After completing a BA and research MA at Utrecht University, Jaap Geraerts ﬁnished a PhD in History at UCL in 2014. His dissertation examines the Catholic nobility in the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century, focussing on topics such as their support for the Holland Mission, their interaction with Protestants, their beliefs and the religious material culture at their estates. He has worked for CELL since October 2013 , starting on the project ‘The Diplomatic Correspondence of Thomas Bodley, 1585-1597’. Currently he is working as a post-doc on ‘The Archeaology of Reading’ project. His research interests include the history of reading, religious tolerance and intolerance, and Reformation and (post-)Reformation culture.