The importance of the BENELUX region in Europe is often underestimated. At once diverse and interconnected, it is a crucial political, legal, academic, and economic nexus in Europe. Despite the small size of the countries, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg … Continue reading
Friday, April 17, 12-1pm in Moses 201 Peter Lubbers is a native of the Netherlands, who after serving as a Special Forces commando in the Royal Dutch Green Berets came to live in California. In 2010, he started the San Francisco HTML5 … Continue reading
End of this year in Paris the global negotiations to tackle climate change are supposed to deliver tangible results. The overall temperature rise should stay under 2⁰C and the 196 parties to the Climate Convention should agree upon the way how … Continue reading
Depicting Nobility and Family in the Late Medieval Low Countries February 15, 2015 at 3 P.M. Few works of art are as enigmatic as the famous Ghent Altarpiece of the brothers Hubert and John van Eyck, painted in the early … Continue reading
The Dutch Studies Program, in cooperation with the Institute of European Studies presents: The Third Wave: Islamization of Europe, or Europeanization of Islam? —A Lecture by Maurits S. Berger (Leiden University, The Netherlands) Are Europe and Islam at crossroads with a … Continue reading
Conference Schedule Wednesday December 3 IES Seminar Room, 210 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley 9.30 – 10.00 am Registration and coffee 10.30 – 10.30 am Welcome by Professor Jeroen Dewulf 10.30 – 12.30 pm Panel 1 – Ethnicity and Identity Formation … Continue reading
Blackness in European Folklore – The Dutch Case: Black Pete December 4, 2014 6 – 8 pm, 223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley Panel discussion This panel discusses the Low Countries’ holiday blackface character Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) and the ongoing … Continue reading
Flemish art historian Koenraad Jonckeere was a visiting professor from Ghent University (RUG). He taught a course on Reformation, Iconoclasm and the Origins of Northern Baroque.
Flemish art historian Koenraad Brosens was a visiting professor from Leuven University (KUL). He taught a course on Flemish and French Baroque and Rococo Tapestry.
Lecture by Michiel Scheffer, Regional Parliament Leader, D66 Party, Gelderland, the Netherlands As with the United States, Europe is affected by forces of economic, cultural and political globalization. European integration has remained, even through the recent crisis, a durable trend, … Continue reading