- Name: Prof. Eric Jorink, Ph.D.
- Position: researcher
- Department: History of Science
- Specialisation: scientific culture of the early-modern era
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +31 (0)70-3315841
Eric Jorink studied History at the University of Groningen and subsequently spent a year at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. In 2004 he gained his PhD cum laude at the University of Groningen with a thesis entitled ‘Het Boeck der Natuere’. Nederlandse geleerden en de wonderen van Gods Schepping, 1575-1715.
Since 2001 Jorink has been working as a researcher at Huygens ING. At present he is working on the completion of two projects: a biography of the natural scientist Johannes Swammerdam (1637-1680) from Amsterdam, and a study of the image-forming of the English natural philosopher Isaac Newton (1642-1727) in the Republic of the Netherlands. The former project will result in a monograph, the latter in a number of articles. In addition, he is closely connected to the Digitaal Wetenschapshistorisch Centrum, DWC (Dutch History of Science Web Centre). At the same time he is section leader of the NWO-funded project ‘Circulation of knowledge and learned practices in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic’, which is being implemented by Huygens ING, the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) and the Descartes Centre of Utrecht University.
Research and other projects:
- Het ‘Boeck der Natuere’. Nederlandse geleerden en de wonderen van Gods schepping, 1575-1715 (Leiden 2006; 2e druk Leiden 2007). Vertaald als: Reading the Book of Nature in the Dutch Golden Age, 1575-1715. Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History 191. Vert. Peter Mason (Leiden 2010).
- (Samen met B.A.M. Ramakers ed.,) ‘Art and Science in the Early Modern Low Countries’. Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art/Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 61 (Zwolle 2011).
- ”Horrible and Blasphemous’. Isaac la Peyrère, Isaac Vossius and the Emergence of Radical Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Republic’ in: J. van der Meer en S. Mandelbrote eds. Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic religions: Up to 1700 (Brill’s Series in Church History 36, 4 vols Leiden 2009) 429-450.
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