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Bart Lambert

Bart Lambert is an Assistant Professor of Late Medieval History and a member of the HOST research group at the VUB. He studied medieval history at Ghent University, where he completed his PhD in 2011. Before joining the VUB in 2018, Bart worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of York (2012-2014 and 2016-2018) and as a lecturer at Durham University (2014-2016). He held the Belgian Chair at the University of London, Birkbeck College in 2019-2020 and was a visiting researcher at the Università degli Studi di Genova in 2007-2008.

Bart is a specialist of the urban, economic and social history of the later Middle Ages and is particularly interested in the role of the Low Countries in transnational processes of commercialisation, migration and mobility. He is the author of The City, the Duke and their Banker: The Rapondi Family and the Formation of the Burgundian State (Brepols, 2006), of Immigrant England, 1300-1550 (with W. Mark Ormrod and Jonathan Mackman, Manchester University Press, 2019) and of many articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Bart is the PI and spokesperson of the Make-Up of the City project. He coordinates its activities, co-supervises its two PhD students and is responsible for the historical interpretation of the data collected within the project.

Main Publications

Bart Lambert, 'Citizenry and Nationality: The Participation of Immigrants in Urban Politics in Later Medieval England', History                Workshop Journal, forthcoming 2020.

Bart Lambert, 'Double Disadvantage or Golden Age? Migration, Gender and Economic Opportunity in Later Medieval England',     

      Gender & History 31:3 (2019), pp. 545-564.

W. Mark Ormrod, Bart Lambert & Jonathan Mackman, Immigrant England, 1300-1550 (Manchester: Manchester University 

      Press, 2019), 312 p.

Bart Lambert & Katherine Anne Wilson (eds), Europe’s Rich Fabric: The Consumption, Commercialisation and Production of

      Luxury Textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and Neighbouring Territories (14-16th Centuries) (Farnham: Ashgate, 2016), 258 p.

Bart Lambert, ‘Merchants on the Margins: Fifteenth-Century Bruges and the Informal Market’, Journal of Medieval History 42:2

      (2016), pp. 226-253.


For a full overview of Bart's publications, please visit his PURE or ResearchGate profile pages. 

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