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

Low Countries History Seminars 2014/15 (London, UK)

Low Countries History Seminars

Convenors: Anne Goldgar (KCL), Benjamin Kaplan (UCL), Ulrich Tiedau (UCL)

Venue: Institute for Historical Research, London, UK

Time: Fridays, 5.15pm

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
10 OctoberMiracles in Translation. Justus Lipsius, Our Lady of Halle and Two Dutch Translations

Theo Hermans (UCL)

CfP: Devotio Moderna and the Rederijkers (Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2015)

[with apologies for cross-posting]

Devotio Moderna and the Rederijkers (CFP Kalamazoo)

Call for Papers

50th International Medieval Congress

May 14-17, 2015

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo  Michigan

“The Devotio Moderna and the Rederijkers: Farce and Philosophy in Early Dutch Drama”

Call for Abstracts: Gender and Global Warfare in the Twentieth Century

Call for Abstracts:  Special Issue of Gender & History Volume 28:3 (November 2016) on "Gender and Global Warfare in the Twentieth Century"

Edited by Louise Edwards (UNSW Australia), Martha Hanna (University of Colorado), and Patricia M. E. Lorcin (University of Minnesota).

CFP - Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

June 15-17, 2015
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
The Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (June 15-17, 2015) is a convenient summer venue in North America for scholars to present papers, organize sessions, participate in roundtables, and engage in interdisciplinary discussion. The goal of the Symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation into all topics and in all disciplines of medieval and early modern studies.


Recent Reviews