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- & 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.