The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. The New Netherland Institute would like to use this centenary and our Annual Conference to highlight the role of women in the development of the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland and early New York. The conference will convene in Albany, New York at the New York State Museum on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2017.

The program committee welcomes paper proposals from a diverse group of scholars, both familiar and unfamiliar, whose research helps us better understand the role of women in not only the political, but the social, legal, and cultural development of New Netherland. Papers that highlight the legacy of New Netherland are also encouraged.

Please submit proposals of about 300 words and a one-page CV to by April 12, 2017. All submissions will be acknowledged by email. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please resubmit or contact Steve McErleane at

Funding (travel and hotel) may be available to those who do not receive such from his or her institution. Individuals will receive more information on funding if his or her paper is selected. 

About the New Netherland Institute

For a quarter century NNI has helped cast light on America's Dutch roots. In 2010, it partnered with the New York State Office of Cultural Education to establish the New Netherland Research Center, with matching funds from the State of the Netherlands. NNI is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. More

The New Netherland Research Center

Housed in the New York State Library, the NNRC offers students, educators, scholars and researchers a vast collection of early documents and reference works on America's Dutch era. Directed by Dr. Charles Gehring. More


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