Research School for Economic and Social History


Succesful PhD defence Posthumus alumna Ophelia Ongena

On 16 February 2024 Posthumus alumna Ophelia Ongena succesfully defended her PhD thesis ”Werk in eigen streek!’ Ontstaan en evolutie van een economisch beleid op maat van streken en regio’s (België, tweede helft van de 20ste eeuw)’ at Ghent University. Promotors were Professor Eric Vanhaute (Ghent University) and Dirk Luyten (CegeSoma). In her research, Ophelia…

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Conference ‘Feeding the citizens? Urban land and landownership in past and present’ – registration for non-presenting participants open until 1 April 2024

On 11-12 April 2024, organisers Tim Soens, Cécile Bruyet (UAntwerp), Esther Beeckaert (STAM Ghent), Yves Segers (KULeuven), Thijs Lambrecht (Ghent University) welcome you at the conference ‘Feeding the Citizens? Urban land and landownership in past and present’, to be held at the premises of STAM Ghent City Museum. Crossing present-day debates on land-based food supplies…

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Book presentation and reading group ‘The World of Sugar’ by Ulbe Bosma

The Food and Agricultural History Network invites you to join the book presentation and reading group of The World of Sugar. How the Sweet Stuff Transformed Our Politics, Health, and Environment over 2,000 Years (Harvard University Press, 2023), authored by Ulbe Bosma, board member of the N.W. Posthumus Institute and also one of the coordinators…

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BREAKING NEWS: Posthumus moves from X (previously Twitter) to Mastodon

Follow us on Mastodon Recently, the N.W. Posthumus staff, supported by the General Board of the N.W. Posthumus Institute, has decided to stop using X, formerly known as Twitter, for new announcements. This decision has been made as a result of the current developments surrounding the X platform. As mentioned in our statement on social…

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PhD Defence Posthumus alumnus Björn Quanjer

On 1 May 2024 Posthumus alumnus Björn Quanjer will defend his thesis ‘A Tale Of Tallness. A household perspective on early life determinants of male height within the Netherlands between 1850 and 1950’ at Radboud University. Promotors are Professors Jan Kok and Angelique Janssens (both Radboud University), co-promotor is Dr Tassenaar (University of Groningen). More…

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Introducing new Confidential Advisor Torsten Feys

A few months ago, Heidi Deneweth announced her retirement, which also implied her farewell as Confidential Advisor (vertrouwenspersoon) for PhDs enrolled in the Posthumus PhD Training Programme. We thank Heidi very much for her conscious fulfillment of this position. We are happy to inform you that Torsten Feys, affiliated researcher at Flanders Marine Institute and…

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