The New Netherland Institute (NNI)  43rd Annual Conference iwould have been held in New York City at the African Burial Ground National Monument on the 24th of October 2020, with companion events held elsewhere in the city on Friday the 23rd. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference is postponed indefinitely.

This year the conference's theme was to be race and slavery in North America's Dutch communities. The program committee welcomed both individual and panel proposals for a broad range of presentations that help us understand not only the complex histories of race and slavery in the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland but also its legacy and how it has lingered in the public imagination.

To this end, proposals were invited from academic historians, educators, archaeologists, historic site specialists, and others. 

We are still interested in receiving a creative presentation or panel proposals, i.e. something other than traditional "talks." If you have an idea, shoot us an email and tell us about it.

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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