An archival VOC mindset? Archival dilemmas in a early-modern context that is dutch-Asian

An archival VOC mindset? Archival dilemmas in a early-modern context that is dutch-Asian

Admission demands

This program is component associated with the (Res)MA History Programme. It is really not available for BA pupils.

Description

This Research Seminar targets the archives associated with the VOC or Dutch East India business. It partly functions as a practical, more counterpart that is specific of Literature Seminar. It relates to a few of the basic archival issues discussed there, but details them when you look at the context of the seventeenth- and 18th-century Dutch-Asian enterprise that is commercial. Even though the VOC records formally comprised business management, in training in addition they functioned as a huge repository of valuable and information that is secret a number of occasions in early-modern Asia.

The different remaining VOC archives are comprised of several different kinds or even “genres” of papers, including maps. Further, they partly overlap with materials that fall outside of the confines of those collections, but are closely linked to them, such as for instance personal documents, missionary records, travel reports, as well as pieces of art. These diverse materials had been produced with various purposes, are comprised and organised in numerous ways, and current information with various perspecitives.

This seminar considers and compares all of these sources from both an archival and a historiographical standpoint. It actively seeks similarities and differences when considering, in the one hand, the VOC archives and, having said that, archives of contemporaneous Dutch organizations and of other European trading that is overseas. Pupils who cannot(old that is read Dutch may make use of such other European documents, as an example those regarding the English East Asia business. 继续阅读An archival VOC mindset? Archival dilemmas in a early-modern context that is dutch-Asian