Werner Thomas#

Email:werner.thomas 'at' kuleuven.be
Membership Number:5195
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Username:wthomas5195
Elected:2019
Homepage: http://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/0017010.htm


Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2016 Professor of Iberian and Iberoamerican history, University of Leuven
  • 2011 - 2016 Associate Professor, University of Leuven
  • 2004 - 2011 Assistant Professor, University of Leuven

Fields of Scholarship
  • Inquisition and religious (in)tolerance in the Spanish Empire (1500-1800)
  • Circulation of people, goods, art and knowledge from the Southern Netherlands in the Iberian world empires (1500-1800)
  • Court studies, especially on the court of the Archdukes Albert and Isabella in the Southern Netherlands (1598-1633)
  • Contribution of Flemish prints and engravings to the construction of the Spanish empire in America, focusing on New Spain, Peru, and New Granada (1520-1800)

Honours and Awards

  • 1991 Laureate of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
  • 2005 Etienne Sabbe Foundation Award for History, for the book In de klauwen van de Inquisitie: Europese protestanten in Spanje, 1517-1648, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2003

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