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Presentatie Codices Hugeniani Online

Op donderdag 24 november organiseert de Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden in samenwerking met Brill Uitgevers de presentatie van de online handschriften van Constantijn Huygens: Codices Hugeniani Online.

Uit de uitnodiging:

"Brill and Leiden University Libraries would like to invite you to the presentation of Codices Hugeniani Online on Thursday 24 November. To mark the occasion three specialists will survey different aspects of Huygens’ archive. Furthermore, some of the most notable manuscripts will be on display.

The archive of Christiaan Huygens, also known as the Codices Hugeniani, has been an object of research for many scholars for over three centuries. Shortly before his death in 1695 Huygens bequeathed a large part of his scholarly papers to Leiden University Library. After 1800, the legacy was further enriched by manuscripts and letters from family property. Highlights include his notes on his discovery of the rings of Saturn and its moon Titan, and his invention of the pendulum clock. 

Brill and Leiden University Libraries have collaborated in digitizing the Codices Hugeniani and making Huygens’ archive available to a large community of scholars. In total the archive comprises over 50 codices: notebooks and folders containing texts in the field of astronomy, mechanics, mathematics and music, as well as correspondence and annotated books. Users with a library card have free access via the Leiden catalogue. Other users can obtain access via Brill’s Online Primary Sources ("


15:00 - 15:30 Arrival, coffee and tea
15:30 - 15:40 Welcome and Introduction

15:40 - 16:00 Interfacing the Huygens manuscripts and Oeuvres Complètes: An odyssey – Joella Yoder (Independent scholar)
16:00 - 16:20 Cleaned, mended and rehoused. The Huygens collection ready for use…and digitization – Femke Prinsen (Leiden University Libraries)

16:20 - 16:40 Launch Codices Hugeniani Online
16:40 - 17:00 Huygens’s Principles – Vincent Icke (Universiteit Leiden)

17:00 - 17:30 Manuscripts exhibition
17:00 - 18:00 Drinks

RSVP before 17 November via (with reference: Codices Hugeniani Online) or by telephone 071 527 2832"

Waar en wanneer:
  • 24 november 2016
  • Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden
Meer informatie:

Provincie Zuid-Holland

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