The best of ‘The Low Countries Yearbook’

2012 marked the twentieth edition of The Low Countries Yearbook. The editors have put together a selection of the finest and most idiosyncratic pieces from the past twenty years, something like ‘the best of’. You can read them below by clicking on the title. They speak for themselves.

1993: Grounds for Memory. Colonial Literature from the Former Dutch East Indies (E.M. Beekman)

1994: Middle Dutch Literature as a Mirror of European Culture (Frits van Oostrom)

1995: Through Foreign Eyes. Painters from the Low Countries in Seventeenth-Century England (Christopher White)

1996: The Terminus of the Continent. The Life and Times of Ostend (Filip Matthijs)

1997: The Low Countries through British Eyes in Ages Past (Fred G.H. Bachrach )

1998: Léon Spilliaert, a Troubled and Troubling Painter (Michael Palmer)

1999: Landscape and Space in the Low Countries. Reflecting the Differences between North and South (Pieter Leroy)

2000: One-Third Land and Two-Thirds Sky (Peter Greenaway)

2001: Africa Is Very Far Away. Belgium and its Colonial Past in Congo (Marc Reynebeau)

2002: Not a Church Tower in Sight. The Secularisation of the Netherlands (Kees Fens)

2003: God’s Subcontractors. The Dutch and Water (Herman Pleij)

2004: The Scrub Pine Syndrome. Walking in the Netherlands (Gerard van Westerloo)

2005: I didn’t know about the holocaust then. Growing up in Holland (Ian Buruma)

2006: Self-Willed or Superfluous? Art in Public Space in the Netherlands (Ingeborg Walinga)

2007: Money is the Dross of the Earth. Flemish Clay versus Dutch Polder (Erik Durnez)

2008: ‘Understanding is a concept we cannot understand’. On the Bridge between Poetry and Science: Conversations with Leo Vroman and Jan Lauwereyns (Bart Van der Straeten)

2009: From Squalor to ‘Beauty’. The Dutch Approach to Deprived Areas (Marieke van Rooy)

2010: Changing Times. Dutch Studies in the Twenty-First Century (Jane Fenoulhet )

2011: Orange: a Colour that Unites and Divides (Marnix Beyen)

2012: The People’s Bird. On Belgians and their Pigeons (Raf De Bont)