The project Letters as Loot

Letters as Loot monograph just published

Last year the Letters as Loot PhD dissertations were defended: Judith Nobels’ (Extra)Ordinary letters and Tanja Simons’ Ongekend 18e-eeuws Nederlands. Now we proudly announce the publication of  Letters as Loot.  A sociolinguistic approach to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch, the monograph by  Gijsbert Rutten and  Marijke  van der Wal.

Letters confiscated from Dutch ships now online

More than a thousand 17th- and 18th-century Dutch letters from seized ships are now available online. The letters are a gold mine for researchers wanting to study the everyday language used by men and women during this period.