Staff

Dr. A. Weber (Andreas)

Assistant Professor

==> For most recent updates on my research and publications see also here: www.andweber.com  
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Background

Andreas Weber is a historian with a special interest in the long-term development of science and technology in society and digital heritage. In my work I take individuals, mostly naturalists and chemists, and everyday materials (e.g. animals and plants) that traversed insular Southeast Asia and Europe in the long nineteenth century as starting point. In a connected line of research (collaborative digital heritage project: Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives), I work on developing a digital environment that facilitates such inquiries. The Making Sense project develops a digital environment which allows to historians and others to search, contextualize, and network biodiversity heritage and other digitized illustrated handwritten collections. Core use case of the project is the archive of the Committee for Natural History of the Netherlands Indies (1820-1850). It is one of the top-collections of Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden. In the past, Andreas has undertaken various efforts to disclose this archive for historians, biodiversity researchers and a broader public. In 2015-2016, Andreas has been John C. Hass fellow of the Science History Institute in Philadelphia.

Andreas has also co-curated a public exhibition on the history of recycling at the Dutch National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine, Museum Boerhaave, in Leiden, and the Fries Museum. This exhibition has received an ‘honorary mention’ award in the context of the 2016 international Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits competition of the American Society for the History of Technology (SHOT).

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Since summer 2017, Andreas is also one of the editors of the Brill Book Series Emergence of Natural History (ENH). Since summer 2018, he is also part of the editorial board of the international journal Itinerario, published by Cambridge University Press. 

Andreas studied History, German language and literature at the Universities Leiden (MA History, 2005, cum laude) and Bamberg (1. Staatsexamen, 2006). As PhD student at Leiden University (2007-2012), Andreas focused on the intertwined histories of natural history, chemistry, and government reform in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Netherlands and its overseas territories in the Indonesian Archipelago. Key figure of his dissertation was the German chemist-administrator Caspar Georg Carl Reinwardt (1773-1854).

Andreas has developed and taught courses on Dutch (colonial) history, history of science in colonial and global context, Transformations of Knowledge in a Digital Age, and the long term development of science and technology at the Universities of Enschede and Leiden. Since 2017, he is also course director of the international summer course Governance and Ethics of Technology, which takes place in the context of the Twente Summer School CuriousU. In the past, he also has worked as temporary coordinator (2 x 3 months) of the Leiden ENCOMPASS program, a training program for students from all over Asia. In October 2018, Andreas has hold a guest lecturership for the History of Science and Technology in Indonesia at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Key publications

Book & edited volume:

Weber, A. Hybrid Ambitions: Science, Governance, and Empire in the Career of Caspar C.G. Reinwardt (1773-1854). Amsterdam: Leiden University Press, 2012 (=dissertation).

Dijksterhuis, F.J., Weber, A, and Zuidervaart, H. (eds.), Locations of Knowledge in Dutch Contexts (submitted to Brill publishers).

Special issue:
Weber, A. / Wille, R.J. (eds.), Laborious Transformations - Plant Science at Bogor Botanical Gardens, 1817 - 2017, special  issue of Studium (= open access journal of the Belgian-Dutch Society of the History of Science and Universities) (in preparation for 2018).  

Keynote & museum exhibit:

Weber, A. (2018): Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity. Keynote at conference: Digital Past organized by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, February 6-8, 2018, Aberystwyth.

Van Driel, J.; Weber, A.; Maas, A.; Roberts, L.L. 2012-2015: Co-curation of the exhibition Wealth of Waste (Rijk van Rotzooi) at Museum Boerhaave, the Dutch National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine in Leiden. As the only exhibition, it has received an ‘honorary mention’ in the 2016 competition for the Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits of the American Society for the History of Technology, SHOT. 

Editorships:

2018- : Member of editorial board of the journal international journal Itinerario
2017- : Co-editor of the book series Emergence of Natural History (ENH). ISSN: 2452-3283

  • During my time as series editor, the following volume(s) have appeared:  
    Volume 2: Arthur MacGregor (ed.), Naturalists in the Field: Collecting, Recording and Preserving the Natural World from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century (Leiden: Brill 2018).

Journal contributions:

Stork, L., Weber, A., Gassó Miracle, E., Verbeek, F., Plaat, A., Van den Herik, J, Wolstencroft, K., "Semantic Annotation of Natural History Collections," Journal of Web Semantics (JWS) (2018), in press. [DOI]

Post, A.L. and Weber, A., "Notes on the reviewing of learned websites, digital resources and tools," Isis (2018), submitted.  

Mostert, T and Weber, A. "An Interview with Harold J. Cook", Itinerario (2018), submitted. 

Weber, A. "World Histories of Science and Material Exchange," Journal of World History 28, 1 (2017), 178-183. [DOI]

Weber, A. “Bitter Fruits of Accumulation: the Case Caspar G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854). History of Science 3 (2014): 297-318. [PDF]

Weber, A. and Gommans, J. “An Interview with Jürgen Osterhammel.“ Itinerario 3 (2011): 7-16. [DOI]

Weber, A. “Encountering the Netherlands Indies: Caspar G.C. Reinwardt's Field Trip to the East (1816-1822).” Itinerario 33:1 (2009): 45-60. [PDF]

Weber, A. and H. Schulte Nordholt. „An Interview with Thee Kian Wie.“ Itinerario 1 (2010): 9-34. [PDF]

Book chapters:

Dijksterhuis, F.J. and Weber, A., "The Netherlands as a Laboratory of Knowing", in Locations of Knowledge in Dutch Contexts, ed. Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis, Andreas Weber, and Huib Zuidervaart (submitted to Brill publishers).

Stork, L., Weber, A., Herik, J. van den, Plaat, A., Verbeek, F., Wolstencroft, K., “From Handwritten Manuscripts to Linked Data,” in: Méndez E., Crestani F., Ribeiro C., David G., Lopes J. (eds) Digital Libraries for Open Knowledge. TPDL 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11057. Springer, Cham, 330-334. [DOI]

Weber, A. "Renegotiating debt: Chemical Governance and Money in the Early Nineteenth Century Dutch Empire," in Compound Histories: Materials, Governance and Production, 1760-1840, ed. Lissa Roberts and Simon Werrett (Leiden: Brill 2017), 205-225, published in open access). [PDF]

Weber, A.; Ameryan, M.; Wolstencroft, K.; Stork, L.; Heerlien, M.; Schomaker, L. "Towards a Digital Infrastructure for Illustrated Handwritten Archives," in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 10605: Digital Cultural Heritage, ed. Marinos Ioannides (Springer 2018), 155-166 (Mahya Ameryan and Andreas Weber share first authorship, acceptance rate: 29 out of 198 submissions [DOI]. For an authors approved version click here.  

Weber, A. "Hout, poep, en hydrometers: Chemische kennis en het bestuur van het Nederlandse koloniale rijk in Azië in de vroege negentiende eeuw," Dingen die ergens toe dienen’: Verhalen over materiële cultuur van wetenschap. ed. Esther van Gelder, Erik Jorink, Ilja Nieuwland, et al. (Verloren, 2017), 32-35. [PDF]

Weber, A. “Sprache im 'Zwischenraum': Adriaan David Cornets de Groot jun. (1804-1829) als multilingualer Grenzgänger im zentraljavanischen Surakarta,” in Sprachgrenzen - Sprachkontakte - kulturelle Vermittler. Kommunikation zwischen Europäern und Außereuropäern (16.-20. Jahrhundert), ed. Mark Häberlein and Alexander Keese (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag 2010): 223-243. [PDF]

Weber, A. and H. Schulte Nordholt. "Interview with Thee Kian Wie." in Merajut sejarah ekonomi Indonesia: Essays in honour of Thee Kian Wie 75 years birthday, ed. Thomas Lindblad and Bambang Purwanto (Yogyakarta: Ombak 2010): 41-88. 

Contributions to conference proceedings (all peer-reviewed):
Kraak, M.J.; Weber, A.; Van Lottum, J., Engelhardt, J, Toward VR eventscapes for spatio-temporal access to digital maritime heritage, Conference Proceedings of 2018 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Science, p. 413-414 [DOI].

Stork, L.; Weber, A.; Gassó Miracle, E.; Wolstencroft, K., Linking Natural History Collections, Conference Proceedings of 2018 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Science, p. 388-389 [DOI].

Stork, L., Weber, A., Gassó Miracle, E., Wolstencroft, K., "A Workflow for the Semantic Annotation of Field Books and Specimen Labels," in Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 2: e25839 (2018) [DOI] (presented by Lise Stork at joint meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), Dundee, New Zealand, August 25 - September 1, 2018)

Stork, L. and Weber, A., "A Linked Data Approach to Disclose Handwritten Biodiversity Heritage Collections," Book of Abstracts, DH Benelux 2017 (Utrecht 2017), 10-13. [PDF]

Schomaker, L.; Weber, A.; Thijssen, M.; Heerlien, M.; Plaat A.; Nijssen, S.; Verbeek, F.; Lew, M.; Gassó Miracle, E.; Wolstencroft, K.; Suvyer, E.; Verheij, B.; Wiering, M.; Dekker, R.; Kok, J.; Roberts, L.; Van den Herik, J. "Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives," Digital Humanities 2016 Krakow, Conference Abstracts, 764-766. 

Posters and other work

Kraak, M.J.; Weber, A.; Van Lottum, J., Engelhardt, J, Toward VR eventscapes for spatio-temporal access to digital maritime heritage, Poster at IEEE eScience 2018, Amsterdam, 29 October - 1 November 2018.    

Stork, L.; Weber, A.; Gassó Miracle, E. and Wolstencroft, K., Linking Natural History Collections, Poster at IEEE eScience 2018, Amsterdam, 29 October - 1 November 2018.  

Calisto, L. F., Dobraja, I., Gu, Y., Weber, A., Van Lottum, J., Huetink, M., Kraak, M. "Building a WebVR environment to bring historical shipping data alive," Conference presentation, FOSS4G 2018, 29 August 2018 - 31 August 2018, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Stork, L.; Wolstencroft K.; Weber, A.; Verbeek, F.; Plaat, A. "Priming Digitization: Learning the Textual Structure in Field Books," Conference abstract, ICT OPEN 2018, 18-19 March 2018, Amersfoort.

Weber, A.; Ameryan, M.; Stork, L.; Wolstencroft, K.; Gassó Miracle, E.; Nijssen, S.; Wiering, M.; Heerlien, M.; Thijssen, M.; Huetink, M.; Verbeek, F.; Plaat A.; Kok, J.; Roberts, L.; Herik, J. van den; Schomaker, L., Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives, Poster at eScience Symposium, Amsterdam, 13 October 2016.

Weiss, M. and Weber, A. “Martinus van Marum en Casper Georg Carl Reinwardt. Vriendschap, planten en musea.”  Teylers magazijn 110 (2011): 11-13. 

Conniff, R.; Snyt meenk, Ch.; Weber, A., New York Times Online (2011): Slide show on the ‘Committee for Natural History’.  

Book reviews (alphabetically)

Barnard, Timothy B. (2016): Nature’s colony: Empire, nation and environment in the Singapore Botanical Gardens in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (2017, in preparation).

Cook, Harold J. and Sven Dupré (eds.) (2012): Translating Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries in sehepunkte.de 14 (2014).

Dupré, Sven and Christoph Lüthy (eds.) (2011): Silent Messengers. The Circulation of Material Objects of Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries in sehepunkte.de 14 (2014).

Diarmid A. Finnegan and Jonathan Jeffrey Wright (eds.) (2015): Spaces of Global Knowledge: Exhibition, encounter and exchange in an age of empire in Isis 108, 2 (2017):453-454. (doi: 10.1086/692426)

Goss, Andrew (2011): The Floracrats: State-sponsored Science and the Failure of Enlightenment in Indonesia in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 2-3 (2011): 340-342.

Güttler, Nils (2014): Das Kosmoskop. Karten und ihre Benutzer in der Pflanzengeographie des 19. Jahrhunderts in Isis. A Journal of the History of Science Society 106 (2015): 459-460.

Kevin Y.L. Tan (2015): Of Whales and Dinosaurs: The Story of Singapore's Natural History Museum in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 1 (2016): 150-151.

Knight, R.G. (2015): Trade and Empire in Early Nineteenth-Century Southeast Asia. Gillian Maclaine and his Business Network in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 4 (2016): 573-74.

Loeber, Katharina (2010): Der Niedergang des Chilesalpeters. Chemische Forschung, militärische Interessen, ökonomische Auswirkungen in Jahrbuch für Europäische Überseegeschichte 13 (2013): 316-318.

Patrick Manning & Daniel Rood (2016): Global Scientific Practice in an Age of Revolutions, 1750-1850 in Journal of Modern History 90, 2 (2018): 415-417. doi: 10.1086/697330Publication Cover

Schönitzer, Klaus (2011): Ein Leben für die Zoologie. Die Reisen und Forschungen des Johan Baptist Ritter von Spix in Jahrbuch für Europäische Überseegeschichte 14 (2014): 309-311.

Schoor, Wim van der (2012): Zuivere en toegepaste wetenschap in de tropen in Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 126.1 (2013): 136-137.

Sternagel, Renate (2011): Der Humboldt von Java. Leben und Werk des Naturforschers Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809-1864) in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 1 (2012): 151-153.

Strauss, Dieter (2011): Der grüne Baron. Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, der Humboldt Brasiliens, und seine Expedition von Rio de Janeiro zum Amazonas 1822-1829 in Jahrbuch für Europäische Überseegeschichte 14 (2014): 309-31.

Zangger, Andreas (2011): Koloniale Schweiz: Ein Stück Globalgeschichte zwischen Europa und Südostasien (1860-1930) in Studium. Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteits­geschiedenis 1 (2014): 56-57.

Projects and prizes

Eventscapes: Providing Spatio-Temporal Access to the Prize Papers

NWO/Brill publishers, KIEM, Creative Industries

2018-2019

co-applicant

Collective grant for the organization of the international symposium ‘Managing Alliances: Plant Science at Bogor Botanical Gardens, 1817-2017’ 


Hortus Botanicus Leiden, Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences in Utrecht, Leiden Asia Year, and the Royal Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden.  


2017

applicant

Making Sense of Handwritten Illustrated Archives

NWO/Brill publishers, Creative Industries

2016-2020

co-author of proposal, part of the management team

‘Honorary mention’ award for the 2016 international Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits of the American Society for the History of Technology (SHOT).  


American Society for the History of Technology (SHOT).


The exhibition 'Wealth of Waste' was displayed at the Dutch National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine, Museum Boerhaave, in Leiden (2014-2015) and the Fries Museum (2016-2018) 


2016

co-curator of museum exhibition

John C. Haas postdoctoral fellowship


Science History Institute Philadelphia (formerly: Chemical Heritage Foundation, CHF)  


2015-2016

applicant

Writing-up stipend for PhD at Leiden University

Gratama Foundation  

2011-2012

applicant

Stipend for PhD at Leiden University

German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)  

2007-2010


applicant

In the press

Article in Bionews (4 November 2017, p. 5) by N. Peeters on the international workshop ‘Managing Alliances: Plant Science at Bogor Botanical Gardens 1817-2017’ which I have organized together with colleagues from Utrecht (dr. Robert-Jan Wille) and the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden (prof. Paul Kessler).

Article and interview in De Volkskrant (Jvolkskrantuly 3, 2017) with Lambert Schomaker (ALICE Groningen) and me on the Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives project. The item which carries the title ‘Verslag uit de jungle is ook een jungle uit papier’ is written by Geertje Dekkers.

Feature article and interview in Bionews (February 25, 2017) on my research in the context of the collaborative project Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives. The 2-page piece written by Menno Schilthuizen is called ‘Terabytes aan Tropenjaren’.

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2016): Mention of the exhibition ‘Wealth of Waste’ in the NWO annual report for the year 2015.

Tubantia (2015): UT helpt om een schat aan handgeschreven kennis te ontsluiten. Kennis van Nu, NPO Wetenschap (2015): Radio interview on the exhibit Rijk van Rotzooi at Museum Boerhaave in Leiden. (together with Joppe van Driel)

tubantia

  • UnityFM, Leiden (2015): Radio interview on exhibition Rijk van Rotzooi at Museum Boerhaave.
  • El Sol de Mexico (October 25, 2015), Reciclaje, una costumbre milenaria. One page illustrated article on the exhibition Wealth of Waste.
  • Chemisch2Weekblad (July 3, 2015) short piece on the exhibition Rijk van Rotzooi titled: “Wat een rotzooi rijkdom”.
  • Volkskrant (2011): Te kijk. Collectie Natuurkundige Commissie. Een schat in Leiden.
  • New York Times Online (2011): Slide show on the ‘Committee for Natural History’ (together with Chris Smeenk and Richard Conniff).

Invited Lectures and Conference Papers

  • Yogyakarta, 2018: History of Science and Technology in Indonesia (public lecture, 16 October 2018, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta).
  • Utrecht, 2017: Studying Empire’s Nature: Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity, Descartes Colloquium, Utrecht University.
  • Woudschoten, 2017: Science and the Dutch Empire in the Nineteenth Century: Natural Historical Collections as Digital Challenge and Opportunity, Bi-annual meeting of Dutch historians of Science (Woudschoten VII).
  • Leiden, 2017: Reinwardt en de vroege jaren van de tuin in Bogor, Hortus Botanicus Leiden, Hortus Wintercollege.
  • London, 2017: Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, London (together with Lambert Schomaker, ALICE U Groningen)
  • Enschede, 2017: Towards an Infrastructure for Illustrated Handwritten Archives, ITC Faculty (together with Lise Stork, LIACS U Leiden).
  • Schoonhoven, 2016: Over zilver essays en sjoemelende muntmeesters in Nederland en zijn voormalige koloniën, mini symposium “Zilver & Goud. De historie van edelmetalen”, Zilvermuseum, Schoonhoven.
  • Den Haag, 2016 (together with Lambert Schomaker): Automatische handschriftenherkenning in 19e eeuwse dagboeken als casus voor het MONK-systeem.
  • Krakow, 2016: Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives, Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow (co-authored short paper, see list of publications above).
  • Montreal, 2016: Making Governance Work: Paper in the Dutch Empire, 1790-1820. Winter speaker series 2016, Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University.
  • Philadelphia, 2016: Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge, Glam Café at University of Pennsylvania (Kislak center).
  • Philadelphia, 2015: Making Money Circulate: Chemistry and ‘Governance’ in the Career of Coins in the Early 19th-Century Dutch Empire. Brown Bag Lecture. Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF).
  • Groningen, 2015: Making Governance Work: Paper in the Dutch Empire, 1790-1820. Seminar for the Center for Historical Studies.
  • Florence, 2014: Making Money Circulate: Chemistry and ‘Governance’ in the Career of Coins in the Early Nineteenth Century Dutch Empire, workshop of the international research network: Sites of Chemistry, 1760-1840.
  • Philadelphia, 2014: Governing Fluids. Chemistry and Empire in the Career of Hydrometers, 1800-1820. Chemical Reactions: Chemistry and Global History. Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF).
  • Boston, 2013: A Master of Paperwork: C.G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854), Natural History and the Governance of the Dutch Empire in the East. History of Science Society (HSS), Annual meeting.
  • Uppsala, 2013 (together with Joppe van Driel): Backbones of Productivity, Fertilizer, Writing Paper and Ink in the Netherlands, 1780-1815, International Conference for the History of Chemistry.
  • Leuven, 2013: Searching for Surrogates: Paper and Ink in the Netherlands, 1780-1830, workshop of the international research network: Sites of Chemistry, 1760-1840.
  • Utrecht, 2013: Towards a History of Paperwork: Writing Paper in the Netherlands, 1780-1800. Descartes Colloquium.
  • London, 2012. Putting Accumulation in its Time and Place: Leiden and Batavia, c. 1820. Informal lunch lecture at the LSE, project: Useful and Reliable Knowledge in Global Histories of Material Progress in the East and the West (URKRW).
  • Den Haag, 2010. Forging New Connections: Adriaan David Cornets de Groot Junior (1804-1829) and the mapping of the Javanese language in the early nineteenth century, Najaarscongres KNHG ‘A new Dutch imperial History’.
  • Mumbai, 2010. Do Local Encounters Matter? The Life and Career of the Naturalist and Colonial Administrator C.G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854), Second ENCOMPASS Conference on the topic: Monsoon Asia in the Age of Revolutions, 1780-1830. Changes of regime and their aftermath.
  • Amsterdam, 2009. Natural History in Dispute: Humboldtian Naturalists in the Netherlands Indies and their ‘Alternative reading’ of nature, 1815-1850. KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) symposium on the topic: ‘Alexander von Humboldt in Holland (1800-1900)’
  • Jakarta, 2008. The Dutch East Indies as “Contact Zone” for Natural-Historical Research, 1815-1850. Encompass Pilot Conference.
  • Hagen, 2008. Die wissenschaftliche Erschließung Niederländisch-Ostindiens im frühen 19. Jahrhundert – (deutsche) Naturforscher im Spannungsfeld von Wissenschaft und kolonialer Expansion. Presentation at research colloquium, Prof. Reinhard Wendt, FernUniversität Hagen.
  • Oxford, 2008. Naturalists as Mediators of Knowledge in an Expanding Dutch Colonial Empire, 1815-1850. Three Societies Meeting: Connecting Disciplines.
  • Leiden, 2008. A kingdom and its ‘imagined’ colony? – The Malay Archipelago in the Eyes of the Naturalist C.G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854). Workshop: Local Encounters and the Global Circulation of Knowledge, 1750-1850 at Leiden University.
  • Bamberg, 2008. Sprache als Werkzeug kolonialer Expansion: Die Erschließung des Javanischen am Beispiel Adriaan David Cornets de Groot (1804-1829). Annual Meeting of the German Society for Overseas History, Bamberg. Conference topic: Language barriers, linguistic contacts and cultural brokers in the history of Europe’s encounter with the extra-European world.

Organization of conference sessions and workshops

  • Leiden, 2017: Organization of the international symposium Managing Alliances: Plant Sciences at Bogor Botanical Gardens 1817-2017. Hortus Botanicus Leiden (together with Robert-Jan Wille (Utrecht University), and prof. Paul Kessler, prefect of the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden).  
  • Philadelphia, 2016: Organization of workshop on the material history of a paper at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. (together with Simon Werrett)
  • Valkenswaard, 2015: Organization of a public symposium on the chemistry of litography. (together with Ernst Homburg)
  • Leiden and Eindhoven, 2014 and 2015: Organization of public mini-symposia on the history of rare earths, uranium and phosphorus. (together with Ernst Homburg and Rob van Veen)
  • Twente, 2014: Organization of the annual internal research conference (STePS Research days). (together with Annalisa Pelizza)
  • Boston, 2013: Organization of a panel on Paper and Paperwork: Tools of Governance and Science. (together with Megan Williams)
  • Leiden, 2010: Organization of a mini-symposium on Unravelling the Archives of the Natuurkundige Commissie voor Nederlandsch Indië (1820-1850). (together with Leonard Blussé, Chris Smeenk en Eulàlia Gassó-Miracle)
  • Leiden, 2008. Organization of an international workshop on Local Encounters and the Global Circulation of Knowledge, 1750-1850 at Leiden University. (together with Lissa Roberts)

Other Grants and fellowships

  • Guest lecturership for the History of Science and Technology in Indonesia (October 2018), Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Travel grant to participate in the Global History of Chemistry Conference at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia (2014, ca. 1000 euros
  • Grant for the organization of a workshop by the Leiden University Fund (2008), ca. 1000 euros
  • Travel grant for the Three Societies Meeting in Oxford by the Leiden University Fund (2008),ca. 600 euros
  • Stipend for studying at Bamberg and Leiden University by the German National Academic Foundation (2004-2006), ca. 26000 euros
  • Stipend for the acquisition of books by Oskar-Karl-Forster Foundation (University of Bamberg, 2004)

Networks