From the Middle Ages to the revolution caused by Galilean science, Europe was going through constant questioning. This situation challenged its political stability and legitimacy, it undermined the foundations of confessional unity and it moved the borders of knowledge and creation. Aiming to transcend the divisions inherited from a long historiographical tradition, the Research Department Transitions addresses the mutations which characterize the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period (14th-17th centuries) (http://web.philo.ulg.ac.be/transitions/en/). This department intends to enlarge our interests to the multiplicity of factors which contributed to the political and cultural construction of the frames within which we still define ourselves today.
Within the context of the doctoral training of young researchers – across all disciplines – who take interest in this period, Transitions organises a two-day meeting for PhD students on the Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of January 2016. This event is meant to promote exchange and confrontation of ideas and research methods between students, PhD students and researchers coming from different countries in fields as diverse as history, art history, archaeology, musicology, philology, linguistics and French or Italian literature. Those two days are organised around lectures given by PhD students who are either at the beginning or at the end of their PhD. They are invited to present the documents – in a broader sense -, the methods and the concepts on which they are working.
Organising Committee: Annick Delfosse, Renaud Adam, Cristiano Amendola, Aurore Drécourt, Jéromine François, Emmanuel Joly, Anne-Sophie Laruelle, Claudia Marconato, Charlotte Marique, Julien Régibeau, Alessandro Rizzo.
Scientific Committee: Dominique Allart, Annick Delfosse, Laure Fagnart, Marie-Élisabeth Henneau, Nadine Henrard, Alain
Marchandisse, Nicola Morato, Paola Moreno, Benoît Van den Bossche.