ALCS supports conference at University of Reading

Esther Mijers from the department of history at the University of Reading writes:

The ALCS generously sponsored the Dutch presence at the annual Early Modern Conference at the University of Reading. Over the last few years, this has grown to be the most important conference for early modern studies in the UK. Some 125 delegates gathered for three days to discuss this year’s theme ‘Communication and Exchange’. The Netherlands were well represented, both in various papers, including in the excellent plenary by Professor Howard Hotson (Oxford), and by the presence of several Dutch scholars. The conference was accompanied by an exhibition with materials from Reading’s Special Collections and the collections in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communications, which both contain a wealth of Dutch material. For those who were unable to attend, there is some more information on the exhibition and the accompanying ‘Featured Item’ on the Special Collections website:

The exhibition was formally launched with a well attended reception and will remain in the Main Library through the summer months. It will be highlighted again during Researchers’ Night at Reading, a Europe-wide event bringing together the public and researchers, which the University of Reading is proud to host on the 23rd of July, as only one of four UK institutions. For details, see: