On March 14, 2011 Marijke Huisman gave a lecture on:
Women in the Dutch Golden Age
In the heat of current debates on the flaws of multiculturalism gender equality is often stressed as a key value in both the history and the national identity of the Dutch. By taking a closer look at the participation of women in the famous culture of the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic and highlighting the remembrance of the ‘learned maid’ Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678), Marijke Huisman will discuss the position of women in Dutch society in the 17th century Netherlands.
And on April 25 Huisman gave the following lecture:
How did Hirsi Ali’s Autobiographies Affect Public Debates on Emancipation, Integration and Multiculturalism in the Netherlands and the US?