On 3 February 2016, Lotte Jensen will give a lecture on Dutch identity at the Universiteit van Nederland [University of the Netherlands]. When did we start to feel Dutch? Why do we get emotional when we listen to our national anthem? Who are our Dutch heroes? Jensen’s lecture will be broadcast on NPO 2.
Recently published: Renger E. de Bruin, Cornelis van der Haven, Lotte Jensen & David Onnekink (Eds.), Performances of Peace. Utrecht 1713. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2015.
The Peace of Utrecht (1713), which brought an end to the War of the Spanish Succession, was a milestone in global history. Performances of Peace
aims to rethink the significance of the Peace of Utrecht by exploring the nexus between culture and politics. For too long, cultural and political historians have studied early modern international relations in isolation. By studying the political as well as the cultural aspects of this peace (and its concomitant paradoxes) from a broader perspective, this volume aims to shed new light on the relation between diplomacy and performative culture in the public sphere.
For more information, click here. The book will soon be available Open Access.
What does it mean to be Dutch? And when did Dutch identity emerge? In this short video by de Jonke Akademie Lotte Jensen discusses the roots of Dutch identity.
Also see the article on De Volkskrant website.
On 22 and 23 January 2015 the VIDI research group ‘Proud to be Dutch’ will host the international conference ‘The Roots of Nationalism: National Identity Formation in Early Modern Europe, 1600-1815’. We are happy to announce that registration is now open. The registration form and the conference programme, which includes keynotes by David Bell, Azar Gat, Andrew Hadfield, and Caspar Hirschi, can be found on the conference website. Please note that the registration deadline is 15 December 2014.
We happily announce that Lotte Jensen has been awarded the Radboud Science Award 2014. Every year the Radboud University selects three scholars whose research is considered to be the most groundbreaking, innovative and interesting. Their research will be translated into activities aimed at primary schools in the region of Nijmegen. The award will be handed over by the dean of the Radboud University, prof. mr. S.C.J.J. Kortmann, on Wednesday 24 September. For more information about the award, please see Wetenschapsknooppunt Radboud Universiteit.
Last Tuesday, 10 June, Lotte Jensen appeared on the Dutch 8 o’ clock news to talk about Dutch identity, in connection to the upcoming football world championship.
Here you can read the news article and here you can find the media clip.
UPDATE. Lotte Jensen also appeared on the Dutch TV programme for children, ‘Schooltv weekjournaal’. You can find the media clip here.