Research Opportunities in 17th Century New York Legal Resources

A visiting professorship, a fellowship, and research residencies in connection with a rich collection of 17th century Dutch-language New York legal documents, are now available from the New Netherland Institute, the New Netherland Project, and the Doris Quinn Foundation.

The New Netherland Institute and its New Netherland Project are devoted primarily to translating and making available to researchers the rich collection of Dutch-language legal documents and records — primarily housed in the New York State Archives and the New York State Library in Albany, New York — of the 17th century North American Dutch colony of New Netherland (which included present-day New York State in the United States).

Translations of these documents are published in Syracuse University Press‘s New Netherland Documents Series.

With funding from the Doris Quinn Foundation, the Institute and the Project offer the following opportunities to use these collections for purposes of historical research:

  • The Quinn Archives Research Residency, the application postmark deadline for which is 15 January 2010:
    • “The Quinn Archives Research Residency consists of up to one year in Albany, working in the rich collections of the New Netherland Institute and the New York State Archives. Researchers interested in the history of New Netherland and the Dutch Colonial Atlantic World are encouraged to apply for the research residency, which carries a stipend of $2,500.”
  • The Quinn Library Research Residency, the application postmark deadline for which is 29 January 2010:
    • “The Quinn Library Research Residency consists of specialized research in Dutch-related documents and printed materials at the New York State Library. Researchers interested in the history of New Netherland and the Dutch Colonial Atlantic World are encouraged to apply for the special Cunningham Grant of $2,500.”
  • A Visiting Professorship and a Fellowship, the application deadline for which, for 2010-2011, is 1 March 2010:
    • “The Visiting Professorship consists of two semesters of teaching at two academic institutions … [with] a stipend of $15,000 per semester, which is matched by the host institution.”
    • “The Fellowship consists of a nine-month dissertation program to facilitate research on New Netherland and the Dutch Colonial Atlantic World, part of which is spent working in the rich collections of the New Netherland Institute, the New York State Library, and the New York State Archives at Albany, and one semester in residence at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The fellowship carries a stipend of $18,000. Doctoral candidates in any discipline who are in the research or writing stage of the dissertation are eligible ….”

    The work of the Institute and the Project were described in Danny Hakim’s New York Times article of 27 December 2009.

    For more information, please see the research opportunities announcement.

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