Call for Papers: 21st Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference of Netherlandic Studies (ICNS) in Madison, Wisconsin, June 9–10th, 2023

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On​ ​Friday,​ ​June​ ​9,​ ​and​ ​Saturday,​ ​June​ ​10,​ ​2023,​ ​the​ ​biennial​ ​Interdisciplinary​ ​Conference​ ​for​ ​Netherlandic Studies​ ​will​ ​take​ ​place​ ​in​ ​Madison,​ Wisconsin, USA. See the website of the American Association for Netherlandic Studies for more details.

The theme of the conference will be: The Future of Dutch Studies: A Broader Perspective of Language, Image, and Culture.  Papers do not need to expressly address the theme of the conference.

For this conference, the scope of Dutch Studies encompasses a wide spectrum of fields and disciplines (art, design, history, literature, musicology, linguistics, language studies, etc.) as well as a range of approaches and schools of thought, from Eurocentered epistemes to decoloniality. 

While we encourage members to submit papers aligned with the conference theme, paper abstracts that address other topics relevant to Netherlandic Studies will also be considered. Topics​ ​of​ ​general​ ​sessions​ ​might​ ​feature any literary, cultural, or art-historical period such as (but not limited to):​ ​Early-Modern,​ ​19th​-​ ​&​ ​20​th​-Century​ ​Literature, 16​th​-Century​ ​Art​ ​&​ ​Literature,​ ​Colonialism,​ ​Early-Modern​ ​Literature,​ ​20​th-Century​ ​History,​ ​Early-Modern Art​ ​History,​ ​17th-Century​ ​Art,​ ​Afrikaans,​ ​Linguistics,​ ​20​th-Century​ ​Film,​ ​19​th​-​ ​&​ ​20​th-Century​ ​Literature, and​ ​Local​ ​Dutch-American​ ​History.

Select​ ​papers​ ​may​ ​be​ ​included​ ​in​ ​a​ ​conference​ ​publication​ ​to​ ​follow. Graduate​ ​students​ ​are​ ​especially​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​participate.​ ​​Four​ ​travel​ ​grants​ ​of​ ​€500​ ​each​ ​will​ ​be awarded​ ​to​ ​graduate​ ​students​ ​who​ ​present​ ​a​ ​paper.


A keynote​ ​speaker, yet to be determined.

Workshop for Dutch Language Instructors (by invitation only) on Thursday June 8, 2023 – morning and afternoon.

Conference Location:                                  

University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI, USA)

Submission and Registration:

For​ ​consideration,​ ​please​ ​submit​ ​an abstract of​ ​250​ ​words and a bio of maximum one page​ ​to ​ ​with​ ​“ICNS​ ​Abstract”​ ​in​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​line by ​January 20, 2023. Acceptance notifications​ ​will​ ​be​ ​given​ ​by​ ​February 1,2023.

Registration​ ​will begin after February 1, 2023.​ ​

Logistics/hotel​ ​information​ ​will​ ​be​ ​available​ ​at​ ​the​ ​AANS​ ​website​ ​by​ ​December, ​2023:​ ​Cost​ ​for​ ​the​ ​conference​ ​will​ ​be​ ​approximately $150 ​for​ ​general​ ​registration​,​ ​$75 for​ ​student​ ​registration, and $100 for emeriti/retired. AANS​ membership​ is​ required​ in​ order​ to​ attend​ the​ conference.

​The AANS membership fees, which includes a subscription to the journal Dutch Crossings,​ are $90 for​ standard membership $50 for full-time graduate students, and $70 for emeriti/retired.

Conference​ ​coordinator: Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor, Professor of Dutch and German, Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+, University of Wisconsin-Madison.