Symposium Rampjaar The Williamite Universe

On 1 and 2 July 2022 The Williamite Universe will organise an online symposium on ‘Het Rampjaar 350: The Dutch ‘Year of Disaster’, 1672 in European and Global Perspectives’. The invasion of the United Provinces by Louis XIV in 1672 (‘Het Rampjaar’, ‘the year of disaster’ in Dutch memory) has long been examined as a crucial event in the political and cultural history of the Netherlands. Yet it also had an impact across Europe and the world, altering perceptions of the state of Europe, and changing balances in geopolitics. This online symposium will discuss these wider dimensions, examining the significance of 1672 in arenas that stretched far beyond the Netherlands. For more information and registration, please see

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