Lecture 'Peasants, farmers and landscapes in preindustrial Flanders'

For whom
Students, Employees, Alumni
When
25-04-2019 from 16:00 to 18:00
Where
Auditorium E2, building E, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University
Contact
inem.coppens@ugent.be
Website
https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/sartonmedal
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Sarton Medal Award of the faculty of Bioscience Engineering to Professor Erik Thoen

Program

  • Welcoming address by Prof. Dr. Robert Rubens
  • Laudatio by Prof. Dr. eng. Marc Van Meirvenne
  • Sarton lecture by Prof. Erik Thoen
  • "Peasants, farmers and landscapes in preindustrial Flanders"
    In the early 19th century Flanders was sometimes called the garden of Europe. This has to do with the agricultural technique and the survival strategies of the Flemish peasants and farmers and goes back to the medieval period. Since then, little was changed structurally until the middle of the nineteenth century. How did our rural ancestors organized their survival? Yet there were many regional differences. How do we explain that and how is this reflected in the material culture and in the regional landscapes, sometimes until today? These are some of the most important research questions addressed in this lecture.
  • Award of the Sarton medal
  • Reception in Agora

Dress code: Informal wear

Registration

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