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For Immediate Release                                                  
                            September 17, 2013
Five Dutch and Belgian Speakers will present illustrated lectures on
the consequences of the Dutch Revolt

What: The 36th New Netherland Seminar 
When: Saturday, October 5, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm 
Where: The New-York Historical Society
             170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
Cost: $100 registration and open to the public
The New Netherland Institute (NNI) invites the public to attend its
36th New Netherland Seminar on Saturday, October 5th from 9:30 am-4:00
pm followed by a reception. To register online for the 36th New
Netherland Seminar, go to www.newnetherlandinstitute.org 
What were the consequences of the 1568 revolt which began in the Low
Countries against the Habsburg Empire and lasted 80 years? 
People were displaced - some fleeing the ravages of war; others were
fleeing religious persecution. 
A disconnect from the Empire meant a disruption in normal commercial
activity. Markets and waters once friendly turned hostile. 
Trading companies eventually replaced the former commercial routes and
exploration for new routes and markets was undertaken.
Five speakers will talk about the effects of this revolt on the Low
Countries and the settlement of North America. A special feature will
a profile of Govert Loockermans of Turnhout whose correspondence as a
private trader will appear in translation for the first time. Speakers
includeGuido Marnef (University of Antwerp): “People on the move:
migration movements from the Southern to the Northern Netherlands in
time of the Dutch Revolt.”
Kees Zandvliet (Amsterdam Museum, University of Amsterdam): “Flemish
cartographers of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries
the mapping of North-America.”
Maarten Prak (University of Utrecht): “Antwerp = Amsterdam?
and trade between two commercial centers c. 1600.”
Wim Vanraes (independent translator/researcher/linguist): “Govert
Loockermans. A personal look at source material from a 17th century
Flemish settler.”
Davidt Baeckelandt (Independent Scholar, President, De Gazette van
Detroit): “The Flemish Contribution to European Settlement in

Thank You to Our Seminar Sponsors - Consulate General of the
Netherlands in New York, Flanders House, New-York Historical Society
The New Netherland Institute (NNI) supports the New Netherland
Center (NNRC) through fundraising and programs that tell the story of
the Dutch colonial history of America. NNI gives significant financial
assistance to transcribe, translate, and publish these early Dutch
colonial materials which constitute the world’s largest collection
original documentation of the Dutch West India Company and its New
Marilyn E. Douglas, Vice President
New Netherland Institute
Cultural Ed Center, Room 10D45
222 Madison Avenue
Albany NY 12230
Phone 518.408.1212 (w) 
Tues, Wed 518.489.0418 (h)
Fax      518.473.0472
Mobile: 518.495.5993
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* If you do not receive De Nieu Nederlanse Marcurius in paper copy,
please consider becoming a member of the New Netherland Institute.
Information on becoming a member of the Institute is at

* If you have information that you would like us to share with
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