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CReA-Patrimoine. Research Centre in Archaeology and Heritage

The CReA-Patrimoine is a leading research centre of the Université libre de Bruxelles, promoting national and international programs on archaeology and cultural heritage. It constitutes the priviledged partner between the university and the public authorities in charge of cultural heritage. The CReA-Patrimoine is also responsible for practical training and field schools for undergraduate and graduate students in archaeology.

SOCIAMM : History, Arts and Cultures of Ancient, Medieval and Modern Societies

Research at the Center aims to provide a better understanding of European and Mediterranean societies in the period spanning from Antiquity to the 19th century. Resolutely comparative and transdisciplinary in its approach, the Center is founded on the collaboration between historians, art historians, and literary historians.


Research on Medieval spirituality (5th-12th centuries).


The duchy of Brabant : Territorial formation and political organization (11th-12th centuries).


Medieval genesis of cultural identities in the West and in the East (4th-12th centuries).


Cemeteries and burials of the Middle Ages.

The history of death is a preference field of the histoire des mentalités and of the religious behavior. In this interdisciplinary project, emphasis is also put on political aspects (organisation of memory ; legitimization of powers) as well as on social aspects.

The Middle Ages in art and literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.