Hugh Dunthorne taught history at Swansea University from 1971 until 2009. He has written on various aspects of Anglo-Dutch relations, and has recently completed a study of Britain and the Dutch Revolt 1560-1700.
Michael Wintle is Professor of European History at the University of Amsterdam; prior to 2002, he taught at the University of Hull, UK. He has published widely on Dutch and European history, including The Image of Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
All interested in the historical imagination, historiography, nation-building, historical fiction, art history and museum and media studies, at undergraduate, graduate, and research academic levels.
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Notes on Contributors
Ken Haley: An Appreciation, Bob Moore
PART I : INTRODUCTORY
Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands and the Historical Imagination in the Nineteenth-Century: An Introduction, Michael Wintle
1. From Waterloo Field to Bruges-la-Morte. Historical Imagination in the Nineteenth Century, Niek van Sas
PART II : THE SCOPE AND LANGUAGE OF NATIONAL HISTORY
2. A Very English Affair? Defining the Borders of Nation and Empire in Nineteenth-Century British Historiography, Andrew Mycock
3. Who is the Nation and What Does it Do? The Discursive Construction of the Nation in Belgian and Dutch National Histories of the Romantic Period, Marnix Beyen
4. The Colonies in the Dutch National Museums for Art and History (1800-1885), Ellinoor Bergvelt
PART III: HISTORICAL FICTION AND COLLECTIVE IDENTITY
5. ‘Retro-Fitting the Past’: Literary Historicism between the Golden Spurs and Waterloo, Joep Leerssen
6. The Victorians, the Dark Ages and English National Identity, Joanne Parker
7. ‘True Conception of History’: ‘Making the Past Part of the Present’ in late Victorian Historical Romances, Anna Vaninskaya
PART IV: THE PAST IMAGINED IN THE VISUAL ARTS
8. Picturing Patriotism: The Image of the Artist-Hero in Britain and the Belgian Nation State, 1830-1900, Jenny Graham
9. In Search of the Historical Culture of Belgian Immigrants in Northern France, 1850-1914 , Saartje Vanden Borre and Tom Verschaffel
10. ‘Retracing the History of our Country’: National History Painting and Engraving in Britain and the Low Countries during the Nineteenth Century, Hugh Dunthorne
Fifty Years of Anglo-Dutch Historical Conferences and Britain and the Netherlands Published Volumes, 1959-2012