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Historical Research into Urban Transformation Processes

Writing urban history in the heart of Europe

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 contemporary 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.