Low Countries Seminar

Convenors: Anne Goldgar (KCL), Benjamin Kaplan (UCL), Ulrich Tiedau (UCL), Joanna Woodall (Courtauld)

Featuring speakers from the Low Countries and further afield, as well as from Britain, the Low Countries seminar is an opportunity for scholars and students to keep up-to-date on the latest work in Low Countries history.

2015/2016 Seminar Series

Meetings: Fridays at 5:15 pm at the Institute for Historical Research. Except where indicated otherwise, all meetings take place in the Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House, WC1E 7HU.

Autumn Term

23 October
Gijs Rommelse (Haarlemmermeer Lyceum), ‘Johan de Witt’s navy as a strategic instrument and an ideological construct’
6 November

An Van Camp (Oxford), 'Drawing in Silver and Gold: metalpoint drawings from the Low Countries' (attendees may wish to visit the associated exhibition at the British Museum, which runs 10 September 6 December)

Venue: Holden Room 103, 1st floor, South block, Senate House

20 November
Thomas Balfe (Courtauld), ‘Nature bites back: world upside-down images with a hunting theme in the early modern Netherlands’

Spring Term

15 January
Ariadne Schmidt (Leiden), ‘Crime and gender before the Dutch courts, 1600–1810’
12 February
Jeroen Puttevils (Antwerp), ‘Designing markets for gambling in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Low Countries: the case of lotteries’
11 March
Bart Ramakers (Groningen), ‘Paradigms of Virtue: Building Moral Character in the Early Modern Netherlands’
18 March

David Ormrod (Kent) and Valentina Caldari (Oxford), ‘Trade rivalry, foreign policy and the crises of the 1620s in England and the Netherlands’ – joint session with the Economic and Social History of the Early Modern World seminar

Venue: Room SH243, 2nd floor, South block, Senate House

Summer Term

6 May
Sachiko Kusakawa (Cambridge), ‘The Dutch contexts of William Courten’s (1642–1702) Collections’
20 May
Myriam Greilsammer (Bar Ilan), ‘The Uuterste Wille of Lowys Porquin (1563): Catholic Schoolbook or Subversive Calvinist Educational Manual?’
 3 June
Catherine Arnold (Yale), ‘“Through the powerful Intercession of the Maritime Powers”: Religious Networks, Transnational Lobbying, and Anglo-Dutch interventions on behalf of foreign Protestants and Jews, 1690–1748’

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