The reinventions of craft: A historical view on the usefulness of craftsmanship

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Bert De Munck is full Professor in History at the University of Antwerp, teaching ‘Early Modern History’, ‘Theory of Historical Knowledge’ and ‘History of Science and Society’. His research is situated at the intersection of urban history, social history and the history of knowledge, and concentrates on craftsmanship, artisanal epistemologies and the assessment of knowledge and skills. He coordinates the Horizon Europe-project Tracks4Crafts: Transforming Crafts Knowledge for a Sustainable, Inclusive and Economically Viable Heritage in Europe.