Affiliation: University of Ghent, BE
Keywords: Cultural History, Seminar on Comparative History, History of the Low Countries, Social Policy from Antiquity to the Present, Urban history, Historiography
Prof. Dr. Frederik Buylaert studied medieval and early modern European history at the universities of Ghent, Leiden and Columbia and obtained a PhD at Ghent University in 2008 with a dissertation on the Flemish nobility in the 14th and 15th centuries. As of 2011, he is appointed lecturer in late medieval and early modern history at the VUB. His research focuses on urban and rural elites in the pre-modern Low Countries, with a particular interest in social mobility, historiography and the politics of remembrance.