The Literature and History of Anglo-Dutch Relations, Medieval to Early Modern

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The Literature and History of Anglo-Dutch Relations, Medieval to Early Modern

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 1pm, 6 January 2022 – 6pm, 8 January 2022


 £35: in-person attendance
Free: online attendance
Registration is required

Last registration date: 31 December 2021

Contacts between English and Dutch speakers had a profound impact on the literary landscape and book culture of England and the Low Countries. This British Academy conference crosses conventional chronological, linguistic, geographical and disciplinary boundaries to explore the cultural history of relations between English and Dutch speakers, from the Norman Conquest through to the Reformation.

Bringing together literary scholars and historians, it aims to join up evidence of literary exchange with new insights into the experiences of migration, conflict, political alliances, and trade that made this literary exchange possible.

The conference will reinvigorate traditional approaches to literary influence by contextualising it in the historical conditions that brought speakers of Dutch and English into contact with each other and by taking into account the range of languages (Dutch, English, French, and Latin) in which their communications and literary production in manuscript and early print took shape over this period.

The cost of in-person registration is inclusive of refreshments.

Full conference programme

Please register separately for the accompanying public lecture: The Masters of the Dark Eyes in England


North Sea Crossings is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund

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A collaborative project with the University of Bristol.

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