CALL FOR PAPERS
19th Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Netherlandic Studies (ICNS)
On Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, 2018, the biennial International Conference for Netherlandic
Studies will take place in Bloomington, Indiana. The theme of the conference will be "The Changing
Lowlands," broadly conceived.


Featuring:
Keynote speaker: Frits van Oostrom
Workshop for Dutch Language Instructors: TBA
Visual games of the Low Countries
Early Modern Dutch Handwriting and Archival Research Workshop: Jesse Sadler


Conference Date & Location: June 1–2 at Indiana University, Bloomington campus, Indiana.

Conference Theme
This conference focuses on changes in Netherlandic culture, broadly defined as any change of culture
through language, literature, art or creative expression. Special encouragement is given to 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, 19 th - & 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.


You are invited to submit an abstract of a paper from your own field, as seen through the prism of the
conference theme, “The Changing Lowlands.” Paper proposals on other topics or themes are also most
welcome – an ICNS tradition. 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.


For full consideration, please submit abstracts of 250 words, (accompanied by curriculum vitae) to
eham@indiana.edu with “ICNS Abstract” in the subject line by December 1, 2017. Acceptance
notifications will be given by January 15, 2018.


Registration
Registration begins on 1 January
Logistics/hotel information will be available at the AANS website by mid October, 2017:
http://www.netherlandicstudies.org/. Cost for the conference will be $100 for general registration and $50
for student registration.


AANS membership is required in order to attend the conference. The fees are $90 for standard
membership, which includes a Dutch Crossings subscription, $50.00 for full-time graduate students, and
$50.00 for emeriti/retired.


Conference Coordinators:
Esther Ham, Director of the Dutch Program, Indiana University Bloomington and
Bret Rothstein, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, adjunct Professor in Germanic Studies

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