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Full Programme Farewell Conference in Honour of Prof. Klaas van Berkel

Wednesday, March 4, Van Swinderen Huys


Arrival and coffee/tea


Welcome by Dirk Jan Wolffram


Hanneke Hoekstra: Max Weber and “Wissenschaft als Beruf”


Session I: Inner Vocations: Personal Dispositions towards Science/Scholarship
Chair: Hanneke Hoekstra
- Rienk Vermij: The Vocation of Isaac Beeckman
- Rina Knoeff: “Servitude is the Physician’s Glory”: Inner Vocation in Boerhaave’s Academic Testament
- Frans van Lunteren: Disenchanted Science: Dutch Professors’ Struggles with Natural Theology
- Ilja Nieuwland: Principle and Opportunism: The Career of Gottwald Hirsch and Biology at Utrecht, 1921-1945
- Wessel Krul: Between Literature and Science: Johan Huizinga’s Academic Ambivalences


Lunch break


Session II: Embodied Vocations: Institutions, Practices, Objects, and Genres
Chair: Catrien Santing
- Mineke Bosch: “Hij ondervond veel medewerking van Mej. Bleeker”: The Cooperation Between Frits Zernike and Lili Bleeker Under the Contrast-Phase Microscope
- Eric Jorink: Visualizing the Mechanical Worldview in the Dutch Republic
- Djoeke van Netten: Magic Maps: Blaeu’s Disenchanting Cartography and Some Reenchantment
- Ernst Homburg: The Long Road to the Laboratory Revolution
- Dorien Daling: From the Book of Nature to Nature as Web: Ecologies of Scientific Genres




Keynote by Steven Shapin, introduced by Catrien Santing: The Vocation of Science: Its Past and Its Present Problems



Thursday, March 5, Senate Room, Academy Building

10:00-10:15 Coffee/tea

Session III: Public Vocations: Meanings of Science/Scholarship in (Late) Modern Life and Culture
hair: Dirk Jan Wolffram
- Pieter Caljé: The Symbolic Landscape:
Enchantment, Disenchantment and Re-enchantment of the Landscape
- Ida Stamhuis: Disenchanting National Policy:
The Efforts of 19th-Centure
Statistics Professors
- Remieg Aerts: Relevance as Vocation:
Science as Personal Education,
Criticism and Valorization Since the 19th Century
- Bert Theunissen: Virtus and Scientific Integrity in the 21st Century

12:00-13:00 Lunch break

Session III continues:
- David Baneke: Astronomy’s New Mission: How Astronomy is Going to Improve the World
- Trudy Dehue: Democratic Science and Deliberative Precision
- Frank Ankersmit: The Anthropocene, Spinozism and the Vocation of the Historian

14:20-14:40 Closing remarks by Floris Cohen
14:40-14:45 Klaas van Berkel
16:00 Farewell lecture by Klaas van Berkel: Illusies (Illusions),
Aula, Academy building
Reception afterwards
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