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Narratively features story on Charles Gehring
The online journal Narratively featured an article on Charles Gehring, head of the New Netherland Project, and his decades of work translating colonial Dutch documents.
Decoding the Dutch
An intrepid historian has dedicated his life to unearthing the real New Amsterdam, one historic translation at a time.
By Shamanth Rao
January 10, 2013
Narratively is an online platform "devoted to original, true and in-depth stories." Launched in September of 2012, it currently focuses on New York City, sharing "rich, intricate narratives that get at the heart of what this city's all about."
A program of the New York State Library, the New Netherland Project has been working since 1974 to translate and publish the official 17th-century Dutch colonial documents of one of America’s earliest settled regions. Originally created under the sponsorship of the New York State Library and the Holland Society of New York, the New Netherland Project has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New York State Office of Cultural Education. Translated documents and other work by the New Netherland Project can be accessed at www.nnp.org.
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