The Discovery of China

Book launch (in Dutch) on 20 November 2023

Book presentation of The Discovery of China. The Adventure of Ferdinand Verbiest (Pelckmans), written by VRT journalist Veerle De Vos. The author will introduce the book and then discuss it with sinologists Mario Cams (University of Oslo/KU Leuven) and Dorien Emmers (KU Leuven).

This lecture is part of the “Big Questions” series on past and present issues, which UCSIA is programming for the city festival Baroque Influencers.

Date & Time

Monday 20 November 2023
8.00 – 9.30 p.m.


University of Antwerp – Hof van Liere
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerp


Free entrance, but don’t forget
to register online in advance.

More Big Questions at the Baroque Influencers city festival:

Prent uit ‘Imago primi saeculi Societatis Iesu a Prouincia Flandro-Belgica euisdem Societatis repreasentata.’ (Antwerp: Ex officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1640) © Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University

Missions, Maps and Mediators

Big Questions of Baroque Influencers
7 November 2023

Het interieur en gekende tegelvloer van de Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk in Antwerpen geschilderd door Wilhelm Schubert van Ehrenberg

Calculated Believers? Painters, the Jesuits and Innovative Mathematics

lecture (in Dutch)
Big Questions of Baroque Influencers
10 October 2023

Borders © Siora Photography

To the Borders:
How can we reach people at the margins of society through education?

panel discussion (in Dutch)
Big Questions of Baroque Influencers
16 October 2023


Koningstraat 2
B-2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 (0)3 265 49 60

Voorlopige locatie tijdens de renovatiewerken:
Blindestraat 14, 2000 Antwerpen