Jeffrey Tyssens (1965) studied history and international and European law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In 1992, he obtained his Ph.D. and became a postdoctoral researcher (FWO). In 1997 and 1998, he was visiting researcher at the Section d'Histoire de l'Education of the Institut National de Recherche Pedagogique in Paris. He is a professor in contemporary political history and he is the president of the research group on freemasonry (FREE) . He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism. He is a member of the board of the Belgian Historical Institute in Rome and of ODIS - Intermediary Structures in Flanders (19th-20th centuries). In 2009, he was Pieter Paul Rubens professor at the University of Berkeley (California).
- Jeffrey Tyssens, In Vrijheid Verbonden. Studies over Belgische vrijmetselaars en hun maatschappijproject in de 19de eeuw (Gent: Liberaal Archief, 2009).
- Jeffrey Tyssens (ed.), Van Wijsheid met Vreugd gepaard. Twee eeuwen vrijmetselarij in Gent en Antwerpen (Brussel /Gent: Marot /Tijdsbeeld, 2003).
- Jeffrey Tyssens, Strijdpunt of pasmunt? Levensbeschouwelijk links en de schoolkwestie, 1918-1940 (Brussel: VUBPress, 1993).
- History of Political Culture and Ideology in Contemporary History
- History of International Political Conflicts
- History of Political Culture and Practice (with Seminar)
- Past and Present of the Belgian Educational System
- Modern Educational Systems
- Organisation of Education from a Historical Perspective
- Perspectives in Adult Education
- Modern and Contemporary History (19th -20th c.): Political Problems
- City and Culture in Modern and Contemporary History (19th-20th C.)
- Modern and Contemporary History (19th and 20th c.): Advanced Seminar I
- Modern History Seminar
Topics for Bachelor's paper and Master's thesis
- Social and political history
- Cultural history (19th and 20th century)
- Political conflicts
- History of liberalism
- Freemasonary, free thought and movements of freethinkers
- History of education
- Funeraire culture
- History of universities