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The splendour of Burgundy

Symposium: 12 May - 14 May 2009

Information from the museum, 9 April 2009

Within the framework of the exhibition ‘Charles the Bold – The Spendour of Burgundy’, the Groeninge Museum and the Alamire Foundation (Catholic University of Louvain), in collaboration with Concertgebouw Brugge and the Radboud University of Nijmegen, are organising a symposium entitled The Splendour of Burgundy.

The aim of the symposium is to give a broad impression of the culture prevailing at the ducal court in Burgundy from the time of Philip the Good (1419 onwards) until the death of Mary of Burgundy in 1482. In contrast to many other symposia, which concentrate on one specific area of investigation, this symposium will seek to establish a dialogue between the academic disciplines of history, music, art and literature. Working with lectures and discussion groups, experts from these various fields will try to give an overall impression of the court culture as a whole. With this aim in mind, two wide-ranging general sessions will be held, during which the themes of “Power and representation” and “Festive culture” will be examined by means of a multi-discipline approach. In addition, more specific issues will be dealt with during the related series of specialist sessions.

In view of the international nature of this symposium, the official language will be English.

Program and registration (Pdf)

Academic committee:

* Prof. dr. Wim Blockmans, NIAS – Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Leiden University (NL)
* Till-Holger Borchert, Musea Brugge/Groeningemuseum (B)
* Prof. dr. David Fallows, Manchester University (UK)
* Nele Gabriëls, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Alamire Foundation (B)
* Prof. dr. Eberhard König, Freie Universität Berlin (D)
* Prof. dr. Maximiliaan P.J. Martens, UGent (B)
* Prof. dr. Johan Oosterman, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (NL)
* dr. Manfred Sellink, Musea Brugge (B)
* Anne van Oosterwijk, Musea Brugge/Groeningemuseum (B)
* dr. André Vandewalle, Stadsarchief Brugge (B)

Organising committee:

* Bart Demuyt & Nele Gabriëls (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Alamire Foundation; B)
* Till-Holger Borchert, Manfred Sellink, Anne van Oosterwijk & Elviera Velghe (Musea Brugge, B)
* Jeroen Vanacker & Katrien van Eeckhoutte (Concertgebouw Brugge, B)


* 12-13-14 May 2009
* Concertgebouw Brugge
* registration: before 30 April. Limited number of places: max. 150 participants
* including: opening reception in town hall, concerts, nocturne visit to the exhibition, welcome pack
* info and inscription:

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Charles the Bold (1433-1477): splendor in Burgundy