The scientific revolution of the 17th century was driven by countless discoveries in the workshop, in the observatory and in society at large.

A dramatic increase in the amount of information gave rise to new knowledge. But how were new elements of knowledge disseminated and appropriated? In short: how did knowledge circulate?

In order to answer this question the CKCC project built a web application called ePistolarium. With this application researchers can browse and analyze around 20,000 letters that were written by and sent to 17th century scholars who lived in the Dutch Republic. Moreover, the ePistolarium enables visualizations of geographical, time-based, social network and co-citation inquiries.

Go to the ePistolarium and browse through the letters with the faceted search tool.

      Watch the instruction video to get started.


  • 14/06/2013
    ePistolarium officially launched More...
  • 03/06/2013
    Version 1.0 of ePistolarium released More...
  • 28/09/2012
    Version 0.4 of the ePistolarium released More...

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