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Lecturer Anne Van Raemdonck receives the Visser-Neerlandia, one of the most prestigious awards in the Netherlands

Anne van Raemdonck is a tenured lecturer of Dutch Language and Literature at the Department of English Studies and Modern Languages.

Anne van Raemdonck is a tenured lecturer of Dutch Language and Literature at the Department of English Studies and Modern Languages.

Anne Van Raemdonck is a tenured lecturer of Dutch Language and Literature.

Anne Van Raemdonck is a tenured lecturer of Dutch Language and Literature.

13/06/2016

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The lecturer Anne Van Raemdonk has been honoured with the Visser-Neerlandia 2015 Award, given by the Dutch-Flemish foundation Algemeen Nederlands Verbons (ANV) to honour her career as lecturer of Dutch language, literature and culture at the University of Barcelona since 1986. In the laudatory speech given in the last award ceremony, which took place on May 21 in the “De Brakke Grond” cultural entity of Amsterdam, the lecturer Ludo Beheydt highlighted the task of the linguistic and cultural ambassador Van Raemdonck at the University of Barcelona and Southern Europe in general. Van Raemdonck answered to these words dedicating her award to all the lecturers of Dutch in the Mediterranean area.

This is the first time that the award is given to the Dutch promotion further from the Netherlands and Belgium. Apart from the lecturer Van Raemdonck, in 2015 this award was given to the composer Wilfried Westerlinck and the direction of the literary journal on the novel Het smelt with the presence of the author Lize Spit.  The ceremony was directed by Rick de Leeuw, a well-known presenter in the Netherlands, and had the performance of the singer-songwriter Thijs Maas.

The Visser-Neerlandia awards, among the most prestigious in the Netherlands and the Flemish area in Belgium, are named after the philosopher and jurist Herman Visser, who died in 1943 leaving a great part of his legacy to the Algemeen Nederlands Verbond (ANV) foundation, to prevent his fortune from falling in the hands of German Nazi occupation. Since 1958 the foundation promotes linguistic and cultural unity of the Netherlands and Flanders and it annually gives three awards, for 15.000€ each, to honour contributions in the cultural field, social welfare or course of a certain professional career.

Anne Van Raemdonck is a tenured lecturer of Dutch Language and Literature at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and English Studies of the University of Barcelona, where since 1986, she taught Dutch language, literature and culture. She is member of the “Internationale Vereniging Neerlandistiek” (International Association for Dutch Languages and Literature) and of the Dutch Linguistics Association of the Mediterranean area “MediterraNed”, collaborator of the international project “Student-assistenten Nederlands in Europa” directed by the “Nederlandse Taalunie”, she participates in the education innovation project “E-Learning Nederlandse literatuur”, directed by the University of Bologna, and over her professional career has presented speeches and offered continuous-training workshops in universities in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands and Belgium. She has recently prepared the critique edition of the novel Max Havelaar by Multatuli which will soon appear on Cátedra publishing house. 

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