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I am a historian of science exploring natural history, book history, the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and the formation of fields of knowledge in and of the early modern period.

In pursuit of a longstanding passion for everything which lives in water, and in relation to my previous experience working in the rare book trade, I am currently completing a PhD thesis within the NWO funded programme A New History of Fishes at Leiden University. 

I am especially interested in the influence of lay experts on scholarly ichthyology, the exchange between scholarly books on fishes and non-scholarly sources of information (including culinary works, mythology, religious texts, and literature), the use of fish in early modern medicine, scholarly discussion of fish as food, biodiversity, as well as fishery and early fishing regulations.

This website offers an overview of my publications and editorial projects, research, conferences, and teaching.


Sophia Hendrikx – LinkedIn (NL)

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Sophia Hendrikx – Academia.edu

University of Leiden


Contact me on: sophiahendrikx@gmail.com