Alexander

Dr. 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.

Aurelie

Dra. Aurelie Van de Meulebroucke

Aurelie Van de Meulebroucke (°1993) studied early modern history at the University of Louvain. In 2015, she graduated with a dissertation on the reform attempts of Robert de Croÿ, a noble bishop of the diocese of Cambrai (ca. 1500-1556). Subsequently she analyzed the academic printing history of the condemnation of Martin Luther (1519-1521) as part of the ManaMa program of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (KU Leuven). Since October 2016, Aurelie prepares a doctoral thesis on the international context of and the intellectual networks behind the Luther condemnation under the supervision of prof. dr. Violet Soen and prof. dr. Wim François. Her research interests included religious history, history of early modern Catholicism, Reformation history, intellectual history, history of universities and the history of printing.

Recent publications:

A. Van de Meulebroucke, Robert de Croÿ: fidei defensor? Tussen laatmiddeleeuwse traditie en katholieke hervorming in het zestiende-eeuwse bisdom Kamerijk (1518-1556)’, in: Trajecta, 2017 (forthcoming).

V. Soen en A. Van de Meulebroucke, ‘Vanguard Tridentine Reform in the Habsburg Netherlands. The episcopacy of Robert de Croÿ, bishop of Cambrai (1519-1556)’, in: V. Soen, W. François (eds.), —.

A. Van de Meulebroucke, ‘Sur l’ombre de quelque bonne paix? De Blijde Intrede van Hertog-Bisschop Robrecht van Croÿ in het bisdom Kamerijk (1529)’, in Handelingen van de Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse Maatschappij voor Taal- en Letterkunde en Geschiedenis, 2016 (forthcoming).

Contact details:

E-mail: aurelie.vandemeulebroucke@kuleuven.be

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

Sophie

Dra. Sophie Verreyken

Sophie Verreyken (°1991) studied history at the University of Leuven and the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. She graduated in 2013 with a socio-cultural study of the seventeenth-century town of Spa in the Belgian Ardennes. Since october 2013 she prepares a doctoral thesis on transregional networks and identity formation among hispano-flemish elites in the Southern Netherlands (1659-1708), under the supervision of prof. dr. Werner Thomas and prof. dr. Violet Soen.

Recent publications:

S. Verreyken, ‘Tijd om te herbronnen. De impact van beeldvorming op de stedelijke groei van Spa in de zeventiende eeuw’, in: Stadsgeschiedenis 2 (2014), 113-129.

Contact details:

E-mail: sophie.verreyken@kuleuven.be

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

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Dra. Heleen Wyffels

Heleen Wyffels (°1992) studied History at the University of Leuven and graduated in 2014 with a dissertation on widow-printers in sixteenth-century Antwerp. At Maastricht University, she obtained an MA in Arts and Heritage in 2015 with a study on participatory heritage projects. Since 2016, she works in Leuven as a PhD-fellow of the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO), preparing a doctoral thesis on widow-printers in the Habsburg Low Countries (long 16th and 17th centuries), under the supervision of prof. dr. Violet Soen and prof. dr. Johan Verberckmoes.

! Heleen Wyffels will be working as a visiting scholar at the University of St. Andrews between 5 June and 14 July 2017

Recent publications:

H. Wyffels, ‘Behoedsters van het familiebedrijf? Vier weduwen-drukkers in het zestiende-eeuwse Antwerpen’, in: Handelingen (Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse Maatschappij voor Taal- en Letterkunde en Geschiedenis), [forthcoming].

Contact details:

E-mail: heleen.wyfels@arts.kuleuven.be

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