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

Studies in history, art history and Catholic theology at Augsburg University (Magistra Artium). 2009-2013 employment in content management, copy-editing, customer service and broadcasting. 2013-2017 doctoral studies at the Centre of Excellence "Cultural Foundations of Integration", Konstanz University. 2017-2018 academic project management at the Centre for Digital Humanities, National University of Ireland Maynooth. Since January 2019: postdoctoral researcher at IEG Mainz (Digital Humanities Lab/Digital Historical Research).

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