Member of the Center of Urban History and the Center for Political History
Deseure (°1985, Wilrijk) obtained his Master in History at the University of Antwerp
in 2007, specializing in the cultural history of early modern Europe.
As a fellow of the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) he wrote a doctoral
thesis on the politics of history in Belgium during the French period
(1792-1814), supervised by prof. dr. Bert De Munck and prof. dr. Marnix Beyen,
which he successfully defended in 2011. Since then he has worked as a teaching
assistant and as a lecturer at the universities of Antwerp,
Leuven and Leiden,
teaching courses in historiography and the theory of history as well as research
seminars. His research topics include early modern patterns of violence, the
politics of history in revolutionary and Napoleonic France, the experience of
crisis in early modern chronicles and constitutional debates in Belgium in the
age of revolutions.
With Judith Pollmann, ‘Experiences of
rupture and the history of memory’, in: Erika Kuijpers, Judith Pollmann, Johannes Müller and
Jasper van der Steen (eds.), Memory before
Modernity. Practices of Memory in Early Modern Europe, Studies in Medieval
and Reformation Traditions (Leiden:
Brill, in press).
'Regional memory in an age of
centralization. French identity politics in Brabant’,
in: Raingard Esser and Steven Ellis (eds.), Region, Memory and Agency in Eastern and
Western Europe, The Formation of Europe (Hannover:
Wehrhahn Verlag, in press).
pour mieux les persuader.
French political legitimation and historical
discourse in Belgium
(1792-1799)', in: David Andress (ed.), Experiencing the French
Revolution (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2013)
Guido Marnef and Gerrit Verhoeven (eds.), Stad
en stroom: Antwerpse identiteit(en) en vijf eeuwen discours rond de sluiting
van de Schelde, special issue of Tijdschrift
voor geschiedenis 123 (2010/4).
l’histoire. Revolutionaire geschiedenispolitiek in de Zuidelijke Nederlanden
Bijdragen en Mededelingen tot de
125 (2010/4) 25-47.