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
Lecture by Dr. Marcel van Daalen (UC Berkeley, Dept. of Astronomy) Astronomers claim to know a lot about our Universe. They say that our Universe started with a big bang, 13.8 billion years ago. It is expanding, at an ever … Continue reading
In this lecture, Liedeke Plate discusses the state of feminism in the Netherlands today. Taking Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s impact on Dutch political life as its starting point, this lecture discusses the forms that feminism takes in the Netherlands today … Continue reading
This year, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the “Great War” that deeply affected Europe. Looking back at the origins and development of this war, Professor Ulrich Tiedau (University College, London) will present a new perspective … Continue reading
Is the Netherlands Still a Well-Governed Country? Comparisons of the Dutch Government’s Performance With That of the United States And Other Democracies. Lecture by Em. Prof. Arend Lijphart (UCSD, Political Science) Recent opinion polls in the Netherlands show sharply increasing … Continue reading
In a time like today, the world has become prone to sudden change: borders are rapidly shifting and disappearing, economies no longer rely on the cooperation of states and provinces, but of nations, and the idea of citizenship is … Continue reading
Flemish Historian Maarten van Ginderachter was a visiting professor from the University of Antwerpen. He taught Dutch 170: Nationalism in Flanders and Belgium from a European and Global Perspective.