Every year the Ruusbroec Institute invites several (international) scholars to present their research. The goals of these Spring Lectures are twofold:

  • to offer scholars an opportunity to discuss their research, and benefit from the expertise of the Ruusbroec Institute
  • to create an opportunity for the Ruusbroec Institute to benefit from the insights of the latest research

In 2024 the Spring Lectures will take place on Friday afternoons in March, April, May and June on the City Campus of the University of Antwerp.

Location: Annex, Rodestraat 14 (entrance through Lange Winkelstraat) or digitally on Teams

Time: 14.00 -16.00


2024 Calendar

Friday 15 March (Dutch)

  • Lieven De Maeyer
  • Schrijven zonder ‘ik’. Een comparatief onderzoek naar het automatisme in het surrealisme en in de mystiek van Madame Guyon.

Friday 26 April (English)

  • Dominic Abbott
  • ‘Quod excellentius est’: Duns Scotus’ Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception in its Christological Context

Friday 24 May (English)

  • Amanda Langley
  • Anonymity, Humility, and the Gift of Revelation: The Unnaming of Agnes Blannbekin

Friday 21 June (English)

  • Virginia Blanton
  • The (English) Birgittines Among Us: Syon Abbey in the Diocese of Cambrai


Contact: ruusbroec@uantwerpen.be.