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From New Amsterdam to New York: The Dutch History of Manhattan

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The Berkeley Club of London is hosting a lecture and reception on Friday with Professor Jereon Dewulf. He is a UC Berkeley Professor in the Department of German and Director of Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies. The talk, From New Amsterdam to New York: The Dutch History of Manhattan will discuss the 17th century Dutch settlement called New Netherland (now known as Manhattan!). He will explain what the Dutch history of the city can teach us about modern-day New York.

Tickets are £15 and include a canape and drinks reception following the lecture.


About Professor Jeroen Dewulf:

Jeroen Dewulf is associate professor in the Department of German and is the director of the Dutch Studies Program. He is also the Director of Berkeley's Institute of European Studies. Dewulf graduated with a major in Germanic Philology and a minor in Portuguese Studies at the University of Ghent in Belgium. He holds an MA from the University of Porto in Portugal and a PhD in German Literature from the University of Bern in Switzerland. 

He has been a visiting professor at the University of São Paulo, the University of Antwerp, the University of Montreal, the University of Zurich and the Institute of Advanced Studies at University College London. 

His research interests are as diverse as Dutch and Portuguese (post) colonial literature and history, transatlantic slave trade, Low Countries studies, Swiss literature and culture and European politics in general. 

To read more of Professor Dewulf's biography, please click here