International Conference at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

28 May 2018


On 24-25 May 2018 Dr Ruan O'Donnell acted as co-convenor of the ‘Senates in Crisis’ international conference at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam. Nineteen invited scholars from the Netherlands, Canada, Ireland and Scandinavia addressed various aspects of the past and future of senates in the modern period. Developed papers will comprise a volume of essays edited by Dr O'Donnell, Wybren Verstegen and Colin Grittner due for publication in 2020. The event was supported by KNAW and the prestigious Dutch Thorbecke Foundation. Dr O'Donnell's participation was assisted by an AHSS conference travel grant.