2005, the Jules Verne year
On 24 March 2005, it was 100 years ago that Jules Verne passed away. Of course, the Dutch Jules Verne Society commemorated this fact throughout the year 2005. The main events were the large exposition in Rotterdam and the publication of the book “In de ban van Jules Verne”, but many other activities were organized as well.
In many places and during the entire year, we organized expositions, and some bookshops paid attention to Jules Verne in their shop windows. Besides that, there were be several publications written by members of the Dutch Jules Verne Society, various lectures and radio interviews given by members, and some other activities, like films in various cinemas and a symposium in Amiens.
Activities by the Dutch Jules Verne Society
Here we present an overview of the various activities (co-)organized by the Dutch Jules Verne Society. This agenda is no longer updated. It may be that some of the external links in this section of the site are no longer functional, or that some of the address information is outdated.
|1 March – 31 March||Small exposition in the library of Zuidhorn|
|3 March – 14 May||Exposition at the “Stichting Kinderboek Cultuurbezit” in Winsum|
|21 March – 9 April||Exposition in the Public Library in Emmen|
|21 March – 30 April||Exposition in the Public Library in Zutphen|
|28 March – 17 April||Small exposition in the library of Voorschoten|
|31 March – 2 May||Exposition in the Municipal Library in Amsterdam|
|1 April – 30 April||Large exposition in the Municipal Library in Rotterdam|
|1 April – 31 May||Exposition in the library of Monster|
|30 May – 27 June||Small exposition in the library of Alkmaar|
|24 June – 30 October||Exposition about aviation and spaceflight in Jules Verne’s works in the Aviodrome in Lelystad|
|6 July – 31 December||Exposition in various libraries in Friesland|
|7 September – 11 October||Exposition in the library of Hardenberg|
|3 October – 31 October||Exposition in the library of Weert|
|24 February||Lecture at the University of Twente, by Garmt de Vries: Science and technology in Jules Verne’s works|
|2 April||Lecture in the Municipal Library in Amsterdam, by Guus Luijters|
|23 April||Lecture in the Municipal Library in Rotterdam, by Karol van Bastelaar: Discover the unknown world of Jules Verne|
|16 July||Lecture at the Aviodrome in Lelystad, by Karol van Bastelaar|
|25 October||Lecture at the library of Weert, by Kees Waij. Start: 7.30 pm.|
|31 October||Lecture at the Foundation TIJD in Oranjewoud, by Karol van Bastelaar|
|9 April||Lecture by Kees Waij, for the Foundation “Geschiedenis Kinder- en jeugdlectuur”.|
|21 June||Lecture by Garmt de Vries, for the Rotary club Rotterdam-Noord.|
|5 August||Lecture by Cees Moonen, for the Rotary club Ermelo.|
|31 October||Lecture by Frits Schoute, for TPG Post.|
|early February||Karol van Bastelaar: “Was Jules Verne een visionair?”.
Article about Verne’s “predictions” in the magazine Skepter (vol. 17, nr. 4, winter 2004, pp. 14–18).
|early February||Karol van Bastelaar: “De Jules Verne gids”.
Book about Verne’s life and work. Elmar, Rijswijk. ISBN 9085530075.
|late February||Karol van Bastelaar: “Herlees Jules Verne en ontdek een nieuwe wereld”.
Article about Jules Verne’s works in the magazine Boekenpost.
|late February||Karol van Bastelaar: “Jules Verne bracht geografie in de huiskamer”.
Article about Jules Verne and geography in the magazine Geografie.
|late February||Karol van Bastelaar: “Jules Verne en de elektrische beweegkracht”.
Article about Jules Verne and electricity in the magazine Mens en Wetenschap.
|18 March||Garmt de Vries: “Wetenschap en techniek in het werk van Jules Verne”.
Article about science and technology in Verne’s works in the magazine De Ingenieur.
|1 April||Dutch Jules Verne Society: “In de ban van Jules Verne”.
Biography and topical articles. Aspekt, Soesterberg. ISBN 9059112806.
|16 April||Dutch Jules Verne Society: Verniaan 33: “2005. Op weg naar Frankrijk”.|
|May||Garmt de Vries: “Rond de wereld in bijna tachtig dagen”.
Article in the magazine Natuurwetenschap en Techniek (same text as in De Ingenieur).
|October||Jules Verne: Aan de morfine.
Bibliophile edition of this poem by Jules Verne, Typeset by hand by Harmen Sikkenga.
|December||Garmt de Vries: “Het theaterwerk van Jules Verne”.
Article about Verne’s theatrical works in the magazine Kunst en Wetenschap.
|1 March – 29 March||Small exposition in the show-window of bookshop “De Brunte” in Lelystad|
|from 29 March||Submarine exposition in the showroom of Autobedrijf Misker in Emmen|
|29 March – 30 April||Exposition of rare Jules Verne books in the show-window of Antiquariaat ’t Kruimeltje, Zuiderhagen 35, Enschede.|
|29 March – 30 April||Show-window with Jules Verne books at antiquarian bookshop Eilers & Hondtong, Paul Krugerstraat 17, Hengelo.|
|4 April – 18 April||Small exposition in the show-window of bookshop “Atheneum” in Amsterdam|
|16 February||3.30–3.50 pm, radio 1: Karol van Bastelaar in 1 op de middag|
|27 February||10.10–10.30 am, radio 1: Cees Moonen and Karol van Bastelaar in OVT|
|19 March||10.05–10.20 am, radio 1: Karol van Bastelaar in Nieuwsshow|
|23 april||7.00–8.00 pm, radio 1: Karol van Bastelaar in Opium|
|19 March – 26 March||Visit to the Jules Verne towns Amiens, Nantes and Paris|
|22 March – 23 March||International symposium in Amiens, together with Jules Verne Societies from other countries|
|24 March||Official commemoration in Amiens|
|1 April||Festive opening of the large Jules Verne Exposition in the Municipal Library in Rotterdam
Presentation of the book In de ban van Jules Verne
|9 October||“Book and film” in The Hague|
Activities by others
Some other organizations commemorated the 100th anniversary of Jules Verne’s death as well. On this page, we provide an overview of the activities we are aware of.
|24 March – 31 March||Jules Verne exhibition in the Deltahotel in Vlaardingen|
|14 April||“Soirée Jules Verne” at the Maison Descartes in Amsterdam.
Lectures about Jules Verne by a psychologist, an aviation engineer and a journalist. Location: KNAW, Het Trippenhuis. Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam. Free entrance.
|21 April – 4 May||Film programme in the Film Museum in Amsterdam|
|June||Comedy De studeerkamer van meneer Jules in Leidschendam
The theatre group De Gezellen in Leidschendam will perform the comedy De studeerkamer van meneer Jules by the playwright Boud Smit in the theatre Camuz at the Damlaan in Leidschendam. There are performances on 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17 June at 8.15 pm. There is also a matinee on Sunday, 12 June, at 2.15 pm. Tickets cost € 7.50 and can be reserved by phone: +31 (0)70 - 32 76 031.
|11 – 25 June||Exposition in the library of Oostende|
|23, 24 and 26 October||Verne films in Plaza Futura in Eindhoven|
|30 October||Verne films in ’t Hoogt in Utrecht|
|3, 4 and 6 November||Verne films in Filmhuis Lumen in Delft|
|7 and 8 November||Verne films in Melkweg Cinema in Amsterdam|
|May/June, 2006||Musical family play 20.000 mijlen onder zee (20,000 leagues under the sea) in and around Utrecht
The theatre company Port Betaald from Utrecht will stage this show in May and June, 2006. For information, mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +31 (0)30-2321078, Veerle Jacobs.
|(to be announced)||“Nemo’s Nautilus”, a hommage to Jules Verne by Corpus Acrobatic Theatre|