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Dr Godfried Croenen MA PhD FRHistS FSA

Honorary Research Fellow Languages, Cultures and Film


Personal Statement

I studied history at the universities of Leuven and Ghent. I was a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, before coming to Liverpool in 1997. I am a specialist of the medieval history of France and the Low Countries. My particular interests are medieval chronicles and the history of the book in the medieval and early modern period, in particular Jean Froissart's Chronicles and the manuscripts and early prints through which this important historical work was transmitted. I am further interested in commercial book production in Paris and Flanders in the 15th century. I am currently directing the MMFC/Comites latentes project, to catalogue all medieval and 16th-century manuscripts preserved in heritage collections in Flanders (Belgium).

Successfully defended PhD theses:

Helga Müllneritsch, 'Form and Function of the Austrian Manuscript Cookery Book in a European Context' (co-supervision, 2019)

Dirk Schoenaers, ' 'Getranslateerd uuten Franssoyse': translation from French into Dutch in Holland in the 15th century. The case of Gerard Potter's Middle Dutch translation of Froissart's Chroniques' (2009)

Florent Noirfalise, 'Family feuds and the (re)writing of universal history: the Chronique dite de Baudouin d'Avesnes (1278-84)' (2009)

Prizes or Honours

  • Prix Henri Pirenne 2009 (Belgian Royal Academy, Commission Royale d'Histoire, 2009)
  • History Prize (Province of Antwerp, Belgium, 2007)
  • "History of Helmond" Prize (City of Helmond, The Netherlands, 1988)

Funded Fellowships

  • Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship (Bibliographical Society of America, 2012)
  • Lester J. Cappon Fellowship in Documentary Editing (Newberry Library (Chicago), 2011)
  • Visiting Scholarship (St John's College Oxford, 2006)
  • Mellon Visiting Fellowship (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2002)

Other Personal Distinctions

  • Humanities Prize (Belgian Royal Academy, 1996)