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Hildegarde De Ridder-Symoens
Email:hilde.symoens 'at' skynet.be
Membership Number:2675
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Username:hderidder-symoens
Homepage: http://www.nieuwegeschiedenis.ugent.be/index.php?id=7&type=file





Present and Previous Positions
  • From 1 Oct. 2001 until 30 Sept. 2008 (retirement) full professor in Early Modern History at the Ghent University (Universiteit Gent), Belgium
  • 1986-2001 : Part time professor in Medieval History at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1964-1993: Research fellow National Fund for Scientific Research- Flanders – Belgium and Ghent University
  • 1969: Ph.D. History Ghent University, Belgium

Fields of Scholarship
  • History of European universities and their social role (13th-18th c.)
  • History of schooling and education (legislation, literacy)
  • Professionalisation of society and the role of schooling in this process
  • Intellectual and cultural life during the Renaissance (15th-17th centuries) in its social context

Honours and Awards
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  • Award of Excellence (2001)
  • etc.
  • 1971: laureate of the travel grant contest of the Belgian Government
  • 1992: laureate of the Sarton medal of the University of Ghent (History of Science)
  • 1992: University medal of the University of Helsinki
  • Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB) (2003)
  • Member of Academia Europaea (2009)



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