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AHRC Funding Available at the Department of Dutch Studies

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AHRC Studentships

Research degrees can be taken in history, literature and culture of the Low Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg) in all periods from early modern times to the present day. 

Places to study Dutch at UCL available through UCAS adjustment 2015

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Multatuli monument on the Singel, Amsterdam

Places to study BA Dutch of BA Dutch and another language or subject (BA Modern Languages and BA Modern Languages Plus), starting in September 2015, are through UCAS adjustment. If you are interested please act quick and follow the instructions on the UCL Prospective Students website:

I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele)

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Start: Nov 4, 2014 7:00:00 PM

The battle of Flanders – A silhouette. At eventide on the Flanders Front.

The battle of Flanders – A silhouette. At eventide on the Flanders Front (C) In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres

10th Biennial Conference for Low Countries Studies held at UCL 10–12 Sept. 2014

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ALCS 2014

The 10th biennial conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies will be held from 10–12 September 2014 at University College London. This year’s theme will be “Discord and Consensus” in a Low Countries context and we invite original contributions that interpret the conference theme in the broadest possible sense.

Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 38.3 (November 2014)

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Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies

For three balmy days in early June of 2012, the sixteenth biennial International Conference for Netherlandic Studies (ICNS) convened on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The International Conference for Netherlandic Studies is the meeting venue for the American Association of Netherlandic Studies. In recent decades, the proceedings from the conference have traditionally been published in an edited volume. With this publication, however, we are trying something new. As such, we are happy to partner with Dutch Crossing which has cooperatively agreed to dedicate two issues to the scholarly fruits of the 2012 ICNS. The articles here have undergone the same peer-review process customary with Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies.

Poetry evening with Ester Naomi Perquin on 11 Sept. 2014 at Senate House, 5:45pm

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Join us for an evening of poetry with award winning Dutch poet Ester Naomi Perquin. Ester worked as a prison guard in order to finance her creative writing classes in Amsterdam. Her debut volume, Servetten halfstok (Napkins at Half-Mast), was published in 2007 and received a number of prizes including the Liegend Konijn prize and the Lucy B. and C.W. van der Hoogt prize. Her latest volume, Celinspecties (Cell inspections), was published in early 2012 and was awarded the VSB Poetry Prize for the best volume of 2013. 

Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 38.2 (July 2014)

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Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies

The theme of immigration seems to be discussed on an almost daily basis in the British media at the moment. However, as we know, it is not a new phenomenon, but has been an almost permanent feature in the history of Britain. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, many thousands of people from the Low Countries were forced to leave home and seek a new life elsewhere. Given its geographical proximity it is not surprising that many of these refugees headed for Norfolk in eastern England. Large Dutch and French communities were established in Norwich; there was a smaller Dutch community, which lasted for some 100 years, in Great Yarmouth; and short-lived Dutch communities were established in King’s Lynn and Thetford. The locals referred to the migrants as Strangers, their arrival brought both opportunities and challenges. In the five papers in this edition of Dutch Crossing, various aspects of the history of the Dutch Strangers in Norfolk are considered.

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