Activities 2023-2024

(Un)chained knowledge

On Thursday the 23rd of November, we will visit the exhibition “(Un)chained knowledge“, followed by a visit to the Special Collections library of the KU Leuven.

The exhibition “(Un)chained knowledge” is part of the Dieric Bouts Festival. This exhibition is about fake news, censorship and information and displays several manuscripts and books dating from the 2nd half of the 15th century.

After our visit to this exhibition, we will be welcomed by the colleagues of the Special Collections library. They will show us several books from their collection as well as give a tour before and behind the scenes of their library.

The program will be as follows:

13:20: gathering  at the University Library of Leuven
13:30: visit to the exhibition “(Un)chained knowledge”
15:00: coffee break
15:30-17:00: visit to the Special Collections library

Dies Bruxellensis

Together with our colleagues of the Réseau des médiévistes belges de langue française (RMBLF), we organized a “Dies Bruxellensis”: a day trip to Brussels! On Friday the 22nd of March, we hope to bring as many members of the VWM as possible together with our French-speaking colleagues – thanks to some of the medieval remnants in our capital city!

The program will be as follows:

09:15: gathering at Coudenberg Palace
09:30: visit to the Coudenberg Palace
11:00: visit to the cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
13:00: lunch
14:30: visit to the archives of the OCMW/CPAS
16:30: end of the programme

As usual, experts will give us guided tours at each of these locations. Because of the mixed audience of this activity, these tours will be given alternately in Dutch and French.

Doctorandidag & keynote speaker dr. Alexandra Sapoznik (King’s College London)

Save the date: Thursday 23rd of May, 14:30, Ghent

More information coming soon