La frontière franco-belge (30/11/2012)

La frontière franco-belge. Une rencontre entre historiens de l’Ancien Régime et de l’histoire contemporaine, 30 November 2012, Courtrai.


In April 2012, historians from the Netherlands, Belgium and France gathered at the Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis to discuss identity formation in the late medieval and early modern Low Countries. Participants soon discovered their shared passion for the study of borderlands in the past. This workshop therefore aimed to provide a follow-up meeting of the Valenciennes conference, while enlarging its chronological scope. The day was  hosted by a research centre which pursues similar research interests for the modern period, that is the Centre for the History of Intercultural Relations based at KU Leuven/KULAK in Kortrijk. This centre explicitly aims to put the study of cross-border relations in a historical perspective. Embedded in several transregional partnerships and situated in a frontier position at the meeting point of Flanders, Wallonia and the North of France, the research centre largely deals with the historical study of intercultural relations in border regions. As such, the workshop offered a forum for discussion and networking across borders and across specialisms. The texts discussed will appear in the volume of the book series of the Revue du Nord.


10h30: Introduction

Yves Junot (Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis), Florian Mariage (Université Lille 3, UC Louvain, Archives de l’Etat à Tournai), Violet Soen (KU Leuven)

10h40: Presentation of Eurométropole

Griet Noë , Project Manager European Strategy, Agence de l’Eurométropole

Virginie Coucke, Policy Advisor, KULAK Presentation of project Université Métropolitaine

11h: Academic Presentations

Bram de Ridder (KU Leuven, Research Foundation Flanders): Border studies past and present. Theoretical and historiographical approaches to the boundaries in and between the Low Countries, 1580-1660

Tom Verschaffel & Saartje Vanden Borre (KU Leuven – KULAK/CHIR): The cultural history of migration: Belgians in Le Nord in the 19th century

12h: Discussion (plenary)

12h30: Salutatory address by Piet Desmet, Head of the Subfaculty of Arts

14h30: Discussion on the following papers

Hans Cools & Violet Soen (KU Leuven): Des familles transrégionales: les maisons de Croÿ et Luxembourg (1470-1520)

Olivia Carpi (Université dé Picardie – Amiens): L’identité civique à l’épreuve de la guerre civile: le cas des villes de Picardie (ca. 1560-ca. 1640)

Marie Kervyn (Université libre de Bruxelles) & Yves Junot (Université de Valenciennes): Identités de frontières: la question des appartenances au long de la frontière sud des Pays-Bas méridionaux (XVIe-XVIIe siècles)

Alexandra Petrowski (Université Lille 3): Frontière, identités et mobilités dans les Flandres de la fin de l’Ancien Régime

17h30: Presentations of two recent publications by Academia Press (Gent) & CHIR

Saartje Vanden Borre, Vreemden op vertrouwd terrein. Het sociaal-culturele leven en de integratie van Belgische migranten in Noord Frankrijk (1850-1914)

Elien Declercq, Migrants belges en France. Une histoire revisitée à travers la chanson populaire (1870-1914)


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