CFP - Race and Slavery in North America's Dutch Communities - the 43rd Annual Conference of the New Netherland Institute

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Call for Papers
April 15, 2020
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies

The New Netherland Institute (NNI) is now accepting presentation proposals for our 43rd Annual Conference, which will convene in New York City at the African Burial Ground National Monument on the 24th of October 2020, with companion events held elsewhere in the city on Friday the 23rd.

This year the conference's theme will be race and slavery in North America's Dutch communities. The program committee welcomes both individual and panel proposals for a broad range of presentations that help us understand not only the complex histories of race and slavery in the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland but also its legacy and how it has lingered in the public imagination.

To this end, we invite proposals from academic historians, educators, archaeologists, historic site specialists, and others. Please submit an abstract of about 300 words and a one-page CV to by April 15, 2020

Contact Info: 

Stephen McErleane
Director, New Netherland Institute
CEC Room 10D50
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230