This year, in Bloomington, Indiana University will host the biennial International Conference for Netherlandic Studies on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, 2018, following a reception on Thursday evening (May 31). The theme of the conference will be "The Changing Lowlands." There will be a keynote speaker and dinner event on Saturday, June 2 for an additional cost.
International Conference on Netherlandic Studies
The conference will be held at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies on Indiana University's beautiful campus.
Call for Papers
The organizing committee welcomes proposals for three sessions pertaining to the history of art and visual culture in the Low Countries from the Middle Ages to the present. Each session will run 90 minutes in length, leaving sufficient time for three papers plus question-and-answer or remarks by a respondent. Please submit abstracts of 250 words for individual papers or 500 words for complete session proposals, (accompanied by curriculum vitae) to Esther Ham (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “ICNS Abstract” in the subject line. Review of proposals will begin on December 15, 2017 with acceptance notification in early 2018.
Travel Grants for Graduate Students
Four competitive travel grants at $500 each are available for graduate students presenting a paper at the conference. Make a note in your submitted abstract that you would like to be considered for this additional funding.
Frits Van Oostrom
Frits van Oostrom is University Professor for the Humanities at Utrecht University who specializes in medieval Dutch literature. He received his Doctorate in Dutch Studies from Utrecht University in 1976. In 1999 he was a visiting Professor at Harvard for the Erasmus Chair. A few of his most notable achievements include:
Spinoza Prize 1995
AKO Literature Award 1996 for Maerlants Wereld
Nomination- AKO Literature Award 2006 for Stemmen op Schrift
Nomination- Libris History Award 2013 for Wereld in Woorden
ICNS Conference Logistics
For your convenience, listed here are some available lodging options for the conference:
Biddle Hotel: For ease of access, conference attendees should consider staying at the Biddle Hotel, which is located in the Indiana Memorial Union, which is ½ mile from the conference location in the Global and International Studies Building. Call 800-209-8145 and use reference group code “NETHERLANDIC” to reserve at the conference rate, $125-165 per night, by May 11, 2018.
Willkie Dorm Rooms: Another option to consider is staying in the dorm rooms in Willkie Quad, located ½ mile from the conference location. The rooms available will be single air conditioned rooms, which share a full bathroom with one other room. The rate is $49.90 per night. The accommodations are as followed:
Suite-style rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, chair, and dresser. Single occupancy rooms are based on space availability and are reserved for adult guests. Suite-style residence rooms include the following amenities at no additional cost:
- Linens, a blanket and pillow and towels
- Shared restrooms by gender (one restroom for two bedrooms)
- Lounges and public areas within building
- AT&T wireless service in selected common areas
The Address for the Wilkie Dorm Rooms is:
150 N Rose Ave
Bloomington, IN 47406
Check in will be located at the desk in the North tower (Wilkie consists of 2 towers and a small center building). There is student staff on duty 24 hours. If you arrive after the desk has closed, please call 812-856-4804 and the student on duty will come and check you in.
Indiana University provides AT&T wireless service to visitors free of charge on all campuses. AT&T wireless is not available in the IU Bloomington Halls of Residence except for selected common areas.
To connect, make sure your device's wireless networking (Wi-Fi) is turned on, and select the "attwifi" network (SSID). You may need to start your web browser to finish authenticating to AT&T; for complete directions for several different devices, see AT&T's Wireless support. If you need assistance, contact the Support Center.
Travel by Air
Indianapolis International Airport (airport code: IND) is the international airport nearest to Bloomington, IN. Travel from the Indianapolis International Airport to Indiana University can take about one hour by car. Travelers can also opt to utilize a shuttle to travel to and from the airport.
Guests of the Biddle Hotel can have their parking validated during check in. Guests of the Hilton Garden Inn will be able to catch a shuttle to the conference location. Please view the link below for parking rates and locations on Indiana University's campus.
Food + Restaurants
Bloomington is home to many great restaurants that feature an array of cuisines. Here are a few restaurant suggestions that are located within walking distance of Indiana University's campus.
ICNS Conference Registration
To register: Online registration will be open January, 2018.