Inge Bertels

Professor of Architectural History and Theory

Professors Architectural Engineering (ARCH) Architecture Heritage & Preservation
  • Current position Professor of Architectural History and Theory
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Engineering Sciences
    Department of Architectural Engineering
    Pleinlaan 2
    Building K - Room 1.07
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 28 30
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Inge Bertels is a historian (KULeuven, 1998) and master in Conservation (R. Lemaire Centre for Conservation KULeuven, 2000). Simultaneously with her studies in conservation she worked as an architectural historian at the Antwerp Architect’s offices R. Steenmeijer & H. Baksteen (1999-2000). From October 2000 to October 2006 she was related to the R. Lemaire International Centre for Conservation and the research group Architectural History of the Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning of the KULeuven, where in 2008 she also successfully defended her PhD ‘Building the City, Antwerp 1819-1890’. Later on she worked as a postdoctoral fellow of the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek at the Centre of Urban History at the Department of History of the Universiteit Antwerpen. Since 2008 she gradually started teaching architectural history and theory at Department of Architectural Engineering of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Her personal research focuses on the intersection of the nineteenth and twentieth century Construction History and urban history. Since the start of 2013 she is the representative of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels in the cooperation agreement with the Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Agency for Immovable Heritage of the Flemish Community). She is a member of the advisory board or the international Journal of Construction History, editor of the journal Stadsgeschiedenis, member of  Le Conseil d’administration of the Association francophone d'histoire de la construction (Paris) and member of the KNAW-expert commission Onderzoeksmasteropleidingen Geesteswetenschappen for the Nederlandse Vlaamse Accreditatie-organisatie (NVAO).

Key publications

Construction History in Belgium (2004-2014). From Attas to Zastavni. Bertels, I. 29 May 2015 L’Histoire de la construction. Un Méridien européen/ Construction History. A European Meridian. Paris: Association francophone d’histoire de la construction, p. 25-48 24 p.

Post-war building materials in housing in Brussels 1945-1975 / Naoorlogse bouwmaterialen in woningen in Brussel 1945-1975 / Matériaux de construction d'après-guerre dans l'habitation à Bruxelles 1945-1975 (2015) Van de Voorde, S., Bertels, I. & Wouters, I. Brussel: Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 456 p.

Blik op de stad, Bertels Inge, Haemers Jelle, Kamp Jeanette, Van Dijck Maarten, Vrints Antoon; Tijdschrift voor Stadsgeschiedenis, issue 2014/1, pp.84-98.

Entrepôts Bruxellois. Un avenir incertain? (2013) Bertels Inge, Wermiel Sara, Wouters Ine; Bruxelles patrimoines, vol.8, pp. 4-19.

Stad en architectuur. (2011) Recente evoluties in het historisch onderzoek naar stedelijke architectuur in het negentiende-eeuwse België. Bertels Inge, Bart Tritsmans; Stadsgeschiedenis, issue 1, vol.5, pp.93-106.