Harvard-Yale Conference in Book History, May 5, 2014, Linsly-Chittenden Hall

Two members of our research group, Monika Barget and David de Boer, took part in this year’s “Conference in Book History” at Yale University.

This conference was sponsored by the Yale University Department of English, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Seminar in the History of the Book at the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard.

In the panel “Editing History”, David de Boer presented a censored historiographical work from the 17th century Dutch Republic and discussed questions of authorship, objectivity and censorship in times of revolt.

The panel, which also included a talk by Devin Fitzgerald (Harvard) on Ming history, was chaired by Monika Barget.

Visit the “History of the Book at Harvard” website:Book History Harvard

Read Monika’s introduction: Panel Editing History – PDF

Listen to David’s talk:



Lieuwe van Aitzema, 1600-1699, Dutch diplomat and historian, public domain



Monika Barget

Monika Barget studied history, history of art and theology in Augsburg (Germany) and Galway (Ireland). In 2013, she joined the international research group 'Early Modern Revolts' at Konstanz University as a doctoral student. Since October 2017, she has been project manager in the Letters 1916-1923 project at Maynooth University (Ireland). Her research interests include early modern constitutional history and political iconography.

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