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

Reminder: The Vivian G. Prins Fellowship 2018 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is pleased to offer a fellowship for emigrating scholars, artists, museum professionals, and researchers through a grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. The grant is in honor of Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and one of the Museum’s earliest and most steadfast volunteers. The Vivian G.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Paul Otto
Reviewer: 
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)

Author: 
Janny Venema
Reviewer: 
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

Author: 
Claudia Swan
Reviewer: 
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

Author: 
Donna C. Mehos
Reviewer: 
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

Author: 
CÖ¡tia Antunes
Reviewer: 
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?

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