Curriculum Vitae
Dartmouth College
Department of History
6107 Carson Hall
Hanover NH 03755
Telephone: (603) 646 2992
University Degrees:
1985    Ph.D. History. University of Ghent, Belgium.  
1979    Diplôme d'Études Approfondies de Civilisation Médiévale.  Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale, University of Poitiers, France.
1979    Teacher's Certificate for Secondary Education - History (Aggregatie H.S.O. - geschiedenis).  Federal Examination Committee at the University of Ghent, Belgium.
1978    M.A. History (Licentie geschiedenis).  University of Ghent, Belgium.
Positions Held:
2010–             Professor, Department of History, Dartmouth College.
1999–2010     Associate Professor, Department of History, Dartmouth College.
1992–1999     Assistant Professor, Department of History, Dartmouth College.
1990–1992     Research Assistant, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
1991 (Fall)      Adjunct Assistant Professor, History Department, Columbia University.
1991 (Spring) Lecturer, Department of Classics, Princeton University.
1989–1990     First Assistant, State Archives, Hasselt, Belgium.
1987–1989     Assistant Archivist, State Archives, Hasselt, Belgium.
1985–1987     Senior Research Assistant, National Foundation for Scientific Research, University of Ghent, Belgium.
1980–1985     Research Assistant, National Foundation for Scientific Research, University of Ghent, Belgium.
Awards and Fellowships:
2010-2011    Jack E. Thomas 1974 Family Fellowship, Dartmouth College.
1999-2000    Jeffe Research Fellowship, Dartmouth College.
1999 (Fall)    Senior Fellowship, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
1999             John M. Manley Huntington Award for Outstanding Teaching, Dartmouth College.
1995-1996    Junior Research Fellowship, Dartmouth College.
1986             Prize of the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters, and Fine Arts.
1979-1980    French Foreign Ministry Scholarship for Graduate Studies in France.
1979             Jan Dhont Prize for Excellence in Teaching, History Department, University of Ghent.
Cities of Ladies: Beguine Communities in the Medieval Low Countries, 1200-1565. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. xv+335 pages.
    Paperback Edition, 2003.
Archief van de schepenbank van Hasselt [The Archives of the Aldermen's Court of Hasselt].  Brussels: Algemeen Rijksarchief en Rijksarchief in de Provinciën, 1993.  237 pages.
Het Pand. Acht eeuwen geschiedenis van het oud dominicanenklooster te Gent [Het Pand: Eight Centuries of History at the Old Dominican Convent of Ghent]. Tielt, Belgium: Lannoo, 1991.  141 pages. (Co-authored with Guido Jan Bral, Jan Caudron and Johan Bockstaele).
Béguins et Béguines à Tournai au Bas Moyen Age. Les communautés béguinales à Tournai du XIIIe au XVe siècle.  Tournai: Archives du Chapitre Cathédral; Louvain-la-Neuve: Université Catholique de Louvain, 1988.  44 pages. (Co-authored with Michel Lauwers).
Stad en apostolaat.  De vestiging van de bedelorden in het graafschap Vlaanderen (ca. 1225- ca. 1350) [City and Apostolate. The Establishment of the Mendicant Orders in the County of Flanders (ca.1225-ca.1350)].  Brussels: Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België, 1987.  291 pages.
Bedelordekloosters in het graafschap Vlaanderen.  Chronologie en topografie van de bedelordenverspreiding voor 1350 [Mendicant Convents in the County of Flanders.  Chronology and Topography of the Friars' Expansion before 1350].  Bruges: Stichting Jan Cobbaut, 1987.  209 pages.
The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. IV: Christianity in Western Europe, c. 1100-c. 1500.  Co-edited with Miri Rubin.  Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2009.  xxi+577 pages.
Ludo J. R. Milis, Religion, Culture, and Mentalities in the Medieval Low Countries.  Selected Essays. Co-edited with Jeroen Deploige, Martine De Reu, and Steven Vanderputten.  Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2005.  388 pages.
The Productivity of Urban Space in Northern Europe.  Co-edited with Peter Arnade and Martha Howell.  Published as the 32, 4 (Spring 2002) issue of Journal of Interdisciplinary History (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002).  vi+192 pages.
“Holy Women in the Low Countries: A Survey.” In Medieval Holy Women in the Christian Tradition c. 1100–c. 1500.  Edited by Alastair Minnis and Rosalynn Voaden.  Turnhout: Brepols. In print, forthcoming September 2010 (about 35 pages).
“The Lives of the Beghards.” In Medieval Christianity in Practice, 238–45.  Edited by Miri Rubin.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.
“On the Margins of Religious Life: Hermits and Recluses, Penitents and Tertiaries, Beguines and Beghards.” In The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. IV: Christianity in Western Europe, c. 1100-c. 1500,  311–23 [See above: section 2: Books (as editor)].  
“Beguines, Liturgy and Music in the Middle Ages: An Exploration.”  In Beguinae in cantu instructae. Musical Patrimony from Flemish Beguinages (Middle Ages – Late 18th C.), 15–25.  Edited by Pieter Mannaerts.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2009.
Also published in Dutch as “Begijnen, liturgie en muziek in de middeleeuwen: een verkenning.” In Beguinae in cantu instructae. Muzikaal erfgoed uit Vlaamse begijnhoven (middeleeuwen – eind 18de eeuw), 15–25.  Edited by Pieter Mannaerts.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2007.
“’Dieu, li premierz, plus anchiiens et souverains bourgois de tous’.  Sur la place de la religion dans les villes flamandes (XIIIe-XVe siècle)”  [‘God, the First, Oldest and Most  Sovereign Burgess of All’: On the Place of Religion in Flemish Cities, 13th-15th c.].  In Villes de Flandre et d’Italie (XIIIe-XVIe siècle): Les enseignements d’une comparaison, 77–103.  Edited by Élizabeth Crouzet-Pavan and Élodie Lecuppre-Dejardin.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2008.
“Beguines.” In The Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender vol. 1, 131–132.  Edited by Fedwa Malti-Douglas et al.  Farmington Hills, Michigan: Macmillan, 2007.
“Diest: Het begijnhof.” [Diest; The Beguinage].  In Plaatsen van herinnering, vol. 1: Nederland van prehistorie tot Beeldenstorm, 347–358.  Edited by Wim Blockmans and Herman Pleij.  Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, 2007.
“Beguines,” and “Education, Beguine.” In Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia, 66–69 and 239–240.  Edited by Margaret Schaus. New York: Routledge, 2006.
“Islands of Difference: Beguinages in the Medieval Low Countries.”  The Low Countries 12 (2004): 205–213.
“Staining the Speech of Things Divine: The Uses of Literacy in Medieval Beguine Communities.” In The Voice of Silence: Women’s Literacy in a Men’s Church, 85–110.  Edited by Thérèse de Hemptinne and María Eugenia Góngora.  Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2004.
 “Fertile Spaces: The Productivity of Urban Space in the Late Medieval and Early Modern North.” In The Productivity of Urban Space in Northern Europe, 515–548 [See above, “2: Books (as editor)].  Co-authored with Peter Arnade and Martha Howell.
“Begijnen, begarden, en teriarissen in het middeleeuwse Ieper,” [Beguines, Beghards, and Tertiaries in Medieval Ypres] Jaarboek voor Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis 4 (2001): 118–67.  Co-authored with Paul Trio.
 “Bruges,” and “Ghent.”  In Medieval Trade, Travel, and Exploration: An Encyclopedia, 76–77 and 228–30  Edited by John B. Friedman and Kristen Mossler Figg.  New York: Garland, 2000.
 “Beghards;” “Beguines;” “Belgium (History);” and “Belgium (Sites).”  In Encyclopedia of Monasticism, vol. 1, 120–21; 121–24; 124–26; and 126–27.  Edited by William M. Johnston.  Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.
"The New Huizinga and the Old Middle Ages." Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 74 (1999): 587–620.  Co-authored with Edward Peters.
“Geletterdheid en boekengebruik bij de vroegste begijnen [Literacy and Books Among the Early Beguines],” Handelingen van de Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse Maatschappij voor Taal- en Letterkunde en Geschiedenis 53 (1999): 166–80.
 “Jacques de Vitry.”  In The Literature of the French and Occitan Middle Ages: Eleventh to Fifteenth Centuries (Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 208), 157–62.  Edited by Deborah M. Sinnreich-Levi and Ian S. Laurie.  Columbia, S.C.: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1999.
"The Annales and Medieval Studies in the Low Countries."  In The Work of Jacques Le Goff and the Challenges of Medieval History.  Edited by Miri Rubin, 99–122.  Woodbridge, Suffolk; Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press, 1997.
Reprinted in The Annales School: Critical Assessments.  Edited by Stuart Clark.  Vol. II: The Annales School and Historical Studies, 309–330.  London and New York: Routledge, 1999.
"Begijnen in de middeleeuwen." [Beguines and Beguinages in the Middle Ages]  In Begijnen en begijnhoven.  Exhibition catalogue.  Edited by Marianne Trooskens, 7–26.  Brussels: Algemeen Rijksarchief en Rijksarchief in de Provinciën, 1994.
Also published in French: "Les Béguines au moyen âge." In Béguines et Béguinages.  Edited by Marianne Trooskens, 7–25.  Brussels: Archives générales du Royaume, 1994.
"Reading a Saint's Body: Rapture and Bodily Movement in the Vitae of Thirteenth-Century Béguines."  In Framing Medieval Bodies.  Edited by Sarah Kay and Miri Rubin, 10–23.  Manchester, UK; New York: Manchester University Press, 1994.
"The Medieval Church."  In The Roots of Western Civilization, vol. 4: Forces of Faith.  Edited by Wim Blockmans, 45–56.  Danbury, Conn.: Grolier Educational Corporation, 1994.
"Begijnen en begarden in het middeleeuwse Dowaai."  [Beguines and Beghards in Medieval Douai].  Jaarboek De Franse Nederlanden / Annuaire Les Pays-Bas Français 17 (1992): 180–197.
"Mendicant Collaboration in the Fourteenth Century: the Bruges pact of 1370.”  In The Land of Carmel: Essays in Honor of Joachim Smet, O. Carm.  Edited by Paul Chandler, O. Carm., and Keith J. Egan, 171–87.  Rome: Institutum Carmelitanum, 1991.
"Een zeker bestaan: de Zuidnederlandse begijnen en de Frauenfrage, 13de-18de eeuw."  [A Certain Existence: the Beguines in the Southern Low Countries and the Frauenfrage, 13th-18th Centuries] Tijdschrift voor sociale geschiedenis 17 (1991): 125–146.
"Jean de Warneton." In Nouvelle Biographie Nationale, vol. 2, 240–42.  Brussels: Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique, 1990.
"Phenomenal Religion in the Thirteenth Century and Its Image: Elisabeth of Spalbeek and the Passion Cult." In Women in the Church (Studies in Church History, 27.  Edited by W.J. Sheils and Diana Wood, 117–26.  Oxford and New York: Blackwell, 1990.  Co-authored with Joanna Ziegler.
"The Beguine Movement in the Southern Low Countries. A Reassessment." Bulletin de l'Institut historique belge de Rome / Bulletin van het Belgisch Historisch Instituut te Rome 59 (1989): 63–105.
"Borluut, Fulco," “Brugge, Walter van,” and "Neuvireuil (Novirella), Michael van (de)."  In Nationaal Biografisch Woordenboek, vol. 12, cols. 95–97, 119–22, 563–67.  Brussels: Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België, 1987.
"Bedelordenvestiging en middeleeuws stadswezen:  De stand van zaken rond de hypothese-Le Goff." [The Foundation of Mendicant Convents and the Medieval Town.  A Status Quaestionis of the Le Goff Hypothesis] Tijdschrift voor sociale geschiedenis 12 (1986): 39–52. Also published separately as Studia Historica Gandensia no. 268.  Ghent: Rijksuniversiteit, 1986.
"Jan van Waasten en de Gregoriaanse hervorming."  [John of Warneton and the Gregorian Reform] Jaarboek De Franse Nederlanden / Annuaire Les Pays-Bas Français 11 (1986): 191–213. Also published in French: "Jean de Warneton et la réforme grégorienne."  Mémoires de la Société d'histoire de Comines-Warneton et de la région 17 (1987): 35–54.
"Aantekeningen bij de XIVde-eeuwse geschiedenis van de timmerliedenbroederschap in de Brugse franciscanenkerk."  [Notes on the Carpenters' Confraternity in the Franciscan Church of Bruges in the 14th Century]  Het Brugs Ommeland 25 (1985): 155–160.
"Achtergronden bij het ontstaan van de tuindagprocessie: bronnen en situering."  [The Origin of the Tuindag Procession: Sources and Context] In Ieper Tuindag. Zesde Eeuwfeest.  Edited by R. Vinckier, 107–28.  Ypres: Stedelijke Culturele Raad Stad Ieper, 1983.  Co-authored with Paul Trio.
"Deux témoins du mouvement canonial au XIIe siècle: les prieurés de Saint-Laurent-au-Bois et Saint-Nicolas de Regny et leurs démêlés avec l'abbaye de Corbie."  Sacris Erudiri 24 (1980): 203–244.
in Social History (2007, 1996), Church History (2005), Journal of Social History (2004), Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies (2004, 2003, 2000, 1997, 1996); The Medieval Review (2004), American Historical Review (2003); Journal of Modern History (2001); Signum (2001); Trajecta (2000), Visual Resources (2000, 1995), Revue belge de philologie et d’histoire / Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis (2000, 1999, 1996, 1988), Renaissance Quarterly (1998), Madoc (1997), Tijdschrift voor Sociale Geschiedenis (1996, 1989, 1988, 1987), Medieval Prosopography (1996), History of European Ideas (1993), Ons Geestelijk Erf (1991), Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale (1988), Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis (1986), Bijdragen en Mededelingen betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden (1984, 1980).
Other Professional Activities:
-Member of the Editorial Board of Jaarboek voor Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis. 2002–2006.
-President of the New England Medieval Conference (2001–2002).
-Administrator ("Listowner") of "Low-Country-L@Mac.Dartmouth.Edu," an interdisciplinary electronic discussion list for scholars working on the history, art, language, and music of the Low Countries.  From 1993 until 2004.  The list had 80 subscribers in 8 countries (US, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Australia, and Israel).
-Bibliographer for Bibliografie Nederlandse Kerkgeschiedenis, an annual bibliography of publications on the religious history of the Low Countries, published in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.  From 1993 until 1999.  Covered English-language work published in the United States and Canada.
-Administrator of and author for “At This Point,” a history blog (, March 2010–.
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