History seminars at the IHR

Low Countries History

Convenors: Ulrich Tiedau (UCL), Anne Goldgar (KCL), Benjamin Kaplan (UCL), Joanna Woodall (Courtauld Institute)

Venue: Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Ben Kaplan: b.kaplan@ucl.ac.uk

Time: Friday, 5.15pm

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
23 October Johan de Witt's navy as a strategic instrument and an ideological construct

Gijs Rommelse (Haarlemmermeer Lyceum)

6 November Drawing in Silver and Gold: metalpoint drawings from the Low Countries

An van Camp (Oxford)

(attendees may wish to visit the associated exhibition at the British Museum, which runs 10 September - 6 December)

Venue: Holden Room 103, 1st floor, South block, Senate House

20 November Nature bites back: world upside-down images with a hunting theme in the early modern Netherlands

Thomas Balfe (Courtauld)

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
15 January Crime and gender before the Dutch courts, 1600-1810

Ariadne Schmidt (Leiden)

12 February Designing markets for gambling in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Low Countries: the case of lotteries

Jeroen Puttevils (Antwerp)

11 March Paradigms of Virtue: Building Moral Character in the Early Modern Netherlands

Bart Ramakers (Groningen)

18 March Trade rivalry, foreign policy and the crises of the 1620s in England and the Netherlands

David Ormrod (Kent) and Valentina Caldari (Balliol College, Oxford)

Joint session with the Low Countries History, Economic and Social History of the Early Modern World seminar
Venue: Room SH243, 2nd floor, South block, Senate House

Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
6 May The Dutch contexts of William Courten's (1642-1702) Collections

Sachiko Kusakawa (Cambridge)


20 May The UUterste Wille of Lowys Porquin (1563): Catholic Schoolbook or Subversive Calvinist Educational Manual?

Myriam Greilsammer (Bar Ilan)


3 June Through the powerful Intercession of the Maritime Powers: Religious Networks, Transnational Lobbying, and Anglo-Dutch interventions on behalf of foreign Protestants and Jews, 1690-1748

Catherine Arnold (Yale)