This program is component of this (Res)MA History Programme. It is really not available for BA pupils.
This Research Seminar targets the archives for the VOC or Dutch East Asia business. It partly functions as a practical, more certain counterpart associated with the Literature Seminar. It handles a few of the basic archival problems talked about here, but details them when you look at the context of the seventeenth- and 18th-century Dutch-Asian enterprise that is commercial. Whilst the VOC records formally comprised company management, in training additionally they functioned as a giant repository of valuable and information that is secret all kinds of occasions in early-modern Asia.
The many staying VOC archives are comprised of several various sorts if not “genres” of papers, including maps. Further, they partly overlap with materials that fall beyond your confines among these collections, but are closely pertaining to them, such as for instance personal documents, missionary records, travel reports, as well as artwork. These diverse materials had been produced with various purposes, are comprised and organised in numerous means, and information that is present different perspecitives.
This seminar considers and compares all of these sources from both an archival and a point that is historiographical of. In addition it searches for similarities and differences when considering, in the one hand, the VOC archives and, having said that, archives of contemporaneous Dutch organizations as well as other European trading that is overseas. Pupils who cannot read (old) Dutch may make use of such other European documents, as an example those of this English East Asia business.
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