American Association of Netherlandic Studies (AANS) announces:
CALL FOR PAPERS:
20th Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference of Netherlandic Studies (ICNS)
On Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, 2020, the biennial Interdisciplinary Conference for Netherlandic Studies will take place in Berkeley, California.
The conference focuses on the wide scope of Dutch Studies, across all fields (art, history, literature, linguistics, etc.) and across the globe. You are invited to submit 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 but are not limited to: Early-Modern, 19th- & 20th-Century Literature, 16th-Century Art & Literature, Colonialism, Early-Modern Literature, 20th-Century History, Early-Modern Art History, 17th-Century Art, Afrikaans, Linguistics, 20th-Century Film, 19th- & 20th-Century Literature, and Local Dutch-American History.
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.
Keynote speaker: Jan de Vries, Professor of Late Modern Europe at the UC Berkeley Department of History. We honor Professor De Vries for his groundbreaking scholarship in Dutch history and lifelong support to Dutch Studies. Introduction: Em. Queen Beatrix Professor Johan Snapper.
Workshop for Dutch Language Instructors (by invitation only) on Thursday June 4, 2020 at 10am: “Teaching Language & Culture with Film in a Multiliteracies Framework” by Mark Kaiser, Associate Director of the Berkeley Language Center.
Workshop Early Modern Dutch Handwriting and Archival Research (open to all) on Thursday June 4, 2020 at 3pm by Jesse Sadler, Lecturer at Loyola Marymount University.
Campus Tours with highlights of the Berkeley campus, including a Library Tour by Steve Mendoza, Selector, Curatorial Assistant, and Reference Specialist for the Dutch collection.
Conference Date & Location:
June 5 & 6, 2020, at the University of California, Berkeley (opening reception & registration June 4 at 5pm).
Submission and Registration:
For consideration, please submit an abstract of 250 words and a one page bio to firstname.lastname@example.org with “ICNS Abstract” in the subject line by December 1, 2019. Acceptance notifications will be given by December 15, 2019.
Registration will open in January 2020.
Cost for the conference will be $150 for general registration, $75 for student registration, and $100 for emeriti/retired. AANS membership is required in order to attend the conference.
The AANS membership fees, which includes a subscription to the journal Dutch Crossings, are $90 for standard membership $50 for full-time graduate students,and $50 for emeriti/retired.
Conference Coordinators: Jeroen Dewulf, Queen Beatrix Professor in Dutch Studies, Thomas Shannon, Professor of Germanic Linguistics and Dutch Studies, and Esmée van der Hoeven, Lecturer of Dutch, at the Department of German & Dutch Studies of the University of California, Berkeley.
--Please be informed that hotels in the Bay Area are very expensive--
Hotel Shattuck Plaza, about a ten-minute walk to the conference venue on campus
AAA rates, UC visitor rates
The Graduate Hotel, about a ten-minute walk to the conference venue on campus
AAA rates, UC visitor rates
Bancroft Hotel, about a ten-minute walk to the conference venue on campus
Berkeley Faculty Club, on-campus
The Claremont (luxe resort, about a 10-12 minute drive, or a 30 minute walk)
Note that there are discounted rates, available by calling the hotel directly and asking for the UC Berkeley rate
Airbnb in Berkeley
Oakland City Center Marriott, three BART stops south of campus
Berkeley Marina Doubletree Hotel, about a 15-minute drive, located on the Bay. There is a bus that runs from the Marina to the campus.
San Francisco hotels near the Embarcadero, and Union Square, are all about 25-30 minutes on BART to the UC Berkeley campus.
BART = Bay Area Rapid Transit (metro that runs between SFO Airport – San Francisco – Downtown Berkeley and OAK Airport – Oakland – Downtown Berkeley)