Understanding the literary system of the 18th century

About the project

The MEDIATE project is organized in six interrelated subprojects:

  1. MEDIATE database construction (Hulsbosch)
  2. French private library auctions and early Enlightenment networks (Blom)
  3. Dutch printed private library catalogues and auction practices (Jagersma)
  4. English printed private library catalogues in a transnational context (Reboul)
  5. Italian (Jewish) private library catalogues and cultural mediators (Chayes)
  6. Jewish books and Jewish-owned private libraries in the Dutch Republic (De Wilde)
  7. Synthesis: Toward a new history of "the" Enlightenment (Montoya)

Advisory board

  • Simon Burrows (Western Sydney University)
  • Marieke van Delft (Royal Library KB, The Hague)
  • Raphaele Mouren (Warburg Institute / Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'information et des Bibliothèques)
  • Andrew Pettegree (University of St Andrews)
  • Nicoline van der Sijs (KNAW Meertens Institute / Radboud University)
  • Mark Towsey (University of Liverpool)