Registration for the New Netherland Institute’s annual conference, held in collaboration with the Center for Women’s History at New-York Historical Society and the New Amsterdam Project, is now open.
The hybrid event, “Alida Livingston World: Women in New Netherland and Early New York” will be on October 1 with options for both in person and online attendance.
Explore the lives of the women—Dutch, African, Indigenous, and English—who shaped and built New Netherland and colonial New York in the 17th and 18th centuries. Presented in partnership with the New Netherland Institute, this conference will feature two panel conversations and a keynote address inspired by the on-going translation of the papers of Alida Schuyler Livingston (1656-1727), an elite Dutch woman who exerted substantial influence over colonial politics, economics, and diplomacy. Her correspondence with her husband Robert Livingston (1654-1728) represents one of the most significant collections of women’s writing in seventeenth-century North America. Leading historians and scholars will use Livingston’s surviving letters, business records, accounts, and documents to unearth the impact of women, including those enslaved by the Livingston family and those indigenous to the region, on the history of the Dutch and later British colony.
For more information on the conference program and registration, please click here…