Events and Activities

The Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies offers a programme in research, cultural and student oriented events.

presentation Don't mention the i-word

4 June 2019 

16.30

Chancellor's Room, Firth Court

Anglo Netherlands Essay Prize Award Ceremony

With Question and Answer Session with ANS Secretary Paul Dimond.

The Anglo Netherlands Society generously supports Dutch Studies at Sheffield with the ANS Annual Essay Prize. The winner for 2019 will be announced during this event.

Mr Paul Dimond is an expert on international relations and will share his experience with Sheffield Students.

2 May 2019

16.00

HRI

Research

Prof Geert Buelens

Universiteit Utrecht

Activism Now and Then. Climate, protest and May 68

What does the current climate of discontent and mass protest have in common with the protest movements of the 1960s? Geert Buelens published a global cultural history of the 1960s and he is a frequent commentator on contemporary culture and politics in the Netherlands and Belgium. 

2 April 2019

19.00

DINA, Cambridge Street

Theatre

Postcards from Oostende

Ansichtkaarten uit Oostende

Produced and directed by Filip De Ceuster

Oostende, or 'Ostend', lies on a border: between sea and land, between Flanders and the world. Final destination and new starting point. A coastal city of travellers and of artists.

In this performance, Sheffield students interpret the Belgian city of Ostend and its rich artistic history. 

14 March 2019

Dutch Centre, Austin Friars, London

7.30 pm

Literary Evening

Don't mention the I-Word

Karin Amatmoetkrim
Mano Bouzamour
Johan Fretz

Sheffield finalist put together and present a literary evening the Dutch Centre in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. Three Dutch authors read from their work and discuss the centrality of identity in politics, education in art. Sponsored by the Netherlands Embassy. 

28 Feb 2019

17.00

Jessop West, G.03

Reading/Presenataion

Lisa Weeda

Rozsypne: (Virtual) Reality in a Warzone

Author and artist Lisa Weeda visits Sheffield as the Taalunie Guest Author. She works with Sheffield students, in particular with the Dutch finalist who translate one of her texts. 

Followed by wine

21 November 2018

16.00

HRI, Conference Room

Performance and Reading

Onder de Paramariboom

Johan Fretz, Dutch author and performance artist

Dutch author and comedian Johan Fretz presents his latest novel Onder de Paramariboom. He has worked with Sheffield students of Dutch on an English translation of the first two chapters.

In the novel Fretz travels to Suriname, the country of his mother's birth to discovers the part of his dual heritage he has pushed away. Kindly sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

29 June 2018

20.30

DINA, Cambridge Street

Theatre

The Farce of the Fisherman

Introduced by Dr Charlotte Steenbrugge, produced by Sam Dickinson

With the generous support of the Representation of the Flemish Government in London we can bring to the stage: The Farce of the Fisherman. This short play from 16th Century Flanders was written by the Bruges playwright Cornelis Everaert and translated into English by Ben Parsons and Bas Jongenelen. The evening will kick off with an introduction by Dr. Charlotte Steenbrugge. The play is produced in collaboration with the School of English. 

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28-30 June 2018

University of Sheffield

Conference

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

Conference page

31 May 2018

16.00 - 18.00

Firth Court, Chancellor's Room

Anglo Netherlands Essay Prize Award Ceremony

With Question and Answer Session with ANS Secretary Paul Dimond.

The Anglo Netherlands Society generously supports Dutch Studies at Sheffield with the ANS Annual Essay Prize. The winner for 2018 will be announced during this event.

Mr Paul Dimond is an expert on international relations and will share his experience with Sheffield Students.

31 January 2018

17.00

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

16.00

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

17.00

Jessop West, Room G.03

Invitation

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.

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.

8 March 2017

16.00

Jessop West, Room G.03

Performance

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

16.00

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

15.00-17.00

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.

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

Our research

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

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