Research Day – GEMS

Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Location: Simon Stevin Room (morning) and Jozef Plateau Room (afternoon). Jozef-Plateaustraat 22, 9000 Gent

On 29 May, GEMS will organize its second Research Day. During that day, we will discuss together some topical questions concerning European research agendas, applications and international cooperation between research groups, wit special attention for European projects and networks in the field of early modern studies. Anyone who is interested in these issues is invited to take part in the morning and/or afternoon program of this research day, with a presentation by Bram Van Oostveldt about his ERC-project application in the morning and three sessions in the afternoon, two about ERC applications and projects and one about international research collaborations and networks.

PLEASE REGISTER for this research day by conforming your attendance to: . Please indicate in your message if you would like to take part in the morning program, the afternoon program, or both, and if you would like to join us for lunch.


Morning programme
Jozef Plateaustraat 22, Ghent, Simon Stevin Room (ground floor)

11 – 12 AM: Bram Van Oostveldt (University of Leiden) presents his ERC-application: La mode meurtrière’: Formation and Effect of Style in Neoclassical Fashion

12 – 1 PM: Break [sandwiches – registration is necessary:]

Afternoon programme
Jozef Plateaustraat 22, Ghent, Jozef Plateau Room (ground floor)

1 – 2 PM: Personal experiences with ERC-applications and projects: Ben Dhooge, Bram Van Oostveldt, Koen De Temmerman [chair: Kornee van der Haven]
– Critical reflections on the process of applying, evaluation and interviews
– The inside view on the daily work of an ERC-research group
– Transition from starting to consolidator grant

2 – 3 PM: Panel debate about ERC-application: individual applicants, Marc Boone (ERC expert panel) and Lieve Huys or Margo Baele [chair: Teodoro Katinis]
– How / when to start working on an ERC-application in one’s academic career?
– What kind of applications are successful in regard to scope, scale, questions, ambitions?
– Relevance of the ERC for international cooperation between research groups and collective applications

3 – 3:30 PM: Coffee break

3:30 – 5 PM: Panel debate about international research collaborations/networks: Guido Van Huylenbroeck (U4 & European Universities) and Stefan Meysman (Research Consortium Pirenne) [chair: Steven Vanden Broecke)
– What role can U4 play in supporting local research groups in building an international research network?
– How important is it to be connected with other research groups around Europe for being successful as a group with European applications?
– In which way should we be connected with other groups and what kind of collaborations should we think of?
– Is it advisable to create specialized networks (for instance a network of groups working on early modern history), or to pursue interdisciplinarity, for example in the context of exploring possible research areas for European applications?
– Importance of impact and “co-creation” of knowledge together with social partners / stakeholders


Image reference: Coenraet Decker, Europa zittend op stier. Engraving, 1660 – 1685.
Holding institution: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.