Postdoctoral researcher on “Historical future expectations in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period” (UAntwerp)

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Antwerp  is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of History for a

Postdoctoral researcher in an ERC-funded project on historical future expectations in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period

The candidate will be affiliated with the Centre for Urban History. The Centre for Urban History is an international acknowledged research centre focusing on urban societies, structures and processes in historical perspective. The candidate will contribute to the ERC Starting Grant Project “Back to the Future: Future expectations and actions in late medieval and early modern Europe, c.1400-c.1830” funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no. 851053, https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/225075/factsheet/en) and supervised by prof. dr. Jeroen Puttevils).

To gain more insight in how people in the past thought about the future and how this affected their actions, this project draws on a combination of close and distant reading methods of more than 15,000 letters written in (varieties of) Italian, German, French, Dutch and English by and to European merchants in the period 1400-1830.

The post-doctoral researcher will carry out the analysis of long-term developments in the linguistic expression and rhetoric of future statements on the basis of English merchant letters which cover the entire period and are mostly available in digital form. The researcher will use distant reading methods to find and categorize future statements within the English letters. Through close-reading particular letters (s)he will contextualize these future statements. The researcher will also assist and co-supervise the other team members, especially in the digital text analysis of the project.

Job description

  • You contribute to research in the field of the late medieval and early modern future expectations in general and to the research goals of the project.
  • You co-supervise PhD students and other team members and assist them in digital text analysis.
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment. These publications can be co-authored with other project members and external researchers.
  • You are encouraged to apply for research funding, possibly in the role of (co-)supervisor.
  • You manage the project website and the project’s presence on social media.
  • You have a limited teaching responsibility in the History Department related to your own field of expertise and you contribute to research in the History Department and the Faculty of Arts.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold (or get during the application period) a doctorate degree (PhD) in History, Historical Linguistics or Digital Humanities (with a strong historical component).
  • You are fluent in academic English (speaking and writing).
  • Command of additional languages that will be encountered in the project’s sources (Italian, Low & High German, Dutch and/or French merchant letters) is an important advantage.
  • You have at least basic skills in text digitization, digital text analysis and text-mining and the willingness to improve these skills within a few months. Familiarity with coding and programming languages such as Python is commendable but not a strict requirement.
  • You have experience in managing large amounts of historical sources and texts.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • You have strong communication skills.

We offer

  • an appointment as a postdoctoral researcher for a trial period of one year. After one year and positive assessment the contract can be renewed for an additional three years;
  • the date of appointment is February 1, 2020;
  • a full time gross monthly salary ranging from € 4.134,93 – € 6.446,00;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online. Applications include a copy of your CV, a cover letter in which you explain your interest in the project and clearly document how your profile matches with it, and an article or working paper which features your previous research. The closing date is November 17, 2019.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.
  • The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from vacatures@uantwerpen.be.
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Jeroen Puttevils, +32 (0) 3 265 94 02, jeroen.puttevils@uantwerpen.be.

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.

We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.

Twee mediëvisten (Lisa Demets en Jonas Roelens) in de finale van de Vlaamse PhD-Cup

Voor de vierde keer al wordt de Vlaamse PhD-cup georganiseerd, een wedstrijd waarbij gepromoveerde doctores hun onderzoek op een bevattelijke, overtuigende en aantrekkelijke manier voorstellen aan het brede publiek. Bij de eindselectie van acht kandidaten zitten er maar liefst twee mediëvisten: Jonas Roelens en Lisa Demets (allebei UGent)!

Straks staan ze allebei in de finale op zondagavond 6 oktober in BOZAR. Wees erbij en moedig Lisa en Jonas aan! Vergeet ook zeker niet om te stemmen: sinds maandag 30 september staan de filmpjes van de acht finalisten online en kun je Jonas of Lisa aan de publieksprijs helpen: https://www.phdcup.be/publieksprijs

In hun PhD-Cup-traject schreven zowel Lisa als Jonas een artikel over hun onderzoek in Eos, Lisa over Jan Breydel en ‘fake news’, Jonas over de vervolging van lesbische vrouwen in Vlaanderen.

Boekvoorstelling “BRUGGE een middeleeuwse metropool 850-1550” (9 Oktober, Brugge)

Uitgeverij Sterck & De Vreese
nodigt u uit op de voorstelling van

BRUGGE
een middeleeuwse metropool
850-1550

JAN DUMOLYN – ANDREW BROWN (ED.)
Stadhuis, Burg 12, 8000 Brugge
Gotische Zaal
Woensdag 9 oktober 19u

Ontvangst door Katrien De Vreese, directeur-uitgever
Vraaggesprek door Nico Blontrock, schepen van cultuur, met professor Jan Dumolyn
Professor James M. Murray, Western Michigan University (VS) en Professor Andrew Brown,Massey University (Nieuw-Zeeland): Het perspectief van buitenlandse specialisten op middeleeuws Brugge
Till-Holger Borchert, directeur Musea Brugge: The future of Medieval History in Bruges:
Opportunities in interdisciplinary approaches
Overhandiging eerste exemplaren aan de auteurs

PRAKTISCH
Het aantal plaatsen is beperkt, snel inschrijven
is de boodschap. Dat kan per e-mail:
niels.fieremans@ugent.be, of via volgende link:
https://forms.gle/KeipGgRri38FHs2v8.
Inschrijven is verplicht.
Op de avond zelf kan u geen boek kopen.
We organiseren daarom signeersessies in de
boekhandels in Brugge op woensdag 9 oktober.
Professor Jan Dumolyn zal zijn boek signeren in:
Standaard Boekhandel Brugge Steenstraat: 11u – 12u
Boekhandel Raaklijn: 13u30 – 14u30
Boekhandel De Reygere: 15u – 16u
Brugse Boekhandel: 16u30 – 17u30

Zie: Digitale uitn Brugge

“Ruimte en afstand in de Middeleeuwen”: 25ste Mediëvistendag (8 november 2019, Universiteit Antwerpen)

25ste Mediëvistendag

Vrijdag 8 november 2019

Universiteit Antwerpen

Departement Geschiedenis, “Het Brantyser”, Sint-Jacobsmarkt 13

De 25ste Mediëvistendag zal op vrijdag 8 november 2019 gehouden worden in Antwerpen met als thema: “Ruimte en afstand in de Middeleeuwen”. De dag zal bestaan uit een plenair gedeelte met key note voordrachten, gevolgd door verschillende projectpresentaties.

Voor de projectpresentaties (van 20 minuten) zijn we nog op zoek naar in Nederland en Vlaanderen werkzame promovendi (betaalde onderzoekers en buitenpromovendi) die in de beginfase van hun onderzoek zijn. Daarnaast is er ruimte voor de presentatie van postdoc-onderzoek of van grote koepelprojecten, hetzij in de vorm van posters, hetzij in de vorm van papers. Research Master studenten die deelnemen en een korte paper schrijven, krijgen daarvoor 1 ECTS.

Presentaties graag vóór 25 oktober aanmelden via het secretariaat van de Onderzoekschool: ozsmed@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Inschrijven voor de Mediëvistendag kan via een e-mail aan het secretariaat van de Onderzoekschool, graag vóór 25 oktober: ozsmed@hum.leidenuniv.nl, o.v.v. ‘Mediëvistendag 2019’. De kosten van deelname bedragen 10 euro. Verdere informatie hierover zal zo snel mogelijk verstrekt worden.

Het definitieve programma zal kort na 25 oktober bekend worden gemaakt. Nadere informatie is te verkrijgen bij het secretariaat van de Onderzoekschool (ozsmed@hum.leidenuniv.nl).

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25th Medieval Studies Day

Friday 8 November 2019

University of Antwerpen

History Department, “Het Brantyser”, Sint-Jacobsmarkt 13

The 25th Medieval Studies Day will take place on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the University of Antwerp. This year’s theme will be: “Space and Distance in the Middle Ages”. The day will consist of a plenary session with key note lectures, followed by various project presentations

For the project presentations we are still looking for PhD students working in the Netherlands and Flanders (both paid PhD students and external doctoral students), who are at the start of their research projects. Post-docs or leaders of large research projects are also expressly invited to present their projects, either as posters or as papers. Research Master students who attend and write a short paper will be awarded with 1 ECTS.

Proposals for presentations have to be sent before 25 October to the administration of the Research School: ozsmed@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Please, register for the day by sending an e-mail to ozsmed@hum.leidenuniv.nl, preferably before October 25. There is an attendance fee of 10 euros, which will cover expenses for coffee/tea, lunch and drinks. More information  about this fee will follow as soon as possible.

The definitive programme will be announced  shortly after 25 October. Further information may be obtained from the administration of the Research School ozsmed@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Library of Voices – Publieksprijs & Podcast

Het project Library of Voices is uitgeroepen tot één van de drie genomineerden voor de Onroerenderfgoedprijs Vlaanderen 2019De Library of Voices bevindt zich in de recent gerenoveerde Norbertuspoort, gelegen in de Abdij van Park te Leuven. Het is een bijzondere en prachtige plek om muzikaal erfgoed te bestuderen en tot klinken te brengen.

De Library of Voices maakt tevens kans om de publieksprijs in de wacht te slepen. Hiervoor kan jij je stem uitbrengen. Het winnen van deze publieksprijs zou een ontzettend grote meerwaarde zijn voor de Alamire Foundation, KU Leuvens studiecentrum voor muziek in de Lage Landen.

>>> Stemmen kan door hier te klikken.

In de recent gepubliceerde podcast van de Universiteit van Vlaanderen leiden Bart Demuyt en David Burn je in 20 minuten doorheen de Library of Voices en het Huis van de Polyfonie, waar er zoals je zal horen naast het onderzoek ook klinkend een en ander aan de gang is… Klik hier om de podcast te beluisteren.

De leden van de Vlaamse Werkgroep Mediëvistiek hadden reeds de eer om de schitterende bibliotheek en high-tech muzieklabo’s van de Library of Voices te bezoeken tijdens onze jaarlijkse ledenuitstap in juni. Op deze dag bezochten we eveneens het Huis van de Polyfonie, de abdij en omliggende gronden van Park.

Ga deze parel (opnieuw) bezoeken op de Open Monumentendag in Leuven op 8 september!

“Working women in pre-industrial Europe. Perspectives on the gendering of urban labour markets” (Leuven November 14-15)

Scholars have long been debating whether a decline in women’s economic agency took place from the Late Medieval or Early Modern period onwards and what its chronology looked like. Furthermore, historians have argued for a difference in women’s economic opportunities between southern and north-western Europe. Divergent juridical and demographic structures supposedly gave northern women more possibilities for agency than southern women. However, several case studies have shown deviations from these two models. This workshop aims to bring together scholars working on gender and work to compare different regions of Europe and various labour types, spanning both the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. In doing so, this workshop wants to discuss what factors shaped women’s work and wants to further the debate on women’s positions in urban labour markets, the impact of craft guilds, and the importance of gender on the informal markets.

PROGRAMME
Thursday 14 November 2019
10.30-11.00 COFFEE AND WELCOME
11.00-12.30 SESSION 1
Chair: Andrea Bardyn (University of Leuven)
Romain Facchini (University of Aix-Marseille)
Women in trade: economy and agency in the South of Europe (Provence XVIIth-XVIIIth
century)
Danielle van den Heuvel (University of Amsterdam)
Work, space and gender in the early modern city
12.30-13.30 LUNCH
13.30-15.00 SESSION 2
Chair: Maïka De Keyzer (University of Leuven)
Aske Laursen Brock (Aalborg University)
“To be employed in the Company’s work”: Women working with and against the English
East India Company
Nena Vandeweerdt (University of Leuven)
Women’s labour opportunities in Brabant and Biscay, 1420-1550
15.00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30-17.00 SESSION 3
Chair: Jelle Haemers (University of Leuven)
Charlie Taverner (Birkbeck, University of London)
From fishwife to barrow boy: gender in London’s street food trade, 1600-1750
Anne Montenach (University of Aix-Marseilles)
Working at the margins? Women and the cloth trades in early modern Lyon
18.30 WORKSHOP DINNER
Friday 15 November 2019
9.00-9.30 WELCOME AND COFFEE
9.30-11.00 SESSION 4
Chair: Nina Lamal (University of Antwerp)
Heleen Wyffels (University of Leuven)
Women printers and the Antwerp guild of Saint Luke, 16th-17th centuries
Hadewijch Masure (University of Antwerp)
Women’s work in craft guilds, poor relief, health care and beguinages in the Southern Low
Countries in the 13th-17th century
11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
11.30-12.30 SESSION 5
Chair: Violet Soen (University of Leuven)
Ariadne Schmidt (University of Leiden)
Early modern migration and work in a comparative gendered perspective
12.30-13.30 LUNCH
13.30-15.00 SESSION 6
Chair: Johan Verberckmoes (University of Leuven)
Sarah Birt (Birkbeck, University of London)
Fashion, retail and formal apprenticeships: women working at the Royal Exchange in early
modern London
Saskia Limbach (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
Working women in Germany’s printing industry
15.00-15.10 CLOSING REMARKS
15.10- DRINKS (optional)

LOCATION
Room 02.10 – Mgr. O. Romerozaal
Collegium Veteranorum (109-20)
Sint-Michielsstraat 2-4 , 3000 Leuven

If you would like to attend the workshop, please send an e-mail to heleen.wyffels@kuleuven.be before 20 October. There is no registration fee.

Een pdf met het programma is beschikbaar hier.

Ornamenta Sacra. Late Medieval and Early-Modern Liturgical Objects in a European Context (1400-1800) (Brussels/Leuven 24-25-26 octoker 2019)

In oktober wordt vanuit het interuniversitaire project Ornamenta Sacra (UCL, KUL, KIK/IRPA) een gelijknamig symposium georganiseerd over laatmiddeleeuws en vroegmodern liturgisch erfgoed.

International Symposium • Brussels/Leuven • 24-25-26 October 2019
Ornamenta Sacra. Late Medieval and Early-Modern Liturgical Objects in a European Context (1400-1800)

24-25.10.2019 KIK-IRPA • Brussels

26.10.2019 KU Leuven (Justius Lipsius) • Leuven

Programme

Thursday 24 October 2019
KIK-IRPA Jubelpark 1 Brussels
09:30 Welcoming of participants
09:50 Welcome Speech _ Hilde De Clercq (dir. KIK-IRPA) & Georges Jamart (Belspo)
10:00 Introduction _ Ralph Dekoninck (UCLouvain), Barbara Baert (KU Leuven) & Marie-Christine Claes (KIK-IRPA)
10:30 Eric Palazzo (Université de Poitiers), Le Christ énergétique, la spirale et la monstrance
11:00 Discussion
11:20 Break
11:40 Frédéric Tixier (Université de Lorraine), Voir et entendre ou entendre et voir? Les objets liturgiques en procession (XIIIe-XVIIe s.)
12:10 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Cynthia Hahn (Hunter College and Graduate Center CUNY, New York), Reliquaries as Mediation in Liturgy and Ecclesiastical Space
14:30 Frédéric Cousinié (Université de Rouen-Normandie) and Alysée Le Druillenec (Université Paris 1 Sorbonne-Panthéon), Objets de dévotions: figures de la liaison au divin 15:00 Michele Bacci (Unversité de Fribourg), Western Liturgical Vessels and the Byzantine Rite in the Late Middle Ages
15:30 Discussion
15:50 Break
16:10 Sébastien Bontemps (Ecole du Lourvre, Université de Bourgogne), Le trophée d’église: système décoratif et illustration de la liturgie en France au XVIIIe siècle 16:40 Caroline Heering (UCLouvain), Ornamenta Sacra: De l’ornement des objets aux objets comme ornements
17:10 Discussion
Friday 25 October 2019
KIK-IRPA Jubelpark 1 Brussels
09:00 Welcoming of participants
09:30 Herman Roodenburg (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Meertens Instituut), The Eucharist and not so sensuous worship: shedding tears among the Modern Devout
10:00 Anne-Laure Van Bruaene (Universiteit Gent), Viglius’s mitre. Clerical self-fashioning in sixteenth-century Ghent
10:30: Discussion
10:50 Break
11:10 Anne-Clothilde Dumargne (Université de Versailles, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines), Ornamenta ou ministeria? Statut et fonction des chandeliers en alliages de cuivre dans l’espace ecclésial de la fin du Moyen Âge à l’époque moderne
11:40 Wendy Wauters (KU Leuven), Smellscapes and Censers: Strategies behind their Ritual Use and Iconographic Meaning
12:10 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Marie Lezowski (Université d’Angers), Le corps du délit: les objets liturgiques volés dans les sources inquisitoriales (Italie, XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles)
14:30 Emmanuel Joly (KIK-IRPA), Financer et entretenir les ornements liturgiques. Le cas des paroisses rurales du diocèse de Liège (1400-1700)
15:00 Discussion
15:20 Break
15:40 Soetkin Vanhauwaert (KU Leuven), Worthy of imitation. The Holy Sacrament and the relic cult of the Forerunner in Mechelen
16:10 Anne Lepoittevin (Université Paris-Sorbonne), Les Agnus Dei en cire: des objets de culte?
16:40 Nicole Pellegrin (CNRS-ENS, Paris), Chapes en Révolution. Quelques traces d’abandons, destructions, réemplois et mutations (France, 1790-1820)
17:10 Discussion
Saturday 26 October 2019
KU Leuven, Justus Lipsiuszaal, Blijde-Inkomststraat 21, Leuven
09:00 Welcoming of participants
09:30 Ethan Matt Kavaler (University of Toronto), The Netherlandish Carved Altarpiece as Miniature
10:00 Kamil Kopania (The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art, Warsaw), Animated Sculptures of the Crucified Christ in Context of Liturgical Space, Objects and Gestures
10:30 Discussion
10:50 Break
11:10 Ruben Suykerbuyk (Universiteit Gent), The Ritual Use of Memoria Monuments in the Low Countries (c. 1520-1585)
11:40 Charles Caspers (Titus Brandsma Instituut, Nijmegen), Wax and the Ghent Altarpiece. A new interpretation
12:10 Discussion and concluding remarks
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Visit to the exhibition Borman and Sons in Museum M – Leuven

Organising Committee
Barbara Baert (KU Leuven)
Marie-Christine Claes (KIK-IRPA)
Ralph Dekoninck (UCLouvain)
Veerle Fraeters (U Antwerpen)
Annick Delfosse (ULiège)
Scientific Committee
Michele Bacci (Université de Fribourg)
Barbara Baert (KU Leuven)
Dominique Bauer (KU Leuven)
David Burn (KU Leuven)
Marie-Christine Claes (KIK-IRPA)
Emilie Corswaren (ULiège)
Ralph Dekoninck (UCLouvain)
Annick Delfosse (ULiège)
Brigitte d’Hainaut-Zveny (ULB)
Bernard Dompnier (Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand)
Pierre-Antoine Fabre (EHESS, Paris)
Veerle Fraeters (U Antwerpen)
Jean-Pascal Gay (UCLouvain)
Hans Geybels (KU Leuven)
Marie-Elisabeth Henneau (ULiège)
Arnaud Join-Lambert (UCLouvain)
Carl Havelange (ULiège)
Pierre-Yves Kairis (KIK-IRPA)
Justin Kroesen (University of Bergen)
Michel Lefftz (UNamur)
Eric Palazzo (Université de Poitiers)
Paul VandenBroeck (KU Leuven)

Meer info over het project en een link om in te schrijven vind je op https://events.kikirpa.be/event/1. Een pdf met het programma is beschikbaar hier.

CfP ‘Objects of Devotion. Religion and its Instruments in Early Modern Europe’ (17-18 april 2020, University of Toronto)

Objects of Devotion. Religion and its Instruments in Early Modern Europe

How were religious ideas and practice realized through interaction with objects? How did the presence of sculptures, paintings, books, and church furniture—their visibility, tactility, and materiality—help form attitudes toward devotion, sacred history, and salvation? In other words, how did people think with things—both clerics and lay devotees? What was the complex role of sacrament houses, altarpieces, pulpits, jubés, and baptismal fonts in molding ideas about the central tenets of Christianity? How did statues of Christ and the saints make both present and problematic these issues—particularly when they involved performances: carried about the town, taken down from the cross and laid in the sepulcher, or lanced to emit spurts of blood? How did tombs help form ideas about the body, its mortality, and the hope of resurrection? How was the material of these objects comprehended—and what were the consequences of choosing sculpture over painting or selecting one stone over another? How were statues of Christ transformed when real hair was attached to their heads? How did lay, unoffical devotional practice differ from institutionalized forms of piety and how did they both influence each other? How did objects sustain both the status concerns and the often very precise religious beliefs of their patrons? Rather than verify these readings through early modern texts, we recognize both texts and objects as opaque cultural references that must be interpreted according to complex conventions and triangulated to offer compelling readings.

Historians of the late medieval and early modern period have created an antithesis between spiritual (inward) and physical (outward) devotion, branding the latter as superficial, ritualistic and mechanistic. More generally, from the first Protestant historians to Max Weber and his followers, the Reformation has come to be represented as the classic watershed between material, magical devotion and spiritual, rational belief. In a similar vein, art historians have opposed the notion of the medieval cult image, material and functional, to the early modern work of art, subject to aesthesis (Carolyn Walker Bynum, Hans Belting). Yet, does it make sense to distinguish between late medieval and early modern religious culture, given the fact that the definitions and boundaries of these periods are notoriously problematic and considerably overlap? To what degree have these differing traditions dictated separate approaches to these objects and their role in forming beliefs and practices?

We look for papers that draw from material culture studies, social history, art history, religious studies, and anthropology. And we envision a relatively small conference of about 18 speakers from a variety of disciplines. Talks will be limited to 20 minutes with equal time for discussion.

We are happy to cover hotel costs for 3 nights. Unfortunately we cannot reimburse travel expenses. If you are interested in this conference, please send us the following:

  • Name
  • Institutional Affiliation
  • Paper title (not more than 15 words)
  • Abstract (not more than 150 words)
  • Curriculum vitae of 2-3 pages
  • Brief explanation of the relevance of your paper to the theme of the conference

Please send your information and any questions to matt.kavaler@utoronto.ca and Annelaure.VanBruaene@UGent.be

Ambachten en Stedelijke Economieën in de Zuidelijke Nederlanden (12e-19e Eeuw), Ieper 11 oktober 2019

Guilds and Urban Economies in the Southern Low Countries (12th-19th Centuries)

Ambachten en Stedelijke Economieën in de Zuidelijke Nederlanden (12e-19e Eeuw)

 

Place & date/plaats en datum: Vleeshuis, Boomgaardstraat 3-7, 8900 Ieper, Yper Museum, Friday 11 October 2019/Vrijdag 11 oktober 2019

Organisation/Organisatie: Jan Dumolyn (UGent) & Bart Lambert (VUB), with/samen met Sandrin Corevits (Yper Museum)

Supported by/Met de steun van City Alliantieonderzoeksgroep stadsgeschiedenis UGent – VUB, Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies (UGent) & Yper Museum

Please confirm your attendance before 15 September 2019 at Jan.Dumolyn@ugent.be and/or Bart.Lambert@vub.be /Gelieve uw aanwezigheid te bevestigen voor 15 september 2019 via Jan.Dumolyn@UGent.be en/of Bart.Lamber@vub.be

 

PROGRAMME/PROGRAMMA

10:00 Welcome and coffee/welkom en koffie

10:30-11:30 Keynote Lecture/keynotelezing

Martha Howell (Columbia University, New York): ‘Artisans and the Civic Whole : Corporative Ethics, Economic Realities, and Sociopolitical Struggle’.

11:30 Coffee break/koffiepauze

11:45-13:15 Morning Session/ochtendsessie

Chair/moderator: Paul Trio (KULAK)

-Jan Dumolyn & Leen Bervoets (UGent): ‘Guilds, Urban Space and Collective Action in Thirteenth-Century Flemish Towns: The Ypres Cokerulle Revolt (1280) Revisited’.

-Peter Stabel (UA): ‘The Real Guild Revolution? Social Hierarchy and the Formalization of Labour Relations: Some Examples from the Ypres Textile Industry’.

-Wim De Clercq, Paulina Biernacka, Dante de Ruijsscher & Jan Trachet (UGent): ‘Ysere ghesleghen niew of hout. Interdisciplinary Research into the Ironworking Activities of the Medieval Harbour at Hoeke’.

-Lise Saussus (LAMOP, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne): ‘Les hommes aux marteaux : productions, ateliers, niveaux de vie et relations professionnelles des métallurgistes douaisiens de la fin du Moyen Âge’.

13:15-14:15 Lunch, Museum Café Yper Museum

14:15-15:45 Afternoon Session/namiddagsessie

Chair/moderator: Jelle Haemers (KUL)

-Ward Leloup (VUB-UGent): ‘From Tanners Square to Tawers Street: The Leather Industry Located in Sixteenth-Century Bruges’.

-Wout Saelens (UA-VUB): ‘Industrial Energy Consumption in Eighteenth-Century Ghent and Leiden (c. 1650-1850’.

-Matthijs Degraeve (VUB): ‘Industrial Districts in the City: Locational Patterns of City Builders in 19th-Century Brussels’.

-Bert De Munck (UA): ‘A History of Anachronisms: Guilds from Bulwarks to Institutions to Commons’.

15:45-16:00 Coffee break/koffiepauze

16:00-16:30 Conclusions/conclusies: Marc Boone (UGent)

16:30-18:00 Opportunity to visit the Yper Museum/Mogelijkheid tot bezoek van het Yper Museum

new version of the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams (DBBE)

We are excited to release a new version of the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams (DBBE, hosted at Ghent University), freely accessible at https://www.dbbe.ugent.be.

Thanks to the generous support of the Special Research Fund of Ghent University, DBBE has been completely redesigned over the past two years, in close collaboration with the Database, Document and Content Management research group of the Faculty of Engineering of Ghent University and with the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities.

The corpus of Byzantine metrical paratexts collected in our Database has been consistently enlarged, through the systematic consultation of manuscripts and relevant secondary literature, and it now counts some 10700 single epigrams, over 7000 of which are the result of first-hand inspection of (reproductions of) manuscripts. In comparison with the previous version of DBBE, our users are offered the possibility to navigate more easily through the different records, which are much better linked to each other. The search function of Greek text has been refined and provides users with more accurate results.

While the distinction between Occurrences (unique epigrams as to be found in manuscripts) and Types (normalised texts of similar occurrences) has been retained, a new way to group epigrams has been introduced: the Verse Variants records. These pages display a clear overview of the parallels and deviations of single verse lines. The Verse Variants are accessible by clicking on single epigram verse lines.

The main scope of DBBE is collecting Byzantine book epigrams and offering their texts to the scholarly community. However, we are aiming to make available contextual data as well, and have paid major attention to the improvement of information on Manuscript and Persons. The Bibliography section has been adjusted and it now includes a search path.

We gladly refer to our Help page and Search Tricks and Tips page for more information.

We encourage users to explore the new features of DBBE and are eager to welcome their comments and feedback at dbbe@ugent.be.

For the whole DBBE team,

Floris Bernard
Julián Bértola
Julie Boeten
Cristina Cocola
Sien De Groot
Kristoffel Demoen
Pieterjan De Potter
Ilse De Vos
Rachele Ricceri
Anne-Sophie Rouckhout