In the first part of his inaugural lecture, Kees Zandvliet provides clear evidence for cosmopolitan behaviour linked to globalisation in the Dutch delta and surrounding coastal areas in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In the second part, he explains that museums represent and organise history in a largely nineteenth century fashion, employing images with a basis in nationalism, local pride and ethnic classification.
Prof. C.J. Zandvliet, professor of History of Amsterdam, more specifically the social, institutional, spatial and material aspects in the early modern period: Wortels in het water. De Nederlandse delta en rijkdom in de 17de en 18de eeuw.
This event is open to the public.
(Please note: this inaugural lecture will be held in Dutch.)