Oliver Rink has been invited to deliver the keynote address for the Renesselaerswyck Conference celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage to America to be held at the New York State Library, Albany, N.Y. on October 3, 2009. His address is entitled "A Plan for Colonization: The Patroonship System of New Netherland." Professor Rink’s book Holland on the Hudson: An Economic and Social History of Dutch New York has been reissued by Cornell University Press.
Alicia Rodriquez has been invited to participate in an interdisciplinary workshop for college teachers on “The Constitutional Legacy of the American Revolution” in August. Sponsored by the Institute for Constitutional History with the University of California, Santa Barbara, the week-long workshop will explore the history of American constitutionalism from its birth during the Revolution through its development into the twentieth century.
Having spent her winter quarter sabbatical organizing her book project on the Life of St. Daniel the Stylite and reading a number of related scholarly works, Prof. Miriam Raub Vivian will kick off the summer with a research trip to the Davidson Library at UC Santa Barbara, where she will spend several days enmeshed in books, articles, and related monastic works.