Ward Leloup

Teaching Assistant and PhD researcher social and economic urban history - late middle ages

Junior researchers Historical Research into Urban Transformation Processes (HOST) History
  • Current position Teaching Assistant and PhD researcher social and economic urban history - late middle ages
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Department of History
    Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
    Building C – Room 5.454a
    Pleinlaan 2
    BE-1050 Brussels
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Ward Leloup (1991) studied history at the KU Leuven where he graduated in 2013 with a MA dissertation on the foundation and the spatial development of the late medieval port town of Sluis. His research focusses on the social, economic and spatial history of Flemish and Brabantine towns during the late medieval and early modern period. As of January 2014, he is appointed as a research fellow at the Department of History at Ghent University, where he participated in an interdisciplinary research project on the lost medieval port towns along the Zwin tidal inlet (www.zwinproject.ugent.be). Since October 2015 he is working as a teaching assistant and doctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Currently he prepares a PhD on the development of the social and occupational topography of Bruges and Mechelen between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century.

Key publications

Ward Leloup (2018), ‘Een stadsstichting langs het Zwin. De ontstaansgeschiedenis en ontwikkeling van Sluis’,Tijdschrift voor Historische Geografie 3: 104-125.

Deneweth, Heidi, Ward Leloup and Mathijs Speecke (2018), ‘De impact van stedelijke veranderingsprocessen op de sociale topografie van Brugge, 1380-1670’, Stadsgeschiedenis 13:1 (2018) 20-41.

De Clercq, Wim, Roland Dreesen, Jan Dumolyn, Ward Leloup and Jan Trachet (2017), ‘Ballasting the Hanse: Baltoscandian Erratic Cobbles in the Later Medieval Port Landscape of Bruges’, European Journal of Archaeology 20: 710-736.

Previous education

2013: Master of History, KU Leuven, Belgium

2012: Bachelor of History, KU Leuven, Belgium