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Medieval Frisia | 1st Conference on Frisian Humanities

The Fryske Akademy organizes the first Conference on Frisian Humanities, in the Municipal Theatre De Harmonie in Leeuwarden, on 23 to 26 April 2018, as part of the project Lân fan taal (Land of language) of Leeuwarden-Fryslân European Capital of Culture 2018.  

On Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April, the focus of the conference will be on Medieval Frisia, more specifically on these three themes:

  • Medieval Frisia 1000-1500
  • Legal Culture in Frisia (a.o. the influence of Roman and Canon law in Frisia)
  • Mythology of the Frisian Freedom


Call for papers

Abstracts (maximum of 500 words) should be sent before 8 December 2017 to Dr. Han Nijdam <>.

Download the call (Frisian version) (English version).



The registration for the congress is open now:

Students can register for 50% of the fees. The conference fee includes lunch and refreshments during coffee and tea breaks.

Conference visitors can book hotels in Leeuwarden at a reduced rate and can receive a 15% discount on a KLM flight ticket via the registration page.





1 day

€ 80,00

€ 40,00

2 days

€ 80,00

€ 40,00

3 days

€ 160,00

€ 80,00

4 days


€ 160,00

€ 80,00


Important dates

    • 8 December 2017: deadline submission abstracts
    • 22 December 2017: Notification of acceptance
    • 23 to 26 April 2018: Conference on Frisian Humanities


      Conference committee

      • drs. Cor van der Meer (chair and session on multilingualism)
      • dr. Eric Hoekstra (literature)
      • dr. Han Nijdam (medieval Frisia)
      • dr. Hans Van de Velde (language and linguistics)