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Agricola seminar: Michael Driedger (Brock University, Canada)

Wanneer:ma 26-01-2015 16:00 - 18:00
Waar:Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies

The Canadian historian Michael Driedger (Brock University, Canada) will talk to us about:

Computer-assisted analysis of 18th-century texts: Using Voyant Tools to read François Adriaan van der Kemp’s revolutionary sermons from 1782

This talk highlights the techniques and benefits of “distant reading”. In the past several months I have been experimenting with the tools of digital research for my project on Doopsgezinden in the Enlightenment ( Driedger's presentation uses F.A. van der Kemp’s Elftal kerkelyke redevoeringen (1782) to demonstrate my methods. Van der Kemp, a former student of RUG, is significant for his leading role in the Patriottenbeweging of the 1780s and his controversial place in Mennonite history.