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Modern and Contemporary Worlds

Interfaculty institutes | EBxl : Network of Brussels studies of the ULB

Interfaculty institutes | IEE: Institute of European Studies

Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences | MMC

(Code: ULB712)

Person in charges of the unit : LAGROU Pieter, BERTRAMS Kenneth.

The RU Modern and Contemporary Worlds constitutes a research center dedicated to the study of modern and contemporary societies from the 19th Century
onwards. It brings together researchers in History and History of Art willing to engage their investigation in a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.
The spatial focus of the RU goes well beyond the realms of Europe and aims at touching ground with colonial and postcolonial societies. Among its manifold
research axes we should point out transnational social history, gender history, the history of art and artistic movements, business history, the
circulation of knowledge and scientific practices, urban and environment studies, the mechanisms of mass communication and consumption, and the interactions between
States, Law, and conflicts. A special emphasis is laid on interartistic comparatism allowing to cross-analyse the various forms of artistic expressions
without preconceived theoretical borders. 

Campus : Campus du Solbosch
Address : CP175/01
Phone number : +32-2-650.39.56
Web site :

Disciplines CRef :

 • Arts

 • Contempory history (ca. 1800 - 1914)

 • Contempory history (since 1914)

 • Cultural history

 • Decorative arts

 • Economic history

 • Family sociology

 • History and arts

 • History of european countries or populations

 • History of literature

 • History of sciences

 • History of technics

 • History of visual arts

 • Social history

 • Sociology