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Cities in Revolt: The Dutch-American Atlantic, ca. 1650-1830

CFP: DEADLINE: June 1, 2009

November 13-14, 2009 Columbia University, New York


The organizers invite submissions of papers for an international conference,
"Cities in Revolt: The Dutch-American Atlantic, ca. 1650-1830." Ranging from
the conquest of New Amsterdam to the presidency of Martin van Buren, the
conference aims to document the continuous and fruitful political exchanges
that took place in the long eighteenth century between the Dutch Republic and
empire on the one hand and British North America and the United States on the
other. Among the key conference aims are to examine the political consequences
of trans-Atlantic commercial linkages and the impact of the American Revolution
on Dutch patriots. The keynote address will be given by Professor Jonathan
Israel of the Institute for Advanced Study.

Papers proposed should be approximately 20 minutes in length.
Submissions on any topic relevant to the conference topic and aims
will be gladly accepted, however the organizers would particularly welcome
submissions relating to:

Dutch Patriots in the United States in the 1790s
The American Revolution in the Dutch Atlantic world
New York and Amsterdam financiers in eighteenth-century politics
Dutch New Yorkers and politics in the early nineteenth century

To propose a paper, please submit a 250-word abstract and a short CV via email
to both npr2103@columbia.edu and wed23@columbia.edu by MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009.
Conference committee: Simon Schama (Columbia); Karen Kupperman (NYU); Evan
Haefeli (Columbia); Nathan Perl-Rosenthal (Columbia); Wijnie de Groot
(Columbia).