The New Netherland Institute (NNI) is pleased to announce that the article, "The Lost Poems of Jacob Steendam," by Dr. Danny Noorlander, associate professor of history at SUNY Oneonta, has won the 2020 Clague and Carol Van Slyke Article Prize. The prize committee commends the article's vivid description of life in New Netherland and its insightful analysis of Steendam’s poetry, through which Noorlander uncovered contemporary notions about New Netherland’s family life, women, marriage, and parenting. The article appears in New York History, 100:1 (Summer 2019), pp. 75–88.

Noorlander's book, Heaven’s Wrath: The Protestant Reformation and the Dutch West India Company in the Atlantic World, was published in 2019 as the first title in the New Netherland Institute Studies series, a partnership between the New Netherland Institute and Cornell University Press that is dedicated to publishing the best scholarship on the seventeenth-century Dutch mid-Atlantic settlement of New Netherland, its colonial context, and its legacy. 

About the New Netherland Institute

For over three decades, 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. More


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