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Dutch Scholar to Speak About Dosker,
a Friend of A.C. Van Raalte

Posted March 14, 2001

HOLLAND -- Dr. George Harinck, a scholar from the Netherlands, will present the address "Henry E. Dosker: Friend of A.C. Van Raalte and Abraham Kuyper" at Hope College on Thursday, March 29, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The lecture is sponsored by the A.C. Van Raalte Institute, a historical research center focusing on Dutch- American immigration history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Graves Hall is located on College Avenue at Graves Place (11th Street).

Harinck is a member of the staff of the Historical Documentation Center of the Free University of Amsterdam, and is the director of the Archives in Kampen of the Reformed Churches (Vrijgemaakt) in the Netherlands. He is the editor of three journals and is on the board of three academic foundations, serving two as president.

He has a deep interest in Dutch-American immigration history and has published extensively in that field as well as in other areas. His most recent books include "Breaches and Bridges: Reformed Subcultures in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States" (2000) and "Sharing the Reformed Tradition: The Dutch-North American Exchange, 1846-1996" (1996).

Harinck is a graduate of Leiden University and received a doctorate in history from the Free University of Amsterdam in 1993.

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