Prof.dr. H.G.M. (Eric) Jorink

  • Teylers Professor 'Enlightment and Religion'
  • Science and religion in early modern Europe
  • The Enlightenment
  • The history of collections

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2578
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, LUCSoR
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
Matthias de Vrieshof 1
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 2.05b

Curriculum vitae

Eric Jorink (1963) studied History at the University of Groningen and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. In 2004 he was awarded his doctorate cum laude at the University of Groningen for a thesis on the relation between science and religion in the Dutch Golden Age. Since 2001 Jorink has been working as a researcher at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (KNAW - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) in The Hague. Jorink has widely published on the scientific culture in early modern Europe, including the culture of collecting, the relation between art and science, and the emergence of radical biblical criticism. In 2012-213 he was Andrew W. Mellon visiting professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, where he taught, together with Joanna Woodall, the MA ‘Visualizing Knowledge in the Early Modern Netherlands’. In 2013 he was appointed professor extraordinarius at Leiden university, on behalf of Teylers Foundation.

Ancillary positions:

Huygens ING (KNAW)

Isis. International review devoted to the history of science
Book review editor

Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek
Member editorial board

Huizinga Instituut
Member program committee

Dr. C. Louise Thijssen-Schoute Stichting

Last Modified: 01-07-2014