Prof. Dr. Johan Verberckmoes

Johan Verberckmoes

Johan Verberckmoes (°1962) is since 1985 member of the Research Unit Early Modern History, first as assistant and since 1996 as full-time professor. He studied history at the University of Leuven and the University of Hull (United Kingdom). In 1993 he graduated with a doctorate on humor and laughter in the 16th and 17th centuries, which forms one of his research specialisations. Other topics which he investigates are the imagination of overseas cultures in the Iberian Empires, private correspondences, emotions and family life, culture and social relations in the Early Modern city. He currently teaches (amongst others) British History, Cultural History of the Early Modern period, and The History of Portuguese America.

Recent publications:

C. Goossens  en J. Verberckmoes, Broze levens, krachtige vrouwen: Zussen, moeders en tantes Goubau in de achttiende eeuw, Leuven, 2017.

W. Thomas and J. Verberckmoes, ‘The Southern Netherlands as a Centre of Global Knowledge Concerning the Iberian Empires in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries’, in  S. Dupré, B. Demunck, W. Thomas, G. Vanpaemel (eds.), Embattled Territory. The Circulation of Knowledge in the Spanish Netherlands, Gent, 2015, 161-197.

V. Soen, A. Soetaert, 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.

J. Verberckmoes, ‘How Dutch Brasil Affects Your Emotions: The Antwerp Jesuit Cornelius Hazart On Early Colonial Brasil ‘, in: M. Van Groesen (ed.), The Legacy of Dutch Brasil, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014, p.146-167.

J. Verberckmoes, ‘Parading hilarious exotics in the Spanish Netherlands’, in: Nederlands kunsthistorisch jaarboek, 53 (2003), 53-69.

Contact details:


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


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