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Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

Victoria University in the University of Toronto

Netherlandish Culture of the Sixteenth Century: An Interdisciplinary Conference

CRRS Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada

19–20 October 2012

Organized by Professor Ethan Matt Kavaler (University of Toronto)

and Professor Anne-Laure Van Bruaene (Ghent University)

Whereas much attention has been paid to the Burgundian Low Countries of the fifteenth century and the so-called Golden Age of the seventeenth, the culture of the Netherlands in the century in between has long been neglected. However, the past two decades have witnessed significant research on Netherlandish art, literature, and society of the sixteenth century. The period was famously marked by the twin flashpoints of iconoclasm and revolt, but it also witnessed significant developments in artistic, political, and literary culture.

Keynote addresses will be given by Herman Roodenburg (Head of the Department of Dutch Ethnology at the Meertens Institute and Chair of Historical Anthropology of Europe at the Free University of Amsterdam) and Peter Arnade (Dean, College of Arts and Humanities, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa).

Please click here for a complete list of speakers, and here for the preliminary program.
Click here click here to download the registration form . Pre-registration closes on 1 October 2012.
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Presented by the CRRS with generous support from the University of Toronto Department of Art, Centre for Comparative Literature, Department of German, Department of History and Centre for Medieval Studies; the Consulates of Belgium and the Netherlands in Toronto.

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