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