"Amsterdamnified!" is a research project based in Canada (UNB-Fredericton and Brock University) with European partners. For the period from 2015 to 2022 the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is providing generous funding. The full title of the project is "Religious Dissenters, Spiritualist Ideas and Urban Associationalism in the Emergence of the Early Enlightenment in England and the Low Countries, 1540-1700." The short title is derived from a 1641 pamphlet by the English poet John Taylor.

Project Leaders

Gary Waite

Principal Investigator

Gary Waite is a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton.

Mike Driedger


Michael Driedger teaches history at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Student Researchers

Project Alumni

  • Ruben Buys: Collaborator (2014-15)
  • Kelsey Bodechon: Student Researcher (2015-16)
  • John Raimondo: Student Researcher (2017)
  • Brookelnn Cooper: Student Researcher (2017-19)
  • Andrew Tabor: Student Researcher (2017-18)

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