William A. Starna was awarded the 2016 Alice P. Kenney Award at our 29th Annual Meeting for his contributions to the study of New Netherland and Indian-Dutch studies.
The 2016 Hendricks Award was awarded to Deborah Hamer for her 2014 dissertation "Creating an Orderly Society: The Regulation of Marriage and Sex in the Dutch Atlantic World, 1621–1674."
The 2016 Clague and Carol Van Slyke Article Prize was awarded to Jeroen DeWulf for his 2015 article "‘A Strong Barbaric Accent?’ America’s Dutch-Speaking Black Community from Seventeenth-Century New Netherland to Nineteenth-Century New York and New Jersey."
The Awards of the New Netherland Institute
Endowed by Dr. Andrew Hendricks, this award of $5,000 is given annually for the best book or book-length manuscript relating to the Dutch colonial experience in North America before the American Revolution. The deadline for submissions is traditionally around February 1.
The New Netherland Institute offers an annual $1000 prize for the best published article relating to the Dutch colonial experience in the Atlantic world, with a special sensitivity to New Netherland or its legacy. The Clague and Carol Van Slyke Article Prize is named in their memory, and given in honor of their New Netherland ancestry. The deadline for submissions is April 1.
Named after an early scholar of the Dutch-American experience, this $5,000 award is given annually for significant contributions to colonial Dutch studies and understanding of the Dutch colonial experience. The deadline for nominations is April 1.
The Trustees of NNI periodically give this award for particularly noteworthy support and encouragement to the New Netherland Project and now to the New Netherland Research Center.