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31st Rensselaerswijck Seminar

The New Netherland Institute will hold their 31st annual Rensselaerswijck Seminar on Saturday 13 September, in the Huxley Theater of the Cultural Education Center at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY. The theme of the seminar is Neighbors in the New World: New Netherland and New France:

"Sessions throughout the day will illuminate the relationship between the Dutch and France in 17th-century North America. Major attention will focus on interactions of these European powers and their respective Indian allies."

The program:

  • José António Brandão, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, An Unreasonable Offer: Iroquois Policy towards their Huron and Mahican Neighbors
  • James Bradley, ArchLink, Boston, MA, In Between Worlds: New Netherland and New France at Mid Century
  • Conrad Heidenreich, York University, Ontario, Canada, The Skirmish with the Mohawk on Lake Champlain: was Champlain a 'trigger-happy thug' or 'just following orders'?
  • Joyce Goodfriend, University of Denver, CO, Introduction and presentation of the Hendricks Manuscript Award
  • Willem Frijhoff, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jesuits, Calvinists, and Natives: Attitudes, Agency, and Encounters in the Early Christian Missions in the North.

The seminar will be followed by a cocktail party and the NNI Dinner. The Consul General of the Netherlands in New York City, H. Gajus Schletema, will speak at the dinner. He will talk about the role of the Dutch government in supporting the 2009 Quadricentennial projects of the New Netherland Institute and up and down the Hudson River.

For more information and registration please visit the website of the New Netherland Instititute.

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