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Events and Activities 

28-30 June 2018

University of Sheffield


The Centre is host to the 12th Biennial Conference of the Association of Low Countries Studies

The Association for Low Countries Studies' 12th Biennial Conference comes to Sheffield.

Low Countries: Picturing Reality

Call for Papers

31 January 2018


Jessop West

Research Seminar

Prof. Elizabeth Buettner

University of Amsterdam 

Prof Buettner will discuss her recent monograph Europe after Empire. Decolonization, Society, and Culture. 

Together with SLC Research Seminars

29 November 2017


Dutch Embassy, London

Translation Symposium and Public Reading

Maarten van der Graaff
Laura Watkinson

As part of the Visit of the Writer in Residence all participants take part in a plenairy Translation Symposium. With Maarten van der Graaff and our translator Laura Watkinson. Followed by a public reading of the text in both Dutch and English and a drinks reception. Organised with the Embassy of the Netherlands.

23 November 2017


Jessop West, Room G.03


Public Reading

Maarten van der Graaff 

Writer in Residence

Maarten van der Graaff is the Autumn 2017 Taalunie Writer in Residence.  During his two week stay in the UK, our students of Dutch will translate Van der Graaff's account of his stay in the German City of Karlsruhe as part of the European Literature project citybooks.eu.

DOLOR: Official Punk in Karlsruhe

1 June 2017

17.30 - 19.30

Firth Court, Chancellor's Room

Anglo Netherlands Essay Prize Award Ceremony

With Question and Answer Session with ANS President Paul Dimond.

The Anglo Netherlands Society generously supports Dutch Studies at Sheffield with the ANS Annual Essay Prize. The winner for 2017 will be announced during this event.

Mr Paul Dimond is the chair of the ANS, expert on Japan and former HM Ambassador to the Phillipines.

The winner of the ANS Prize 2017

8 March 2017


Jessop West, Room G.03


European Champion Slam Poetry and 2017 Writer in Residence Carmien Michels performs a number of her Slam Poems in Dutch (with English subtitles)

Carmien Michels is a Flemish author and prize-winning performer. In 2016 she was crowned Slam Poet of the Netherlands and since November 2016 she can call herself Slam Poetry Champion of Europe.

Carmien Michels is the Taalunie Writer in Residence and during her stay in the UK students of Dutch will translate Michels' account of her stay in Münster as part of the European Literature project citybooks.eu.

Video Carmien Michels in Sheffield

1 March 2017


Jessop Weast, SR 07 

Organised with Germanic Studies Research Seminars

Research Seminar

Dr. Carol Fehringer

University of Newcastle

'“Kom ‘ns een handje helpen”: Sociolinguistic constraints on the use of nuance particles in spoken Dutch'

Carol Fehringer's main research area is theoretical morphology, with particular emphasis on German, Dutch and English. She also writes on phonology, specifically metrical phonology, and its application in standard Dutch and in Low German dialects.

Dr Fehringer has written two pedagogical grammars: a reference grammar of Dutch and a context-based grammar of German.

23 November 2016


Trent Building B46, University Park, Nottingham

With University of Nottingham German Department

Public Conversation

Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation

With writer and performer Rebekka de Wit and translator Jonathan Reeder.

Writer and performer Rebekka de Wit and her translator Jonathan Reeder are brought together in front of an audience, providing a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating working relationship between author and translator.

With a Student Translation Competition

Student Translation Competition

27 October 2016

from 11.00

Humanities Research Institute, Gell street

Panel Discussion

Visit to Sheffield and the Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies by the Dutch Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mr Simon Smits.

Presentation of Dutch Studies at Sheffield by current students followed by a Panel Discussion with Simon Smits, Dutch Ambassador to the UK on 'Languages and Diplomacy, Culture and Business'.

Video of Opening Centre