H-Low Countries strives to create an international community of scholars with diverse methodological approaches, archival experiences, teaching styles, and intellectual traditions. The primary purpose is to develop an international network for discussion and collaboration on issues and ideas relevant to the study of the Low Countries as a whole and to the different national histories in particular.

Recent Discussions

CFNominations: OIEAHC Council, due 4/16

Call for Council Nominations

The Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture invites nominations to replace the outgoing class of councilors. Councilors server for a three-year term; normally we do not have more than one person from an institution on the Council.  

The current Council is composed of the following individuals:

CFP: Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (October 22-25, 2015, Vancouver) [reminder]

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation proposals and complete panels for its 2014 annual conference, to be held 22-25 October 2015 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 
 
The Journal of Jesuit Studi

Second CfP: Netherlandic Literature and Its Publics (MLA 2016, Austin, Texas, January 7–10, 2016)

Just a quick reminder that the submission deadline for the Dutch panel on the 2016 MLA convention is coming up (15 March 2015).

Netherlandic Literature and Its Publics

We invite papers showcasing recent Dutch Studies scholarship, especially (but not exclusively) if they address the Presidential Theme “Literature and Its Publics:

NNI and AADAS Conference: The Dutch in America Across the Centuries: Connections and Comparisons (September 17-19, 2015)

People from the Netherlands have migrated to and have had an impact on North America since the 17th century. The Dutch experience in North America, from the voyage of Henry Hudson to the recent migrations of dairy farmers, stretch across four centuries.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Marc Saperstein
Reviewer: 
Susan R. Boettcher

Boettcher on Saperstein, 'Exile in Amsterdam: Saul Levi Morteira's Sermons to a Congregation of "New Jews"'


Marc Saperstein. Exile in Amsterdam: Saul Levi Morteira's Sermons to a Congregation of "New Jews". Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 2005. xxii + 585 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87820-457-1.

Reviewed by Susan R. Boettcher (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Low-Countries (August, 2008)

Preaching in Spinoza's Amsterdam

Author: 
Maurits Ebben, eds., Simon Groenveld
Reviewer: 
Peter Illing

Illing on Ebben, 'De Scheldedelta als verbinding en scheiding tussen Noord en Zuid, 1500-1800'


Maurits Ebben, eds., Simon Groenveld. De Scheldedelta als verbinding en scheiding tussen Noord en Zuid, 1500-1800. Maastricht: Shaker Publishing, 2007. 105 pp. EUR 36 (paper), ISBN 978-90-423-0326-3.

Reviewed by Peter Illing (Christ's College, Cambridge)
Published on H-Low-Countries (January, 2008)

The Forgotten Border

Author: 
Julia Adams
Reviewer: 
Susan R. Boettcher

Boettcher on Adams, 'The Familial State: Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe'


Julia Adams. The Familial State: Ruling Families and Merchant Capitalism in Early Modern Europe. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005. xi + 235 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3308-5.

Reviewed by Susan R. Boettcher (Department of History University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Low-Countries (November, 2007)

Historical Sociology vs. History

Author: 
Paul Otto
Reviewer: 
Andrew Lipman

Lipman on Otto, 'The Dutch-Munsee Encounter: The Struggle for Sovereignty in the Hudson Valley'


Paul Otto. The Dutch-Munsee Encounter: The Struggle for Sovereignty in the Hudson Valley. European Expansion & Global Interaction Series. New York: Berghahn Books, 2006. Illustrations, maps. xv + 225 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57181-672-6.

Reviewed by Andrew Lipman (Department of History, University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-Low-Countries (June, 2007)

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