ICNS 2021

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​ ​Saturday,​ ​June​ ​5,​ ​and​ ​Sunday,​ ​June​ ​6,​ ​2021,​ ​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​-​ ​&​ ​20​th​-Century​ ​Literature, 16​th​-Century​ ​Art​ ​&​ ​Literature,​ ​Colonialism,​ ​Early-Modern​ ​Literature,​ ​20​th-Century​ ​History,​ ​Early-Modern Art​ ​History,​ ​17th-Century​ ​Art,​ ​Afrikaans,​ ​Linguistics,​ ​20​th-Century​ ​Film,​ ​19​th​-​ ​&​ ​20​th-Century​ ​Literature, and​ ​Local​ ​Dutch-American​ ​History.

Featuring:

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 Friday June 4, 2021 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 Friday June 4, 2021 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, 2021,​ ​at​ ​the University of California, Berkeley (opening reception & registration June 4 at 5pm).

Conference Sponsors:

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)

Conference​ ​Coordinators: 

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.