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.

For more information see our Conferences and Symposia page

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: All day

Location: Hofstra University


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

Wednesday, October 24, 2018



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Phone: 516-463-5669
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