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Dutchness

Project leader: Irene Stengs

Research staff: John Helsloot, Peter Jan Margry, Irene Stengs, Marc van Oostendorp

Finance: Meertens Institute

Short description:

After nine eleven and the political murders of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh, the concept of Dutchness has been rediscovered. Many new constructions of Dutchness have emerged in political, intellectual, artistic and commercial circles. Most of the project will be based on fieldwork, archival research and interviews/questionnaires. Part of the project will focus on the parliament’s vocabulary expressing emotions related to Dutchness.