February 26, 2015
"From Leiden to London: Anglo-Dutch Relations in the Early Modern Period"
Craig Hanson, Professor of Art and Art History, Calvin College
The Meeter Center is pleased to have Craig Hanson of the Calvin College Art and Art History Department as the presenter for its Spring 2015 lecture. As an important Protestant ally, the Netherlands enjoyed a close—albeit often contentious—relationship with England throughout the early modern period. Amsterdam and London emerged as leading economic centers alongside each other, and William’s triumph over the displaced Stuarts in 1688 made him merely the most famous of thousands of Dutch immigrants. From the sixteenth century well into the eighteenth century, both the arts and the sciences in England were significantly impacted by these waves of immigration, just as English travelers to the Low Countries returned home with new ideas and new expectations. This talk provides an introduction to these connections while also underscoring the historiographical challenges of assessing the cultural impacts.
The Lecture will take place at 3:30 PM on Thursday February 26, 2015, in the Calvin Theological Seminary Auditorium. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.
April 9-11, 2015
“Semper Reformanda: Calvin, Worship and Reformed Traditions”
The Calvin Studies Society 2015 Colloquium, hosted by the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For colloquium and registration information please click here.