Lotte Jensen in ‘200 jaar Koninkrijk’

On Friday 28 March 2014 (9 pm, Nederland 2) the NOS will broadcast the first episode of the Dutch documentary 200 jaar Koninkrijk. The hosts will be Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal en Waldermar Torenstra. In the first episode Lotte Jensen will make an appearance. She and Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal wave at the Dutch king and queen in Zwolle,  climb the ‘Peperbus’ and search where the citizens of Doetinchem hid their children to avoid draft in the army of Napoleon. For more information, please click here.

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Symposium ‘Tweehonderd jaar Gelderland’

On the 1st of March 2014, Lotte Jensen will present a lecture on the literary identity of the province of Gelderland at the symposium ‘Tweehonderd jaar Gelderland’ [Two hundred years of Gelderland] in Arnhem. During this presentation Jensen will focus on four key theme’s: literary tourism, the simple farmlife, and the history and nature of Gelderland. The symposium is organised by the ‘Vereniging Gelre’ in collaboration with the ‘Vereniging het Gelders Archief’.

: het Gelders Archief, Westvoortsedijk 67-D, Arnhem, the Netherlands
Date: 1 March 2014, 11am – 5pm.
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Valorisation Grant Bart Verheijen

Bart Verheijen was awarded a valorisation grant by the Graduate School of Humanities (GSH) in december 2013. Once a year PhD candidates can apply for a valorisation grant of max. 1000 EUR to finance an initiative which demonstrates the societal relevance of their PhD project. Bart will use this valorisation Grant for a project called ‘Verzetsliederen tegen Napoleon’, for which a number of anti-Napoleonic songs will be collected and performed with a band. He tries to add a tangible source to the commemoration of ‘two hundred years kingdom of the Netherlands’ which started last november (2013) and will last up to 2015.

More information on this project can be found here.

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Call for Papers: The Roots of Nationalism

On 22 and 23 January 2015 the ‘Proud to be Dutch’ research group will organise the international conference “The Roots of Nationalism: National Identity Formation in Early Modern Europe, 1600-1815” at the Radboud University Nijmegen. The Call for Paper can be found here. The deadline for the Call for Papers is 1 April 2014.


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Lecture on the Invention of the Golden Age

On 18 January 2014 the Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies (UCEMS) will organise the conference “De making & branding van de Gouden Eeuw” [The making and branding of the Golden Age]. Influenced by the popular television programme De gouden eeuw, which tries to recapture the events of the Dutch Golden Age, this conference will focus on the Golden Age as a popular phenomenon, a trademark and a constant source of imagination. Lotte Jensen will be one of the guest speakers during this day. She will discuss how the Dutch Golden Age was an invention of nineteenth-century nationalist writers such as Loosjes, Helmers, Tollens, and Loots. Confronted by Napoleon, Dutch authors created an own past, filled with imposing symbols such as the economically thriving city of Amsterdam and its famous poet Vondel.

For more information please click here.

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Interview Bart Verheijen

On Friday the 25th of October, Bart Verheijen appeared in the Dutch radio programme OBA Live, where he was interviewed about his recently published book Geschiedenis onder de guillotine. Please click here to listen to the programme.
A few weeks prior Bart was also a guest at Radio Hoe?Zo! For that interview please click here.

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3 Oktoberlezing

On the 3rd of October 2013, the relief of Leiden (1574) will be celebrated and commemorated. Every year the university of Leiden and the 3 October Vereeniging invite a speaker to talk about this historical and festive event. On the 29th of September of this year, Lotte Jensen will have the honour to give a presentation on Leiden’s relief, titled ‘De les van Leeuwtje: kinderboeken over het beleg en ontzet van Leiden’ [The lesson of Leeuwtje: children books about the siege and relief of Leiden]. She will focus on the city’s relief as a source of inspiration for Dutch children book writers. Lotte will talk about the many ways Dutch authors imagined this historical event and the changing moral of the story.

For more information about the lecture please click here.

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