10 Years of USI

On 31th of January, 2023,  we will celebrate the start of the new year with two inspiring lectures by our former USI chair and USI director. We would be honoured by your presence at the lectures by Stijn Oosterlynck and Bert De Munck, who were the driving forces behind the Urban Studies Institute for a decade!


  • 3.30 p.m. Welcome by Herman Van Goethem, rector of the University of Antwerp: "10 years of USI"
  • Introduction by Greet De Block and Thomas Vanoutrive, co-directors of USI
  • 3.45 p.m. Lecture by Stijn Oosterlynck: “Shifting city-state relationships: when sociology and history meet”
  • 4.30 p.m. Lecture by Bert De Munck: “A history of institutional and epistemological barriers to interdisciplinarity work”
  • 5.15 p.m. Reception

​​Practical details

  • Tuesday 31 January 2023
  • F. de Tassiszaal, Hof van Liere, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen (campus map)