Michael-W. Serruys

Contact info

  • Post-doctoral research fellow
  • Address: Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels
  • Telephone: +32 (0)2 629 25 81
  • E-mail: mserruys@vub.ac.be


Research interests

Geopolitical and maritime history, eighteenth century, Austrian Netherlands

Representative publications

  • Serruys, M. "The Belgians: a bi-maritime people. Belgian maritime identity and its representation in everyday life." In: H. Hamre, W. Heijveld and D.J. Starkey (eds.) Maritime people. 9th North Sea History Conference, Stavanger 2008, Stavanger, Stavanger Maritime Museum, 2011, pp. 117-138.
  • Serruys, M. "Southern revenge? The Austrian Netherlands’ transit policy and the Dutch decline in the eighteenth century." In: Prague Papers on the History of International Relations, 13 (2009), pp. 157-179.
  • Serruys, M. "The port and city of Ostend and the process of state consolidation in the Southern Netherlands in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: a geopolitical approach." In: International Journal of Maritime History, 19 (2007), pp. 319-347.