Luc Duerloo (1958) is professor in ordinary at the Department of History of the University of Antwerp, where he teaches early modern political history.
He defended his doctorate on the nobility, heraldic officials and the politics of bureaucratisation in the Austrian Netherlands at the University of Leuven in 1986. Building on this research, he published the four volume Armorial de la noblesse belge together with Paul Janssens. He was scientific secretary of the exhibition Karel-Alexander van Lotharingen: Mens, veldheer, grootmeester (Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, 1987) and curator of the exhibitions Albrecht & Isabella, 1598−1621 (Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis Brussels, 1998) and Hungaria regia (Paleis voor Schone Kunsten Brussels, 1999). In the course of his research project on the court of the Archdukes Albert and Isabella, he was Hans Kohn Member of the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (spring semester 2007-2008) and visiting scholar of the Department of History of Columbia University (spring semester 2009-2010).
His current research focusses on the Court of the Archdukes Albert and Isabella, their international policies and artistic patronage. As a first result he published, in collaboration with Marc Wingens, Scherpenheuvel: Het Jeruzalem van de Lage Landen (Leuven, 2002), a book on the creation of the pilgrimage shrine of Scherpenheuvel and its emblematic artistic programme. The monograph Dynasty and Piety: Archduke Albert (1598-1621) and Habsburg Political Culture in an Age of Religious Wars (Farnham, 2012) won the Filips van Marnix van Sint Aldegonde prize for history 2011.