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Porträt Charles Joseph Panckoucke (1736 - 1798)

Republic of Letters: Correspondence between Intellectuals in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe

The “Republic of Letters” was established in Italy with the first humanists. Their abundant correspondence, which included letters that were both personal and intellectual, continued to the Enlightenment.

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Celebrity chefs of the past: Meet the women who taught Europe to cook

Meet four early modern cookbook authors from across Europe and discover the fascinating stories of these women.

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Louis Braille and the braille alphabet

Developed in the 19th century by Louis Braille, braille is a writing system used by people with visual impairments. This blog explores a number of objects relating to braille found in museums, libraries and archives’ collections across Europe.

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