Roman Roobroeck

Roman Roobroeck is a doctoral fellow at the Department of History at Ghent University. Since graduating in September 2015 with an award-winning MA dissertation, his main research focus has been confessionalism in the Low Countries. Currently, he is working on a FWO-funded PhD project under supervision of Prof. Dr. Anne-Laure Van Bruaene (UGent), in which he aims to examine the interaction between Catholics and Protestants in the Flemish Mount of Olives, an agglomerate of biconfessional communities in the rural south of Flanders (1600-1750). By emphasizing the diversity of identities on an individual level and the influence of non-confessional communal boundaries, he aims to provide a fresh outlook on religious coexistence and toleration in the Tridentine-inspired Habsburg Netherlands.