Dé Céadaoin/Wednesday 03/02/2010 @ 7pm Prof. Louis Vos (Leuven) in the
Siobhán Mac Kenna will give a talk “Nationalism in Belgium: Shifting
Identities 1780-2000 “.
Louis Vos is Professor of Modern Political and Social-Cultural History
at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His research focuses on the history
of nationalism, in particular the Flemish movement, youth movements
and student movements. His teaching also includes the History of
Poland, about which he wrote, with Dr. Idesbald Goddeeris, a major
history textbook in Dutch. With Kas Deprez he edited Nationalism in
Belgium: Shifting Identities, 1780-1995 (Macmmillan, 1997) the only
booklength introduction in English to the subject. From 1996 till 2001
he was the chairman of the History Department at the KU Leuven, where
he is now member of the Board Social Facilities for students. From
1993 till 2005 he was President – and since then Vice-President – of
the National Research Centre for the Study of War and Contemporary
Society (Soma/Ceges) in Brussels. Since 2004 he is a Member of the
Management Board of the Royal Museum of the Army (Brussels) and since
2006 also of the Board of Management of the Royal Library (Brussels).
He is a member of the editorial board of Wetenschappelijke Tijdingen,
a scientific review devoted to the history of Flemish nationalism. In
1990-91 he was a Visiting Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia, USA) and in 1999-2000 an Extraordinary Professor of
European Culture at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (the
Also there are Limited tickets still available from Socs box for Arts Bál 2010!
All the best,
An Cumann Staire.