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Moreover, you can get all the details about upcoming events, our newest publications and other relevant information about our research group.
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Thursday 5 December
Call for chapters - Energy in the Early Modern Home
Wouter Ryckbosch (VUB), Bruno Blondé (UA) and Wout Saelens (UA-VUB) are presenting a call for chapters on the topic 'Energy in the Early Modern Home: The Material Culture of Heating, Lighting and...
Monday 24 February from 10:30 to 12:30
HOST-seminar Matthijs Degraeve
Matthijs Degraeve (VUB), ‘Social inequality in urban middling groups: Construction entrepreneurs in Brussels ca. 1865’.
Monday 9 March from 10:30 to 12:30
HOST-seminar Sigrid Wadauer & Esther Beeckaert
Sigrid Wadauer (University of Vienna), ‘Co-Producing and Using Identity Documents. Habsburg Monarchy/Austria ca. 1850-1938’. Esther Beeckaert (UGent-VUB), title TBA.
Monday 23 March from 10:00 to 11:30
Brussels Seminar in Economic and Social History with Jane Humphries
Brussels Seminar in Economic and Social History, with Jane Humphries (University of Oxford), title TBA.