Dutch for Historians course to help Global Encounters research project
In February 2020, Professor Lynette Russell and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Leonie Stevens flew to Western Australia to take part in an Intensive Dutch for Historians course run by Professor Robert Cribb from ANU and held in the Western Australian Maritime Museum.
Dr Leigh Penman, another Postdoctoral Fellow working on the Global Encounters and First Nations People project, is already fluent in Dutch and Professor Russell and Dr Stevens thought it would be helpful to improve their own Dutch reading skills.
Over two weeks the course covered the basics of grammar and sentence formation and by the end, Professor Russell and Dr Stevens were translating complex historical documents.
'The course was incredible, brilliantly taught and incredibly useful for the Global Encounters project', noted Professor Russell.