On​ ​Friday,​ ​June​ ​4,​ ​and​ ​Saturday,​ ​June​ ​5,​ ​2021,​ ​the​ ​biennial​ ​Interdisciplinary​ ​Conference​ ​for​ ​Netherlandic Studies​ ​will​ ​take​ ​place in a remote format hosted by the University of California at​ ​Berkeley.​

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, but are not limited to:​ ​Early-Modern History,​ ​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.

Select​ ​papers​ ​may​ ​be​ ​included​ ​in​ ​a​ ​conference​ ​publication​ ​to​ ​follow. Graduate​ ​students​ ​are​ ​especially​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​participate.​ ​

Conference Dates and Location:

June​ ​4 & 5, 2021,​ ​remotely in Zoom hosted at​ ​the University of California, Berkeley (Pacific Time)

Submission and Registration:

For​ ​consideration,​ ​please​ ​submit​ ​an abstract of​ ​250​ ​words and a one page bio​ ​to eham@indiana.edu​ ​with​ ​“ICNS​ ​Abstract”​ ​in​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​line​ ​by​ ​December ​15,​ ​2020.​ Acceptance notifications​ ​will​ ​be​ ​given​ ​by​ ​January​ ​15,​ ​2021.

Registration​ ​begins​ ​on​ ​February 1, 2021.

​Conference registration fees ​will​ ​be​ ​$20 ​for​ ​AANS members​ and ​$30 for general registration without AANS membership. Graduate students can register for free. AANS​ membership​ is​ required​ for presenters​ attending​ 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 $65 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.


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