The 2011 UCLA lecture at the Research Institute for History and Culture (OGC) will be given on 15 June by Dr Janice Reiff (University of California, Los Angeles). She will talk about ‘From Eenigenburg to Eenigenburg: The Persistence of Dutchness on Chicago's South Side.’
Dr Reiff will talk about her current research on the fate of Dutch immigrants in Chicago, and more particularly about their efforts to maintain a separate cultural identity.
Since 2004 the OGC organises an annual lecture by a faculty member from UCLA, as part of the UCLA-Utrecht exchange programme. A similar lecture series (Van Tilburg lectures) is organised at UCLA.
Dr. Janice (Jan) Reiff is this year's UCLA visiting professor at the Utrecht University History and Art History Department. She is an Associate Professor at UCLA, where she joined the History Department in 1993. She taught at various other American universities as well as in Bremen, Germany. Her work concentrates on twentieth-century American social history, more specifically the history of migration and of urban development. Much of her work has focused on that great American city, Chicago, which is not only the largest Polish city in the world, but also used to be home to a significant community of Dutch migrants. Janice Reiff was co-editor of the prize-winning Encyclopedia of Chicago, published in 2004, as well as various works on the uses of the computer for historians.
The lecture starts at 15:30. Tea and cake is served in the foyer from 15:00.
Registration: please send an email to email@example.com.
Start date and time: 15/6/2011 15:30
End date and time: 15/6/2011 17:00
Location: Maskeradezaal, Academiegebouw - Domplein 29, Utrecht