The history of the Dutch colony in Brazil (1630-1654) continues to fascinate both professional historians and a broader audience alike. The Mauritshuis naturally has a long-standing interest in the history of the Dutch colony in Brazil: Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen had the Mauritshuis built during the time he was governor-general of the colony in 1636-1644.
On March 15 the Mauritshuis will organise an online seminar in which historians who were part of, or were affiliated with, the Mauritshuis research project Revisiting Dutch Brazil and Johan Maurits (2018-2021) will present their research. The project, including a fellowship programme (2020-2021) with an international group of four researchers, was funded by the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund. This project focused on research of the period of Johan Maurits’s tenure as governor in Brazil, with an emphasis on subjects that previously had been given little attention. Head of the research project was Dr. Erik Odegard, who specializes in the history of Johan Maurits, Dutch Brazil and the Dutch West India Company. The presented papers will be published afterwards in several peer-reviewed journals.
Admission to the online seminar is free, but registration is required. To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the event page on the Mauritshuis website.