THIS CONFERENCE IS CANCELLED AND POSTPONED TO June 4-6, 2021. More information regarding registration and updates will follow in the fall.

American Association of Netherlandic Studies (AANS) announces:

20th Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference of Netherlandic Studies (ICNS)

The conference​ ​focuses on the wide scope of Dutch Studies, across all fields (art, history, literature, linguistics, etc.) and across the globe. ​

Topics​ ​of​ ​general​ ​sessions​ ​might​ ​include:​ ​History but are not limited to:​ ​Early-Modern,​ ​19th​-​ ​&​ ​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. Program will be announced shortly.


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.

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).

Conference Sponsors:

This conference is made possible thanks to generous support from the following institutions/organizations:

De Taalunie / The Dutch Language Union

Het Vlaams Huis / Flanders House New York

Het Nederlands Consulaat / Consulate General in San Francisco

De NAUL (Netherlands American University League)

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.

Registration for the ICNS 2020 is now open! Please use the following link to register: Please note that prices will increase with 50% for registrations/payments after April 15, 2020.


More information:

Esmée van der Hoeven: ievanderhoeven at berkeley dot edu