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Conference | Project launch

Global Privateering

Tuesday 22 November 2022
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Telders Auditorium

On November 22, 2022, we launch 'Global Privateering', a pilot data collection regarding the Dutch ships captured by St. Malo privateers during the 17th and the 18th centuries. We will have a set of presentations regarding the data set, the development of the infrastructure in collaboration with IT students from the MBO Nova College in Beverwijk, the ongoing efforts to continue the build up of the data with join projects and the setting of a future research agenda departing from queries and methodologies of global history. The ultimate goal is to create world coverage of the phenomenon of privateering from the Middle Ages to the Modern period worldwide.

We invite you to take part of this launching and we welcome you to join us in the Academiegebouw at 14:00 or online (see Zoom details below). We also hope to interest you in further thinking about this pilot as an entry point for the collection of global data on privateering from your own research(groups).


14.00 – Welcome, by Tessa de Boer
14.10 – The Idea Behind Global Privateering, by Cátia Antunes
14.20 – Citizen-Science at Work – The First Data Set – Dutch Ships in St. Malo Privateering Papers, by Siem van Eeten
14.30 – St. Malo Privateering Papers – New Avenues of Research, by Éva Guillorel (University of Rennes)
14.40 – Looking for Societal Partners – The Principal of Social Entrepreneurship in Academia, by Tessa de Boer and Wouter van Hezel
14.50 – The Technical Team: Portfolio’s, Technical Challenges and Outputs, by Kim Siegers, Florian de Vries, Céline Bijtenhoorn and Alex Rasterhoff
15.30 – Coffee Break
16.00 - Historians and Technicians: Looking for a Common Language, by Tessa de Boer
16.15 – The Future of Global Privateering: Going Global!, by Cátia Antunes
16.40 – Q&A and general discussion

Join online

Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 649 7167 9269
Passcode: dJ#T7PaK

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