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Arthur der Weduwen, “Trading Books in the Age of Rembrandt”

This talk was part of the symposium Rembrandt and Leiden: New Perspectives that took place at Agnes Etherington Art Centre on 8 November 2019. The symposium featured new research by international scholars on Rembrandt and his circle, Leiden and Dutch culture in the seventeenth century, connecting the exhibition Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges with new perspectives on the artist and his era.

Arthur der Weduwen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews, and a specialist in the history of media, news and the book. His first major project was the compilation of the first bibliography of seventeenth-century Dutch newspapers, for which he received three prizes, and which was published in 2017 by Brill in a two-volume set.

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