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New Netherland Annual Conference Call for Papers


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Map of New Netherland and New England, with north to the rightThe New Netherland Institute (NNI) is now accepting presentation proposals for their 41st Annual Conference, which will convene in Albany, New York at the New York State Museum on the 22nd of September 2018.

The program committee welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of the seventeenth-century Dutch colony. Proposals that highlight the legacy of New Netherland are also encouraged. Continue reading

New Netherland Manuscript Submissions Due February 1st


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This year the Annual Hendricks Award will be given to a book-length manuscript relating to any aspect of New Netherland and the Dutch colonial experience in North America up to 1776 and its legacy.

The award carries a prize of $5,000, as well as a framed print of Len Tantillo’s painting ‘Fort Orange and the Patroon’s House’.

The prize-winner, chosen by a five-member panel of scholars, is selected in May or June. Continue reading

Women Focus of 40th New Netherland Conference


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NNI 2017 conference bannerThe year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State.

The New Netherland Institute (NNI) is using this centenary and its Annual Conference on September 22 and 23, to highlight the important role of women in the development of the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland and in early New York.

NNI will host speakers from both academic and non-academic backgrounds, including first-time and returning presenters, to this year’s event. Continue reading

Soldiers, Sailors, and Colonists: New Netherland Institute’s 30th Annual Meeting


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new netherland instituteThe trustees of the New Netherland Institute has invited the public to the Institute’s 30th Annual Meeting on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the University Club in Albany from 5 to 7:30 pm.

Both members of NNI and non-members are welcome to attend the reception, business meeting, and program. The program will feature a talk by Dr. Deborah Hamer, postdoctoral fellow at the Omohundro Institute and a historian of the Dutch Atlantic world, titled “Soldiers, Sailors, and Colonists: The Popular Cultures of New Netherland and the Dutch Atlantic World.” Continue reading