Dr Tineke Van Gassen (LW03) passes PhD Defense on Medieval City Archives of Ghent


Congratulations to Tineke Van Gassen (LW03) who, on April 18th, successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Het documentaire geheugen van een middeleeuwse grootstad: Ontwikkeling en betekenis van de Gentse archieven. Te vindene tghuent dat men gheerne ghevonden hadde”. She is now Doctor in History.

The new thesis reconstructs the dimensions, ordering systems, practical organisation and accessibility of the archive of Ghent between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries. Furthermore, it shows how the archive – in its different meanings as collection of valuable documents, as place, and as institute – played a role in the development of a sense of urban social memory.

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