Isabelle Devos

Contact info

  • Professor
  • Address: Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Ufo, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35, B-9000 Gent
  • Telephone: +32 (0)9 331 02 50
  • Fax: + 32 (0)9 331 02 99
  • E-mail: Isabelle.Devos@ugent.be

 

Research interests

Historical Demography, Social and Economic History, Statistics for Historians

Current and past research projects

  • Promoter of the 'Middelzware onderzoeksinfrastructuur' research project (Herculesstichting) "STREAM. “A Spatiotemporal Research Infrastructure for Early Modern Flanders and Brabant”. 
  • Promotor FWO research project of dra. Sofie De Veirman "Breaking the silence. On the cultural, formal and social integration of the hearing impaired in East-Flanders, 1750-1900".
  • Promotor FWO research project of dra. Maja Mechant "Women with a deviant survival strategy? The life courses of prostitutes in Ghent and Bruges, 1750-1795". 
  • Promotor BOF research project of drs. Ewout Depauw “Life at the bottom. Living standards and heights in Flanders, 1780-1900”.
  • Promotor of dra. Annik Adriaenssens "De linnenhandel van Béthune & Fils, 18de eeuw".
  • Promotor of drs. Géry Cappon, “West-Vlaamse seizoenarbeiders in Noord-Frankrijk, 1900-1914. Levensloop en levenslot”.
  • Promotor BOF research project of Sofie De Langhe “Analyse van de bestaansstrategieën van nooit gehuwde vrouwen tijdens de vroegmoderne tijd. Casus: het Brugse Vrije (1730-1850)”. Defended 03/2013.
  • Promotor FWO research project of dra. Christa Matthys "Female domestic service and diffusion of fertility in Flanders 1830-1930." Defended 01/2012.
  • Co-promotor 'Middelzware onderzoeksinfrastructuur' research project (Herculesstichting) "HISSTAT. Ontwikkeling en uitbouw van een centrale gegevensbank van statistieken sinds 1795 beschikbaar op lokaal niveau". Head promotor Prof.dr. Eric Vanhaute. 2009-2013.

Representative publications

  • Devos, I., De Groot, J., Schmidt, A. "The lure of the city. Singles in towns in the Low Countries, 1600-1900." In: Journal of Urban History, forthcoming.
  • Devos, I., De Langhe, S., Matthys, C. "Lost in registration? Missing occupations of single women in the Bruges countryside, c.1814." In: History of the Family, forthcoming.
  • Devos, I., Matthys, C. "A history of historical demography in Belgium." In: Fauve-Chamoux, A., Sogner, S., and Bolovan, I., (eds.), History of historical demography, Bern, Peter Lang, forthcoming.
  • Devos, I., Vanhaute, E., Lambrecht, T. Making a living: Family, labour and income, Turnhout, Brepols Publishers, 2011, 347 p. (Series Rural Economy and Society in North-Western Europe, 500-2000). 
  • Devos, I., Allemaal beestjes. Mortaliteit en morbiditeit in Vlaanderen, 18de-20ste eeuw, Ghent, Academia Press, Gingko Fonds, 2006, 264 p.  
  • Devos, I., Neven, M., "Breaking stereotypes. Historical demography in Belgium since 1981." In: Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis, 3-4 (2001), pp. 311-346.

Full publication list

UGent bibliografie