VIDI award for Michiel van Groesen

2 June 2014

Dr Michiel van Groesen (Early Modern History) has been awarded a VIDI grant (€800,000) as part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. His project is entitled ‘News from the New World’:

The first printed newspapers were filled with news from the New World. News of the struggle for control over Brazil and the annual arrival of the Silver Fleet was followed closely at home. Van Groesen is studying the dynamics of transatlantic news correspondence in the new media of the Golden Age.

Organizing research group: Early Modern News Culture