Press coverage

Key media appearances:

  • Interview. Dr David van der Linden & Dr Nadine Akkerman introduce the Brienne trunk on TV, De Kennis van Nu, 4 November 2015 (item starts at 00:58)

    Article. Oude briefgeheimen onthuld: Historisch voyeurisme, De Volkskrant, 5 November 2015

    Article. 17th-century tales of love, loss and delinquent husbands, BBC History Magazine, 5 November 2015

    Article. Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society, The Guardian, 8 November 2015

 

Full list of media coverage:

  • Press Release.NWO grant Nadine Akkerman for Signed, Sealed, & Undelivered research. University of Leiden. 13 July 2016

  • Press Release. Unlocking the past with the future of imaging New grants help MIT Libraries, DMSE, and CSAIL push the boundaries of examining artifacts. MIT Libraries 7 July 2016

  • Blog Post. On Letters, “Discovery,” and Cooperation by Dr Rebekah Ahrendt on Musicology Now, 26 March 2016

  • Blog Post. Empfang abgelehnt – niet hebben, Europa und Wir Blog, 15 March 2016

  • Article. Klein leed van 300 jaar geleden, Historia, March 2016

  • Article. Læserne hjælper eksperter med 300 år gammelt brev: Dansk kaptajn overlevede krig, kanoner og kapere (Readers help experts with 300-year-old letter: Danish captain survived war, guns and privateers), DK.dk, 6 February 2015

  • Article 300 år gammelt ulæst dansk brev fundet på bunden af hollandsk post-kiste (300-year old unread Danish letter found at the bottom of a Dutch postal chest), DK.dk, 23 January 2016

  • Article. Historischer Postfund: Historiker öffnen 300 Jahre alte Briefe, Der Spiegel, 30 December 2015

  • Article. Un baule pieno di lettere del XVII secolo, Vaccari news, 26 December 2015

  • Radio interview with Dr David van der Linden, France Culture, La Fabrique de l'Histoire, 18 December 2015 (item begins at 33:21)

  • Article. Aux Pays-Bas, un coffre postal fascine les historiens, La Croix, 14 December 2015

  • Article. Bezorgde schrijvers en onbezorgde brieven, Transparant, December 2015

  • YouTube video What it's like to open locked letters, created by WNPR, 12 December 2015

  • Radio interview with Jana Dambrogio and Rebekah Ahrendt, Where We Live: Preserving our history one letter at a time, WNPR News, 12 December 2015

  • Article. 300-year-old voices in a stash of unopened letters, Boston Globe, 8 December 2015

  • Article. Forscher wollen versiegelte Post aus dem 17. Jahrhundert lesen, Spektrum, 25 November 2015

  • Article Nooit bezorgde post: Een ongebruikelijke blik in het verleden, My Heritage Blog, 23 November 2015

  • Article. ‘Letterlocked' Trove: X-Rays to Peer into Sealed 17th-Century Notes, Live Science, 20 November 2015

  • Article. Historians examine treasure trove of 17th-century letters, History Today, 19 November 2015

  • Radio interview with Koos Havelaar, SBS Australia, 18 November 2015

  • Radio interview with Dr Rebekah Ahrendt, WNPR News, 17 November 2015

  • Article Mais de 300 anos à espera de resposta, Publico, 17 November 2015

  • Article. Hoe correspondeerde men in de 17e eeuw? Schatkist vol brieven geeft geheimen en roddels prijs, Gazet van Antwerpen, 14 November 2015

  • Article. Postmeester met losse handjes, Algemeen Dagblad/Haagsche Courant, 13 November 2015

  • Article. Des lettres du XVIIe racontent la fuite des Huguenots vers les Pays-Bas, Le Point, 12 November 2015

  • Article. Nooit bezorgde brieven zijn schat voor onderzoekers, Dagblad van het Noorden, 11 November 2015

  • Radio interview with Dr Rebekah Ahrendt, As it Happens, CBC-Radio Canada, 10 November 2015 (item begins at 18:28)

  • Briefgeheim doorbroken, zegel niet, De Standaard, 10 November 2015

  • Trunk of 2600 undelivered letters from the seventeenth century was recently rediscovered. Now, a team of researchers has begun the process of digitization, preservation and transcription, Reddit History, 10 November 2015

  • Article. MIT Libraries explores 17th-century postal archive in 'Signed, Sealed, Undelivered', MIT News, 10 November 2015

  • Article. Wax Seals and Refused Love in a 17th-Century Trunk of Undelivered Letters, Hyperallergic, 10 November 2015

  • Radio interview with Dr Daniel Starza Smith, Drivetime, BBC Radio Oxford, 10 November 2015 (item begins at 9:01)

  • Article. TV interview with Dr Daniel Starza Smith, BBC South Today, 10 November 2015

  • Article. Denne kiste med 300 år gamle breve er en guldgrube, DR.dk, 10 November 2015

  • Article. Tusenvis av uleste brev avslører hvordan vi levde på 1600-tallet, Dagbladet, 10 November 2015

  • Radio interview with Dr David van der Linden, Nieuwe feiten, Radio 1 (Belgium), 10 November 2015 (item begins at 23:05)

  • Article. ‘Very rare and extremely cool': X-rays to begin on thousands of 17th-century letters which were never read, Culture24, 9 November 2015

  • Article. This Trunk Stuffed with 17th-Century Letters is a Historian's Dream, SmithsonianMag.com, 9 November 2015.

  • Article. Secrets hidden in undelivered 17th-century letters to be revealed with X-ray tomography, International Business Times, 9 November 2015

  • Radio interview with Dr David van der Linden, News hour, BBC World Service, 9 November 2015 (item begins at 43:12)

  • Article. 300 år gamle breve fundet: Flammende hjerter, skandaler og spionbreve, Berlingske, 9 November 2015

  • Article. I baule ritrovato, tornano alla luce lettere di 300 anni fa, La Reppublica, 9 November 2015

  • Article. Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society, The Guardian, 8 November 2015

  • Article. Researchers study 17th-century undelivered letters found in a leather trunk, The Telegraph, 8 November 2015

  • Radio interview with Dr Nadine Akkerman & Dr David van der Linden, Nieuwsshow, NPO Radio 1 (the Netherlands), 7 November 2015

  • Article. Brieven lezen met het zegel er nog op, Algemeen Dagblad, 6 November 2015

  • Article. Onbekende brieven van hugenoten wachten op analyse, Nederlands Dagblad, 6 November 2015

  • Radio interview with Dr David van der Linden, Radio RTV Noord (the Netherlands), 6 November 2015

  • Article. 17th-century tales of love, loss and delinquent husbands, BBC History Magazine, 5 November 2015

  • Press Release. A postal ‘piggybank’ from the 17th century sheds light on the culture of that time, YaleNews, 5 November 2015

  • Press Release. British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow part of research project that investigates unopened letters from 17th-century Europe, British Academy News, 5 November 2015 

  • Article. Oude briefgeheimen onthuld: Historisch voyeurisme, De Volkskrant, 5 November 2015

  • Article. Ongeopende post uit 17e eeuw alsnog gelezen, NOS news, 5 November 2015

  • Article. A treasure trove of undelivered letters, Ukrant, 5 November 2015

  • Interview. Introducing the Brienne trunk, with Dr Nadine Akkerman & Dr David van der Linden, De Kennis van Nu (Dutch science TV show), 4 November 2015 (item starts at 00:58)

  • Article. A Trove of Letterlocking, or Vintage Strategies to Deter Snoops, New York Times, 17 September 2015