The New Amsterdam History Center presents a conversation exploring the social role of women in New Netherland, Brazil, and other places in the expanding Dutch world of the 17th century. Deborah Hamer, director of the New Netherland Institute, will be speaking with Susanah Shaw Romney, Associate Professor of History at New York University. You can find more information about the live Zoom event here.
About the speakers
Deborah Hamer is Director of the New Netherland Institute, where she is responsible for initiatives aimed at identifying, preserving, digitizing, and translating Dutch language documents in repositories around the world. She is a historian of the Dutch Atlantic world and received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Susanah Shaw Romney is Associate Professor of History at New York University. Her book, New Netherland Connections, explores the personal and familial relationships that linked Amsterdam and Manhattan during the Dutch period. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Valerie Paley is senior vice president and the Sue Ann Weinberg Director of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at the New-York Historical Society. She teaches courses in museum studies at the CUNY School of Professional Studies as well as the Columbia University Center for American Studies. Paley earned her Ph.D. in History from Columbia University.