9 am - 3 pm
Towner Fellows Lounge
This symposium will bring together scholars interested in topics related to Anglo-Dutch relations; English and Dutch colonial efforts; or Native and Indigenous studies as inflected by English and Dutch colonization in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Anglo-Dutch relations spanned the globe in the early modern period, from their long-standing proximate relations in the context of the European north, to their on-going rivalries and collaborations in the Americas and East Indies. In both the American and East Indies contexts, Anglo-Dutch relations informed the shape, scale, and imaginative limits of colonial enterprise. This symposium will begin to address how the English and Dutch represented these relations and to what end.
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8:30 am: Coffee and continental breakfast
9 am: Session 1
“Poetry by Johan Farret and Petrus Stuyvesant”
“The ‘Dutch Design’: England’s Anxieties about Dutch Aspirations to Global Empire in the 1660s”
10:15 am: Coffee break
10:30 am: Session 2
“Harmen Meyndertz van den Bogaert: Journey into Mohawk and Oneida Country, 1634-1635”
Sabine Klein, University of Maine Farmington
“The Flushing Remonstrance of 1657 and the Anglo-Dutch Religious Exchange”
“Anglo-Dutch Relations through Native Eyes”
12 noon: Lunch break
1:30 pm: Keynote address
“Anglo-Dutch Relations in the East Indies and the ‘Massacre’ at Amboyna, 1623”
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This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 50 participants and registration in advance is required.
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