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.
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To register to attend one of the meetings listed below, please go to
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’
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’
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’