The Descartes-Huygens Prize offered by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for developing cooperation between French and Dutch researchers has been awarded to Katell Lavéant of the University of Utrecht in order to work on development of the Sammelband 15-16 project at the University of Rennes 2.
The prize, that recognises “researchers for their outstanding work and their contribution to Franco-Dutch relations”, will enable her to work with Malcolm Walsby of the Tempora research unit. The grant will enable them to further develop and test new bibliographical tools, as well as train early career researchers in the study of Renaissance books and Sammelbände. It is also intended as the starting point for the development of an international network of scholars and to strengthen ties between the universities of Utrecht and Rennes.
The original press release published by the KNAW is available on their website.