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Pillar 2: Heritage science

Pillar 2 "Heritage science" is dedicated to scientific research in support of the federal - cultural, scientific and historical - heritage and in particular the heritage in Belgian Federal Scientific Institutions  (FSIs), as well as the heritage on which the FSIs deploy their expertise. The potentially involved heritage is of a diverse nature: material / tangible and intangible / digital, of national or international origin.

The aim of the pillar 2 is to mobilise and develop the scientific expertise on "heritage science", namely scientific research to support conservation, access (including new ICT tools), interpretation and management of heritage, especially with a view to scientific exploitation and social valorisation. This approach, often interdisciplinary, is at the crossroads of a wide range of knowledge and expertise, from fundamental sciences to humane and art sciences.

The research aims to support:

  • the preservation and management of heritage and collections, with a view to exploitation, mainly scientifically, through the development and / or testing of best practices of techniques and methods, of sampling, of digitisation or other management and preservation methods, documentation, classification, identification and access to the information and / or access to material from the collections;

and / or

  • its placement in social, artistic, historical, geographical, environmental, health, scientific, technical, political, archaeological, linguistic, literary, musical, economic or cultural context, in a synchronized or diachronic perspective.

The implementation of this pillar is done both via thematic and non-thematic calls. The research projects will be carried out by an FSI or will be coordinated by an FSI in collaboration with universities and other research institutions: the projects therefore also have as a challenge to fit into the global strategic priorities of the FSIs, in terms of their scientific expertise and / or their mission with regard to public service.

Committees members


Thematic and non-thematic projects (bottum-up) of the call 2020-2021

AHEAD - Towards the Development of a National Health Data Platform

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Health information system, National health database, Health surveys, Administrative data, Data linkages, Data warehouse

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2020-15/03/2023
  • Budget: 283.080€
  • Coordinator: Devleesschauwer Brecht (Sciensano)
  • Promotors: -
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Media
    • Healthy Data – an online citizen consultation on the reuse of health data
      AHEAD (“Towards the development of a National Health Data Platform”, a two-year project funded by Belspo) and the EU Joint Action TEHDAS (“Towards a European Health Data Space”) have launched the Healthy Data e-consultation on the reuse of health data for purposes beyond individual care, such as research and policy making. The online platform wants to stimulate engagement, reflection and exchange with and between citizens. Therefore, the e-consultation platform is made up of an interactive test, discussion boards, and supporting information. Citizens’ contributions will feed future recommendations concerning the awareness and involvement of citizens in the reuse of data and will be passed on to the European Commission. The e-consultation is organised by Sciensano (Belgium), the Health Data Hub (France) and the NHS Confederation (United Kingdom). The platform is available in Dutch, French and English, and accessible for all European citizens. Contributions can be made until 4 April 2022.
      You are kindly invited to discover and contribute to the Healthy Data e-consultation and to further disseminate the initiative among your network.

BeAM - Belgian Abstract Modernism in the Spotlight: technical art history research with a focus on synthetic organic pigments for improved dating and conservation

Thematic project
Keywords: Synthetic organic pigments, Non-invasive analyses, (Chemical) imaging, Paint degradation, Belgian Abstract Modernism, Anti-dating

  • Project description: 1/09/2021-1/12/2025
  • Budget: 876.534€
  • Coordinator: Saverwyns Steven (IRPA-KIK)
  • Promotors: Currie Christina (IRPA-KIK), Janssens Koen (UAntwerpen), Lynen Frederic (UGent), Servellón Sergio (FeliXart)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo Del Castillo Helena

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

BELTRANS - Intra-Belgian literary translations since 1970

Thematic project
Keywords: Belgian literature, Cultural identity and history, Translation, Reception, FAIR data, Policy

  • Duration of the project: 4 years
  • Budget: 820.085€
  • Coordinator: Vandepontseele Sophie (KBR)
  • Promotors: Brems Elke (KU Leuven), Vanasten Stéphanie (UCLouvain)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Feys Véronique

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

CAHN - Congo-Arab Heritage in Historical Narratives

Thematic project
Keywords: Congo-Arab history, Historical collections and archives, Colonial narratives, Eastern DRC, History Education, Participatory public outcome

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2020 - 15/03/2025
  • Budget: 820.826€
  • Coordinator: Cornelissen Els (MRAC-KMMA)
  • Promotors: Lierneux Pierre (WHI), Van Nieuwenhuyse Karel (KU Leuven)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo del Castillo Helena

Documentation

CAPTex - Towards a better appreciation of Central African Textile Masterpieces: understanding the craftwork and Preserving the collection of Textiles

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Textiles, Ethnographic, Conservation, Microscopy, Central Africa, Technology

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2020-15/03/2023
  • Budget: 120.000€
  • Coordinator: Genbrugge Siska (MRAC-KMMA)
  • Promotors: Stoffelen Piet (APM)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo del Castillo Helena

Documentation

Climate2Preserv - Sustainable Climate Management Strategy to Preserve Federal Collections

Thematic project
Keywords: Preventive Conservation, Energy-Savings Strategies, Federal Scientific Institutions' collections, Sustainable Preservation, Optimal Indoor Climate, Museum Buildings

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2020-15/03/2025
  • Budget: 833.538€
  • Coordinator: De Bruyn Estelle (IRPA-KIK)
  • Promotors: André Philippe (ULiège), Bauwens Geert (KU Leuven), Lousbergh Maarten (MRBAB-KMSKB), Pedersoli José Luiz (ICCROM)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo del Castillo Helena

Documentation

CLIMPACTH - Climate Impact on Built Heritage

Thematic project
Keywords: Built heritage, Climate modelling, Heritage climatology, Material characterisation, Hygrothermal modelling, Hyperspectral imaging

  • Duration of the project: 01/09/2021-01/12/2025
  • Budget: 957.363€
  • Coordinator: Hayen Roald (IRPA-KIK)
  • Promotors: De Kock Tim (UAntwerpen), Hamdi Rafiq (IRM-KMI), Scheunders Paul (UAntwerpen), Van Den Bossche Nathan (UGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo del Castillo Helena

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

CONGOLINES - Inscribing Lines, Weaving Threads. Congolese Colonial Drawings and Paintings as Images and Objects

Thematic project
Keywords: (Im)Material Culture Studies, Mental Heritage, Congolese Art History

  • Duration of the project: 01/09/2021-01/12/2025
  • Budget: 1.103.906€
  • Coordinator: Ceuppens Godelieve Bambi (MRAC-KMMA)
  • Promotors: Van Bockhaven Vicky (UGent), Van Grieken Joris (KBR), Mumbembele Placide (UNIKIN)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

CUNE-IIIF-ORM - Towards an Internationally Interoperable Corpus of Cuneiform Tablets

Thematic project
Keywords: Ancient History, Cuneiform Tablets, Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage, Internat. Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), Linked Open Data, Machine Learning

  • Duration of the project: 01/09/2021-01/12/2025
  • Budget: 957.037€
  • Coordinator: Angenon Els (MRAH - KMKG)
  • Promotors: De Graef Katrien (UGent), Hameeuw Hendrik (KU Leuven)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

FAIR-GNSS - Open data portal for European and Belgian GNSS reference station data collections, built upon FAIR guiding principles

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: GNSS, Open data portal, FAIR data, Digital Object Identifiers

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2020-15/03/2023
  • Budget: 299.802€
  • Coordinator: Bruyninx Carine (ORB-KSB)
  • Promotors: Van Nieuwerburgh Inge (UGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

FRIABLE - Valorisation and Preservation of friable medium on paper. Case Study on the collection of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Thematic project
Keywords: Preventive Conservation, 19th/20th-century art, Friable Media on Paper, Collection Management, Risk Assessment, Technical Art History

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2020 - 15/03/2025
  • Budget: 896.555€
  • Coordinator: Rossi-Schrimpf Inga (MRBAB-KMSKB)
  • Promotors: Debry Laura ( IRPA-KIK), Van Geyts Estelle (La Cambre), Watteeuw Lieve (KU Leuven), Sauvage Leila (Rijksmuseum)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo del Castillo Helena

Documentation

Iguanodon 2.0 - Shepherding the "Belle Epoque" Bernissart Iguanodon collection into the 21st century

Thematic project
Keywords: Long-term preservation, Bernissart Iguanodons, Natural History collections

  • Duration of the project: 4 years
  • Budget: 794.488€
  • Coordinator: Godefroit Pascal (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: Baele Jean-Marc (UMons), Claeys Philippe (VUB), Fischer Valentin (ULiège)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Feys Véronique

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

IIHA - It Is Happening Again: Digital criminal justice archives as building blocks for the study of recidivism

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Historical records, Databases, Criminal justice, Criminal career, Recidivism

  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Budget: 441.572€
  • Coordinator: Mine Benjamin (NICC-INCC)
  • Co-promotors: Maes Eric (NICC-INCC), Jeuniaux Patrick (NICC-INCC), Robert Luc (NICC-INCC)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

InsectMOoD - Insect Museum Open -omic Database

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Museum collections, DNA bank, Museomics, Open-access, Decision map, Collection management

  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Budget: 154.784€
  • Coordinator: Virgilio Massimiliano (MRAC-KMMA)
  • Promotors: Vangestel Carl (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Feys Véronique

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

OART - Open Access Radio Telescope

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Radio astronomy, Renovation, Education, Telescope

  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Budget: 349.197€
  • Coordinator: Marqué Christophe (ORB-KSB)
  • Promotors: -
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo del Castillo Helena

Documentation

ODANext - Oceanographic data acquisition: the next age

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Innovation, FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperab, Data acquisition, Data dissemination)

  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Budget: 368.127€
  • Coordinator: Scory Serge (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: -
  • BELSPO programme manager: Feys Véronique

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

OUTLAW - Outsiders and the Law. Uncovering Criminal Justice Trajectories in Nineteenth-Century Belgium

Thematic project
Keyword: Historical criminology, Public history, Digital history, Prison history, Social vulnerability

  • Duration of the project: 01/09/2021-01/12/2025
  • Budget: 597.249€
  • Coordinator: Drossens Paul (AGR-ARA)
  • Promotors: De Koster Margo (UGent), Vrints Antoon (UGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

PALc - Pre-screening of anthropogenic lime carbonates for 14C dating

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: AMS 14C dating, Anthropogenic lime carbonates, Mortar, Archaeometry, Polarized light microscopy, Cathodoluminescence

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2020-15/03/2023
  • Budget: 174.300€
  • Coordinator: Boudin Mathieu (IRPA-KIK)
  • Promotors: Elsen Jan (KU Leuven)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo del Castillo Helena

Documentation

PARDONS - Topographies of Pardon Tales: Contextual Mapping of Pardon Letters in the Southern Low Countries, 15th 17th c.

Thematic project
Keywords: Pardon letters, Early modern history, Medieval history

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2020 – 15/03/2025
  • Budget: 860.445€
  • Coordinator: Put Eddy (AGR-ARA)
  • Promotors: Cools Hans (KU Leuven), Rousseaux Xavier (UCLouvain), Soen Violet (KU Leuven)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

PROMATECH - Production, Materials and Techniques of Copper Alloy Alms Basins in Northern Europe (15th - 17th centuries)

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Basin, Material culture, Chemical characterization, Technological history, Copper alloys

  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Budget: 314.620€
  • Coordinator: Balace Sophie (MRAH-KMKG)
  • Promotors: Strivay David (ULiège)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo del Castillo Helena

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

SEISMOSTORM - Making Analog Seismograms FAIR to Enable Research

Thematic project
Keywords: Machine learning, Storm, Seismic noise, Seismology, Modeling, Climate

  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Budget: 409.850€
  • Coordinator: Lecocq Thomas (ORB-KSB)
  • Promotors: Debeir Olivier (ULB), Ardhuin Fabrice (UBO Brest), Hadziioannou Céline (Universität Hamburg)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

SmartwoodID - Smart classification of Congolese timbers: deep learning techniques for enforcing forest conservation

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Wood anatomy, Forest conservation, Deep learning, Timber trade, Congo Basin forests

  • Duration of the project: 4 years
  • Budget: 249.217€
  • Coordinator: Beeckman Hans (MRAC-KMMA)
  • Promotors: De Mil Tom (ULiège), Hubau Wannes (MRAC-KMMA), Van den Bulcke Jan (UGent), Verwaeren Jan (UGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Feys Véronique

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

WOMENEXILE - Gendering Political Exile: Women's political migrations to Belgium (1918-1958)

Thematic project
Keywords: History, Women, Archives, Immigrants, Gender Studies

  • Duration of the project: 4 years
  • Budget: 512.514€
  • Coordinator: Amara Michaël (AGR-ARA)
  • Promotors: De Smaele Henk (UAntwerpen), Vanderpelen Cecile (ULB)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra


Thematic and non-thematic projects (bottum-up) of the call 2019

AFRISURGE - Transformative Heritage: politics, peacebuilding and digital restitution of cultural heritage in contemporary Northeast DRCongo

Thematic project
Keywords: Customary authority, Resurgence, Digital restitution, DRCongo

  • Duration of the project: 4 years
  • Budget: 851.314€
  • Coordinator: Vanhee Hein (MRAC-KMMA)       
  • Promotors: Titeca Kristof (UA), Van Bockhaven Vicky (UGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Feys Véronique

Documentation

ARTPRESSE - Intermedial study of Belgian art as a networked structured as seen through the lens of the mass media magazines in the interbellum years

Thematic project
Keywords: Belgium, Magazine, Art, Photography, Media

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2019 - 15/03/2024
  • Budget: 712.514€
  • Coordinator: Lemmers Frédéric (KBR)   
  • Promotors: Baetens Jan (KU Leuven), Bawin Julie (ULiège), Delville Michel (ULiège)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo Del Castillo Helena

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Media
    • 07-12-2021 - Persbericht
      KBR zet robots in bij het digitaliseren van boeken en tijdschriften
      KBR zal dankzij de aankoop van drie geautomatiseerde scanners haar online aanbod met maar liefst 15.000 pagina’s per dag, of 3.000.000 pagina’s per jaar, kunnen uitbreiden. Het gaat specifiek om Belgische boeken en tijdschriften uit de 19de en de 20ste eeuw. Met deze toestellen kunnen ze sneller worden gedigitaliseerd en dus online toegankelijk gemaakt.
    • 07-12-2021 - Communiqué de presse
      KBR introduit la robotisation dans sa chaîne de numérisation de livres et de périodiques
      L’achat de trois scanners automatiques va permettre à KBR d’accélérer l’enrichissement de son offre en ligne à hauteur de 15.000 pages par jour, soit 3.000.000 de pages par an. Grâce à ces équipements spécifiques, les collections de livres et de périodiques belges des XIXe et XXe siècles pourront être numérisées plus rapidement et ainsi rendues disponibles en ligne.

BCCM GEN-ERA - BCCM collections in the genomic era

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Culture collection, Microorganisms, Genomics , High-Throughput Sequencing, Bioinformatics

  • Duration of the project: 15/03/2020 – 15/03/2022
  • Budget: 297.545€
  • Coordinator: Becker Pierre (Sciensano)
  • Promotors: Baurain Denis (ULiège), Declerck Stephan (UCLouvain), Rigouts Leen (ITG), Vandamme Peter (UGent), Wilmotte Annick (ULiège)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

BePAPER - Belgian Art on Paper in a European Perspective. 1918-1950

Thematic project
Keywords: Art on paper, Avant-garde studies, Museum collection, Networks and dissemination, Open data, Art and cultural history

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2019 - 15/03/2024
  • Budget: 650.798€
  • Coordinator: Rossi-Schrimpf Inga (MRBAB-KMSKB)
  • Promotors: Bru Sascha (KU Leuven), Draguet Michel (ULB), Truyen Frederik (KU Leuven)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo Del Castillo Helena

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Event
    • Symposium
      Avant-Garde Art on Paper in Europe, 1905-1950

      As part of the research project BePAPER, The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in collaboration with the University of Leuven and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, are organizing an international symposium on the role of paper in European avant-garde art during the first half of the 20th century.
      The symposium will take place from March 23rd to March 25th 2022.
      More information and registration

BESOCIAL - BESOCIAL: towards a sustainable social media archiving strategy for Belgium

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Social Media, Web Archiving, Preservation, Digital collections, Digital humanities, Belgian newspapers

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2019 - 15/03/2022
  • Budget: 441.750€
  • Coordinator: Vandepontseele Sophie (KBR)
  • Promotors: Mechant Peter (UGent), Michaux Benoit (UNamur), Watrin Patrick (UCLouvain)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

  • Reports
    • Report WP1 : an international review of Social Media Archiving initiatives
  • Media
    • 27-10-2021 - Quels médias sociaux devraient être conservés par KBR?
      KBR fait appel à vous via un crowdsourcing ayant pour but d’archiver le contenu des médias sociaux belges. Quels comptes et hashtags mériteraient d’être archivés ? #moulesfrites ou #doureuuuh ? @foirelivrebxl ou @fetesdewallonie? Vous pouvez envoyer vos suggestions via www.kbr.be/fr/socialmedia .
      En tant que bibliothèque nationale, KBR conserve et gère une collection de plus de 8 millions de documents. Si la plupart de ces documents sont “physiques”, elle conserve également une importante collection de documents numériques. En plus de digitaliser ses collections patrimoniales, KBR possède également des publications “nées numériques” comme les e-books, les e-journaux et les bases de données.
      Mais qu’en est-il du patrimoine national en ligne ? Il existe plusieurs initiatives d’archivage des médias sociaux et du web en Belgique comme, par exemple, les bonnes pratiques d’archivage des médias sociaux en Flandre et à Bruxelles. Toutefois, une part considérable du web belge n’est pas encore conservée alors qu’internet et les médias sociaux font partie intégrante de notre vie quotidienne depuis plusieurs années.
      Le projet BESOCIAL de KBR a pour objectif la mise en place d’une stratégie durable d’archivage et de préservation des médias sociaux en Belgique. De plus, KBR élabore également une politique d’archivage des sites web et devrait pouvoir entamer en 2024 l’archivage systématique d’une partie du web belge.
      En savoir plus...
    • 27-10-2021 - Welke sociale media moeten volgens u worden bewaard?
      KBR start een crowdsourcing-actie om Belgische sociale media-inhoud te archiveren. Welke accounts en hashtags verdienen het om gearchiveerd te worden? #biefstukfriet of #donderdagveggiedag? @pukkelpop of @RockWerchter? Iedereen mag suggesties inzenden via www.kbr.be/nl/socialmedia .
      Als nationale bibliotheek bewaart en beheert KBR een collectie van 8 miljoen documenten. De overgrote meerderheid daarvan zijn ‘fysieke’ documenten, maar de instelling bewaart ook een grote collectie digitale documenten. We digitaliseren onze erfgoedcollecties, maar bieden ook digital-born publicaties zoals e-books, e-journals en databanken aan.
      Maar wat met het nationale erfgoed op het web? Er bestaan een aantal web- en sociale media- archiveringsinitiatieven in België, zoals goede praktijken voor de archivering van sociale media in Vlaanderen en Brussel, maar een groot deel van het Belgische web wordt niet bewaard. Nochtans maken het web en de sociale media al jaren deel uit van ons dagelijks leven.
      Het BESOCIAL-project van KBR ontwikkelt daarom een duurzame strategie voor het archiveren en bewaren van sociale media op federaal niveau. Daarnaast werkt KBR aan een beleid voor het archiveren van websites en zou ze in 2024 starten met het systematisch archiveren van een deel van het Belgische web.
      Lees meer...

CT-CEPH - A fresh look at Devonian, Early Carboniferous and Latest Cretaceous to Paleogene nautilid cephalopods from Belgium: major steps in nautilus evolution revealed by micro-CT and nano-CT scanning of RBINS-RMCA type collections

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Type collections, µCT, Evolution, Digitisation efforts, Cephalopoda

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2019 - 15/03/2024
  • Budget: 170.898€
  • Coordinator: Mottequin Bernard (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: Goolaerts Stijn (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo Del Castillo Helena

Documentation

DATA-KBR-BE - Facilitating Data-level Access to KBR Collections for Open Science

Thematic project
Keywords: Open Science, Data Management, Digital Humanities, Contemporary Belgian History and Cultural Life, Digital Text Analysis, Digital Cultural Heritage

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2019 - 15/3/2022
  • Budget: 498.976€
  • Coordinator: Lemmens Frederic (KBR)
  • Promotors: Van Hulle Dirk (UA), Verbruggen Christophe (UGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo Del Castillo Helena

Documentation

DeepSun - Interconnection and valorisation of long-term solar datasets via deep learning

Thematic project
Keywords: Digital heritage, Deep learning, Solar activity, Astronomical databases, Open access

  • Duration of the project: 4 years
  • Budget: 556.847€
  • Coordinator: Delouille Veronique (ORB-KSB)
  • Promotors: De Vleeschouwer Christophe (UCLouvain)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

DIGICOLJUST - Colonial Violence, Subaltern Agency and Shared Archival Heritage: A Digital Platform of Colonial Judiciary Sources

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Colonial History, Military Justice, Belgian Congo, Shared Heritage, Colonial Violence

  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Budget: 314.902€
  • Coordinator: Tallier Pierre-Alain (AGR-ARA)
  • Promotors: Henriet Benoit (VUB), Lagrou Pieter (ULB), Lauro Amandine (ULB)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

HOME - Human Remains Origin(s) Multidisciplinary Evaluation

Thematic project
Keywords: Human Remains, Legal & Ethic, Colonization , History, Repatriation, Anthropology

  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Budget: 880.940€
  • Coordinator: Semal Patrick (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: Couttenier Maarten (MRAC-KMMA), de Broux Pierre-Olivier (USL-B), Delvaux Luc (MRAH-KMKG), Desmyter Stijn (NICC-INCC), Louryan Stéphane (ULB)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Feys Véronique

Documentation

ICHIE - Interconnectivity of large Carnivores, Humans and Ice Age Environments

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Late Pleistocene, Stable-isotope analyses, Large carnivores including domesticated dogs, Climatic fluctuations, Neanderthals and Upper Palaeolithic Modern Humans, Extinctions

  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Budget: 179.816€
  • Coordinator: Germonpré Mietje (IRSNB-KBIN)
  • Promotors: Boudin Mathieu (IRPA-KIK)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Feys Véronique

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

LORD - Lordship and State Formation in the County of Flanders, 15th – 18th C.

Thematic project
Keywords: State formation, Seigneurie, Archives, Legislation, Taxation, Lordship

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2019 - 15/03/2024
  • Budget: 698.515€
  • Coordinator: Verfaillie Joke (AGR-ARA)
  • Promotors: Buylaert Frederik (UGent), Lambrecht Thijs (UGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo Del Castillo Helena

Documentation

NaPol-Intel - Nationalizing Police Intelligence in Belgium (1918-1961): Democratization Processes and Bureaucratic Knowledge Practices

Thematic project
Keywords: History, Belgium, Archives, Police, Intelligence, Bureaucratization

  • Duration of the project: 4 years
  • Budget: 602.732€
  • Coordinator: Amara Michaël (AGR-ARA)
  • Promotors: De Koster Margo (UGent), Rousseaux Xavier (UCLouvain)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

  • Project description
  • Project website
  • Fedra

POSTWAREX - The ultimate punishment: military justice and the executions of death penalties for collaborators after the Second World War in Belgium (1944-1950)

Thematic project
Keywords: Legal history, Penal law, Social history, Archives of the military justice system

  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Budget: 293.351€
  • Coordinator: Luyten Dirk (AGR-ARA)
  • Promotors: Horvat Stanislas (ERM-KMS)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Jamart Georges

Documentation

  • Project description
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RETROPOLLEN - Reconstructing four decades of spatio-temporal airborne pollen levels for Belgium to assess the health impact

Thematic project
Keywords: Pollen, Surface air pollution, Chemistry Transport Model, Health, Pollinosis

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2019 - 15/03/2024
  • Budget: 830.894€
  • Coordinator: Delcloo Andy (IRM-KMI)
  • Promotors: De Guchtenaere Ann (Zeeprev), Hendrickx Marijke (Sciensano), Hutsemékers Virginie (CELINE-IRCEL), Michils Alain (ULB), Nawrot Tim (UHasselt)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Feys Véronique

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SURA - Unlocking the Photographic Archives of the Pioneering Years of Egyptology at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels

Thematic project
Keywords: Historical pre-digital photos, Egyptology, Archaeology, Valorisation of unexplored heritage, Metadata, Digital imaging

  • Duration of the project: 2 years
  • Budget: 297.567€
  • Coordinator: Claes Wouter (MRAH-KMKG)
  • Promotors: De Meyer Marleen (KU Leuven)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo Del Castillo Helena

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TOCOWO - In support of the international travel of ethnographic collections: Identification of wood on Congolese objects using micro- an sub micron Tomography

Non-thematic project (bottom-up)
Keywords: Wood anatomy, African artefacts, Conservation, Travelling exhibitions, Micro-CT and sub-micron CT, CITES

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2019 - 15/03/2022
  • Budget: 218.732€
  • Coordinator: Genbrugge Siska (MRAC-KMMA)
  • Promotors: Beeckman Hans (MRAC-KMMA), Van den Bulcke Jan (UGent)
  • BELSPO programme manager: Calvo Del Castillo Helena

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