Michiel van Groesen is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Amsterdam. He studied History and Dutch Renaissance Literature in Groningen and at University College London. His research interests include Atlantic history, early modern news culture, travel literature, and the history of the (illustrated) book. He is the author of Representations of the Overseas World in the De Bry Collection of Voyages (Leiden: Brill, 2008) and editor of The Legacy of Dutch Brazil (Cambridge University Press; forthcoming). Currently he is completing a monograph on news and public opinion on Dutch Brazil in the Dutch Golden Age.