2021 Virtual Conference Call for Papers

Virtual Conference through Zoom

June 18 & 19, 2021


The AADAS board is pleased to announce that our 23rd biennial conference will be a virtual conference through Zoom on June 18-19, 2021. The conference will feature both recorded sessions and live interactive sessions.

The theme of the conference is Telling, Sharing, and Preserving Dutch-American Stories

Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation or instilling moral values.  Storytelling is the most natural way to make people connect to others and to themselves. We are interested in encouraging research and papers on Dutch-Americans and stories broadly conceived. This could include storytelling (writing our stories) and story preserving (genealogy) as well as immigrant stories.  We can ask ourselves several questions including the following: 

•            What does it mean to be Dutch-American as expressed in stories? 

•            What makes Dutch-Americans unique or different as represented in stories? 

•            In what ways have Dutch-Americans been influenced by stories?

•            What Dutch or Dutch-American writers have been influential throughout history?

•            What Dutch-American stories are important to preserve for further generations? 

•            In what ways are Dutch-American legacies advanced through the stories that are told? 

•            What publications and published stories will be vital in describing and advancing Dutch-American history? 

These are some of the research question that could be posed and answered in your presentation.

Paper proposals on other topics about the Dutch in North America will also be considered. Scholarly presentations will fill 30-minute slots (20-minute presentation + 10 minutes for questions). Paper abstract submissions will be evaluated by a subcommittee of the AADAS board. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250-words and brief CV to Rhonda Pennings at rpennings@nwicc.edu by February 1, 2021.

 >>  Updates on the conference will be posted on the AADAS website.  See https://dutch-americans.org

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