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Eleá de la Porte has conducted a broad exploration of Dutch-language source material in order to find the enlightenment story of the Netherlands in the eighteenth-century.

Detail Summary
Date 2 July 2019
Time 12:00 - 13:00
Location Agnieten Chapel

Early in the eighteenth century, European thinkers described the period in which they lived as 'enlightened'. This realisation of being part of a developed, civilised and commercial period in history created a new relationship with the past.

A historical narrative was formulated in terms of progress that functioned as a common historical frame of reference. That story outlined a process of European civilisation from (partly enlightened) classical antiquity, via the 'barbaric' Middle Ages to the modern, commercial European state system. Eleá de la Porte has conducted a broad exploration of Dutch-language source material in order to find the enlightenment story of the Netherlands in the eighteenth-century.

E.J. de la Porte: Verlichte verhalen. De omgang met het verleden in de Nederlandse verlichting 

Supervisor

Prof. W.R.E. Velema

Entrance

This event is open to the public.

Agnieten Chapel
Agnieten Chapel

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam