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2014

Monday 13 January 2014

  • Jelten Baguet (VUB)FWO-application: How to get on top. Shaping and reshaping urban political elites in sixteenth-century Ghent.
  • Jelten Baguet (VUB), 'We don’t need no merchant-regent complex'. Reconsidering the interaction between political rulers and corporate elites in the East-India trade.

Monday 25 February 2014

  • Gerrit Verhoeven (University of Antwerp)How do these foreigners blend in? Migration and assimilation in a declining economy (Antwerp, 1715-’90)

Monday 7 March 2014

  • Ellen Debackere (University of Antwerp)The expulsion of foreigners: the case of nineteenth-century Antwerp.
  • Maïka De Keyzer (University of Antwerp)Struggle for the commons. Formal and informal conflict resolution mechanisms in the late Medieval Campine area.

Monday 25 March 2014 

  • Dave De ruysscher (Department of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, VUB)The Struggle for Voluntary Bankruptcy and Debt Settlement in Antwerp (16th Century).
  • Peter M. Solar (Vesalius College & Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles)Why Ireland Starved and the Big Issues in Pre-Famine Irish Economic History.

Monday 6 May 2014

  • Alexander Coppens (VUB), Bringing migration policies in practice. Dealing with foreigners in Brussels in the mid-nineteenth century.

Monday 17 June 2014 

  • Heidi Deneweth (VUB)Moving up or down the housing market? Real estate and social change in Bruges,1550-1670.
  • Heidi Deneweth (VUB)‘Because of the beauty and respectability of a renowned and well-policed city'. Building regulations and urban development in Antwerp and Bruges, 1490-1670.

Monday 25 August 2014 

  • Vicky Vanruysseveld (VUB)Travelling without risks? Itinerant entertainers in Brabant and their uses of passports at the end of the eighteenth century.
  • Ellen Debackere (University of Antwerp)“Sans papiers, mais son identité est constatée par plusieurs témoins, dont elle est connue." The use of passports in mid-nineteenth century Antwerp.

Monday 8 September 2014 

  • Griet Vermeesch (VUB)Wie stuurde pro deo petities in achttiende-eeuws Antwerpen? Een sociale geschiedenis van vroegmodern petitioneren.

Monday 6 October 2014

  • Dave De Ruysscher (Department of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, VUB)Marine Insurance in SixteenthCentury Antwerp: Riding the Waves of Finance (c.1500-1590).
  • Rik Vercammen (VUB)Op de dool? Mobiliteit bij veroordeelde landlopers en bedelaars in België (1870-1930).

Monday 3 November 2014

  • Merlijn Hurx (Utrecht University)Architecture as profession. The modernisation of architectural practice in the Low Countries in the fifteenth century. Brussels' quarry zone.