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February 1, 2013

New Netherland Institute To Offer $1000.00 Prize For The Best Published Article

New Netherland Institute To Offer Prize For The Best Published Article

Beginning in 2013, the New Netherland Institute will offer an annual $1000 prize for the best published article relating to the Dutch colonial experience in the Atlantic world, with a special sensitivity to New Netherland or its legacy A committee of scholars will consider entries in the fields of history, archaeology, literature, language, geography, biography, and the arts. Entries must be based upon original research. Articles must be written in English and be published for the first time from 2010 to the present. Chapters from a monograph, works of fiction, and encyclopedia entries will not be considered. Both academic and independent scholars are invited to participate.

Prize-winning articles should make an important contribution to the understanding of New Netherland and its legacy, specifically or broadly defined, exhibit exceptional research and be well written. Submissions may come from self-nomination, an outside nomination, committee members, or in response to invitations to submit articles from committee members.

Four copies of articles for consideration (non returnable) may be submitted by the author, editor, colleague, or other interested party no later than March 1, 2013. Articles may be sent either electronically ( or in hard copy to the Article Prize Committee, New Netherland Institute, P.O. Box 2536, Empire State Plaza Station, Albany, NY 12220-0536. The winner will be notified by August 1, 2013 and the prize will be presented at the New Netherland Seminar in September.

If you have questions or comments about the article prize, please contact James F. Sefcik,  Trustee liaison to the Article Prize Committee at or by phone at 518-374-2747



Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

I live near Albany, NY. It was once Fort Orange & settled by the Dutch. Our area is full of Dutch history & names.

Celia Lewis said...

I'm looking forward to reading the winner! My TERWILLIGER line originated when the ancestors came to New Amsterdam in 1663 on De Arent. How exciting!