Activities 2022-2023

16th of February at 14:00: visit to the exhibition Pieter Pourbus. Master of Maps

The Groeningemuseum in Bruges is now home to the exhibition Pieter Pourbus. Master of Maps. On the 16th of February, Jan Trachet, archaeologist and man behind the exhibition, will give us a tour. We meet at 14:00 at the Groeningemuseum. As a participant, you will be able to visit both the exhibition and the permanent collection of the museum. Afterwards, we will conclude the day with a reception at the City Archives of Bruges.

Do you want participate in this event? Become member of the VWM and confirm your presence before the 10th of February with a mail to

30th of March (afternoon): lecture honorary doctorate Daniel Lord Smail

On the 30th of March at 15:00, the Faculty of Arts of the University of Antwerp grants an honorary doctorate to Daniel Lord Smail, professor at Harvard University and specialist in medieval urban history and deep history. The members of the VWM are most welcome to listen to this autority in medieval history. We will start this excursion to Antwerp with a visit to the KMSKA (Royal Museum of Fine Arts), afterwards we go to the lecture by prof. Smail.

Detailed information about this event will be provided soon.

31st of May (afternoon): PhD day in Leuven

On the 31st of May in the afternoon, we organise a networking day for all members of the VWM. We use the format of a speed date to get to know each other and each others research. During more or less two hours, you will talk each 10 minutes with someone from outside your department and/or university. With this day, we address especially PhD students because, due to covid, they had few chances to get to know experts from other universities or even within the own university. However, we warmly welcome postdocs and professors to participate in this networking day, for it will be also extremely useful for the PhD students to get to know senior researchers.

Moreover, on this networking day, a workshop will be given by Sarah Haas on writer development. Dr. Haas is an expert in supporting academic writing and for her PhD, she developed several models that can support writing.

Detailed information about this event will be provided soon.