UPCOMNG SCHOLARS SEMINAR, November 16:   Christopher Ebert (Brooklyn College) and Thiago Krause (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro), After the Fall (of Recife): Preserving and and Recreating Dutch-Brazilian ties, c. 1655-1730


The New Netherland Institute hosts a zoom seminar where academics, public historians, and graduate students meet to discuss a piece of chapter or article length pre-circulated work on New Netherland and the Dutch Atlantic World.  Moderated by NNI’s director, Dr. Deborah Hamer, the seminar meets four times per semester on Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 (EST).  This time was selected to enable the participation of both American and European scholars.

 At the seminar, participants discuss pre-circulated scholarly work of chapter or article length that is in progress. Attendees are expected to have read the work in advance of the seminar. Presenters offer a brief introduction to their papers, and the remainder of the time will be devoted to discussion. Scholars of all ranks, included graduate students, and public historians are warmly invited to attend and contribute to the discussions. As these papers are works in progress, please do not cite them outside of the seminar without first requesting the permission of the author.

 Email NNI.Seminar@gmail.com to join the listserv.  Papers and zoom links are circulated to the email list a week in advance of the seminar session.

 In Fall 2022, we will have the following meetings: 

14 September              Maeve Kane (University at Albany)

 19 October                  Danny Noorlander (SUNY Oneonta)

 16 November              Christopher Ebert (Brooklyn College) and Thiago Krause (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)

 14 December               Ayasha Guerin (University of British Columbia)


The New Netherland Institute Seminar began in Fall 2021.  Presenters and paper titles from past seminars can be found here:

 Spring 2022

 16 February:          Andrea Mosterman, University of New Orleans

Neither Enslaved nor Free: Conditional Manumissions and the Struggle for Freedom of New Netherland’s African Community


16 March                Melissa Morris University of Wyoming

Tobacco and Colonization in the mid-seventeenth century: New Netherland and beyond


20 April                   Michael Oberg (SUNY Geneseo)

                               On Turtles Back and Ancestors


18 May                   Timo McGregor MacMillan Center, Yale University

Protective Politics: Violence, Property, and Community in the Dutch Empire


Fall 2021


15 September:         Evan Haefeli, Texas A&M University

 Forging Peace despite the Covenant Chain: The Delaware Indian Scare of 1694


October 13:             Erin Kramer, Trinity University

 Brother Corlaer’s New House: Reorienting Mohawk-Dutch Spaces (1660-1686)


November 17:          Mark Thompson, University of Groningen

 Mattahorn's Dilemma


December 15:          Wim Klooster, Clark University

 A Petition to Keep New Netherland: Amsterdam’s Fear of English Ascendancy


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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