Professor Han van Ruler will introduce us to the life and works of Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus. A crash course on the essential facts and figures about the influential author of famous books like The Praise of Folly, a ‘citizen of the world’, and an advocate of religious tolerance.

A must for anyone who never wants to get caught out again at a family party when asked why your employer is called Erasmus.

Prof. dr. Han van Ruler is an acclaimed Erasmus expert and Professor of Intellectual History and Vice-Dean of Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Together with Jeroen Hermkens, he wrote the book In de voetsporen van Erasmus (‘In the footsteps of Erasmus’) in 2017.

Date: Wed. September 21st 2022
Time: 16:00 – 17:30 hrs. (doors open 15:30 hrs)
Location: Theatre, Erasmus Paviljoen
Moderation: Lenya Slierendrecht
Entrance: free, reservation recommended

This programme is organised by Studium Generale and International Office EUR