New Netherland, New Amsterdam: A Celebration of Dutch Heritage and Transatlantic Exchange

Hofstra University will mark the 25th anniversary of its oldest international student exchange program with a symposium New Netherland, New Amsterdam: A Celebration of Dutch Heritage and Transatlantic Exchange. This anniversary is an opportunity for Hofstra to review, renew and broaden its understanding of its own Dutch heritage and identity, and rising profile in national and international contexts.  The symposium will feature panels on the student experience in Amsterdam in Holland and at Hofstra in New York; on the organization of life from the 17th century on in Dutch houses and villages in Holland, and in New Netherland and New Amsterdam.  The keynote address will be given by bestselling author, historian and journalist Russell Shorto, whose book The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America (2004) has led to a broad reconsideration of the early Dutch colonial period of New York City, State and surrounding areas.  In addition, Tweed Roosevelt, the great-grandson of Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, will speak about his family’s roots in the early settlement of New Amsterdam and the social climate of those times.

New Netherland, New Amsterdam: A Celebration of Dutch Heritage and Transatlantic Exchange

Conference Schedule

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Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus, (unless otherwise noted)


For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit

For more information see our Conferences and Symposia page

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP for the conference using the RSVP for this Event link.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Free and open to the public



Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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