October 23, 2016: Ulrich Tiedau — The foundation of Dutch Studies and Belgian Studies in the Anglophone world: The struggle for British public opinion of the Low Countries, 1919—1935

In 1919 Pieter Geyl became the first Chair for Dutch Studies at the University of London (and the Anglophone world in general) and quickly gained a reputation in scholarly and political circles. While being widely recognized as a brilliant historian, … Continue reading

What is special about Dutch art?

As a center of trade, the Netherlands has traditionally attracted wealthy art lovers. Dutch artists particularly excelled in the art of painting, starting in Bruges and Ghent in the fifteenth century with Jan van Eyck and other “Flemish Primitives.” Centers … Continue reading

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