René van Stipriaan (Digital Library of Dutch Literature, the Netherlands)

René van Stipriaan

René van Stipriaan’s many interests include the Dutch Golden Age, the Italian Trecento and the world of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Over the past few years he has compiled a number of well-received collections of eyewitness reports: Eyewitnesses to World History (with Geert Mak), Eyewitnesses to the Golden Age and Eyewitnesses to Rock ’n’ Roll. In 2002 he published The Full Life, a richly illustrated history of sixteenth- to eighteenth-century Dutch literature. He is currently working on a book about the role of propaganda during the Dutch Revolt. René studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Amsterdam and gained his doctorate in 1995 on the subject of seventeenth-century Dutch comic theatre. He then worked for several years in publishing. Since 1998 he has been responsible for the structure and content of the much-visited Digital Library of Dutch Literature (www.dbnl.nl).