Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies

The Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies is a hub for all Dutch and Flemish related research and cultural activities at Sheffield and in the North of the UK. The Centre is embedded in the Dutch Studies Section of the School of Languages and Cultures.

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Dutch and Flemish Studies

Dutch and Flemish Studies refers to the scholarly study of all cultural expression in Dutch. The Dutch language is not only associated with the Netherlands, but also with Belgium, in particular its Dutch language region: Flanders. Dutch is also spoken in the North of France and beyond Europe. In the Caribbean it is an official language in Suriname and on the islands of the former Dutch Antilles.

Events and Activities

    The Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies:

    • brings together expertise in Dutch Studies at the University of Sheffield and in the North of the UK in an interdisciplinary research Centre;
    • organises regular cultural events open to anybody with an interest in Dutch and Flemish language and culture;
    • organises events specifically for students such as translation workshops and Dutch Studies Days;
    • seeks to strengthen the collaboration between the various academic and cultural players in the UK and beyond;
    • aims to work whenever possible with local and national partners.

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    Our research

    The School of Languages and Cultures boasts a thriving research community of academic staff, postdoctoral research fellows and postgraduate students. 

    Research in the School