Awards News

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

hendricksP.jpgHendricks Award

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.

NNSeal140.jpgClague and Carol Van Slyke Article Prize

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.

AliceKenneyP.jpgAlice P. Kenney Memorial Award

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.

hagemanP.jpgThe Howard G. Hageman Citation

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.

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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