This Research Unit, led by Hans Blom, operates at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In this field of study, prof. Blom has organized a international conference in 2008, with the title "Machiavelli in the (Dutch) Republic: Machiavellianism 1590–1730", held in Rotterdam on April 25.

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Selected conferences of the Network research project (2007-2013) have received the High Patronage of the following Institutions