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Research Centre of Economic History, Leuven KU Leuven

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The Research Group Economic History, Leuven has two aims: (1) To analyze the macro-economic history of Flanders, Belgium and Europe from ca. 1750 until today. The task is defined broadly and includes business history and the history of economic thought. (2) Housing economics, with emphasis on the analysis of residential markets.

Fundaments of Economic Thinking : Economic and Social History Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Centre for Contemporary Social History, that has been incorporated in EDSG, is currently conducting research in two distinct veins. The first line of research belongs to the well-established tradition, especially at the VUB, of "structuralist" research in social and economic history. Exploiting in particular sources that lend themselves to quantitative analysis, the focus is on the inequality of personal wealth in Belgium in the 19th ...

Medieval History, Leuven KU Leuven

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The research group for the History of the Middle Ages explores the western Middle Ages from a viewpoint of continuity between the Middle Ages and Late Antiquity, on the one hand, and the Early Modern period, on the other. Our research focuses on church, city and society and on their interaction. The geographical scope of the research unit covers the Southern Low Countries in a comparative European context. We attach great importance to ...

Center for Business History University of Antwerp

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- History Port of Antwerp 19th-20th centuries (cargohandling and prosopographic research on masters or members of these companies).- Entrepreneurial History (especially maritime enterprises).- History of Belgian Stock Exchanges (together with SCOB - Study Center for Enterprise and Stock Exchange).- History of Belgian Banking.- International Project: The Performance of European Business in the 20th century, managed by Youssef Cassis. (LSE=London ...

History Vrije Universiteit Brussel

"The History department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has a long tradition in historical research, involving a wide range of themes, periods and approaches. The research is organised at Research Centres, while individual staff members devote much attention to both teaching and researching, and often conduct research projects dealing with specific themes. Research results are both published in Dutch and in more international languages, in ...

Centre for Contemporary Social History Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Topic A: Construction history in 19th-century Belgium (J.Hannes) Building cycle, state and private investments, road construction Topic B: Agricultural history (J. Hannes) Production costs, total output Topic C: Spatial & social segregation in housing (J.Hannes, P.Van den Eeckhout) Structure of house ownership in Brussels, c.1860 Topic D: Determinants of wage labour of women, c. 1900 (P.Van den Eeckhout ) Working-class family incomes, ...

Ancient History, Leuven KU Leuven

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The research unit Ancient History studies the Greco-Roman World from 800 B.C. until 650 A.D., mainly based in written sources.

HISTORY OF PTOLEMAIC AND ROMAN EGYPT: - Study of the political, institutional, social and economic history of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. - Edition and study of texts on papyrus. - Prosopographia Ptolemaica: elaboration of a computerized database of all known persons from Ptolemaic Egypt. - Historical topography ...

Centre for Urban History University of Antwerp

Current research projects within the Centre for Urban History focus upon guilds in the early modern economy (c.14th-c.18th), the social history of cities in the late middle ages and the long sixteenth century (religion, society), material culture history (c.16th-c.18th), consumer culture, history of markets and retailing (middle ages-c.18th), book history (c.17th-18th).Research within the Urban History Centre focuses upon research methodologies ...

History of Social Change Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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This research group creates a platform that focuses on long-term research into social developments. The History curriculum of the VUB has a long tradition in this field, which goes back to the creation of the autonomous VUB in 1969, and in which all current ZAP members can easily find themselves. The HIST Research Group will have a unique place in Flanders (and even Europe) where such long-term approaches are ...