Update Pirenne activities programme

(23-06-2020) Latest info on the HPIMS activities programme (Corona / Covid-19)

Because of the precautionary measures and cancellations due to the Corona – Covid19 outbreak in Belgium and abroad, we consider it important to keep everyone informed.


Friday April 3rd 2020, the rector of Ghent University announced the immediate cancellation of all events in Ghent University buildings till July 4th 2020. In compliance with this rule, the Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies will postpone all events until after the Summer of 2020. The latest information is communicated through our own channels (website, social media, newsletter).

We are currently working hard to reschedule with the speakers and to put together an exciting programme for the Medieval Seminar Series of the academic year 2020-2021. Hopefully we will be able to meet in real-life, but the HPIMS will always put safety first and comply with university and federal guidelines. In the meantime, check our events page for digital alternatives!

If you have any questions regarding the Pirenne Institute, don’t hesitate to email the coordinator or PM via Twitter (@MedievalUGent).

For those who wish to learn about the situation and measures at Ghent University, please check the dedicated webpage.

We hope to see you all soon and wish you, your families and friends serenity and good health in these challenging times.