Dr. Alexander Soetaert

Alexander Soetaert

Alexander Soetaert studied history at the University of Leuven (2009-2013). He completed his studies with a master’s thesis on urban floods in the Belgian city of Namur during the early modern period. In 2013 he became a member of the Research Unit Early Modern History of the KU Leuven, where he prepared a doctoral dissertation on the catholic print culture in the archdiocese of Cambrai (1559-1659) under the supervision of prof. dr. Violet Soen and prof. dr. Johan Verberckmoes. Currently, he works as a postdoctoral researcher on the topic of hagiographical print texts.

Recent publications:

A Soetaert, Une Espèce de Déluge dans la Ville… Inondations Urbaines à Namur aux Temps Modernes, Namur, 2016. Link to Book

A. Soetaert, ‘Printing at the frontier. The emergence of a transregional book production in the Ecclesiastical Province of Cambrai (ca. 1560-1659)’, in: De Gulden Passer: Journal for book history, 94 (2016), 137-163.

A. Soetaert, V. Soen, and J. Verberckmoes, ‘Verborgen meertaligheid. De katholieke drukpers in de kerkprovincie Kamerijk (1560-1600)’, in: Queeste: tijdschrift voor middeleeuwse letterkunde in de Nederlanden, 22:1 (2015), 62-81.

A. Soetaert, ‘Translating and distributing Italian religious literature in the ecclesiastical province of Cambrai (1563-1659)’, in: Incontri: Rivista Europea di Studi Italiani, 22:2 (2015), 29-40. Link to article

A. Soetaert, ‘“Pour servir de mémoire à la postérité.” Herinneringscultuur en overstromingen in het vroegmoderne Namen’, in: Tijdschrift voor Waterstaatsgeschiedenis, 22 (2013), 45–56.

A. Soetaert and B. Vannieuwenhuyze, ‘Middeleeuws Namen aan Samber en/of Maas. Beeldvorming en vooringenomenheid in stadstopografisch onderzoek’, in: Stadsgeschiedenis, 8 (2013), 1–18.

Contact details:

E-mail: alexander.soetaert@kuleuven.be

Adress: KU Leuven, Onderzoeksgroep Nieuwe Tijd, Blijde Inkomststraat 21 bus 3307, B-3000 Leuven.

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