The twenty-second biennial conference of AADAS was held June 14-15, 2019, at the Prince Conference Center on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan (1800 East Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546).
The two-day conference presented various views of Dutch Americans and education. Around two dozen papers explored topics and themes from multiple disciplines, mostly historical, but also others including geographic, pedagogical, and socio-linguistic.
A Banquet Dinner plus Keynote Address was held on Friday, June 14 . Dr. Robert Schoone-Jongen, professor emeritus of history at Calvin College, delivered our keynote address at the Friday evening banquet. “Bob” Schoone-Jongen has been immersed in both historical scholarship on Dutch America as well as in teaching and education most of his professional life. He’ll brought a richly informed perspective to our topic.
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