Griet Vermeesch

Griet VermeeschProf. Dr. Griet Vermeesch obtained a Master in History at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2001. In September 2006, she successfully defended her PhD Oorlog, steden en staatsvorming. De grenssteden Gorinchem en Doesburg tijdens de geboorte-eeuw van de Republiek (ca. 1570-1680) at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, for which she received the Professor van Winter Award for best book on local history of the Netherlands in 2007. She subsequently worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leiden and – since September 2007 – at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on early modern urban history of the Low Countries. She has examined several aspects of regulation such as city-state relations, petitionary politics and the performance of urban administrations. Currently, she works as a postdoctoral fellow of the FWO on 'Access to justice. Urban legal procedures and the usage of the pro bono procedure in civil adjudication in the Low Countries, sixteenth to eighteenth centuries’. She combines this position with a part-time lectureship at the History Department of the VUB, where she teaches an undergraduate course on political problems of the early modern period.


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