New Netherland Institute's 42nd Annual Conference

The New Netherland Institute (NNI) invites you to attend our 42nd Annual Conference, which will be hosted by the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York on October 5, 2019.

Our annual dinner will be on the evening of the conference (Oct. 5) at Coppola's in Hyde Park. 

Registration will open in early August.


Due to the limited availability of hotels near the college on the weekend of the conference, we recommend you book soon. We were able to reserve a block of rooms at a discounted price for Friday night only at Homewood Suites Poughkeepsie. If you are interested in staying Friday and Saturday, you will have to book Saturday separately.

Guests can book online or can call the hotel directly at 845-462-0030. The group rate for a king or queen bed on Friday is $153.00. Use code NNI


The following 6 speakers are confirmed.

Ian Stewart. New Netherland Timber Framing, “Buildings as Belongings: Netherlandish Architecture as Seen through a Material Culture Lens"    

Julie van den Hout, San Francisco State University, "Voyages of New Netherland, A Digital Humanities Project"

Chelsea L. Teale, Humboldt State University, "Dutch Colonial Agriculture: A New Consideration"

Shaun Sayres, Clark University, "Masters of the Mid-Atlantic: The Susquehannocks and Anglo-Dutch Relations on the Periphery of Susquehanna"

Jaap Jacobs, University of St Andrews, "Competing Claims: International Law, Diplomacy, and Anglo-Dutch Rivalry in 17th Century North America"

Michael J. Douma, Georgetown University, "Dutch-speaking Runaway Slaves"