New Netherland, New Amsterdam: A Celebration of Dutch Heritage and Transatlantic Exchange--Keynote Address and Book Signing

Russell Shorto, Award-winning author of numerous books of narrative history, Senior Scholar, New Netherland Institute, and Contributor, New York Times Magazine will discuss Amsterdam, Old and New: The Flow of Influence. He will be introduced by Neil H. Donahue, Hofstra University.

Russell Shorto has been Awarded the Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Symposium Scholar, Hofstra University. The award was established in 1985 in recognition of the outstanding role of the late founder of the Hofstra Cultural Center. Dr. Astman was a humanist, a cultural comparatist, and an international scholar.

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

Conference Schedule

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.   


Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m.

12:15 p.m. Q&A followed by book signing

Location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Theater, North Campus 

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


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


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Photo by Keke Keukelaar

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Free and open to the public



Student Center Theater
Student Center - Sondra and David S. Mack
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

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