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The Lower to Middle Palaeolithic Transition in Northwestern Europe
Evidence from Kesselt-Op de Schans
Ann van Van Baelen
The shift from Lower to Middle Palaeolithic in northwestern Europe (dated to around 300,000–250,000 years ago) remains poorly understood and underexplored compared to more recent archaeological transitions. During this period, stone tool technologies underwent significant changes but the limited number of known sites and the general low...



Universalism and Liberation
Italian Catholic Culture and the Idea of International Community, 1963–1978
Jacopo Cellini
After decades of a problematic, if not plainly hostile, approach to modernity by Catholic culture, the 1960s marked the beginning of a new era. As the Church employed a more positive approach to the world, voices in the Catholic milieu embraced a radical perspective, channeling the need for social justice for the poor and the oppressed. The...



Cold War Triangle
How Scientists in East and West Tamed HIV
Renilde Loeckx
A small group of scientists were doggedly working in the field of antiviral treatments when the AIDS epidemic struck. Faced with one of the grand challenges of modern biology of the twentieth century, scientists worked across the political divide of the Cold War to produce a new class of antivirals. Their molecules were developed by a...



A Class of Their Own
The Düsseldorf School of Photography
Maren Polte
The 'Düsseldorf School' has become a household name in the art world for one of the most successful and influential strains of modern photography. Coined in the late 1980s, the name refers mainly to the pioneer group of students of the late Bernd Becher, who in 1976 became the first professor for creative photography at a German arts academy...



Victor Burgin’s "Parzival" in Leuven
Reflections on the "Uncinematic"
In commemoration of the destruction of the University Library of Leuven (Belgium) in August 1914, the projection work Parzival, created by Victor Burgin (UK, 1941) in 2013, was installed within the rebuilt Library. The installation uniquely marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, which left its profound traces on both the...



Bodies Beyond Borders
Moving Anatomies, 1750–1950
Around 1800 anatomy as a discipline rose to scientific prominence as it undergirded the Paris-centred clinical revolution in medicine. Although classical anatomy gradually lost ground in the following centuries in favor of new disciplines based on microscopic analysis, general anatomy nevertheless remained pivotal in the teaching of medicine...



Doing Double Dutch
The International Circulation of Literature from the Low Countries
Dutch literature is increasingly understood as a network of texts and poetics connected to other languages and literatures through translations and adaptations. In this book, a team of international researchers explores how Dutch literary texts cross linguistic, historical, geophysical, political, religious, and disciplinary borders, and...



Minoan Earthquakes
Breaking the Myth through Interdisciplinarity
Does the "Minoan myth" still stand up to scientific scrutiny? Since the work of Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos (Crete, Greece), the romanticized vision of the Cretan Bronze Age as an era of peaceful prosperity only interrupted by the catastrophic effects of natural disasters has captured the popular and scientific imagination. Its impact on the...



Humanistica Lovaniensia
Journal of Neo-Latin Studies



Gothic Revival Worldwide
A. W. N. Pugin's Global Influence
Beautifully illustrated with a large selection of new photography, Gothic Revival Worldwide reveals how A. W. N. Pugin's ideas played a profound role in the changing face of material reform in church architecture as an expression of the evolving identity of churches around the world from North America to Mongolia and the South Pacific.



Charity and Social Welfare
The Dynamics of Religious Reform in Northern Europe, 1780-1920
This book unravels how the churches in Britain and Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium shaped and adjusted their understanding of poverty. It reveals how they struggled with the "social question" and often also with the modern nation-states to which they belonged.



Artistic Research in Music: Discipline and Resistance
Artists and Researchers at the Orpheus Institute
Twenty years ago the Orpheus Institute was founded in Ghent to pursue research through the practice of musicians; thus the Orpheus Institute is of the same generation as the field it was established to explore.



Plutarch's Science of Natural Problems
A Study with Commentary on Quaestiones Naturales
Michiel Meeusen



Conceptual, Surrealist, Pictorial
Photo-Based Art in Belgium (1960s – early 1990s)
Liesbeth Decan
Conceptual, Surrealist, Pictorial is the first in-depth study of the use of photography by Belgian artists from the 1960s until the early 1990s.



'A Truly Golden Handbook'
The Scholarly Quest for Utopia
In 1516, Thomas More's Utopia was published in the Flemish town of Leuven, home of a university that was established almost a century earlier. Five hundred years later, scholars of this university revisit More's best-known work.



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