Voices from the Past:    Lecture Notes from the    University of Leiden,    1575-1815An SmetsElsevier Heritage Collection ...
1) Historical context2) Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 18153) Comparison with Louvain lecturenotes 1425 – 1797
Historical Context :              University of Leiden- 03.10.1574: relief of the City of Leiden- 08.02.1575: official fou...
Historical Context :             students 16th – 18th c.-   boys from rich families-   minimum age (1631-): 12 years-   ma...
Historical Context :                       Academic Teaching in Leiden  before 1815                       faculty of Artes...
Historical Context :              Faculty of Artes 1575-1815combination of medieval artes liberales + humanismteaching lan...
Historical Context :               Faculty of Artes 1575-1815subject matters:- language: rhetorics, dialecticsLatin, Gree...
Historical Context :                     Lecture noteswritten by- students during class (“dictation”)- students reworking ...
Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815website UL Leiden: more 850 lecture notes(from different universities)http://www.bibliothe...
Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815probably 172 lecture notes faculty of Artes, Leiden, 1575-1815- lecture notes or other sur...
Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815division by century16th c.: 2 texts (bound together)17th c.: 24 texts18th c.: 70 texts19th...
Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815division by subjectlanguage: 100 textshistory: 60 textseconomy / politics: 8 textsphilosop...
Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815language: 100 texts Latin (73), Greek (16), Latin + Greek (2), Arab (5), Dutch   (4)histo...
Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815division by languageLatin: 83 textsLatin + Greek: 46 textsLatin (+ Greek) + vernacular: 27...
Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815number of lecture notes by professor21 known professors, 164 texts1 text: 4 professors (Bo...
Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815number of lecture notes by student26 known students, 48 texts1 text: 18 students2 texts: 3...
Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815special case: Duytsche Mathematique= engineering school1600 – 1681 and 1701 – 1815caracter...
Leiden lecture notes : Duytsche Mathematique                               BPL 1351, f. 68v-69      BPL 1351, f. 153   BPL...
Comparison with Louvain lecture notes                  1425 – 1797cf. Ex Cathedra-project (03-09.2012)http://expo.bib.kule...
Comparison with Louvain lecture notes                                        emblemata
LiteratureMaanen, J.A. van. Facets of seventeenth century mathematics in theNetherlands, Utrecht 1987.Otterspeer, Willem. ...
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  1. 1. Voices from the Past: Lecture Notes from the University of Leiden, 1575-1815An SmetsElsevier Heritage Collection Fellowship LecturesAmsterdam, December 11th 2012
  2. 2. 1) Historical context2) Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 18153) Comparison with Louvain lecturenotes 1425 – 1797
  3. 3. Historical Context : University of Leiden- 03.10.1574: relief of the City of Leiden- 08.02.1575: official foundation University of Leiden- 1577: first students lists- 1811-1815: rector Brugmans under French gouvernance- 02.08.1815: Rijksuniversiteit + first law on higher education in the Netherlands- 2011/2012: 19328 students, 7 faculties
  4. 4. Historical Context : students 16th – 18th c.- boys from rich families- minimum age (1631-): 12 years- maximum age (1581-): 30 years- 2-3% inhabitants city of Leiden- 1575-1600: ca. 55 students / year 1626-1650: ca. 120 students / year 1675-1800: less than 100 students / year
  5. 5. Historical Context : Academic Teaching in Leiden before 1815 faculty of Artes faculty of Law faculty of Medecine faculty of Theologyafter1815 faculty of Arts faculty of mathematics and physicsfaculty of Law faculty of Theology faculty of Medecine
  6. 6. Historical Context : Faculty of Artes 1575-1815combination of medieval artes liberales + humanismteaching language: Latinmanuscripts and books Titus Livius ed. I. Gronovius EHC 12.1678.Liv02
  7. 7. Historical Context : Faculty of Artes 1575-1815subject matters:- language: rhetorics, dialecticsLatin, Greek and Oriental languages (1613-)- philosophy: ethics, logic, metaphysics- sciences: mathematics (including astronomy) and physics- additional classes: history, economics,…
  8. 8. Historical Context : Lecture noteswritten by- students during class (“dictation”)- students reworking their notes taken during class- “uitschrijvers van academielessen”taken during private and public classes BPL 467, f. 1 BPL 3539, covers v. 4 and 5
  9. 9. Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815website UL Leiden: more 850 lecture notes(from different universities)http://www.bibliotheek.leidenuniv.nl/bijzondere-collecties/handschriftenarchievenbrieven/deelcollecties-whs-modern.html#collegedictatenof those: probably 172 lecture notes faculty of Artes,Leiden, 1575-1815of those: 123 texts examined on the manuscript+ 40 texts not belonging to the final list
  10. 10. Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815probably 172 lecture notes faculty of Artes, Leiden, 1575-1815- lecture notes or other surveys of knowledge?- (grammatical) explanations on biblical texts artes or theology?- professors teaching at different universities were the lecture notes taken at Leiden university?- no names of students or of professors were the lecture notes taken at Leiden university?…
  11. 11. Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815division by century16th c.: 2 texts (bound together)17th c.: 24 texts18th c.: 70 texts19th c.: 71 textsunknown: 5 texts BPL 2783, f. 1
  12. 12. Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815division by subjectlanguage: 100 textshistory: 60 textseconomy / politics: 8 textsphilosophy: 6 textssciences: 4 texts
  13. 13. Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815language: 100 texts Latin (73), Greek (16), Latin + Greek (2), Arab (5), Dutch (4)history: 60 texts the Netherlands (16), Greek Ant. (13), Roman Ant. (13)economy / politics: 8 textsphilosophy: 6 texts metaphysics (4), logic (1), history of philosophy (1)sciences: 4 texts  physics and cosmology
  14. 14. Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815division by languageLatin: 83 textsLatin + Greek: 46 textsLatin (+ Greek) + vernacular: 27 textsLatin + Greek + Hebrew: 5 textsLatin + Dutch (equiv.): 1 textDutch: 10 texts BPL 1630, f. 18
  15. 15. Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815number of lecture notes by professor21 known professors, 164 texts1 text: 4 professors (Boxhorn, Corvinus, Gronovius jr., Mure)2 texts: 3 professors (Lipsius, Pestel, Perizonius)3 texts: 2 professors (Speyert vander Eyk, Tollius)4 texts: 2 professors (Siegenbeek, Van der Palm)5 texts: 1 professor (Schultens)6 texts: 1 professor (Ruhnkenius)9 texts: 1 professor (Oudendorp)10 texts: 1 professor (Valckenaer)12 texts: 2 professors (Burman, Hemsterhuis)13 texts: 1 professor (Luzac)14 texts: 1 professor (Kluit)21 texts: 1 professor (Gronovius sr.)38 texts: 1 professor (Wyttenbach)
  16. 16. Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815number of lecture notes by student26 known students, 48 texts1 text: 18 students2 texts: 3 students4 texts: 2 students5 texts: 2 students6 texts: 1 student BPL 1333, v. 1, f. 1
  17. 17. Leiden lecture notes 1575 – 1815special case: Duytsche Mathematique= engineering school1600 – 1681 and 1701 – 1815caracteristics- classes in Dutch- practical classes, e.g. fortification BPL 626, f. 2
  18. 18. Leiden lecture notes : Duytsche Mathematique BPL 1351, f. 68v-69 BPL 1351, f. 153 BPL 1969, f. 68
  19. 19. Comparison with Louvain lecture notes 1425 – 1797cf. Ex Cathedra-project (03-09.2012)http://expo.bib.kuleuven.be/differences- subjects: logic, physics, metaphysics- language: only Latin- (almost) always title page with name student, name professor(s) and date- much more illustrations
  20. 20. Comparison with Louvain lecture notes emblemata
  21. 21. LiteratureMaanen, J.A. van. Facets of seventeenth century mathematics in theNetherlands, Utrecht 1987.Otterspeer, Willem. De wiekslag van hun geest. De Leidse universiteit in denegentiende eeuw. Den Haag 1992.Otterspeer, Willem. Groepsportret met dame I. Het bolwerk van de vrijheid, deLeidse universiteit 1575-1672. Amsterdam 2000.Sluijter, Ronald G.H. 2004. ‘Tot ciraet, vermeerderinge ende heerlyckmaeckingeder universiteyt’. Bestuur, instellingen, personeel en financiën van de Leidseuniversiteit, 1575-1812. Hilversum 2004.Vanpaemel, Geert – Smeyers, Katharina – Smets, An – Van der Meijden,Diewer. Ex cathedra. Leuvense collegedictaten van de 16e tot de 18e eeuw.Leuven 2012.
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