Jelten Baguet

PhD Researcher in early modern urban history – elite studies

Junior researchers Historical Research into Urban Transformation Processes (HOST) History
  • Current position PhD Researcher in early modern urban history – elite studies
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    Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
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Jelten Baguet (Ronse, 1991) studied history at Ghent University where he wrote his MA-thesis on the Imperial Ostend Company. He is currently finalizing his PhD thesis on the urban political elites in sixteenth-century Ghent. This research is taking place at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, and is funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). He focusses on the impact of institutional, economic and religious transformations in sixteenth-century Ghent on the composition of the city's political elite, as well as on the political elites' relations with the craft guilds, the state elites and the nobility.

Previous education

  • 2013: Master in History, Ghent University, Belgium
  • 2012: Bachelor in History, Ghent University, Belgium

Key publications

J. Baguet, ‘Politics and Commerce: a close marriage? The case of the Ostend Company’, Tijdschrift voor sociale en economische geschiedenis, 12:3 (2015) 51-75.

J. Baguet, ‘Social Change and Markets for Urban Credit. Political Elites as Investors in Urban Annuities in Sixteenth Century Ghent’, Financial History Review, 23:3 (2016) 347-6.

Jelten Baguet & Janna Everaert, 'Werk in uitvoering: Onderzoek naar de stedelijke politieke elites van Antwerpen (1400-1550) en Gent (1500-1600)', Stadsgeschiedenis, 12:2 (2017) 157-169.