First edition Early Modern Low Countries published

Bron: Wikimedia Commons
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The very first issue of the multidisciplinary Open Access journal Early Modern Low Countries is now available online. EMLC offers a home to state-of-the-art academic scholarship on any aspect of the early modern Low Countries.

The journal

EMLC is dedicated to the study of the history and culture of the Low Countries between 1500 and 1830. EMLC is an initiative of the Study Group Seventeenth Century and the Dutch-Belgian Society For Eighteenth-Century Studies. It is published by Uopen Journals (Utrecht University) and will appear twice a year. 


The mission of the editorial board is to offer a home to state-of-the-art academic scholarship on any aspect of the early modern Low Countries and their overseas territories. If you want to stay informed about new issues or other developments you can register on the website as a member of the online community.

Practical information

EMLC is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles are refereed by internal and external experts with different disciplinary backgrounds. The editorial board will consider new contributions in the fields of history, literary studies, art history, and related areas of study. Suggestions for book reviews or notes are also welcomed. If you want to contribute to Early Modern Low Countriesplease visit the website for further guidelines.

The first edition

The following is the table of contents of the first issue:


Rederijkers, Kannenkijkers: Drinking and Drunkenness in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Low Countries

Anne-Laure Van Bruaene and Sarah Van Bouchaute

‘Before she ends up in a brothel’: Public Femininity and the First Actresses in England and the Low Countries

Martine van Elk

Trommius’s Travelogue: Learned Memories of Erasmus and Scaliger and Scholarly Identity in the Republic of Letters

Dirk van Miert

‘From reading to painting’: Authors and Audiences of Dutch Recipes for Preparatory Layers for Oil Painting

Maartje Stols-Witlox

Predicting the Bankruptcy of England: David Hume’s Political Discourses and the Dutch Debate on National Debt in the Eighteenth Century

Lina Weber

The Convention of The Hague and the Constitutional Debates in the Estates of Flanders and Brabant, 1790-1794

Klaas Van Gelder

Book reviews

Marie-Laure Legay, La souveraineté monétaire dans les Pays-Bas méridionaux, XVIe-XIXe siècle

Brecht Dewilde

Elizabeth McGrath et al., Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, part XI (1), Mythological Subjects. Achilles to The Graces

Eric Jan Sluijter

Benjamin van der Linde, Das Leibregiment der friesischen Statthalter. Kriegsgeschichte, Offizierslaufbahnen und militärische Lebenswelten in den Garnisonsstädten Leeuwarden, Groningen und Emden, 1666-1752

Erik Swart


Books received

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More information
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