Herman van der Wee#

Herman van der Wee
Email:herman.vanderwee 'at' econ.kuleuven.ac.be
Membership Number:48
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Homepage: http://www.econ.kuleuven.be/eng/fetew/medewerker/Userpage.aspx?PID=239

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010, Anthony Van Dyck Chair, University of California, Los Angeles (U.S.A.)
  • 2010, Anthony Van Dyck Chair, University of California, Los Angeles (U.S.A.)
  • 2007-2008: Distinguished John W. Kluge Chair, Library of Congress , Washington, D.C. (U.S.A.)
  • 1999: Banking History Chair, University of Sant-Gallen (Switzerland)
  • 1997, Erasmus Chair, Harvard University (U.S.A.)
  • 1994: P.P. Rubens Chair, University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A.)
  • 1989: Ellen MacArthur Chair, Cambridge (U. K.)
  • 1985: Visiting Fellow All Souls College, Oxford (U.K.)
  • 1980-1981 and 1990-1991: Visiting Fellow Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, (U.S.A.)
  • 1975-1976: Fellow Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., (U.S.A.)
  • 1955, 1966, 1969, 1993- : Lecturer, Professor, Full Professor, Emeritus Professor Social and Economic History, Leuven University (Belgium)
  • 1950: LL.D. (Law), 1963:PH.D.(History) at Leuven University (Belgium)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social and economic history of Europe and the Western World from the Late Middle Ages to the present
  • Social and economic history of the Low Countries during the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Times
    • Decline of Bruges
    • Rise and decline of Antwerp
    • European trade
    • Financial and banking innovations in Antwerp and Amsterdam
    • Industrial and monetary development in the Low Countries and in Europe
  • Development of the Belgian Economy during the 20th Century
  • Western World Economy since the Second World War

Honours and Awards
  • 1968: 'de Stassart' Prize for National History (period 1961-1967) by the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Belgium
  • 1975 and 1981: Fulbright Award
  • 1981: Quinquennial 'Solvay' Prize for the Humanities (period 1976-1980) by the National Fund for Scientific Research of Belgium
  • 1992: Amsterdam Prize for the Historical Sciences, by the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of The Netherlands
  • 1994: Knighted by King Albert II of Belgium (title of Baron)
  • 1995: Honorary Medial for Special Merits, by yhe Flemish Parliament
  • 1994 and 1995: doctor honoris causa, universities of Brussells and Leicester (UK)
  • 1977, 1983, 1987, 1993: member, foreign member, corresponding member, honorary member of respectively The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Belgium, The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of The Netherlands, The British Academy, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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