Centre for Low Countries Events Publication
- Travelling and Translation: An Evening with Abdelkader Benali
- Sir Isaac Newton and Christiaan Huygens: Anglo-Dutch Science and Politics around 1688
- Revolutionary ideas on taxation: The Dutch fiscal policy of the period 1795-1814
- Religious Coexistence in a Low Countries Health Resort: Protestants and Catholics at Spa
- Peter Buwalda discusses his award-winning novel 'Bonita Avenue'
- Festival of the Arts: 'You must read this book'
- The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews
- Poetry evening with Ester Naomi Perquin
- Discord and Consensus: 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies
- I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele)
- Literatuur en ‘wij’: The challenge of community in contemporary art from the Low Countries
Discord and Consensus: 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies
Publication date: Jul 29, 2014 5:17:46 PM
Sep 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Sep 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Location: Foster Court and Medawar Building, UCL
All countries, regions and institutions are ultimately built on a degree of consensus, on a collective commitment to a concept, belief or value system. This consensus is continuously rephrased and reinvented through a narrative of cohesion and challenged by expressions of discontent and discord.
The history of the Low Countries is characterized by both a striving for consensus and eruptions of discord both internally or through outside challenges. The ALCS Biennial conference aims to explore consensus and discord in a Low Countries context along and across broad cultural, linguistic and historical lines.
For a full programme and to register please visit the conference website.