Rindert Jagersma (PhD, University of Amsterdam) is a book historian and bibliographer, specialised in the (quantitative approach of the) book trade of Dutch Republic around 1700. In the ERC-funded MEDIATE project (Measuring Enlightenment: Disseminating Ideas, Authors, and Texts in Europe, 1665–1830; based at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands), he focuses on Dutch auction catalogues and their owners.
His publications concern book ownership and private book collections in the long eighteenth century; the life and works of the Dutch pamphleteer Ericus Walten (1662–1697) and the importance of pamphleteers and booksellers in the dissemination of the radical Enlightenment; the Dutch book trade at the end of the seventeenth century in the Netherlands; the role of censorship; the history of tattoos (as text and images on skin); and the identification of the hitherto unknown printers of the works of Benedictus de Spinoza (1632–1677). Over the years, he has taught courses and workshops on book history, cultural history, and digital humanities in various places.
DBNL jage050 | VIAF 317185275 | ORCID 0000-0002-5515-8273 | ISNI 0000 0004 5259 9406 | WorldCat | LC NACO oca14685814 | NTA (Thesaurus van Auteursnamen) 393744620 | NARCIS 393744620 | Google Scholar