About us

The Belgian Network for Medical History is an informal interuniversity network of scholars who work on the history of medicine and healthcare in Belgium and (for the earlier eras) the Southern Low Countries.

The network was founded January 2015 at the University of Leuven. Its main aim is to stimulate research and scholarly exchange among researchers in the field of medical history in its broadest meaning.

During its meetings, members of the network present and discuss work in progress. The network sustains academic projects in the field such as seminars and conferences and it gave rise to a current publication project, a collective edited volume Medical Histories of Belgium.

The activities of the network constitute a scholarly complement to the work of Hospitium, the Belgian Society for the History of Hospitals and Health Care, which also covers the field of medical heritage.

The network invites all scholars with an interest in medical history to join. Membership can be obtained by mailing to tinne.claes@kuleuven.be