The New Netherland Institute now offers an annual $1,000 prize for the best published article relating to the Dutch colonial experience in the Atlantic world, with a special sensitivity to New Netherland or its legacyA committee of scholars will consider entries in the fields of history, archaeology, literature, language, geography, biography, and the arts. Entries must be based upon original research. Articles must be written in English and be published for the first time no earlier than two calendar years before the deadline, e.g. no earlier than 2017 for the 2019 prize. Chapters from a monograph, works of fiction, and encyclopedia entries will not be considered. Only one submission per author will be accepted. Articles previously submitted for consideration may not be resubmitted. Both academic and independent scholars are invited to participate. Submissions should make an important contribution to the understanding of New Netherland and its legacy, specifically or broadly defined, exhibit exceptional research and be well written.Submissions may come from self-nomination, an outside nomination, committee members, or in response to invitations to submit articles from committee members.

Articles for consideration must be submitted by the author, editor, colleague, or other interested party by April 1st to Please include your e-mail address and mailing address with your submission. The winner will be notified by August and the prize will be presented at the Institute's Annual Conference.

Contact Info: 

Stephen McErleane 
Director, New Netherland Institute 
CEC Room 10D50 
222 Madison Avenue 
Albany, NY 12230


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