Chair
History of Art, Science and Technology
Date of appointment 01.09.2015
Inaugural lecture date 10.10.2016
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Sven Dupré is Professor and Chair of History of Art, Science and Technology at Utrecht University, and Professor of History of Art, Science and Technology at the University of Amsterdam. He is the Scientific Director of the project ‘Technique in the Arts: Concepts, Practices, Expertise, 1500-1950’, supported by a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant.  Previously he was Professor of History of Knowledge at the Freie Universität and Director of the Research Group ‘Art and Knowledge in Premodern Europe’ at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. In Spring 2015 he was Robert H. Smith Scholar in Residence for Renaissance Sculpture in Context at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His research has been supported by visiting fellowships at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) of the University of Cambridge, at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and at the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science at the University of Sydney.

Dupré's research is at the crossroads of art history and the history of science and technology. He is a member of the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities at Utrecht University, co-directing (with Wijnand Mijnhardt) the project “Creating a Knowledge Society in a Globalizing World, 1450-1800” in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS). He is actively involved in research in technical art history at the Ateliergebouw (Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science - NICAS) in Amsterdam, where the Rijksmuseum, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and the University of Amsterdam combine their knowledge in the field of restoration and preservation of art objects.

He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Nuncius, Science in Context and Studium, an associate editor of History of Humanities, a former member of the advisory board of Isis, co-editor of the Nuncius book series on material and visual history of science, advisory board member of Art & Materiality, and a member of the Académie Internationale d’ Histoire des Sciences in Paris.

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Sven Dupré has published on a wide range of topics on the history of early modern science, technology and art in Italy, the Spanish Netherlands, the German lands, Britain and France. Recent publications include: Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts (Routledge, 2017), Early Modern Color Worlds (Brill, 2016), Embattled Territory: The Circulation of Knowledge in the Spanish Netherlands  (Academia Press/LannooCampus, 2015), Laboratories of Art: Alchemy and Art Technology from Antiquity to the 18th Century (Springer, 2014), Art and Alchemy: The Mystery of Transformation (Hirmer, 2014) in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf. His work is also published in numerous journals, including Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Isis, Netherlands Yearbook for Art History, History of Humanities, Synthese, Paragrana: Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie and Intellectual History Review

All publications
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2016). Book review: Richard Yeo, Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2014. Isis, 107 (4), (pp. 839-840).
Baker, Tawrin, Dupré, Sven, Kusukawa, Sachiko & Leonhard, Karin (2016). Color Worlds: Introduction. In Tawrin Baker, Sven Dupré, Sachiko Kusukawa & Karin Leonhard (Eds.), Early Modern Color Worlds (pp. 1-18). Leiden and Boston: Brill.
Dupré, Sven (2016). Die Sichtbarkeit und Unsichtbarkeit von Körperwissen in der Kodifikation der Künste in der frühen Neuzeit. Paragrana: Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie, 25 (1), (pp. 110-129).
Dupré, Sven, Baker, Tawrin, Kusukawa, Sachiko & Leonhard, Karin (2016). Early Modern Color Worlds. (307 p.). Leiden and Boston: Brill.
  2016 - Other output
Hendriksen, M.M.A. & Dupré, Sven (30.07.2016). Introducing ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950.
Dupré, Sven & Hendriksen, M.M.A. (2016). The ARTECHNE Research Database: Technique in the Arts.
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2015). Book review: Timothy McCall, Sean Roberts & Giancarlo Fiorenza (eds.), Visual Cultures of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe. Kirksville: Truman State University Press, 2013. Isis, 106 (1), (pp. 176-177).
Dupré, Sven & Egmond, Florike (2015). Collecting and Circulating Exotic Naturalia in the Spanish Netherlands. In Sven Dupré, Bert de Munck, Werner Thomas & Geert Vanpaemel (Eds.), Embattled Territory - The Circulation of Knowledge in the Spanish Netherlands (pp. 199-227). Ghent: Academia Press.
Dupré, Sven, De Munck, Bert, Thomas, Werner & Vanpaemel, Geert (2015). Embattled Territory - The Circulation of Knowledge in the Spanish Netherlands. (456 p.). Ghent: Academia Press.
Dupré, Sven & Vanpaemel, Geert (2015). The Circulation of Knowledge in the Spanish Netherlands: Introduction. In Sven Dupré, Bert de Munck, Werner Thomas & Geert Vanpaemel (Eds.), Embattled Territory: The Circulation of Knowledge in the Spanish Netherlands (pp. 7-21). Ghent: Academia Press.
Dupré, Sven (2015). Über die Schwierigkeit der Beschreibung alchemischer Techniken. Johannes Kunckels Übersetzung der Arte Vetraria von Antonio Neri. In Peter-Andre Alt, Jutta Eming, Tilo Renz & Volkhard Wels (Eds.), Magia daemoniaca, Magia naturalis, Zouber - Schreibweisen von Magie und Alchemie in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit (pp. 377-392). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2014). Art and Alchemy: An Introduction. In Sven Dupré, Dedo Von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk & Beat Wismer (Eds.), Art and Alchemy: The Mystery of Transformation (pp. 11-17). Munich: Hirmer Verlag.
Dupré, Sven (2014). Artists and the Philosophers’ Stone. In Stefan Laube & Petra Feuerstein-Herz (Eds.), Goldenes Wissen - Die Alchemie: Substanzen - Synthesen - Symbolik (pp. 87-97). Wolfenbüttel: Herzog August Bibliothek.
Dupré, Sven (2014). Book review: Mary Quinlan-McGrath, Influences: Art, Optics, and Astrology in the Italian Renaissance, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2013. Journal for the History of Astronomy, 45, (pp. 132-134).
Dupré, Sven (2014). Book review: Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris, Baroque Science, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2013. Early Science and Medicine, 19, (pp. 373-375).
Dupré, Sven & Neven, Sylvie (2014). Colour ConText. A Database on Colour Practice and Colour Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe. In Hélène Dubois, Joyce H. Townsend, Jilleen Nadolny, Sigrid Eyb-Green, Stefanos Kroustallis & Sylvie Neven (Eds.), Making and Transforming Art: Technology and Interpretation (pp. 125) (126 p.). London: Archetype Publications.
Dupré, Sven (2014). Die Feuerkünste. In Sven Dupré, Dedo Von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk & Beat Wismer (Eds.), Kunst und Alchemie. Das Geheimnis der Verwandlung (pp. 84-113). Munich: Hirmer Verlag.
Dupré, Sven (2014). Galileo and the Culture of Glass. In Andrea Albrecht, Giovanna Cordibella & Volkert Remmert (Eds.), Tintenfass und Teleskop - Galileo Galilei im Schnittpunkt Wissenschaftlicher, Literarischer und Visueller Kulturen im Europäischen 17. Jahrhundert (pp. 297-319). Berlin: De Gruyter.
Dupré, Sven, von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Dedo & Wismer, Beat (2014). Kunst und Alchemie: Das Geheimnis der Verwandlung / Art and Alchemy: The Mystery of Transformation. (264 p.). Munich: Hirmer Verlag.
Dupré, Sven, von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Dedo, Hachmann, Anita & Wismer, Beat (2014). Kunst und Alchemie: Eine Einführung. In Sven Dupré, Dedo Von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk & Beat Wismer (Eds.), Kunst und Alchemie. Das Geheimnis der Verwandlung (pp. 11-18). Munich: Hirmer Verlag.
Dupré, Sven (2014). Laboratories of Art: Alchemy and Art Technology from Antiquity to the 18th Century. (199 p.). New York: Springer.
Dupré, Sven (2014). Laboratories of Art: Introduction. In Sven Dupré (Eds.), Laboratories of Art - Alchemy and Art Technology from Antiquity to the 18th Century (pp. VII-XIX). Heidelberg: Archimedes.
Dupré, Sven (2014). Making Materials: The Arts of Fire. In Sven Dupré, Dedo Von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk & Beat Wismer (Eds.), Art and Alchemy - The Mystery of Transformation (pp. 84-113). Munich: Hirmer Verlag.
Dupré, Sven (2014). The Value of Glass and the Translation of Artisanal Knowledge in Early Modern Antwerp. In Bart Ramakers, Christine Göttler & Joanna Woodall (Eds.), Trading Values in Early Modern Antwerp (pp. 138-161). Leiden: Brill.
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2013). Book review: Pamela O. Long, Artisan/Practitioners and the Rise of the New Sciences, 1400-1600, Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2011. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 35, (pp. 279-281).
Dupré, Sven (2013). Le telescope de Galilée, la lune et la lumière céleste. In Chantal Grell (Eds.), La Lune (pp. 45-77). Turnhout: Brepols.
Dupré, Sven (2013). Papieren kennis - Van het atelier naar de academie. Kunst Antwerpen Academie 350 (pp. 40-45). Antwerp: BAI and Museum aan de Stroom.
Dupré, Sven (2013). Review essay: 'The Transnational Galileo. A Telescopic View from Somewhere': Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota and Franco Giudice, Il telescopio di Galileo. Una storia europea. Torino: Einaudi, 2012. Nuncius / Istituto e museo di storia della scienza, 28, (pp. 465-476).
Dupré, Sven (2013). Ronchi’s Leonardo. In Romano Nanni & Maurizio Torrini (Eds.), Leonardo ‘1952’ e la Cultura Dell’ Europa nel Dopoguerra (pp. 179-196). Florence: Olschki.
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2012). Book review: J.L. Heilbron, Galileo, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010 and David Wootton, Galileo, Watcher of the Skies, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010. Renaissance Quarterly, 65, (pp. 1230-1232).
Dupré, Sven, Morrison-Low, Alison, Johnston, Stephen & Strano, Giorgio (2012). From Earth-Bound to Satellite. Telescopes, Skills and Networks. (265 p.). Leiden: Brill.
Dupré, Sven (2012). Introduction. In Sven Dupré & H.J. Cook (Eds.), Translating Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries (pp. 3-17). Zürich: LIT Verlag.
Dupré, Sven (2012). Kepler's Optics without Hypotheses. Synthese, 185 (3), (pp. 501-525).
Dupré, Sven (2012). The Return of the Species - Jesuit Responses to Kepler’s New Theory of Images. In Wietse De Boer & Christine Göttler (Eds.), Religion and the Senses in Early Modern Europe (pp. 473-487). Leiden: Brill.
Dupré, Sven & Cook, H.J. (2012). Translating Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries. (466 p.). Zürich: LIT Verlag.
Dupré, Sven, Clarke, Mark & De Munck, Bert (2012). Transmission of Artists’ Knowledge. (101 p.). Brussels: Royal Flemish Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dupré, Sven (2012). Writing the History of the Telescope - Makers, Markets, and Mapping. In Sven Dupré, Alison Morrison-Low, Stephen Johnston & Giorgio Strano (Eds.), From Earth-Bound to Satellite - Telescopes, Skills and Networks (pp. xxiii-xxix). Leiden: Brill.
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2011). Book review: Alexander Marr,Between Raphael and Galileo. Mutio Oddi and the Mathematical Culture of Late Renaissance Italy, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Intellectual History Review, 21, (pp. 535-536).
Dupré, Sven (2011). Book review: Gideon Freudenthal and Peter McLaughlin, The Social and Economic Roots of the Scientific Revolution. Texts by Boris Hessen and Henryk Grossmann, New York: Springer, 2009. Centaurus, 53, (pp. 73-74).
Dupré, Sven (2011). Book review: 'Technology and Engineering': Lissa Roberts, Simon Schaffer and Peter Dear (eds.), The Mindful Hand: Inquiry and Invention from the Late Renaissance to Early Industrialization, Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2007. Annals of Science, 68, (pp. 291-294).
Dupré, Sven (2011). Silent Messengers - The World of Goods and the Circulation of Knowledge in the Early Modern Netherlands. In Sven Dupré & Christoph Lüthy (Eds.), Silent Messengers - The Circulation of Material Objects of Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries (pp. 1-12). Berlin: LIT Verlag.
Dupré, Sven & Lüthy, Christoph (2011). Silent Messengers: The Circulation of Material Objects of Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries. (400 p.). Berlin: LIT Verlag.
Dupré, Sven (2011). The Historiography of Perspective and Reflexy-Const in Netherlandish Art. Netherlands yearbook for history of art , 61, (pp. 35-60).
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven & Roose, Alexander (2010). In memoriam: Fernand Hallyn (1945-2009). Studium (Rotterdam, Netherlands), 3 (1), (pp. 56-59).
Dupré, Sven, Van Helden, Albert & Zuidervaart, Huib (2010). Introduction. In Sven Dupré, Albert Van Helden, Rob Van Gent & Huib Zuidervaart (Eds.), The Origins of the Telescope (pp. 1-8). Amsterdam: KNAW Press.
Dupré, Sven (2010). Nota de abertura. In Henrique Leitao (Eds.), Sidereus Nuncius o Mensageiro das Estrelas by Galileu Galilei (pp. 7-9). Lisbon: Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian.
Dupré, Sven (2010). Review essay: 'Art History, History of Science, and Visual Experience': Martin Kemp, The Human Animal in Western Art and Science; Leonardo; Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment, and Design; Seen | Unseen: Art, Science and Intuition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Isis, 101 (3), (pp. 618-622).
Dupré, Sven (2010). Review essay: Rolf Riekher, Johannes Kepler. Schriften zur Optik 1604-1611. Eingeführt und ergänzt durch historische Beiträge zur Optik- und Fernrohrgeschichte von Rolf Riekher. Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Harri Deutsch, 2006. Beiträge zur Astronomiegeschichte, 10, (pp. 346-351).
Dupré, Sven, Van Helden, Albert, Van Gent, Rob & Zuidervaart, Huib (2010). The Origins of the Telescope. (363 p.). Amsterdam: KNAW Press.
Dupré, Sven (2010). Trading Luxury Glass, Picturing Collections and Consuming Objects of Knowledge in Early Seventeenth-Century Antwerp. Intellectual History Review, 20, (pp. 53-78).
Dupré, Sven (2010). William Bourne’s Invention - Projecting a Telescope and Optical Speculation in Elizabethan England . In Sven Dupré, Albert Van Helden, Rob Van Gent & Huib Zuidervaart (Eds.), The Origins of the Telescope (pp. 129-145). Amsterdam: KNAW Press.
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2009). Book review: Carolin Bohlmann, Thomas Fink and Philipp Weiss (eds.), Lichtgefüge des 17. Jahrhunderts. Rembrandt und Vermeer - Spinoza und Leibniz, München: Wilhelm Fink, 2008. URL: http://www.sehepunkte.de/2009/09/14178.html. Sehepunkte, 9.
Dupré, Sven (2009). Book review: Edward Grant, A History of Natural Philosophy from the Ancient World to the Nineteenth Century, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Medical History, 53, (pp. 149-150).
Dupré, Sven (2009). Book review: 'Microscopes of the Ancien Régime': Dario Generali and Marc J. Ratcliff(eds.), From Makers to Users: Microscopes, Markets, and Scientific Practices in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries / Dagli artigiani ai naturalisti: Microscopi, offerta dei mercati e pratiche scientifiche nei secoli XVII e XVIII, Florence: Leo S.Olschki Editore, 2007. Metascience, 18, (pp. 107-110).
Dupré, Sven (2009). Die Ursprünge des Teleskops: von der Lesebrille bis zum astronomischen Fernrohr. In Jürgen Renn, Jakob Staude & Matteo Valleriani (Eds.), Galilei und die Anderen: Hintergründe einer Revolution der Astronomie (pp. 32-42). Heidelberg: Spektrum der Wissenschaft Verlag.
Dupré, Sven (2009). Die Ursprünge des Teleskops: von der Lesebrille bis zum astronomischen Fernrohr. Sterne und Weltraum, 48 (1), (pp. 44-54).
Dupré, Sven & Hallyn, Fernand (2009). Early Modern Cosmography. (186 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
Dupré, Sven (2009). Galileo y su legado. Temas, 58, (pp. 30-39).
Dupré, Sven (2009). Het verleden van het verre-kijken. Scientific American (Dutch edition), 4, (pp. 56-63).
Dupré, Sven & Roose, Alexander (2009). In memoriam: Fernand Hallyn (1945-2009). Archives internationales d'histoire des sciences, 59, (pp. 605-608).
Dupré, Sven & Korey, Michael (2009). Inside the Kunstkammer: The Circulation of Optical Knowledge and Instruments at the Dresden Court. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 40 (4), (pp. 405-420).
Dupré, Sven (2009). Los origines del telescopio. Investigacion y Ciencia, (pp. 52-61).
Dupré, Sven & Korey, Michael (2009). Optical Objects in the Dresden Kunstkammer: Lucas Brunn and the Courtly Display of Knowledge. In Giorgio Strano, Stephen Johnston, Mara Miniati & Alison Morrison-Low (Eds.), European Collections of Scientific Instruments: 1550-1750 (pp. 61-85). Leiden: Brill.
Dupré, Sven (2009). Preface: Early Modern Cosmography. Archives internationales d'histoire des sciences, 59, (pp. 419-422).
Dupré, Sven (2009). Printing Practical Mathematics: Oronce Fine’s ‘De speculo ustorio’ between Paper and Craft. In Alexander Marr (Eds.), The Worlds of Oronce Finé: Mathematics, Instruments and Print in Renaissance France (pp. 64-82). Donington: Shaun Tyas.
Dupré, Sven (2009). Wonder and Experiments in Kepler’s Optics and Dioptrics. In R.L. Kremer & Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk (Eds.), Johannes Kepler - From Tübingen to Zagan (pp. 223-237). Warsaw: Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2008). Aguilón, Vitruvianism and his Opticorum libri sex. In Piet Lombaerde (Eds.), Innovation and Experience in Early Baroque in the Southern Netherlands - The Case of the Jesuit Church in Antwerp (pp. 53-66). Turnhout: Brepols.
Dupré, Sven (2008). Book review: Eileen Reeves, Galileo’s Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror, Cambridge (Massachusetts) and London: Harvard University Press, 2008. Renaissance Quarterly, 61, (pp. 928-929).
Dupré, Sven (2008). Book review: Horst Bredekamp, Galilei der Künstler: Der Mond, die Sonne, die Hand, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2007. Nuncius / Istituto e museo di storia della scienza, 23, (pp. 396-397).
Dupré, Sven (2008). Book review: Jutta Schickore, The Microscope and the Eye: A History of Reflections, 1740-1870, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2007. Bildwelten des Wissens, 6, (pp. 107-108).
Dupré, Sven (2008). Book review: 'The Telescope in History': Jürgen Hamel and Inge Keil (eds.), Der Meister und die Fernrohre: Das Wechselspiel zwischen Astronomie und Optik in der Geschichte, Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Harri Deutsch, 2007. Journal for the History of Astronomy, 39, (pp. 410-411).
Dupré, Sven (2008). Book review: Vincent Ilardi, Renaissance Vision from Spectacles to Telescopes, Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2007. Renaissance Quarterly, 61, (pp. 250-252).
Dupré, Sven (2008). Images in the Air: Optical Games, Magic, and Imagination. In Christine Göttler & Wolfgang Neuber (Eds.), Spirits Unseen: The Representation of Subtle Bodies in Early Modern European Culture (pp. 71-92). Leiden: Brill.
Dupré, Sven & Kusukawa, Sachiko (2008). Introduction: the Circulation of News and Knowledge in Intersecting Networks. History of universities, 23 (2), (pp. 1-5).
Dupré, Sven (2008). Newton's Telescope in Print: the Role of Images in the Reception of Newton's Instrument. Perspectives on Science, 16 (4), (pp. 328-359).
Dupré, Sven (2008). Preistoria dell’ invenzione del telescopio. In Giorgio Strano (Eds.), Il telescopio di Galileo. Lo strumento che ha cambiato il mondo (pp. 19-31). Firenze: Giunti, + 10 catalogue entries, pp. 123-129.
Dupré, Sven (2008). Review essay: 'De hand van Galilei': Horst Bredekamp, Galilei der Künstler: der Mond, die Sonne, die Hand, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2007. De Gids, 8, (pp. 666-678).
Dupré, Sven & Kusukawa, Sachiko (2008). The Circulation of News and Knowledge in Intersecting Networks. (158 p.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dupré, Sven (2008). The Prehistory of the Invention of the Telescope. In Giorgio Strano (Eds.), Galileo’s Telescope - The Instrument that Changed the World (pp. 19-31). Florence: Giunti, + 10 catalogue entries, pp. 123-129.
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2007). Book review: Mario Biagioli, Galileo’s Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy, Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2006. Renaissance Quarterly, 60, (pp. 223-225).
Dupré, Sven (2007). Playing with Images in a Dark Room: Johannes Kepler’s Ludi inside the Camera Obscura. In Wolfgang Lefèvre (Eds.), Inside the Camera Obscura - Optics and Art under the Spell of the Projected Image (pp. 59-73). Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte.
Dupré, Sven (2007). Rheita, Antonius Maria Schyrleus de Schyrle [Schierl, Schürle]. In Thomas Hockey (Eds.), The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers (pp. 965-966). New York: Springer.
  2006 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2006). Book review: Jean-Vincent Blanchard, L’ optique du discours au XVIIe siècle: de la rhétorique des jé suites au style de la raison moderne (Descartes, Pascal), Québec: Les Presses de l’ Université Laval, 2005. Isis, 97, (pp. 746-747).
Dupré, Sven (2006). François de Aguilón, Optica en Vitruvianisme. Scientiarum Historia, 32, (pp. 17-36).
Dupré, Sven (2006). Optica est ars bene videndi - From Gemma’s Radius to Galileo’s Telescope. In Menso Folkerts & Andreas Kühne (Eds.), Astronomy as a Model for the Sciences in Early Modern Times - Papers from the International Symposium Munich 10-12 March 2003 (pp. 355-368). Augsburg: Dr. Erwin Rauner Verlag.
Dupré, Sven & Korey, Michael (2006). The Use and Re-use of Optical Instruments - Creating Knowledge in the Dresden Kunstkammer. In Bart Grob & Hans Hooijmaijers (Eds.), Who Needs Scientific Instruments? (pp. 75-80). Leiden: Museum Boerhaave.
Dupré, Sven (2006). Visualization in Renaissance Optics - The Function of Geometrical Diagrams and Pictures in the Transmission of Practical Knowledge. In Sachiko Kusukawa & Ian Maclean (Eds.), Transmitting Knowledge: Words, Images and Instruments in Early Modern Europe (pp. 11-39). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2005 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2005). Ausonio’s Mirrors and Galileo’s Lenses: The Telescope and Sixteenth-Century Practical Optical Knowledge. Galilaeana, 2, (pp. 145-180).
Dupré, Sven (2005). Introduction.The Hockney-Falco Thesis: Constraints and Opportunities. Early Science and Medicine, 10 (2), (pp. 125-136).
Dupré, Sven (2005). Optics, Instruments and Painting, 1420-1720: Reflections on the Hockney-Falco Thesis. (214 p.). Leiden: Brill.
Dupré, Sven (2005). Optics, Pictures and Evidence: Leonardo’s Drawings of Mirrors and Machinery. Early Science and Medicine, 10 (2), (pp. 211-236).
Dupré, Sven (2005). Review essay: Arnaud Maillet, The Claude Glass: Use and Meaning of the Black Mirror in Western Art, New York: Zone Books, 2004. Aestimatio, 2, (pp. 24-32).
Dupré, Sven (2005). The Optics of Ettore Ausonio: Instrument Design and Optics in Sixteenth Century Italy. In Juan José Saldaña (Eds.), Science and Cultural Diversity - Proceedings of the XXI International Congress of the History of Science (pp. 475-491). Mexico City: Sociedad Mexicana de Historia de la Ciencia y de la Tecnologia.
  2004 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2004). Book review: The Ambassadors’ Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance, London and New York: Hambledon and London, 2002. Isis, 95, (pp. 487-488).
Dupré, Sven (2004). Book review: Gérard Simon, Archéologie de la vision, Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2003. Archives internationales d'histoire des sciences, 54, (pp. 192-194).
  2003 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2003). Galileo’s Telescope and Celestial Light. Journal for the History of Astronomy, 34 (4), (pp. 369-399).
Dupré, Sven (2003). Renaissance Optics: Instruments, Practical Knowledge and the Appropriation of Theory. (112 p.). Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte.
Dupré, Sven (2003). The Dioptrics of Refractive Dials in the Sixteenth Century. Nuncius / Istituto e museo di storia della scienza, 18, (pp. 39-68).
  2001 - Scholarly publications
Dupré, Sven (2001). De Optica van Galileo Galilei: Interactie tussen Kunst en Wetenschap. (283 p.). Brussels: Royal Flemish Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dupré, Sven (2001). Galileo, Mathematical Instruments and Orthographic Projection. Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society, 69, (pp. 10-20).
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Sven Dupré's research is at the crossroads of art history and the history of science and technology. He is a member of the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities at Utrecht University, co-directing (with Wijnand Mijnhardt) the project “Creating a Knowledge Society in a Globalizing World, 1450-1800” in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS). He is Scientific Director of the project ‘Technique in the Arts: Concepts, Practices, Expertise, 1500-1950’, supported by a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant, and actively involved in research in technical art history at the Ateliergebouw (Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science - NICAS) in Amsterdam, where the Rijksmuseum, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and the University of Amsterdam combine their knowledge in the field of restoration and preservation of art objects. 

Project:
ARTECHNE: Technique in the Arts: Concepts, Practices, Expertise
01.07.2016 to 01.07.2020
General project description 

The transmission of ‘technique’ in art has been a conspicuous ‘black box’ resisting analysis. Only in the most recent years, the history of science and technology has turned to how-to instructions as given in recipes. This project proposes to undertake the experimental reconstruction of historical recipes to finally open the black box of the transmission of technique in the visual and decorative arts. Considering ‘technique’ as a textual, material and social practice, this project will write a long-term history of the theory and practice of the study of ‘technique’ in the visual and decorative arts between 1500 and 1950. The three central research questions here are: (1) what is technique in the visual and decorative arts, (2) how is technique transmitted and studied, and (3) who is considered expert in technique, and why? This project integrates methodologies typical for the humanities and historical disciplines with laboratory work, and lays the historical foundations of the epistemologies of conservation, restoration and technical art history.

Role PhD Supervisor & Project Leader & Researcher Funding
EU grant: European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Maartje Stols-Witlox (UvA)
  • Tonny Beentjes (UvA)
Project:
Creating a Knowledge Society in a Globalizing World, 1450-1800
01.09.2015 to 31.12.2017
General project description 

The Global Knowledge Society is a large-scale research project that investigates the historical roots of knowledge societies. The innovative capability of the present-day knowledge society depends upon the large-scale collection and distribution of information on the basis of which knowledge is produced and multiplied. The process of production and distribution happens at a global level. Facilitating knowledge and information exchange is almost invariably accompanied by regulation of its distribution. This project investigates the historical roots of the global knowledge society. Its long-term ambition is to contribute to our understanding of the knowledge society in a global context and to gain insights in its development up to today. Researchers are hosted at the NIAS and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. The project aims to be highly innovative, not only in its approach and method, but also in its output. It will not only result in a number of studies and volumes, but will also develop tools for the study of knowledge societies in general, as well as a handbook on knowledge societies that can be used by students and senior academics alike. 

Role Project Leader Funding
NWO grant: Internationalisation Grant
Project members UU

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Currently prof. dr. Sven Dupré teaches the following course(s):
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Additional functions and activities
  • Professor of History of Art, Science and Technology, Faculty of Humanities, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, University of Amsterdam
  • Editor, Nuncius Series: Studies and Sources in the Material and Visual History of Science
  • Advisory Board Member, Art & Materiality 
  • Associate Editor, History of Humanities
  • Editorial Board Member, Nuncius
  • Editorial Board Member, Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitsgeschiedenis / Revue d’ Histoire des Sciences et des Universités
  • Editorial Board Member, Science in Context
  • Member, Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences
  • Member, National Committee for Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (Belgium)
  • Member, National Center for History of Science (Royal Library, Belgium)
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Full name
prof. dr. S.G.M. Dupré Contact details
Drift 6

Drift 6
Room 0
3512 BS  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 9520
Drift 6

Drift 6
Room -
3512 BS  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Drift 15

Drift 15
Room 1.07
3512 BR  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 9520
Postal address
Drift 6
3512 BS    UTRECHT
The Netherlands
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Last updated 04.01.2017