SKILLNET - Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks

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Visualisation of the letters that are part of manuscript no. 983 in Utrecht University Library. In a 19th-c. catalogue, this manuscript is described as Epistolae diversorum descriptae ex authographis ab Arnoldo Buchelio et Arnoldi Buchelii ad diversos, or: “Letters from various people, copied from the autographs, by Arnoldus Buchelius and [ letters ] from Arnoldus Buchelius to various people”
ERC funded project at the University of Utrecht that uses nodegoat to study the networks of early modern scholars.

SKILLNET analyses networks of the early modern community of learned men and women that were part of the so-called ‘Republic of Letters’. These letters are studied by means of qualitative as well as quantitative approaches. The project uses nodegoat to produce diachronic social and geographical visualisations. You can read more about their work in this blog post.

SKILLNET runs between 2017 and 2022 at the University of Utrecht. This project is directed by Dirk van Miert and funded by the European Research Council with an ERC Consolidator Grant.

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