Ans Vervaeke

Ans VervaekeAns Vervaeke (1990) obtained a Master in History at the University of Ghent in June 2012. In her MA dissertation, she investigated the influence of smallpox on female fertility and male height in the rural city of Tielt in the nineteenth century. In February 2014, she graduated as a Master in General Economics at the University of Ghent with a MA dissertation on the different interpretations of the concept of the commons between historians and economists. Since March 2014 she works as a doctoral researcher at the centre for Historical Research into Urban Transformation processes (HOST), where she prepares a PhD on explaining the great litigation decline. Her project (Research Foundation Flanders, FWO) will focus on the impact of social-economic change on litigation patterns in Bruges and the Liberty of Bruges (1650-1795). Supervisors are Prof. Dr. Griet Vermeesch (VUB) and Prof.Dr. Thijs Lambrecht (UGent).