De stem van de student: Nederlandse studentenbladen in de negentiende eeuw

Hoorn, J. E., 2016, [Groningen]: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. 382 p.

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  • Jannette Elisabeth Hoorn
In 1825 some students of the University of Utrecht published a student paper: De gekortwiekte Faam. This was a novelty: a paper for students edited by students. The professors of the academy of Utrecht condemned the initiative. They found it highly inappropriate for students to speak out for themselves. Even so, the initiative was soon followed by students of the academies in Leiden and Groningen. In the second half of the nineteenth century the student weekly had become a normal aspect of student life.
This study analyses the history and development of the student paper as a genre: from the experimental first small and short-lived papers in the first half of the nineteenth century, to the institutionalized and flourishing weekly in the second half of the nineteenth century.
The student paper had an important function for students and student life. It did not just reflect changes in the history of student life, it actually and actively impelled ideas and reforms in student life. The student-reader learned how to behave as a student, how to dress, how to participate in society, and what to think of new education laws.
Therefore these papers defined and redefined the identity of the ‘genuine’ student and student life. This study shows the importance of the university press for the modern university.
Original languageDutch
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
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Award date2-Jun-2016
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publication statusPublished - 2016
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