Research Grants News
Emerging Scholars Round Table
The New Netherland Institute held its first "Emerging Scholars Round Table" on Friday, 4 October 2013 at the offices of the Dutch Consulate in New York City. The purpose of the event was to provide a forum for advanced graduate students, new Ph.D.s, or scholars new to the field to share their research on New Netherland or New Netherland related topics, and receive critical, supportive feedback from each other and established scholars in the field. The eight "Emerging Scholars" selected were Alena Buis, Andrea C. Mosterman, Elizabeth Covart, Deborah Hamer, Elizabeth Sutton, Erin E. Bonuso, Jeroen Van den Hurk, Kenneth Shefsiek. The "Established Scholars" who offered feedback were Firth Fabend, Jaap Jacobs, Dennis Maika, Ruth Piwonka, Walter Prevenier, Janny Venema, and David Voorhees. All those involved thought the event was a great success and planning for subsequent years is currently underway. Funding for the program was provided by the New Netherland Institute, the Netherlands Consulate General in New York, and the Nederlandse Taalunie.
During 2013 Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World, will be visiting the New Netherland Research Center as a Senior Scholar. Mr. Shorto will be researching the Dutch-American role in the American Revolution.
Artyom Anikin, a U.S. citizen and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Amsterdam, was chosen as the 2014 NNRC Student Scholar. Mr. Ankin will be researching New Netherland in the decade following the British invasion (1664–1674).
Research Grants Awarded by the New Netherland Institute
The NNRC, a joint endeavor of the Institute and the New York State Office of Cultural Education, offers a four-month residency for research in the field of Dutch Colonial America and the Atlantic World.
The NNRC in conjunction with the Institute and the NYS Office of Cultural Education offers 3-month residencies for graduate scholars working on a thesis, dissertation or article. Research in the field of New Netherland history and the Dutch Atlantic world is eligible.
With the support of the Doris G. Quinn Foundation, the Institute & the NYS Library and Archives offer research residencies for work using the Dutch-era documents and related materials in the collections of the Library and the Archives.