Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 ICNS has been canceled and will be postponed till 2021.
American Association of Netherlandic Studies(AANS) announces:
20th Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference of Netherlandic Studies (ICNS)
On Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, 2020, the biennial Interdisciplinary Conference of Netherlandic Studies will take place in Berkeley, California.
The conference focuses on the wide scope of Dutch Studies, across all fields (art, history, literature, linguistics, etc.) and across the globe.
Topics of general sessions might include: History but are not limited to: Early-Modern, 19th- & 20th-Century Literature, 16th-Century Art & Literature, Colonialism, Early-Modern Literature, 20th-Century History, Early-Modern Art History, 17th-Century Art, Afrikaans, Linguistics, 20th-Century Film, 19th- & 20th-Century Literature, and Local Dutch-American History.
Keynote speaker: Jan de Vries, Professor of Late Modern Europe at the UC Berkeley Department of History. We honor Professor De Vries for his groundbreaking scholarship in Dutch history and lifelong support to Dutch Studies.
Workshop for Dutch Language Instructors (by invitation only) on Thursday June 4, 2020 at 10am: “Teaching Language & Culture with Film in a Multiliteracies Framework” by Mark Kaiser, Associate Director of the Berkeley Language Center.
Workshop Early Modern Dutch Handwriting and Archival Research (open to all) on Thursday June 4, 2020 at 3pm by Jesse Sadler, Lecturer at Loyola Marymount University.
Campus Tours with highlights of the Berkeley campus, including a Library Tour by Steve Mendoza, Selector, Curatorial Assistant, and Reference Specialist for the Dutch collection.
Conference Date & Location:
June 5 & 6, 2020, at the University of California, Berkeley (opening reception & registration June 4 at 5pm).
This conference is made possible thanks to generous support from the following institutions/organizations:
De Taalunie / The Dutch Language Union
Het Vlaams Huis / Flanders House New York
Het Nederlands Consulaat / Consulate General in San Francisco
De NAUL (Netherlands American University League)
Jeroen Dewulf, Queen Beatrix Professor in Dutch Studies, Thomas Shannon, Professor of Germanic Linguistics and Dutch Studies, and Esmée van der Hoeven, Lecturer of Dutch, at the Department of German & Dutch Studies of the University of California, Berkeley.