Symposium on the English and Dutch in the Early Modern World | Newberry

Symposium on the English and Dutch in the Early Modern World

Newberry Case F 4672 .845

Henry Stubbe, A further justifacation of the present war against the United Netherlands, Newberry Case F 4672 .845, 1673

Friday, October 19, 2012

9 am - 3 pm

Towner Fellows Lounge

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Early Modern Studies Program

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.

Sponsored by Purdue University and organized by Kristina Bross, Purdue University, and Marjorie Rubright, University of Toronto.

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8:30 am: Coffee and continental breakfast

9 am: Session 1

“Poetry by Johan Farret and Petrus Stuyvesant”

Joanne van der Woude, University of Groeningen

“The ‘Dutch Design’: England’s Anxieties about Dutch Aspirations to Global Empire in the 1660s”

Andrew Fleck, San Jose State University

“Cornelis Melyn’s Broad Advice
Jeffrey Glover, Loyola University Chicago

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”

Evan Haefeli, Columbia University

“Anglo-Dutch Relations through Native Eyes”

Su Fang Ng, University of Oklahoma

12 noon: Lunch break

1:30 pm: Keynote address

“Anglo-Dutch Relations in the East Indies and the ‘Massacre’ at Amboyna, 1623”

Alison Games, Georgetown University


Download a printable PDF of the paper abstracts.

Cost and Registration Information 

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 50 participants and registration in advance is required.

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

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