Walter Prevenier#

Walter Prevenier
Email:walter.prevenier 'at'
Membership Number:202
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM

Present and Previous Positions
  • Visiting professor at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) in 1968, the University of California in Berkeley (1983 and 2004), Rutgers University (1987 and 1989), Pennsylvania University Philadelphia (1989), the University of Columbia (New York) (1993, 2001, 2002, 2007), the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg (Virginia) (1999 - 2000), the University of Princeton (2000), UCLA, Los Angeles (2008).
  • State University of Ghent, from 1967 to 1999; emeritus since 1999
  • Postgraduate at the Ecole des Chartes (Paleography and Diplomatics) and the Law School (Canon Law) at Paris in 1959‑1960
  • PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy and Litterature (Dept. of History) of the State University of Ghent in 1962

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social and cultural history of the Burgundian Netherlands (14th – 16th century)
  • Marriage and violence against women in the Middle Ages
  • Historiography and the methodology of the social sciences
  • Paleography and dipolmatics, critical editions of medieval sources

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences at Brussels since 1985
  • Member of the Academia Europea at Cambridge (UK) since 1989
  • Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America at Cambridge, Mass., since 1992
  • Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences at Amsterdam since 1996
  • Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Historical Society at London since 1996

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