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Introducing the Netherlands - A history of the province of Brabant *

The city of Tilburg is located in the province of North Brabant. Professor Bijsterveld will show how a rich and diverse past of adaptation and flexibility have made North Brabant a strong region in today’s Europe. (language: English)

Program information
Date Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time 13:00- 13:45 (12:45 welcome with coffee and tea)
Location Black Box, Esplanade Building, Tilburg University
Admission free (no registration required)
Speaker Prof. dr. Arnoud-Jan Bijsterveld (Tilburg University)
Organisation I*ESN in corporation with Academic Forum
Contact Annelieke Koster
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum

A strong region in today’s Europe

Since the 1990s, the Dutch province of North Brabant has been accommodating well to a globalizing world and a unifying Europe. It was only in the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that North Brabant became a fully integrated part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, despite economic backwardness and religious diversity. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Northern Brabant was forced to adapt to a subordinate position in the Dutch Republic. Before that, northern Brabant was a marginal part of a flourishing Duchy of Brabant (most of which is in present-day Belgium), although in the later Middle Ages, the region experienced a cultural bloom and economic prosperity.

Arnoud-Jan Bijsterveld, Professor of the Regional History and Ethnology of Brabant, will show how a rich and diverse past of adaptation and flexibility have made North Brabant a strong region in today’s Europe.

Introducing the Netherlands

This lecture is part of a series which will tell you everything about The Netherlands! The event is open to all students, faculty members and others.

 

When: 19 September 2017 13:00

End date: 19 September 2017 13:45