The Dutch in Global History

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


    Dr. Martine van Ittersum organized a one-day workshop on ‘The Dutch in Global History’ at the University of Dundee on Thursday, 16 Jan. 2020. The workshop brought together historians, archivists and experts on material culture from The Netherlands, the UK and US. The authors of _The Dutch in the Early Modern World: A History of a Global Power_ (CUP, 2019) kicked off the morning discussions. In their new textbook, David Onnekink (University of Utrecht) and Gijs Rommelse (Leicester University) seek to tell the global history of the inhabitants of the Low Countries. The workshop participants discussed to what extent the authors had succeeded in their aim. In the afternoon, three postgraduate students from the University of St. Andrews and two undergraduate students from the University of Dundee presented exciting new work on the relations between the Low Countries and the British Isles in the early modern period. Finally, Peter Blom (Zeeland Archives in Middelburg), Anna Groundwater (National Museum of Scotland) and Esther Mijers (University of Edinburgh) did a brainstorming session for their new research project, ‘Globalizing Veere’. The port of Veere in Zeeland served as the Scottish staple in the Low Countries for over two hundred years, making it an ideal lens through which to observe the global trading connections of early modern Scotland and the Low Countries.
    Period16 Jan 2020
    Event typeWorkshop
    LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • Global history
    • Dutch history
    • Dutch East India Company
    • Dutch Imperialism
    • Scottish History
    • Scottish Diaspora