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 2022 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: to be announced (and depending on the current corona measures)

Time: 14.00 -16.00

If you would like to attend one of the lectures, please contact ruusbroec@uantwerpen.be.

2022 Calendar​

Friday 4 March

  • Mary Heimann (Cardiff University)
  • ​Bible-smuggling across the Iron Curtain

Friday 8 April

  • Lieke Smits (Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen)
  • Devotie, fictie, spel? De relatie tussen God en de ziel verbeeld in de laatmiddeleeuwse Lage Landen

Friday 6 May

  • Sergi Sancho Fibla (​Université catholique de Louvain)​
  • Female Mysticism within the Carthusian Cloisters. Texts, Reception, and Gendered Representations

Friday 3 June

  • Sarah Joan Moran (Universiteit Utrecht)
  • Heavenly Women: Patterns in Beguine Church Decoration in the Seventeenth-Century Southern Low Countries.