Robin Buning studied classics at Leiden University, specializing in Neo-Latin, and did the Minor Editing & Publishing at the University of Amsterdam. After obtaining his PhD at Utrecht University with an intellectual biography of Henricus Reneri (1593–1639), he became a postdoctoral research fellow within the digital humanities project ‘Cultures of Knowledge’ at the University of Oxford. There, he did research on the network of Samuel Hartlib (ca. 1600–1662) and collaborated in the development of an application for prosopographical network analysis.
Currently, he works as a researcher at the Huygens ING within the ‘Erasmus, Opera Omnia’ project. He also participates in the publication of Erasmus’s correspondence in Dutch and he is editor of Neolatijn.nl. On behalf of the Coornhert Stichting he compiles a catalogue of the correspondence of Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert (1522-1590). Apart from this, he works as an assistant within the ‘Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks – The Republic of Letters as a Pan-European Knowledge Society’ project at Utrecht University. Furthermore, he is a member of COST Action: IS1310 ‘Reassembling the European Republic of Letters’. In this context, he collaborates with computational linguists on an automated analysis of the Hartlib Papers using topic modeling methods.
- ‘Scholarly Communication between England, the Netherlands and Central Europe: Samuel Hartlib’s Dutch Agent Caspar Streso (1603–1664)’, in The Practice of Scholarly Communication: Correspondence Networks between Central and Western Europe, 1550–1700 (Londen: Routledge, verschijnt in 2020)
- ‘The Correspondence of Isaac Vossius’, brievencatalogus op Early Modern Letters Online.
- Henricus Reneri (1593–1639): Descartes’ Quartermaster in Aristotelian Territory, proefschrift (Universiteit Utrecht, 2013), online beschikbaar via Utrecht University Repository.