ING

Hagit Krik
"Ruling the Holy Land: Colonial Knowledge and the Biblical Past in Mandate Palestine, 1918-1948"

Tel Aviv University

12:45 - 13:35   Lunch
13:45 - 15:15  
Panel Session 4

THEME IV: EXCHANGE AND HEGEMONY (3)

De Montfort University Leicester

Djoeke van Netten
"Sailing and secrecy. Information control and power in overseas companies"

University of Amsterdam

Kees Teszelszky
"Inside or Outside Europe: the use of news and information in Europe and change of the image of Hungarians and Ottomans during the Bocskai Revolt (1604-1606)"

Royal Library The Hague

Gábor Szommer
"Information Transfer between the English and Dutch East India Companies in the Early 17th Century"

Freelancer

13:45 - 15:15  
Panel Session 4

THEME V: EMPOWERMENT AND NEGLECT (2)

The New School for Social Research

Huygens ING

Eric Ketelaar
"The Dutch comptoir as information centre"

University of Amsterdam

Liesbeth Rosen Jacobson
"The Eurasian Question, solved by paternal knowledge?"

Leiden University

Peter Fleer
"Projects of Security: Building State Power through Control and Welfare"

Swiss Federal Archives (SFA)

15:15 - 15:30   Coffee/Tea
15:30 - 17:00  
Rounding up 

Radboud University Nijmegen

Reports on the panels:

THEME III: Charles Jeurgens
THEME IV: Toni Weller

THEME V: Eric Ketelaar

Concluding remarks:

University of Illinois

Discussion