Album of a Scientific World

The University of Louvain around 1900

Around 1900 the Louvain photographer Edouard Morren made a unique photo report of the university buildings. The 78 photographs were bound in a luxurious album, which is now preserved at the Louvain university archives. This new edition reproduces the numerous views of the most important sites of the university as well as photos of interiors that had never been documented before. A special focus is on the various laboratory facilities, that testify to the emerging scientific tradition of the university.


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Geert Vanpaemel

Geert Vanpaemel is Professor of the History of Science and Chair of the Committee on Academic Heritage at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.


Prize Winner, 2012 AATSEEL Award for Best Book in Literary/Cultural Studies (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages) Honorable Mention, 2012 Bruce Lincoln Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)