A new seventeenth century?
The Netherlands, Aula UvA, 29 November 2021, 20.00-21.30
This month sees the publication of De zeventiende eeuw: a handbook about a famous and infamous era in Dutch history, written by a team of international experts. On the occasion of the book launch, the editors will discuss how our view of this ‘golden age’ has changed in recent decades and what the period still has to tell us today. Writer and UvA student Dan Afrifa will read a column.
The book is a translation of The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age, which included chapters by art historians Stijn Bussels, Wayne Franits and Angela Vanhaelen. Judith Noorman added a chapter to the Dutch version, which she also edited and illustrated with about one hundred additional images.
The event will take place in the Aula of the UvA on the Singel and is organised by Spui25, in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities of the UvA and Leiden University Press.
For more information about the programme and registration, see: https://spui25.nl/programma/een-nieuwe-zeventiende-eeuw