Since its establishment in 2005, research group HOST from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel conducts innovative research in the field of urban history, contributing to insights into contemporal societal challenges. Drawing on complementary expertise in the social and economic history of urban Brabant and Flanders from the Middle Ages to the long 19th century, HOST's research agenda revolves around the interactions between social inequality, migration and social relations in a long-term and comparative perspective.
PhD Fellows Ayfer Erkul and Dennis De Vriese present their respective research in an interview taken by Brussels newspaper BRUZZ. While Erkul delves into the archives to study the interaction between...
Due to consequences related to the coronavirus, the Brussels Seminar in Economic and Social History with Guido Alfani (Bocconi University), is cancelled.
Homer Wagenaar (Queen’s University Belfast), ‘What happens under a flexible patent law? An institutional analysis of the Dutch patent system, 1817-1869’. Susan Galavan (KU Leuven), title TBA.