The New Amsterdam History Center Lecture Series is set to continue with “Was New Amsterdam’s Reputation for Religious Tolerance Earned? An Atlantic Perspective,” presentations and discussion on New Amsterdam and religious toleration, featuring historians Noah Gelfand and Danny Noorlander, on Thursday, November 8th. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8 pm at the The Netherland Club of New York, Warwick Hotel NY – Warwick Room, 65 West 54th Street, New York.
Noah Gelfand will present “Opportunities and Insults: Understanding the Minimal Jewish Presence in New Netherland,” and Danny Noorlander “Revisiting the Tolerance Question: Calvinists and Their Competitors in the Dutch Atlantic World.” The presentations will be followed by a Q & A.
Admission $10 preorder; $15 at the door; Free for NAHC members & Netherland Club Members. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Noah L. Gelfand earned his Ph.D. in Atlantic History and US History to 1877 from New York University. Among his awards are a Quinn Foundation fellowship from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and a Touro National Heritage Trust fellowship from the John Carter Brown Library. Heis currently working on a book about the Jewish Atlantic world during the early modern era. He teaches history at the University of Connecticut at Stamford and at Hunter College.
Danny Noorlander teaches colonial American history, the Atlantic world, and European expansion at the State University of New York at Oneonta. His research and publications cover various aspects of the seventeenth-century Dutch experience in America and around the world. His book on religion in the Dutch Atlantic is forthcoming from Cornell University Press.
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