September 4, 2008

Rensselaerswijck Seminar of New Netherland Institute

NEW NETHERLAND NEWS CONTACT: Nancy Curran tel. 393-5905

nancycurran@prodigy.net

Trustee, New Netherland Institute

RENSSELAERSWIJCK SEMINAR SEPTEMBER 13

ABOUT THE FRENCH AND THE DUTCH IN THE NEW WORLD

31ST Annual Rensselaerswijck Seminar of New Netherland Institute Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, New York State Museum, Empire State Plaza, Albany Registration 9:30 a.m. Reception and dinner 5 p.m. Pre-registration: $50, $30 for students. Registration at the door $60.

Theme: “Neighbors in the New World: New Netherland and New France” Register on line at http://www.nnp.org

For more information, call (518) 486-4815

Speakers and topics:

José António Brandão of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.: “An Unreasonable Offer: Iroquois Policy towards their Huron and Mahican Neighbors”

James Bradley of ArchLink, Boston:“In Between Worlds: New Netherland and New France at Mid Century”

Conrad Heidenreich on York University, Ontario, Canada:“The Skirmish with the Mohawk on Lake Champlain”

Willen Frijhoff of the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands:“Jesuits, Calvinists and Natives: Attitudes, Agency, and Encounters in the Early Christian Missions to the North”

3 comments:

looking4ancestors said...

Lorine, You're killing me! I can't go to this and I would love to! Are you going?

Genealogy Blogger said...

Don't I wish I could go! But alas, I cannot :-(

Nancy in Schenectady said...

If you're in Albany any time between Dec. 12 and next April, stop by the NYS Museum and see "Light on New Netherland," a traveling exhibit that will then go to several other locations, including Amsterdam and Hoorn, the Netherlands. It will be a good chance to learn about the history of New Netherland, which covered the area from Albany south to include Delaware.