Steven Vanden Broecke

Contact info

  • Professor
  • Address: Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Ufo, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35, B-9000 Ghent
  • Telephone: +32 (0)9 331.02.51
  • Fax: + 32 (0)9 331 02 99
  • E-mail:


Research interests

History of science, history of religion and the occult, history of credibility

Current and past research projects

Promoter of doctoral research of Nienke Roelants: 'Geschiedschrijving, astronomie en verbeelding in de Renaissance.' 

Promoter of doctoral research of Guy Claessens, KUL: ''De receptie van Proclus' commentaar op het eerste boek van Euclides' Elementen in de Renaissance.' 

Representative publications

  • Vanden Broecke, S."Self-governance and the body politic in Renaissance annual prognostications." In: C. Burnett and D. Gieseler Greenbaum (eds.) From Masha'allah to Kepler, Bath, Sophia Centre Press, 2014. Forthcoming.
  • Vanden Broecke, S. "Astrology and Politics in the Renaissance." In: B. Dooley (ed.) A Companion to Renaissance Astrology, Leiden, Brill, 2014, pp. 193-232.
  • Vanden Broecke, S. "God's Rhetoric. A Therapeutical Tracing of Allegoria in Factis." In: S. Zielinski, et al. (eds.) Variantology 2. On Deep Time Relations of Arts, Sciences and Technologies, Cologne, Walther König, 2006, pp. 205-228.
  • Vanden Broecke, S. "Teratology and the Publication of Tycho Brahe's New World System (1588)." In: Journal for the History of Astronomy, 37 (2006), pp. 1-17.
  • Vanden Broecke, S. The Limits of Influence. Pico, Louvain, and the Crisis of Renaissance Astrology, Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers, 2003.

Full publication list

UGent bibliografie