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North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Literary Relations

Poster advertising North Sea Crossings exhibition wih image of map and ship

17 December 2021

Launch of Bodleian exhibition, book and conference, 6th-8th January 2022

North Sea Crossings is a pioneering research project on the medieval and early modern Anglo-Dutch literary exchange with a number of strands, led by Dr Sjoerd Levelt and Professor Ad Putter from the Department. 
The exhibition North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Books and the Adventures of Reynard the Fox opened on 3 December at the Weston Library, Oxford and runs until 18 April 2022. It tells the story of Anglo-Dutch exchanges through medieval manuscripts, early prints, maps, animal stories and other treasures from the Bodleian’s collections. To plan your visit, see the Bodleian website
Also just published is the book North Sea Crossings: The Literary Heritage of Anglo-Dutch Relations 1066-1688, by Sjoerd and Ad, with contributions by Bristol colleagues Kathleen Kennedy, Ed Holberton and recent PhD graduate Jack Avery, among others.
Online registration is now open for the conference The Literature and History of Anglo-Dutch Relations, Medieval to Early Modern, which will be hosted by the Bodleian and will run 6-8 January 2022.  Online attendance is free: registration closes on 31 December 2021.
You can find more information about the overall project on the North Sea Crossings website.  
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