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Research

Our research in a nutshell

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel research group HOST conducts research on historical interactions between diverse social groups and the way in which they shaped urban dynamics of change and stability. The focus lies with cities from the middle ages until the long nineteenth century, with special attention for the role of cities as catalysts for processes of economic innovation, social exclusion/integration, and political-institutional change. Click on the various subtabs to get more information about the research enacted by HOST.