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.

Call for Reviewers--and books!

H-Low Countries is actively recruiting reviewers for its book reviews program. Our current roster of reviewers is weighted somewhat heavily towards the history of the early modern period, New Netherland, and the Holocaust. There are some exciting recent titles that we would like to have reviewed, for example in postcolonial studies. If interested in becoming a reviewer, please see the original CFR for details: https://networks.h-net.org/node/7833/discussions/69501/call-reviewers

Additionally, if you are a publisher and would like to suggest a title for review, please contact us and we can try to match the book to a qualified reviewer. We have reviewers who can review books written in Dutch, German, and other languages. The inventory of books that are sent to H-Net for review and suitable for H-Low Countries is rather small at present and does not appear to contain Dutch presses.

Finally, if you have already contacted us to be a reviewer but have not yet received an assignment, please be patient. We are slowly but surely making assignments. If you wish to review and expand your listed areas of expertise, you may contact us directly.

Recent Discussions

Low Countries History Seminars (IHR London), 2015/16

Seminar on Low Countries History, 2015/16 session

Convenors: 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 except 18 March in Wolfson Room NB0, in the Basement.

Autumn Term

23 October

"A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic Word during Harvest Faire”

An exhibit entitled “A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic Word during Harvest Faire” will open 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at Crailo State Historic Site located at 9 ½ Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, New York.

"The Dutch in America Across the Centuries: Connections and Comparisons" Conference, September 17-19, Albany, NY

From the quest for gold and the crisis of slavery to diplomacy with Native Americans and survival during the new American Republic, explore the 400-year legacy of the Dutch in America at the "The Dutch In America Across The Centuries: Connections And Comparisons" conference sponsored by the New Netherland Institute (NNI) and the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS).


Recent Reviews