Prof. Hans Cools Visiting Scholar at the Department
Prof. Hans Cools (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) will be joining the Department of Historical Studies as a Visiting Scholar (16th _ 21st September 2013). In tandem with Andrea Gamberini he aims to co-author an article on state-church relations in the later middle ages and the early modern period. In their paper, Gamberini and Cools intend to compare the ways in which the political elites of the various northern Italian regional states and the Burgundian and Habsburg Netherlands moulded church structures in their territories to enhance their power throughout the later fifteenth and the early sixteenth centuries. More in particular, they will focus on the selection process and nomination of bishops in these respective territories.