Research Units

The department is organized into seven research units, by historical period (four) and theme (three):

  1. Ancient History
  2. Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies
  3. Institute for Early Modern History
  4. Social History since 1750
  5. City and Society in the Low Countries
  6. Economies, Comparisons, Connections (ECC)


In addition, many of our researchers are affiliated with various interdisciplinary and international research units:



All of the department members' publications are listed in the university's online academic bibliography.

Current projects

The faculty research platform lists all of the department's current research projects.