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Ilja Nieuwland

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  • Name: Ilja Nieuwland, MA PhD
  • Position: Editor/Researcher
  • Departments: History of Science / Digital Data Management
  • E-mail: ilja.nieuwland@huygens.knaw.nl
  • Telephone: +31 (0)6 234 078 07
  • Regular office days: Tuesday, Thursday
  • Specializations: History of natural history, museum history.

Biography: Ilja Nieuwland (1970) studied History and Biology at the University of Groningen and subsequently worked at the universities of Groningen, Berlin and Potsdam. He has been affiliated with Huygens ING since 2008. He currently works as a web editor and researcher for the Digitaal Wetenschapshistorisch Centrum (DWC), and is primarily engaged with website activities. In addition, he develops and supports initiatives in the history of science and is part of the research group for the history of science.

In addition to his tasks for the DWC he wrote a thesis on the influence of Andrew Carnegie’s Diplodocus fossil on European science and popular culture in the early twentieth century under the title: The Colossal Stranger. A Cultural History of Diplodocus carnegii, 1902-1913.

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Publications

  • Nieuwland, Ilja (in preparation). Otto. The Life and Career of the Empire’s First Paleobiologist.
  • Nieuwland, Ilja (2018). The Colossal Stranger. A Cultural History of Andrew Carnegie’s Dinosaur (Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press).
  • Nieuwland, Ilja (2017). De posters van Othniel Charles Marsh in Teylers Museum”, in: Esther van Gelder et al., eds. “Dingen die ergens toe dienen”. Hilversum: Verloren, pp. 104-106.
  • Esther van Gelder, Eric Jorink, Ilja Nieuwland, Marlise Rijks & Alice Spruit (2017), eds. “Dingen die ergens toe dienen”. Hilversum: Verloren
  • Nieuwland, Ilja (2015). “Blockbusters zijn belangrijk, laten we daarom kritisch zijn.” NRC Handelsblad, 16 June, 2015.
  • Ter Sluis, Rolf, and Ilja Nieuwland (2013). “Universiteitsmusea ‘Full Circle’? Vijftig jaar academisch erfgoed.” Studium 6, no. 3/4 : 207–14.
  • Nieuwland, Ilja (2012). ‘The Wandering Friend. Andrew Carnegie’s Dinosaur Invades Europe, 1904-1918′, in: Joe Kember, John Plunkett and Jill Sullivan, eds., Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910. London: Pickering and Chatto. 219-236.
  • Nieuwland, Ilja, Mark Witton and André Veldmeijer (2012). Pterosaurs: Flying Relatives of the Dinosaurs. Leiden: Sidestone Press.
  • Nieuwland, Ilja (2011). David Baneke: Synthetisch denken [Bespreking van het boek David Baneke: Synthetisch denken: Natuurwetenschappers over hun rol in een moderne maatschappij, 1900 –1940. 240 pp., ?gs., bibls., index. Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren, 2008. €19 (paper) ]. Isis , 102 (2), 365-366.
  • Nieuwland, Ilja (2010). ‘Welcome, Colossal Stranger. Andrew Carnegie and Diplodocus intrude on European Culture, 1905-1912′. Endeavour (July 2010).
  • Nieuwland, Ilja (2004). ‘Gerhard Heilmann and the artists’ eye in science, 1912-1927′ in: www.PalArch.nl, v. 3, n. 2, p. 9-19.
  • Ma, M. S., Ma, W. K., Nieuwland, I.J.J., and Easley, R. R. (2002). ‘Why Archaeopteryx did not run over water’. Archaeopteryx, v. 20, p. 51-56.
  • Nieuwland, Ilja, Book review of: Gerhard Maier, ‘African Dinosaurs Unearthed. The Tendaguru Expeditions’ in: PalArch, April 2004.
  • Nieuwland, Ilja, ‘Vier boeken over vogelevolutie. En nog eentje’, in: Helix 15/4 (juni 2001), 14-16.
  • Nieuwland, Ilja, Hans van Koningsbrugge en Jürgen Luh, ‘Sparta oder Spree-Athen? Die preußische auswärtige Politik im Zeitalter Friedrichs des Ersten, 1688-1713′ in: Sophie-Charlotte und ihr Schloß. Ein Musenhof des Barock in Brandenburg-Preußen (Berlin; Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten 2000), 17-30.
  • Nieuwland, Ilja, ‘Naming the first Bird: taxonomical distress around Archaeopteryx lithographica’ in: Dinofest 1998 Symposium Volume (Philadelphia: Academy of Sciences 1999).
  • Nieuwland, Ilja, ’1799: Prelude tot een invasie’ in: Jan Zuurbier, Henk Brandsma en Ben Wagenaar, eds., De lange herfst van 1799. De Russisch-Engelse invasie in polder en duin (Castricum 1998 en 1999), 9-22
  • Nieuwland, Ilja, ‘”The earliest Englishman”; de vervalsing van Piltdown’ in: Groniek 142 (Groningen 1998).
  • Nieuwland, Ilja, ‘Tres chèr Nicholas. Dutch-Russian relations around the Belgian Uprising, August to December, 1830′ in: Carel Horstmeier et al., eds., Around Peter the Great. Three Centuries of Dutch-Russian Relations (Groningen 1997), 42-47.
  • Nieuwland, Ilja, ‘Dinastitsjeskie otnosjenija mezjdu rossiej i niderlandami vo vremja velgijskogo vosstanija avgosto-dekabr 1830′ in: V.K. Saveljev, e.a., Velikoe posolstvo – put v Evropu. Istorija i perspektivy rossijsko-evropejskogo sotrudnitsjestva (Moskou 1997), 55-58.

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