Call for Papers: Women in New Netherland

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New Netherland InstituteThe year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. The New Netherland Institute is aiming to use this centenary and their Annual Conference to highlight the role of women in the development of the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland and early New York.

The conference will convene in Albany, at the New York State Museum on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2017.

The program committee welcomes paper proposals from a diverse group of scholars, both familiar and unfamiliar, whose research helps us better understand the role of women in not only the political, but the social, legal, and cultural development of New Netherland. Papers that highlight the legacy of New Netherland are also encouraged.

Submit proposals of about 300 words and a one-page CV to by April 1, 2017. All submissions will be acknowledged by email. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, resubmit or contact Steve McErleane at

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