RESEARCH UNITS : Belgium

Ghent University Research group 'Economy, Ecology and Demography'

KU Leuven Interuniversitair Centrum Agrarische Geschiedenis (ICAG)

Vrije Universiteit BrusselVakgroep Kunstwetenschappen & Archeologie

Universiteit Antwerpen Research Unit Politieke Geschiedenis - Ecologie en Macht

Université Libre de Bruxelles Research Unit Sociétés antiques, médiévale et modernes

Ghent University

Researchers

prof.dr. Erik Thoen, gewoon hoogleraar
prof.dr. Erik Vanhaute, hoogleraar
prof.dr. Isabelle Devos, hoofddocent
prof. dr. Michael Limberger, docent
dr. Thijs Lambrecht, Algemeen Rijksarchief
dr. Wouter Ronsijn, wetenschappelijk medewerker
drs.Lies Vervaet, assistent
drs.Maja Mechant, assistent
drs. Kristof Dombrecht, wetenschappelijk medewerker
dra. Christa Matthijs, wetenschappelijk medewerker

Contact

Universitair Forum
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35
B-9000 Gent
Tel +3293310201
Fax +3293310299
URL : http://www.ugent.be/lw/geschiedenis/nl

Research interests

- Rural history with the focus on the development of paesant, commercial and capitalist attitudes from the middle ages to the 20th century.
- The relation of peasants with world systems.
- Environmental history
- Landscape history and social agrosystems
- Historical demography

KULeuven

Researchers

prof.dr. Yves Segers, docent, Coordinator ICAG
prof.dr. Leen Van Molle, hoogleraar, Onderzoekseenheid MoSa (Moderniteit en Samenleving 1800-2000), lid wetenschapplijke commissie ICAG
drs. Peter Van der Hallen (projectmedewerker FWO)
drs. Rien Emmery (projectmedewerker FWO)
drs. Jan Roobrouck (projectmedewerker ICAG)
dra. Chantal Bisschop (projectmedewerker ICAG)
Jens Van der Maelen (assistent MoSa)
Bert Woestenborghs (medewerker ICAG)

Contact

Atrechtcollege
Naamsestraat 63
3000 Leuven
Tel.: +3216323525
Fax +3216323526
URL : http://www.kuleuven.be/icag/

Research interests

The Interfaculty Centre for Agrarian History (in Dutch ICAG) is an interdisciplinary research centre, created in 2001 at the K.U.Leuven. ICAG aims to support, stimulate and launch new scientific research on the history of agriculture, rural landscape and the food chain in Flanders (19th and 20th century) in national and international context. As a joint initiative from experts in several academic disciplines, ICAG gives priority to comparative multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research – specifically that throws a new light on historic and current, nowadays mutations of the rural landscape and food chain. Additionally, the influence of several variables is examined: e.g. soil, landscape, urban planning, agricultural science and technology, demographics, economy, stat policy, public image-forming, ideology, social movements etc.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Researchers

Tys Dries, Lecturer Medieval Archaeology and Landscape History
De Bie Marc, Senior Lecturer Prehistory and Environmental Sciences in Archaeology
Deckers Pieterjan, Aspirant FWO, Maritime Archaeology
Adriaenssens Sara, BAP, Forest History and Forest Archaeology
Callebaut Dirk, Collaborator, Medieval Archaeology and Publics Archaeology

Contact

VUB – Vakgroep
Pleinlaan 2 Gebouw C L&W
1050 Brussel
Tel +32 2 628 2585
Fax +
URL : www.vub.ac.be/SKAR/

Research interests

- Landscape and Settlement History and Archaeology
- Material Culture
- Historical Geography
- Environmental History
The team also contributes to the study of the landscape History of the Open Fields in their diversity. These open landscape are dynamic spaces which relate in a contextual way to the agro systems involved. Both from an archaeological point of view and landscape historical point of view the spatial, material and social dynamics of these open landscape is both the eastern and the western parts of actual Flanders can be studied in an international comparative perspective, through interdisciplinary methods, approaches and sources, in order to put chronology, evolution and significance in context. The forest historical research of the Department is focused on the management of Forest resources in the eastern part of actual Flanders. It studies the origin and development of knowledge on forest resources and the management of them.

Universiteit Antwerpen

Researchers

Prof. Dr. Hilde Greefs
Dr. Reinoud Vermoesen, doctor-assistent
Dra. Maika De Keyzer, wetenschappelijk medewerker
Dra. Eline Van Onacker, wetenschappelijk medewerker
Drs. Iason Jongepier, wetenschappelijk medewerker

Contact

Universiteit Antwerpen
Politieke geschiedenis: Ecologie en macht
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Telefoon +3232654349
Fax:
URL: http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.POLGESCH&n=64872

Research interests

- Power relations in the rural society
- Relations town-country
- Rural institutions
- Historical geography of premodern and modern coastal areas
Door de dubbele focus op ‘ecologie en macht’ wil deze onderzoeksgroep de brug slaan tussen enerzijds instituties en factoren van machtsverwerving en anderzijds de omgang met de natuurlijke omgeving in de rurale samenleving. De nadruk ligt op de laatmiddeleeuwse en vroegmoderne plattelandsgemeenschappen in de Lage landen, waarbij bewust de vergelijking wordt opgezocht tussen snel commercialiserende en meer ‘peasant’ gerichte ‘ sociale agro-systemen’. Lopende onderzoeksprojecten focussen op elitevorming in de laatmiddeleeuwse plattelandsgemeenschappen, ecologische conflicten rond het gebruik van ‘commons’ en de sociaal-ecologische veerkracht van overstromingsgebieden.

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Researchers

Charruadas, Paulo, post-doc. ULB
Deligne, Chloé, chercheuse qualifiée du NNRS, ULB
Devroey, Jean-Pierre, professeur ordinaire, ULB
Schroeder, Nicolas, aspirant FNRS, ULB
Wilkin, Alexis, chercheur qualifié FNRS, ULB

Contact

ULB – sociAMM
CP 175/01
50, av. Franklin Roosevelt
1050 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 2 650 23 68
Fax: +32 2 650 41 86
URL: http://www.ulb.ac.be/rech/inventaire/unites/ULB711.html

Research interests

- Adaptation des sociétés rurales aux dynamiques environnementales (fluctuations climatiques, usage et durabilité des sols agricoles, etc.)
- Formation des paysages ruraux, en particulier en relation avec la gestion et la maîtrise de l’eau
- Structures rurales et paysages et organsiation de l’espace
(histoire agraire, histoire de l’environnement, histoire économique)

 
CORN Comparative Rural History of The North Sea Area