Call for Papers: 20th Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference of Netherlandic Studies (ICNS)

On​ ​Friday,​ ​June​ ​5,​ ​and​ ​Saturday,​ ​June​ ​6,​ ​2020,​ ​the​ ​biennial​ ​Interdisciplinary​ ​Conference​ ​for​ ​Netherlandic Studies​ ​will​ ​take​ ​place​ ​in​ ​Berkeley,​ ​California.​

The conference​ ​focuses on the wide scope of Dutch Studies, across all fields (art, history, literature, linguistics, etc.) and across the globe. ​You are invited to submit paper proposals in the following areas:

– Dutch literature and its international circulation;

– Dutch/Flemish art;

– Dutch linguistics;

– (Art) History of the Low Countries and colonial regions.

Topics​ ​of​ ​general​ ​sessions​ ​might​ ​include:​ ​History:​ ​Early-Modern,​ ​19th​-​ ​&​ ​20​th​-Century​ ​Literature, 16​th​-Century​ ​Art​ ​&​ ​Literature,​ ​Colonialism,​ ​Early-Modern​ ​Literature,​ ​20​th-Century​ ​History,​ ​Early-Modern Art​ ​History,​ ​17th-Century​ ​Art,​ ​Afrikaans,​ ​Linguistics,​ ​20​th-Century​ ​Film,​ ​19​th​-​ ​&​ ​20​th-Century​ ​Literature, and​ ​Local​ ​Dutch-American​ ​History.

Select​ ​papers​ ​may​ ​be​ ​included​ ​in​ ​a​ ​conference​ ​publication​ ​to​ ​follow. Graduate​ ​students​ ​are​ ​especially​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​participate.​ ​​Four​ ​travel​ ​grants​ ​of​ ​€500​ ​each​ ​will​ ​be awarded​ ​to​ ​graduate​ ​students​ ​who​ ​present​ ​a​ ​paper.

Featuring:

Keynote​ ​speaker:​ ​​Jan de Vries, Professor of Late Modern Europe at the UC Berkeley Department of History. We honor Professor De Vries for his groundbreaking scholarship in Dutch history and lifelong support to Dutch Studies. Introduction: Em. Queen Beatrix Professor Johan Snapper.

Workshop​ ​for​ ​Dutch​ ​Language​ ​Instructors (by invitation only) on Thursday June 4, 2020 at 10am: “Teaching Language & Culture with Film in a Multiliteracies Framework” by Mark Kaiser, Associate Director of the Berkeley Language Center.

Workshop Early​ ​Modern​ ​Dutch​ ​Handwriting​ ​and​ ​Archival​ ​Research​ (open to all) ​on Thursday June 4, 2020 at 3pm by​ ​​Jesse​ ​Sadler.

Campus Tours with highlights of the Berkeley campus, including a Library Tour by Steve Mendoza, Selector, Curatorial Assistant & Reference Specialist for the Dutch collection.

Conference Date & Location:

June​ ​5 & 6, 2020,​ ​at​ ​the University of California, Berkeley (opening reception & registration June 4 at 5pm).

Submission and Registration:

For​ ​consideration,​ ​please​ ​submit​ ​an abstract of​ ​250​ ​words and a one page bio​ ​to eham@indiana.edu​ ​with​ ​“ICNS​ ​Abstract”​ ​in​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​line​ ​by​ ​November​ ​1,​ ​2019.​ Late submissions are allowed until December 1, 2019. ​Acceptance notifications​ ​will​ ​be​ ​given​ ​by​ ​December​ ​15,​ ​2019.

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