For over four decades, the Annual Conference of the New Netherland Institute (previously known as the Rensselaerswyck Seminar and subsequently the New Netherland Seminar) has brought the best research on New Netherland to a venue in the northeast in the fall.
Our most recent conference, the 44th, in October 2022, was Alida Livingston's World: Women in New Netherland and Early New York, held in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society.
PAST CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS
Programs for all seminars are available below.
Selected presentations from the 2012 and 2013 seminars can be seen on our Videos page. The 2021 and 2022 conferences are available on video in their entirety.
Audio of the presentations from the 2015 seminar/conference can be heard here.
In 2020, NNI held no conference due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
|October 1, 2022 Watch the Video|
|October 23, 2021 Watch the Video|
|October 5, 2019|
|September 22, 2018|
|September 22 and 23, 2017|
|September 23 and 24, 2016|
|September 18 and 19, 2015|
|September 20, 2014|
|October 5, 2013|
|September 14-15, 2012|
|September 16-17, 2011|
|September 25, 2010|
|October 1-3, 2009|
|Neighbors in the New World: New Netherland and New France||September 13, 2008|
|The Truce, 1609-1621||September 15, 2007|
|From De Halve Maen to KLM: 400 Years of Dutch-American Exchange||June 8-10, 2006|
|The Dutch in the Caribbean ||September 17, 2005|
|Early Modern Albany: Colonial Intersections in the Dutch New World||October 9, 2004|
|Nieuw Amsterdam: A Dutch City in the New World||September 20, 2003|
|Beverwijck: A Dutch Village on the Edge of the Atlantic World||September 21, 2002|
|New Netherland at the Millennium: The State of New World Dutch Studies was a two-day conference done in conjunction with the Holland Society of New York.||October 2001|
|XXIII||New Light on New Netherland||September 2000|
|XXII||New Netherland through the Decades||September 1999|
|XXI||Tolerance and Cultural Diversity in New Netherland||September 1998|
|XX||The West India Company and the Atlantic World||September 1997|
|XIX||The Staffs of Life: Bread and Beer||September 1996|
|XVIII||"neighbourlie correspondencye" Relations between New Netherland and New England||September 1995|
|XVII||Family History: Two Branches into New Netherland Research||September 1994|
|XVI||Manor Life and Culture in the Hudson Valley||October 1993|
|XV||The Dutch in the Age of Exploration||September 1992|
|XIV||The Persistence of the Dutch after 1664||September 1991|
|XIII||New Netherland and the Frontier||September 1990|
|XII||The Age of Leisler||September 1989|
|XI||Domestic Life in New Netherland||September 1988|
|X||A New Netherland Hutspot||September 1987|
|IX||Dutch Foundations of Albany||September 1986|
|VIII||Merchants and Traders of New Netherland and Early New York||September 1985|
|VII||Education in New Netherland and the Middle Colonies||September 1984|
|VI||Blacks in New Netherland and the Middle Colonies||February 1983|
|V||Historical Archeology||September 1982|
|IV||Hudson Valley Families||September 1981|
|III||Crime and Punishment in New Netherland||September 1980|
|II||Agriculture and Farm-related Industries||September 1979|
|I||Seminar on Rensselaerswijck||April 1979|
A Tour of New Netherland
Wander a lost world stretching from Connecticut to Delaware
Timeline of the Netherlands & Scandinavia in North America
A pictorial walk through time
Papers of Hans Bontemantel
Records from the Amsterdam Chamber of the West India Co.
Charting New Netherland
How maps trace a growing knowledge of the land
New Amsterdam Kitchen
Artifacts of domestic life in lower Manhattan
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
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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