Wim Blockmans#

Wim Blockmans
Membership Number:1745
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM

Present and Previous Positions

  • Rector, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, 2002-2010
  • Professor in Medieval History at Leiden University, 1987-2010. From 1993 to 2000 also in charge of Contemporary European History in the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Professor, 1980-87 and Reader, 1975-79 in Social and Political History, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Reader in History, Provincial Institute for Translators and Interpreters, Ghent, 1974-88
  • Research assistant, 1966-73 and senior assistant, 1973-75 at the Univer¬sity of Ghent

Fields of Scholarship
  • Medieval history
  • State formation
  • Economic and cultural dynamics

Honours and Awards
  • Laureate, Fondation universitaire, Brussels, 1968
  • Laureate, Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences, 1973
  • Laureate, Research Travel Scheme of the Belgian Government, 1975
  • Winkler Prins Prize, 1980
  • Ad Fontes Award, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1984
  • Fellow, NIAS, 1997-98
  • Commander in the Order of Leopold II, 2000
  • Duke of Arenberg Prize for General History, 2002
  • Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion, 2008

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