Historian Susanah Shaw Romney to Deliver Annual Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson Valley History

Julia Fishman

Image of Susanah Shaw Romney October 2, 2018 — Who were the men and women that actually built a Dutch colony on the Hudson River? Susanah Shaw Romney, Assistant Professor of History at New York University, will explore that question and others in her lecture, “Who Built Dutch New York? Personal Ties and Imperial Connections in the Seventeenth-Century Greater Hudson Valley.” Romney’s talk will focus on the relationships and networks formed by Dutch newcomers, Native Americans, and enslaved Africans that created a unique culture in New Netherland that defined the region for centuries.

This talk is the seventh annual Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley History and will take place on Thursday, October 18, 7:00pm, in the Nelly Goletti Theatre at Marist College. Presented by Marist’s Hudson River Valley Institute, this event is free and open to the public.

Romney is the author of New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America. This prize-winning book examines the foundations of the early Dutch empire. Romney’s talk will delve into how the personal ties of ordinary people created a unique culture that define the region for centuries.


About the Hudson River Valley Institute

The Hudson River Valley Institute is a Center of Excellence at Marist College that studies and promotes the history of the Hudson River Valley. The Institute provides information about the region’s culture, economy, environment, and educational resources through, public programming, and The Hudson River Valley Review. This biannual peer-reviewed journal covers all aspects of regional history.

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