Low Countries History Seminar, 2020/21 (IHR London, UK)

Seminar on Low Countries History, 2020/21 session

Convenors: Liesbeth Corens (Queen Mary), Anne Goldgar (Univ. Southern California), Ben Kaplan (UCL), Ulrich Tiedau (UCL), Joanna Woodall (Courtauld)

Meetings: Fridays at 5:30 pm.  Autumn-term meetings will be held virtually (online) via Zoom.  Attendance is open and free but registration is required via the IHR website; details about how to join the virtual event will be circulated via email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance.

Meetings in the spring and summer terms will be held, depending on circumstances, either virtually via Zoom or in hybrid form with both virtual and physical attendance possible. Our physical meeting place is Wolfson Room I in the basement of the Institute for Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

If you are not on the Seminar’s mailing list but would like to be added to it, please email Ben Kaplan at b.kaplan@ucl.ac.uk

To register to attend one of the meetings listed below, please go to
https://www.history.ac.uk/seminars/low-countries-history

Autumn Term

23 October      Michaël Green (Copenhagen), ‘Notions of Privacy in Egodocuments from Early Modern Amsterdam’

6 November    Wim Klooster (Clark University, Worcester, Mass.), ‘The Petition to Keep New Netherland: Amsterdam’s Merchants and the Fear of English Ascendancy’

20 November  Margaret Schotte (York University, Ontario), ‘Dutch Atlases and Nautical Manuals – Opening the Treasure Chests’

4 December     Hal Parker (St Louis), ‘Global Calvinism: Conversion and Commerce in the Dutch Empire, 1600–1800’

Spring Term

5 February       Brianne Dolce (IHR), ‘A Disputed Inheritance on the Franco-Belgian Border: Writing the Cultural History of Medieval Arras, 1792–1900’

19 February     Michael Depreter (Oxford), ‘The Counts of Flanders, the Towns, and England. Patterns of Diplomatic Competition and Complementarity in Times of Revolt (14th–16th centuries)’

5 March           Susanne Friedrich (Munich), `Economies of Knowledge. The Epistemic Cultures in the Dutch East India Company (1602–c. 1650)’

19 March         Ad Putter (Bristol), ‘The Dutch Hat Makers of Medieval                              London’

Summer Term

21 May                        Freya Sierhuis (York), ‘Staging Muslim-Jewish Encounters in the Amsterdamse Schouwburg’

4 June              Karwan Fatah-Black (Leiden), ‘The Changing Understanding of Colonial Slavery in Dutch National History and Identity’

Low Countries History Seminar, 2019/20 (IHR London, UK)

Convenors: Liesbeth Corens (Queen Mary), Anne Goldgar (King’s College London), Ben Kaplan (UCL), Ulrich Tiedau (UCL), Joanna Woodall (Courtauld)

Meetings: Fridays at 5:15 pm at the Institute for Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. All meetings will be held in Wolfson Room I, in the basement. All welcome!

Website: https://www.history.ac.uk/seminars/low-countries-history

Autumn Term

27 September – Jonas van Tol (Amsterdam), “William of Orange and the French Wars of Religion”

11 October – Karen Hollewand (Utrecht), “Sex and scholarship: the banishment of Hadriaan Beverland”

22 November – Anne Goldgar (KCL), “Marketing Arctic knowledge: travel literature and the passions in the seventeenth century”

Spring Term

17 January – Daniel Margócsy (Cambridge), “A Disease of ships and intestines: a maritime history of worms”

31 January – Mark Ponte (Amsterdam), “‘All blacks that come to this city’: An Afro-Atlantic community in seventeenth-century Amsterdam”

14 February – Jelle van Lottum (Huygens Institute, Amsterdam), “Labour migration to the Dutch Republic: a maritime perspective”

13 March – Ad Putter (Bristol), “The Dutch Hat Makers of Medieval London”

27 March – Freya Sierhuis (York), title t. b. c.

Summer Term

1 May – Margaret Schotte (York University, Ontario), “‘Paper Sailors’: Competing Notions of Expertise in Dutch Nautical Manuals”

15 May – Michael Depreter (Oxford), “The Count of Flanders, the Towns, and England. Patterns of Competing and Complementary Diplomacies in Times of Revolt (14th–15th centuries)”