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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Jo Tollebeek

Jo Tollebeek is Professor of Cultural History at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Henri Pirenne, Historian
A Life in Pictures
Sarah Keymeulen, Jo Tollebeek
Henri Pirenne (1862–1935) was a Belgian historian of international stature. He had an intellectual reputation that extended far beyond the borders of his own country. This book is not merely a writer's oeuvre. It is a life in pictures.

The City on the Hill
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This book tells a story of contestation, but also of professionalization, of ever more specialized scholarship and its research triumph.

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