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Brussels Urban History Seminars | Spring/Summer 2021

HOST announces the kick-off of its Brussels Urban History Seminars spring/summer edition 2021. At the Brussels Urban History Seminars (BUHS), we discuss innovative work in the field of urban history, from the later Middle Ages to the long 19th century. We welcome researchers from different disciplines and universities all around the world to create a forum for stimulating historical debate.

All seminars take place online via Microsoft Teams from 10.30-12.30h.


  • 3 May 2021, Alessandra De Mulder (University of Antwerp): “Eenmaal, andermaal, verkocht!Consumptiewaarden in achttiende-eeuwse Londense veilingadvertenties.” (presentation in Dutch)
  • 7 June 2021, Jessica Dijkman (University of Utrecht): “The public grain reserves of early modern Amsterdam: panic or prudence?”
  • 5 July 2021, Patrick Wallis (The London School of Economics and Political Science): “Guild Society: Social capital and Guilds in early modern England”

Organised by HOST research group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. For registrations and info: HOST@VUB.BE