Aims and Activities

What are Low Countries studies?

We understand Low Countries studies to be the scholarly study of the language, cultures, history and society of the Low Countries. The name Low Countries refers to the Netherlands and Belgium, more specifially the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium: Flanders.

The interest in Low Countries Studies is not limited to linguists or literary scholars; we also count historians, art historians and political scientists amongst our members. Anyone with an academic interest in the Low Countries is welcome.

What does the ALCS want?

The aims of the Association for Low Countries Studies (ALCS) website are to:

How does the ALCS fund its activities?

What does the ALCS do?

The ALCS tries to achieve its aims by: