Research group Knowledge and Art Practices
Specialisation Life and times of Antony van Leeuwenhoek
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Douglas Anderson is Professor of English and Digital Literacies in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin and a graduate degree in fine arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 1993, Random House published his novel First and Ten. Anderson has also published in Texas Monthly, Kirkus Reviews and in small press magazines, and he edited legal and children’s books.

Since 2016, he has been a visiting researcher at the Huygens Institute, where he is co-editor of All the Letters of Antony van Leeuwenhoek. Anderson founded and still maintains the website Lens on Leeuwenhoek. It is the most comprehensive collection of online information on Leeuwenhoek’s life and achievements. Anderson’s articles on Leeuwenhoek have been published in The New York Times, Annals of Science, Studium and the British microbiology journal Antonie van Leeuwenhoek.


The Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek – Volume 17

Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s microscopes and other scientific instruments: new information from the Delft archives

The tensions between facts and fantasy

Still going strong: Leeuwenhoek at eighty

Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible (narrator)