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

"From Leiden to London: Anglo-Dutch Relations in the Early Modern Period" (February 26, 2015)

The Meeter Center at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan will host Dr. Craig Hanson of the Calvin College Art and Art History Department as the presenter for its Spring 2015 lecture. As an important Protestant ally, the Netherlands enjoyed a close—albeit often contentious—relationship with England throughout the early modern period. Amsterdam and London emerged as leading economic centers alongside each other, and William’s triumph over the displaced Stuarts in 1688 made him merely the most famous of thousands of Dutch immigrants.

TOC: Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies, Volume 39, Issue 1 (March 2015)

Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies
Volume 39, Issue 1 (March 2015)


Ulrich Tiedau
pp. 1–2

The Royal Households in the Habsburg Netherlands after the Departure of the Household of Burgundy: From the Entourages of the Governors-General to the Maison Royale de Bruxelles
José Eloy Hortal Muñoz, Koldo Trápaga Monchet
pp. 3–25

LCS: Karen Hearn (UCL), The Netherlandishness of 16th and 17th Century British Art: the Case of Cornelius Johnson (London, 13 Feb 2015)

Karen Hearn (UCL) will be giving the next paper in the London Low Countries History Seminar Series 2014/15.

The Netherlandishness of 16th and 17th Century British Art: the Case of Cornelius Johnson

Friday, 13 February 2015, 5:15pm

All welcome!


Institute for Historical Research (IHR), The Past and Present Room (202)

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

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: Past, Present, and Future”.


Recent Reviews