Bart Lambert

Assistant Professor in the history of the European city during the high and late Middle Ages

Senior researchers Historical Research into Urban Transformation Processes (HOST) History
  • Current position Assistant Professor in the history of the European city during the high and late Middle Ages
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Department of History
    Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
    Building C- Room 5423
    Pleinlaan 2
    BE-1050 Brussels
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Bart Lambert studied medieval history at Ghent University, where he completed his PhD work on the Italian commercial presence in the Burgundian Low Countries in 2011. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher on the AHRC-funded ‘England’s Immigrants, 1330-1550’ project and the HERA-project ‘CitiGen: Identity, Citizenship and Nationhood in the Post-Genome Era’ at the University of York (2012-2014 and 2016-2018) and as a lecturer at Durham University (2014-2016). Bart joined the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the HOST (Historical Research into Urban Transformation Processes) research group as an assistant professor in 2018. His research focuses on the economic, political and social history of the later Middle Ages, with a special interest in the study of international trade and migration flows in Europe between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Key publications

·       W. Mark Ormrod, Bart Lambert & Jonathan Mackman, Immigrant England, 1300-1550 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018), 312 p.

·       Bart Lambert & Milan Pajic, ‘Immigration and the Common Profit: Native Cloth Workers, Flemish Exiles, and Royal Policy in Fourteenth-Century London’, Journal of British Studies 55:4 (2016), pp. 633-657.

·       Bart Lambert & Katherine Anne Wilson (eds), Europe’s Rich Fabric: The Consumption, Commercialisation and Production of Luxury Textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and Neighbouring Territories (14-16th Centuries)   (Farnham: Ashgate, 2016), 258 p.

·       Bart Lambert, ‘Merchants on the Margins: Fifteenth-Century Bruges and the Informal Market’, Journal of Medieval History 42:2 (2016), pp. 226-253.

·       Bart Lambert & W. Mark Ormrod, ‘Friendly Foreigners: International Warfare, Resident Aliens and the Early History of Denization in England, c. 1250-c. 1400’, English Historical Review 130:542 (2015), pp. 1-24.

·       Bart Lambert, The City, the Duke and their Banker: The Rapondi Family and the Formation of the Burgundian State (1384-1430) (Turnhout: Brepols, 2006), 215 p. (Studies in European Urban History (1100-1800) 7).

Previous education

2011: PhD in History, Ghent University, Belgium

2004: Licentiate in History, Ghent University, Belgium

2001: Candidate in History, Ghent University, Belgium

Previous positions

2016-2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate on the HERA Project ‘CitiGen: Identity, Citizenship and Nationhood in the Post-Genome Era’, University of York.

2014-2016: Lecturer in Late Medieval History, Durham University.

2012-2014: Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the AHRC Project ‘England’s Immigrants, 1330-1550: Resident Aliens in Later Medieval England’, University of York.

2009-2012: Scientific Collaborator on the IAP VI/32 Belgian Science Policy Project ‘Urban Society in the Low Countries (1200-1800): Space, Knowledge and Social Capital’, Ghent University.

2005-2009: Research Assistant of the Research Foundation-Flanders (‘FWO-Vlaanderen’), Ghent University.

2004-2005: Scientific Collaborator on the IAP V/10 Belgian Science Policy Project ‘Urban Society in the Low Countries (Late Middle Ages – 16th century)’, Ghent University.