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

TOC: Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies, vol. 42, no, 2 (July 2018)


Volume 42, Number 2, July 2018



Ulrich Tiedau


The Dutch Republic and the English Civil War: consensus or conflict?
Loek Luiten

Lodewijck Huygens’ Spanish Journal, 1660–1661: Perceptions of Spain and Confirmation of the Identity of the Dutch Republic
Maurits Ebben

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report for H-Low Countries: 25 June - 2 July

The following is an edited compilation of jobs posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 25 June 2018 to 2 July 2018. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information and complete listings.

Yale University - Professor of Modern European History

Reminder: CFP 'Monarchy and Modernity, 1500-1945', University of Cambridge, 8-9 January 2019

The conference announced on the cfp below was originally designed for Europeanists, but was opened up to all world areas following multiple requests by non-Europeanists to participate. The cfp has therefore been revised and the deadline extended to August 15, 2018. Please note that all proposals previously submitted remain valid and, where applicable, accepted.


Recent Reviews

Paul Otto
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)

Janny Venema
Mark Meuwese

Meuwese on Venema, 'Beverwijck: A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652-1664'

Janny Venema. Beverwijck: A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652-1664. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003. 527 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7914-6080-1; $86.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7914-6079-5.

Reviewed by Mark Meuwese (Department of History, University of Winnipeg) Published on H-Low-Countries (February, 2007)

A Social History of a New Netherland Community

Claudia Swan
Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard

Cloutier-Blazzard on Swan, 'Art, Science, and Witchcraft in Early Modern Holland: Jacques de Gheyn II (1565-1629)'

Claudia Swan. Art, Science, and Witchcraft in Early Modern Holland: Jacques de Gheyn II (1565-1629). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xvii + 254 pp. $87.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-82674-7.

Reviewed by Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Low-Countries (January, 2007)

Wit and Witches in the Art of Jacob de Gheyn II

Donna C. Mehos
Donald Harreld

Harreld on Mehos, 'Science and Culture for Members Only: The Amsterdam Zoo Artis in the Nineteenth Century'

Donna C. Mehos. Science and Culture for Members Only: The Amsterdam Zoo Artis in the Nineteenth Century. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006. 208 pp. $43.74 (paper), ISBN 978-90-5356-739-5.

Reviewed by Donald Harreld (Department of History, Brigham Young University) Published on H-Low-Countries (January, 2007)

The Rise and Decline of a Private Zoo

CÖ¡tia Antunes
Susan R. Boettcher

Boettcher on Antunes, 'Globalisation in the Early Modern Period: The Economic Relationship between Amsterdam and Lisbon, 1640-1705'

CÖ¡tia Antunes. Globalisation in the Early Modern Period: The Economic Relationship between Amsterdam and Lisbon, 1640-1705. Amsterdam: Aksant, 2004. Illustrations + index. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-90-5260-164-9.

Reviewed by Susan R. Boettcher (Department of History, University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Low-Countries (November, 2006)

A Historical Example of Globalization?