Publications

Book & edited volume

Weber, A. Hybrid Ambitions: Science, Governance, and Empire hybrid ambitionsin the Career of Caspar C.G. Reinwardt (1773-1854). Amsterdam: Leiden University Press, 2012 (=dissertation). [PDF] [UL repository] [For reviews see here and here]

Dijksterhuis, F.J., Weber, A., and Zuidervaart, H. (eds.), Locations of Knowledge in Dutch Contexts (submitted to Brill publishers)

Special issue:

Weber, A. and R.J. Wille, Laborious Transformations – Plant Science at Bogor Botanical Gardens, 1817 – 2017, special issue of Studium (= open access journal of the Belgian-Dutch Society of the History of Science and Universities) (in preparation for 2018).

Keynote & Museum exhibit:

Aberystwyth, 2018: Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity. Conference: Digital Past organized by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, February 6-8, 2018, Aberystwyth.

Van Driel, J.; Weber, A.; Maas, A.; Roberts, L.L. 2012-2015: Co-curation of the exhibition Wealth of Waste (Rijk van Rotzooi) at Museum Boerhaave, the Dutch National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine in Leiden. From 2016 to 2018 the exhibition was also on display at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden. As the only exhibition, it has received an ‘honorary mention’ award in the 2016 competition for the Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits of the American Society for the History of Technology, SHOT.

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Together with Kay Etherigde, Aaron Bauer, Domink Hünninger I am editing the book series Emergence of Natural History (ENH, ISSN: 2452-3283), published by Brill publishers, The Netherlands. During my time as series editor, the following volume(s) have appeared:

Volume 2: Arthur MacGregor (ed.), Naturalists in the Field: Collecting, Recording and Preserving the Natural World from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century (Leiden: Brill 2018).

Journal contributions:

Mostert, T. and A. Weber, “An Interview with Harold J. Cook”, Itinerario 1 (2019), accepted for publication.

Stork, L., Weber, A., Gassó Miracle, E., Verbeek, F., Plaat, A., Van den Herik, J and K. Wolstencroft, “Semantic Annotation of Natural History Collections,” Journal of Web Semantics (2018, ahead of print publication). [DOI]

Post, A.L. and A. Weber, “Notes on the reviewing of learned websites, digital resources and tools,” Isis (2018), submitted, solicited contribution, shared first authorship.

Weber, A., Essay Review: “World Histories of Science and Material Exchange,” Journal of World History 28, 1 (2017), 178-183. [DOI]

Weber, A., “Bitter Fruits of Accumulation: the Case Caspar G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854). History of Science 3 (2014): 297-318. [PDF]

Weber, A. and J. Gommans, An Interview with Jürgen Osterhammel.“ Itinerario 3 (2011): 7-16.

Weber, A., “Encountering the Netherlands Indies: Caspar G.C. Reinwardt’s Field Trip to the East (1816-1822).” Itinerario 33:1 (2009): 45-60. [PDF]

Weber, A. and H. Schulte Nordholt, An Interview with Thee Kian Wie.“ Itinerario 1 (2010): 9-34. [PDF]

Book chapters & Contributions to conference proceedings (all peer-reviewed):

Kraak, M.J.; Weber, A.; Van Lottum, J., Engelhardt, J, Toward VR eventscapes for spatio-temporal access to digital maritime heritage, Conference Proceedings of 2018 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Science, p. 413-414 [DOI].

Stork, L.; Weber, A.; Gassó Miracle, E.; Wolstencroft, K., Linking Natural History Collections, Conference Proceedings of 2018 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Science, p. 388-389 [DOI].

Stork, L., Weber, A., Gassó Miracle, E., Wolstencroft, K., “A Workflow for the Semantic Annotation of Field Books and Specimen Labels,” in Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 2: e25839 (2018) [DOI] (presented by Lise Stork at joint meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), Dundee, New Zealand, August 25 – September 1, 2018)

Stork, L., Weber, A., Herik, J. van den, Plaat, A., Verbeek, F., Wolstencroft, K., “From Handwritten Manuscripts to Linked Data,” in: Méndez E., Crestani F., Ribeiro C., David G., Lopes J. (eds) Digital Libraries for Open Knowledge. TPDL 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11057. Springer, Cham, 330-334. [DOI]

Weber, A. “Renegotiating debt: Chemical Governance and Money in the Early Nineteenth Century Dutch Empire,” in Compound Histories: Materials, Governance and Production, 1760-1840, ed. Lissa Roberts and Simon Werrett (Leiden: Brill 2017), 205-225 (published in open access). [PDF]

Weber, A.; Ameryan, M.9783319758251; Wolstencroft, K.; Stork, L.; Heerlien, M.; Schomaker, L. “Towards a Digital Infrastructure for Illustrated Handwritten Archives,” in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 10605: Digital Cultural Heritage, ed. Marinos Ioannides (Springer 2018), 155-166 (peer-reviewed, Mahya Ameryan and Andreas Weber share first authorship, acceptance rate: 29 out of 198 submissions [DOI] [PDF].

Weber, A. “Hout, poep, en hydrometers: Chemische kennis en het bestuur van het Nederlandse koloniale rijk in Azië in de vroege negentiende eeuw,” Dingen die ergens toe dienen’: Verhalen over materiële cultuur van wetenschap. ed. Esther van Gelder, Erik Jorink, Ilja Nieuwland, et al. (Verloren, 2017), 32-35. [PDF]

Weber, A.Sprache im ‘Zwischenraum’: Adriaan David Cornets de Groot jun. (1804-1829) als multilingualer Grenzgänger im zentraljavanischen Surakarta,” in Sprachgrenzen – Sprachkontakte – kulturelle Vermittler. Kommunikation zwischen Europäern und Außereuropäern (16.-20. Jahrhundert), ed. Mark Häberlein and Alexander Keese (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag 2010): 223-243. [PDF]

Weber, A. and H. Schulte Nordholt. “Interview with Thee Kian Wie.” in Merajut sejarah ekonomi Indonesia: Essays in honour of Thee Kian Wie 75 years birthday, ed. Thomas Lindblad and Bambang Purwanto (Yogyakarta: Ombak 2010): 41-88.

Conference abstracts (peer-reviewed):

Calisto, L. F., Dobraja, I., Gu, Y., Weber, A., Van Lottum, J., Huetink, M., Kraak, M. “Building a WebVR environment to bring historical shipping data alive,” Conference presentation, FOSS4G 2018, 29 August 201831 August 2018, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Stork, L.; Wolstencroft K.; Weber, A.; Verbeek, F.; Plaat, A. “Priming Digitization: Learning the Textual Structure in Field Books,” Conference abstract, ICT OPEN 2018, 18-19 March 2018, Amersfoort (peer-reviewed).

Stork, L. and Weber, A. “A Linked Data Approach to Disclose Handwritten Biodiversity Heritage Collections,” Book of Abstracts, DH Benelux 2017 (Utrecht 2017), 10-13. (peer-reviewed). [PDF]

Schomaker, L.; Weber, A.; Thijssen, M.; Heerlien, M.; Plaat A.; Nijssen, S.; Verbeek, F.; Lew, M.; Gassó Miracle, E.; Wolstencroft, K.; Suvyer, E.; Verheij, B.; Wiering, M.; Dekker, R.; Kok, J.; Roberts, L.; Van den Herik, J. “Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives,” Digital Humanities 2016 Krakow, Conference Abstracts, 764-766. [LINK TO FULLTEXT]

Posters and other work:

Kraak, M.J.; Weber, A.; Van Lottum, J., Engelhardt, Y., Toward VR eventscapes for spatio-temporal access to digital maritime heritage, Poster at IEEE eScience 2018, Amsterdam, 29 October – 1 November 2018.

Stork, L.; Weber, A.; Gassó Miracle, E. and Wolstencroft, K., Linking Natural History Collections, Poster at IEEE eScience 2018, Amsterdam, 29 October – 1 November 2018.

Weber, A.; Ameryan, M.; Stork, L.; Wolstencroft, K.; Gassó Miracle, E.; Nijssen, S.; Wiering, M.; Heerlien, M.; Thijssen, M.; Huetink, M.; Verbeek, F.; Plaat A.; Kok, J.; Roberts, L.; Herik, J. van den; Schomaker, L., Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives, Poster at eScience Symposium, Amsterdam, 13 October 2016, [LINK TO POSTER]

Weiss, M. and Weber, A.Martinus van Marum en Casper Georg Carl Reinwardt. Vriendschap, planten en musea.Teylers magazijn 110 (2011): 11-13.

Conniff, R.; Smeenk, Ch.; Weber, A. New York Times Online (2011): Slide show on the ‘Committee for Natural History’.

Book reviews (alphabetically):

Barnard, Timothy B. (2016): Nature’s colony: Empire, nation and environment in the Singapore Botanical Gardens in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (2017,in preparation).

Cook, Harold J. and Sven Dupré (eds.) (2012): Translating Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countriesin sehepunkte.de 14 (2014).

Dupré, Sven and Christoph Lüthy (eds.) (2011): Silent Messengers. The Circulation of Material Objects of Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries in sehepunkte.de 14 (2014).

Diarmid A. Finnegan and Jonathan Jeffrey Wright (eds.) (2015): Spaces of Global Knowledge: Exhibition, encounter and exchange in an age of empire in Isis 108, 2 (2017):453-454. (doi: 10.1086/692426)

Goss, Andrew (2011): The Floracrats: State-sponsored Science and the Failure of Enlightenment in Indonesia in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 2-3 (2011): 340-342.

Güttler, Nils (2014): Das Kosmoskop. Karten und ihre Benutzer in der Pflanzengeographie des 19. Jahrhunderts in Isis. A Journal of the History of Science Society 106 (2015): 459-460.

Kevin Y.L. Tan (2015): Of Whales and Dinosaurs: The Story of Singapore’s Natural History Museumin Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 1 (2016): 150-151.

Knight, R.G. (2015): Trade and Empire in Early Nineteenth-Century Southeast Asia. Gillian Maclaine and his Business Network in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 4 (2016): 573-74.

Loeber, Katharina (2010): Der Niedergang des Chilesalpeters. Chemische Forschung, militärische Interessen, ökonomische Auswirkungen in Jahrbuch für Europäische Überseegeschichte 13 (2013): 316-318.

Patrick Manning & Daniel Rood (2016): Global Scientific Practice in an Age of Revolutions, 1750-1850 in Journal of Modern History 90:2 (2018): 415-417. [DOI]

Schönitzer, Klaus (2011): Ein Leben für die Zoologie. Die Reisen und Forschungen des Johan Baptist Ritter von Spix in Jahrbuch für Europäische Überseegeschichte 14 (2014): 309-311.

Schoor, Wim van der (2012): Zuivere en toegepaste wetenschap in de tropen in Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 126.1 (2013): 136-137.

Sternagel, Renate (2011): Der Humboldt von Java. Leben und Werk des Naturforschers Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809-1864)in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 1 (2012): 151-153.

Strauss, Dieter (2011): Der grüne Baron. Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, der Humboldt Brasiliens, und seine Expedition von Rio de Janeiro zum Amazonas 1822-1829 in Jahrbuch für Europäische Überseegeschichte 14 (2014): 309-31.

Zangger, Andreas (2011): Koloniale Schweiz: Ein Stück Globalgeschichte zwischen Europa und Südostasien (1860-1930) in Studium. Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteits­geschiedenis 1 (2014): 56-57.

Organization of conference sessions and workshops:

Leiden, 2017: Managing Alliances: Plant Sciences at Bogor Botanical Gardens 1817-2017. Hortus Botanicus Leiden (together with Robert-Jan Wille and Paul Kessler)

Oxford, 2017: Niches and Networks of Expertise: Negotiating Citizenship, Science, and
Economy in Southeast Asia and Beyond, Annual meeting of the European Association for
Southeast Asian Studies (EuroASEAS) in Oxford, 16-18 August (together with Agus Suwignyo).

Valkenswaard, 2015: Organization of a public symposium on the chemistry of litography. (together with Ernst Homburg)

Leiden and Eindhoven, 2014 and 2015: Organization of public mini-symposia on the history of rare earths, uranium and phosphorus. (together with Ernst Homburg and Rob van Veen)

Twente, 2014: Organization of the annual internal research conference (STePS Research days). (together with Annalisa Pelizza)

Boston, 2013: Organization of a panel on Paper and Paperwork: Tools of Governance and Science. (together with Megan Williams)

Leiden, 2010: Organization of a mini-symposium on Unravelling the Archives of the Natuurkundige Commissie voor Nederlandsch Indië (1820-1850). (together with Leonard Blussé, Chris Smeenk en Eulàlia Gassó-Miracle)

Leiden, 2008. Organization of an international workshop on Local Encounters and the Global Circulation of Knowledge, 1750-1850 at Leiden University. (together with Lissa Roberts)

Invited lectures and presentations (selection):

Invited public lecture: Yogyakarta, 2018: History of Science and Technology inhistsci.jpgIndonesia, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, 16 October 2018.

Conference paper: Berne, 2017: Making Governance Work: Paper and Natural History in the Early Nineteenth Century Dutch Empire. Conference: Mapping the Territory: Exploring People and Nature, 1700-1830.

Colloquium presentation: Utrecht, 2017: Studying Empire’s Nature: Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity, Descartes Colloquium, Utrecht University.

Conference paper: Woudschoten, 2017: Science and the Dutch Empire in the Nineteenth Century: Natural Historical Collections as Digital Challenge and Opportunity, Bi-annual meeting of Dutch historians of Science (Woudschoten VII).

Enschede, 2017: Towards an Infrastructure for Illustrated Handwritten Archives, ITC Faculty (together with Lise Stork, LIACS U Leiden).

Schoonhoven, 2016: Over zilver essays en sjoemelende muntmeesters in Nederland en zijn voormalige koloniën, mini symposium “Zilver & Goud. De historie van edelmetalen”, Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven.

Leiden, 2016: Studying Empire’s Nature: Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity, Cosmopolis seminar, Leiden University Institute for History.

Den Haag, 2016 (together with Lambert Schomaker, ALICE U Groningen): Automatische handschriftenherkenning in 19e eeuwse dagboeken als casus voor het MONK-systeem, Studiedag ‘Googelen door archieven‘, Nationaal Archief.

Krakow, 2016: Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives, Digital Humanites 2016, Krakow (co-authored short paper).

Montreal, 2016Making Governance Work: Paper in the Dutch Empire, 1790-1820. Winter speaker series 2016, Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University.

Philadelphia, 2016: Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge, Glam Café at University of Pennsylvania (Kislak center).

Philadelphia, 2015: Making Money Circulate: Chemistry and ‘Governance’ in the Career of Coins in the Early 19th-Century Dutch Empire. Brown Bag Lecture. Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF).

Groningen, 2015: Making Governance Work: Paper in the Dutch Empire, 1790-1820. Seminar for the Center for Historical Studies.

Florence, 2014: Making Money Circulate: Chemistry and ‘Governance’ in the Career of Coins in the Early Nineteenth Century Dutch Empire, workshop of the international research network: Sites of Chemistry, 1760-1840.

Philadelphia, 2014: Governing Fluids. Chemistry and Empire in the Career of Hydrometers, 1800-1820. Chemical Reactions: Chemistry and Global History. Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF).

Boston, 2013: A Master of Paperwork: C.G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854), Natural History and the Governance of the Dutch Empire in the East. History of Science Society (HSS), Annual meeting.

Uppsala, 2013 (together with Joppe van Driel): Backbones of Productivity, Fertilizer, Writing Paper and Ink in the Netherlands, 1780-1815, International Conference for the History of Chemistry.

Leuven, 2013: Searching for Surrogates: Paper and Ink in the Netherlands, 1780-1830, workshop of the international research network: Sites of Chemistry, 1760-1840.

Utrecht, 2013: Towards a History of Paperwork: Writing Paper in the Netherlands, 1780-1800. Descartes Colloquium.

London, 2012. Putting Accumulation in its Time and Place: Leiden and Batavia, c. 1820. Informal lunch lecture at the LSE, project: Useful and Reliable Knowledge in Global Histories of Material Progress in the East and the West (URKRW).

Den Haag, 2010. Forging New Connections: Adriaan David Cornets de Groot Junior (1804-1829) and the mapping of the Javanese language in the early nineteenth century, Najaarscongres KNHG ‘A new Dutch imperial History’.

Mumbai, 2010. Do Local Encounters Matter? The Life and Career of the Naturalist and Colonial Administrator C.G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854), Second ENCOMPASS Conference on the topic: Monsoon Asia in the Age of Revolutions, 1780-1830. Changes of regime and their aftermath.

Amsterdam, 2009. Natural History in Dispute: Humboldtian Naturalists in the Netherlands Indies and their ‘Alternative reading’ of nature, 1815-1850. KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) symposium on the topic: ‘Alexander von Humboldt in Holland (1800-1900)’

Jakarta, 2008. The Dutch East Indies as “Contact Zone” for Natural-Historical Research, 1815-1850.Encompass Pilot Conference.

Hagen, 2008. Die wissenschaftliche Erschließung Niederländisch-Ostindiens im frühen 19. Jahrhundert – (deutsche) Naturforscher im Spannungsfeld von Wissenschaft und kolonialer Expansion. Presentation at research colloquium, Prof. Reinhard Wendt, FernUniversität Hagen.

Oxford, 2008. Naturalists as Mediators of Knowledge in an Expanding Dutch Colonial Empire, 1815-1850. Three Societies Meeting: Connecting Disciplines.

Leiden, 2008. A kingdom and its ‘imagined’ colony? – The Malay Archipelago in the Eyes of the Naturalist C.G.C. Reinwardt (1773-1854). Workshop: Local Encounters and the Global Circulation of Knowledge, 1750-1850 at Leiden University.

Bamberg, 2008. Sprache als Werkzeug kolonialer Expansion: Die Erschließung des Javanischen am Beispiel Adriaan David Cornets de Groot (1804-1829). Annual Meeting of the German Society for Overseas History, Bamberg. Conference topic: Language barriers, linguistic contacts and cultural brokers in the history of Europe’s encounter with the extra-European world.

Lectures for general public:

Leiden, 2017: Reinwardt en de vroege jaren van de tuin in Bogor, Hortus Botanicus Leiden, Hortus Wintercollege.

London, 2017: Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, London (together with Lambert Schomaker, ALICE U Groningen)