Resisting resistance: WWII resistance movements as milieux de mémoire in post-war Belgium (1945-present) Ghent University
The Second World War in Belgium is remembered personally and locally, in different and often
contrasting ways. Internationally, the Belgian memory landscape has therefore been pointed out
as a unique case study, not only because of the plurality of war memories, but especially for the
lack of national attention for the victors of the war: resistance fighters. Notwithstanding the
political usage of resistance legacy by the ...
The Culture of the Archive in Belgium between 1750 and 1914 as an Exponent of Archival Developments in Europe KU Leuven
These days archives consider accessibility of paramount importance. Historians looking for sources or citizens searching for pieces of evidence make grateful use of that accessibility. But archival documents could not always be freely consulted. In fact for a long time they were kept under lock and key. Thus it appears that governments have become more inclined to share their secrets with a growing group of archival users. Unfortunately so ...
Social Justice, Identity Construction and National Identification: ASocial History of War Nationalism in Belgium, 1914-1925 Ghent University
This study on national identification in Belgium during and immediately after the German
occupation will examine to what extent and in what ways diverse social groups used national
sentiment to negotiate a reality radically altered. World War I is a crucial focus for nationalism research in Belgium, representing both the summit of Belgian nationalism and a cut-off point where a competing Flemish nationalism gained momentum. However, ...
Belgium is one of the European countries that lacks a registry for HCV infection that is imperative to inform prevention and control interventions. It is unknown how many new HCV infections occur in HIV-positive and –negative IVDU, MSM and other risk groups in Belgium or how many are imported by migrants and travellers. Although HCV cure could be a realistic goal for most patients eligible for DAA treatment, it is still uncertain whether the ...
B-Magic. The Magic Lantern and its Cultural Impact as Visual Mass Medium in Belgium (1830-1940) KU Leuven
This project will write the as yet unwritten history of the magic lantern as a mass medium in Belgium. In doing so, it will make an essential contribution to the study of the country's cultural history as well as to international media historiography. It aims to rediscover the various functions of the lantern performance within the Belgian public sphere, in particular, its use in the transmission and negotiation of knowledge, norms and values ...
Electoral Accountability in a Complex Federal System. The Case of the Regional, Federal and European Elections in Belgium. KU Leuven
Democratic governance requires that citizens can hold incumbents responsible for the policy they have pursued. In the literature, we can observe that investigating this mechanism remains limited to
- economic voting
- accountability in high-clarity context (e.g., two party systems)
The goal of the current project is to address both shortcomings in the literature. First, we allow the respondent in our survey to ...
The Curse of the Magic Mineral: the Impact of Asbestos in Mortality in Belgium. Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Mayors and legitimacy in WW I. The mayor as feeder, protector and representative in occupied and liberated Belgium and France (1914-1921). Ghent University
This research project focuses on the role of mayors in occupied and liberated Belgium and France (1914-1921), a topic largely ignored by historiography. As a mediator between different social groups and other powerbrokers (notably the occupier) the mayor is a highly suitable figure to research the changing relationships of power caused by the occupation during WW I. This is even more relevant, because the importance of the local governmental ...