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Axis 3: Cultural, historical and scientific heritage

The Federal State - and particularly the FSIs - acquires, conserves, restores, manages and valorises collections as well as archives which are composed – or relate to – material and immaterial cultural and scientific heritage, of an origin and scope that is either national or international. Through its expertise, it also contributes to the valorisation of non-federal heritage.
This heritage and the associated expertise must be made the most of through (inter)disciplinary research having to do with putting it into context - social, artistic, historic, geographical, environmental, scientific, technical, political, archaeological, linguistic, literary, musical, economic or cultural – within a synchronic or diachronic perspective.

The research will particularly include scientific inventories, monographic studies, work in the field, the examination of materials and techniques as well as the ongoing analyses involving methods specific to the various disciplines concerned.

It will lead to the production of work acknowledged at the national and international level in the form of publications, conferences, exhibitions… designed to make the knowledge and heritage available in diverse contexts within our societies.

[Description of the axis as mentioned in the note to the Council of Ministers]

Projects:

Network projects of the call 2016

UGESCO
Upscaling the Geo-temporal Enrichment, exploration and exploitation of Scientific COllections

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 527.321 €
  • Coordinator: VERSTOCKT Steven, VAN HOECKE Sofie (UGent)
  • Promotors: GILLET Florence ROEGES Mathieu (AGR-ARA), VAN HOOLAND Seth (ULB), DE MAEYER Philippe VAN DE WEGHE Nico (UGent), DESMET Piet PAULUSSEN Hans CORNILLIE Frederik (KULeuven)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

VAL-U-SUN
Valorization of 70 years Solar Observations from the Royal Observatory of Belgium

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 450.240 €
  • Coordinator: LEFÈVRE Laure (ORB-KSB)
  • Promotors: VON SACHS Rainer (UCL)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

PASTECA
Historical aerial Photographs and ArchiveS to assess Environmental Changes in Central Africa

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 597.560 €
  • Coordinator: DEWITTE Olivier (MRAC-KMMA)
  • Promotors: GOVERS Gerard (KULeuven), WOLFF Eléonore (ULB)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

INSIGHT
Intelligent Neural Systems as InteGrated Heritage Tools

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 567.195 €
  • Coordinator: KESTEMONT Mike, DAELEMANS Walter, VAN HULLE Dirk (UA)
  • Promotors: GEURTS Pierre (ULg), VAN KEER Ellen (MRBAB-KMSKB), VERBRUGGEN Christophe, CHAMBERS Sally (UGent), COUDYZER Eva (MRAH-KMKG)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

TRANSMEMO
The Sorrows of Belgium: WWII memories and family transmission

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 571.000 €
  • Coordinator: Bruno DE WEVER (UGent)
  • Promotors: Olivier LUMINET (UCL), Nico WOUTERS (AGR-ARA)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

HOTSPOTS
Social Hotspots. High Courts of Justice files, sources for Low Countries history

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 317.000 €
  • Coordinator: DECEULAER Harald (AGR-ARA)
  • Promotors: ROUSSEAUX Xavier (UCL), VERMEESCH Griet (VUB)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

PHOTO-LIT
The Belgian photonovel: the local reuse of a European cultural practice

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 495.285 €
  • Coordinator: BAETENS Jan (KULeuven)
  • Promotors: DELVILLE Michel, CURRERI Luciano (ULg), LEMMERS Frédéric (KBR)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

PHYSICAL
Profound study of Hydrous and Solvent Interactions in Cleaning Asian Lacquer

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 396.444 €
  • Coordinator: SAVERWYNS Steven (IRPA-KIK)
  • Promotors: VANDEPERRE Nathalie (MRAH-KMKG), LYNEN Frederic (UGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

NATURALHERITAGE
NaturalHeritage.be: Modular interoperable database system and Portal for Belgian Natural History Collections

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 599.886 €
  • Coordinator: SEMAL Patrick (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: VAN DEN SPIEGEL Didier (MRAC-KMMA), ENGLEDOW Henry (JBB-NPB)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

NEANDERTAL-3D
Management and valorisation of the digitised Belgian human remains collection

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 599.426 €
  • Coordinator: VAN SINT JAN Serge (ULB)
  • Promotors: POLET Caroline (IRSNB-KBIN), JANSEN Bart (VUB)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

IMPRESS
Beyond ideological conflict: religion and free-thought in the Belgian medical press (1840-1914)

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 496.691 €
  • Coordinator: WILS Kaat, GOYENS Michèle , VANDENDRIESSCHE Joris (KU Leuven)
  • Promotors: LEMMERS Frédéric (KBR), VANDERPELEN Cécile (ULB)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

FENESTRA
800 Years of fenestration history. Flat glass and windows in Federal Scientific Institutes

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 588.970 €
  • Coordinator: MEULEBROECK Wendy (VUB)
  • Promotors: LECOCQ Isabelle (IRPA-KIK), MONTENS Valérie (MRAH-KMKG)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

PROMISE
PReserving Online Multiple Information: towards a Belgian StratEgy

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 399.339 €
  • Coordinator: VANDEPONTSEELE Sophie ISBERGUE Nadège (KBR)
  • Promotors: DEPOORTERE Rolande, SOYEZ Sébastien (AGR-ARA), DE TERWANGNE Cécile MICHAUX Benoit (UNamur), DI PRETORO Emmanuel (Haute École Paul-Henri Spaak), MECHANT Peter, CHAMBERS Sally (UGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

COBECORE
Congo basin eco-climatological data recovery and valorisation

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 344.916 €
  • Coordinator: VERBEECK Hans, HUFKENS Koen (UGent)
  • Promotors: BEECKMAN Hans (MRAC-KMMA), STOFFELEN Piet (JBB-NPB), AMARA Michael (AGR-ARA)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

ORNASACRA
Ornamenta sacra. Iconological study of the liturgical heritage from the Southern Netherlands (1400-1700)

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 348.506 €
  • Coordinator: DEKONINCK Ralph (UCL)
  • Promotors: BAERT Barbara (KULeuven), CLAES Marie-Christine (IRPA-KIK)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

NAMED
NAture impact on MEntal health Distribution

  • Duration of the project:
  • Budget: 353.822 €
  • Coordinator: KEUNE Hans (INBO)
  • Promotors: VAN NIEUWENHUYSE An (ISP-WIV), THOMAS Isabelle (UCL), BASTIAENS Hilde REMMEN Roy (UA), NAWROT Tim (UHasselt)
  • BELSPO programme manager:

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

Network projects of the call 2014

COLDCASE
Re-opening of the Bernissart Iguanodon crime scene

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2014 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 877.448€
  • Coordinator: GODEFROIT Pascal (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: CLAEYS Philippe (VUB); BAELE Jean-Marc (UMons)
  • BELSPO programme manager: VANCAUWENBERGHE Maaike

Documentation

 

CONGOCONNECT
Connections/Collections: objects and power institutions in north-east Congo (1800-1960)

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2014 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 752.275€
  • Coordinator: STROEKEN Koen (UGent)
  • Promotors: COUTTENIER Maarten (MRAC-KMMA); CHIKHA Chokri Ben (HoGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BELLEFLAMME Claudine - SOMERS Annelies

Documentation

 

EACOM
Egyptian and African Copper Metallurgy in Federal Collections: Contextualisation, Preservation, Patrimonial Value

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2014 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 679.007 €
  • Coordinator: DELVAUX Luc (MRAH-KMKG)
  • Promotors: SMITH Alexandre (MRAC-KMMA); DEGRYSE Patrick (KULeuven); NIKIS Nicolas (ULB); DE PUTTER Thierry (MRAC-KMMA)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BELLEFLAMME Claudine - SOMERS Annelies

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

GRESP-HEALTH
Impact of green/blue spaces on specific morbidity and cause-specific mortality in Belgium

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2014 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 808.758 €
  • Coordinator: NEMERY Benoit (KULeuven)
  • Promotors: THOMAS Isabelle (UCL); NAWROT Tim (UHasselt); BOULAND Catherine (ULB); DEBOOSERE Patrick (VUB); VAN NIEUWENHUYSE An (ISP-WIV)
  • BELSPO programme manager: VANCAUWENBERGHE Maaike

Documentation

 

HERBAXYLAREDD
Interdisciplinary exploitation of the federal Herbarium and Xylarium for tropical forest management

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2014 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 875.063 €
  • Coordinator: BEECKMAN Hans (MRAC-KMMA)
  • Promotors: JANSSENS Steven (JBB-NPB); FAYOLLE Adeline (ULg); VAN ACKER Joris (UGent); MWERU MATE Jean-Pierre (ERARIFT (RDC)); ESPINOZA Edgard (US Fish and Wildlife Service (USA))
  • BELSPO programme manager: VANCAUWENBERGHE Maaike

Documentation

 

IMMIBEL
Outcast or Embraced? Clusters of Foreign Immigrants in Belgium, c. 1840-1890

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2014 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 896.930 €
  • Coordinator: WINTER Anne (VUB)
  • Promotors: BERTRAMS Kenneth (ULB); GREEFS Hilde (UA); WILLEMS Bart (AGR-ARA)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BELLEFLAMME Claudine - SOMERS Annelies

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

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JUSINBELLGIUM
A century of pioneering case-law. A digital database of Belgian precedents of international justice, 1914-2014

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2014 - 15/03/2019
  • Budget: 684.925 €
  • Coordinator: LAGROU Pieter (ULB)
  • Promotors: DUBOIS Sébastien (AGR-ARA); WOUTERS Jan (KULeuven); FORM Wolfgang (Philipps-University Marburg (DE))
  • BELSPO programme manager: BELLEFLAMME Claudine - SOMERS Annelies

Documentation

 

 

Network projects of the call 2012

4DEMON
4 decades of Belgian marine monitoring: uplifting historical data to today's needs

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2017
  • Budget: 999.071€
  • Coordinator: DE CAUWER Karien (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: DE WITTE Bavo (ILVO); SABBE Koen (UGent); DENEUDT Klaas (VLIZ); BORGES Alberto (ULg)
  • BELSPO programme manager: COX David

Documentation

 

BAREO
Belgian Archaeological Expeditions to the Orient. Heritage in Federal Collections

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2017
  • Budget: 760.700€
  • Coordinator: GUBEL Eric (MRAH-KMKG)
  • Promotors: VAN NEER Wim (IRSNB-KBIN); HAERINCK Ernie (UGent)  
  • BELSPO programme manager: VANCAUWENBERGHE Maaike

Documentation

 

GWB
The Great War from Below Multiple Mobility and Cultural Dynamics in Belgium (1900-1930)

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2017
  • Budget: 872.454€
  • Coordinator: WOUTERS Nico (CEGES-SOMA)
  • Promotors: AMARA Michaël (AGR-ARA); TIXHON Axel (UNamur); VRINTS Antoon (UGent); MATTHYS Koenraad (KULeuven)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BELLEFLAMME Claudine

Documentation

 

MEMEX WWI
Recognition and resentment: experiences and memories of the Great War in Belgium

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2017
  • Budget: 1.071.532€
  • Coordinator: VAN YPERSELE Laurence (UCL)
  • Promotors: VRINTS Antoon (UGent); KLEIN Olivier (ULB); BREMS Elke (KULeuven); KESTELOOT Chantal (CEGES-SOMA)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BELLEFLAMME Claudine

Documentation

 

PALEURAFRICA
Origin of European modern faunas through Palaeogene Central Africa collections

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2017
  • Budget: 892.135€
  • Coordinator: SMITH Thierry (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: FERNANDEZ-ALONSO Max (MRAC-KMMA); LOUWYE Stephen (UGent); YANS Johan (UNamur); GUNNELL Gregg-Duke (University Lemur Center, USA); STEVENS Nancy-(Ohio University, USA)
  • BELSPO programme manager: VANCAUWENBERGHE Maaike

Documentation

 

TIC-BELGIUM
Transnational Belgium. International social reform organisations and congresses, 1840-1914

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2017
  • Budget: 910.891€
  • Coordinator: VERBRUGGEN Christophe (UGent)
  • Promotors: ROUSSEAUX Xavier (UCL); VELLE Karel (AGR-ARA); VAN HOOLAND Seth (ULB); RANDERAAD Nico (UM, NL)
  • BELSPO programme manager: BELLEFLAMME Claudine

Documentation

 

ELINC
European lacquer in Context: art-historical, technological and chemical characterisation of European lacquer in Federal collections

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2017
  • Budget: 937.698€
  • Coordinator: SAVERWYNS Steven (IRPA-KIK)
  • Promotors: INDEKEU Charles (UA); VAN BINNEBEKE Emile (MRAH-KMKG)
  • BELSPO programme manager: VANCAUWENBERGHE Maaike

Documentation

 

Pioneer project of the call 2013

VERONA
Van Eyck Research in OpeN Acces

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2015
  • Budget: 150.000€
  • Promotor: FRANSEN Bart (IRPA-KIK)
  • BELSPO programme manager: JAMART Georges

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

Pioneer projects of the call 2012

NeoMI
A new environment for the organization of musical instruments

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2015
  • Budget: 149.906 €
  • Coordinator: WEISSER Stéphanie (MRAH-KMKG)
  • Promotors: MELOT Hadrien (UMONS); SIEBERT Xavier (UMONS)
  • BELSPO programme manager: JAMART Georges

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

GuilleMets
Disentangling the Masters of Guillebert de Mets: An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Duration of the project: 01/10/2013 - 31/12/2015
  • Budget: 74.907 €
  • Promotor: VANWIJNSBERGHE Dominique (IRPA-KIK)
  • BELSPO programme manager: JAMART Georges

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

 

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