Farewell RSC Director Cornelis van Minnen

He will remain active as a Professor of American History at Ghent University

As a consequence of the ongoing budget cuts in the last five years, the Board of Trustees of the RSC has decided in 2016 that the only option to continue the activities of the RSC in the coming years is a reorganization of the Center and a further downsizing of its current staff to be implemented in 2017. This means that the RSC will no longer have a director as of January 2017. After almost 33 years of creating, building and leading the RSC as its founding director since 1984, Professor Cornelis (Kees) van Minnen will leave the RSC. He will remain active as a Professor of American History at Ghent University in Belgium. A selected number of topnotch historians and American Studies scholars in Europe and the United States, including current and former members of the RSC International Advisory Board, has decided to offer the RSC director a Festschrift with essays about the United States written in his honor and in gratitude for all he has done in the past three decades to make the RSC a vibrant and highly respected research and conference center and a most hospitable place for scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. This liber amicorum will be published in early 2017.