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Sonttolregisters: Second Arenberg Conference on History

25-10-2012 @ 09:30 - 26-10-2012 @ 17:00


Sound Toll Registers online
early modern trade and transport


Thursday 25 October – Friday 26 October 2012
University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

registration before 15 October 2012 via:
official language: English
limited seat capacity, no fee

The University of Groningen and Tresoar, the Frisian Historical and Literary Centre at Leeuwarden are building an electronic database for the Sound Toll Registers (STR), dubbed Sound Toll Registers online, short: STRO. We carry out this project in close co-operation with Rigsarkivet, the Danish State Archive in Copenhagen which keeps the more than 700 original, handwritten volumes of the STR. The data input is outsourced to Breed, the Social Workplace at Nijmegen. The database is freely accessible by everybody via the internet: We encourage the use of STRO as a research instrument.
The STR are one of the main sources for the economic and maritime history of Europe. They are the records of the toll the king of Denmark levied on the passage of ships through the Sound, the strait between Denmark and Sweden linking the North Sea and the Baltic. They have been preserved for about 300 of the 360 years from 1497 till 1857 and include a practically uninterrupted series from 1574 to 1857. The STR contain information on about 1.8 million passages.

This conference is financially supported by the Arenberg Foundation and the Samenwerkende Maritieme Fondsen.
For Introductory Considerations by the Duke of Arenberg click here.


Thursday 25 October 2012

chair: Jan Willem Veluwenkamp (Groningen)
9:30-10:00 coffee

10:00-10.10 Siem van de Woude (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands)
10:15-10:45 Werner Scheltjens (Groningen, The Netherlands)
10:50-11:20  Magnus Andersen (Gothenburg, Sweden)
11:25-11:55 Hanno Brand (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands)
12:00-12:30 Gelina Harlaftis (Corfu, Greece)

12:30-13:15 lunch
13:30-15:00 excursion

15:15-15:45 Annette de Wit (Den Helder)
15:50-16:20 Jari Ojala (Jyvaskyla, Finland)
16:25-16:55 Simone Steenbeek (Groningen, The Netherlands)

17:00-19:00 meeting place: café
19:15 diner

Friday 26 October 2012

Chair: George Welling (Groningen)
9:00-9:30 coffee

9:30-10:00  Amélia Polónia (Porto, Portugal)
10:05-10:35 Jelle Jan Koopmans (Groningen, The Netherlands)

10:45-12:15 excursion
12:30-13.15 lunch

13:30-14:00 Bo Poulsen (Roskilde, Denmark)
14:05-14:35 Jeroen van der Vliet (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
14:40-15:10 Pierick Pourchasse (Brest, France)

STR online has been made possible by subsidies granted by:
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO (, Fonds Woudsend 1816,
Stichting de Grote Zuidwesthoek, Kingma Stichting, The University of Groningen (, Tresoar (, SNS REAAL Fonds (,
Directie der Oostersche Handel en Reederijen, Stichting Admiraal van Kinsbergenfonds,
Stichting Vaderlandsch Fonds ter Aanmoediging van ’s-Lands Zeedienst,
Stichting Ondersteuningsfonds Nationaal Instituut voor de Scheepvaart en Scheepsbouw (,
Vereeniging “De Prins Hendrik Stichting” sedert 1874.


25-10-2012 @ 09:30
26-10-2012 @ 17:00
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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands


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