Jeroen Puttevils (1985) is a temporary lecturer and research member of the Centre for Urban History. He worked as Ph.D. fellow of the Research Foundation -
Flanders (FWO) from 2008 until 2012. Before October 1st 2008, he was working on a one-year project
(2007-2008) funded by the Research Council of the University of Antwerp.
In 2012 he defended his PhD-dissertation titled "The Ascent of Merchants from the Southern Low Countries: from Antwerp to Europe, 1480-1585".
From January 2013, Jeroen Puttevils will be a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the History Department of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
He studied at
the University of Antwerp, Belgium and obtained his master’s degree in history
(specialization: early modern social and economic history) with summa cum laude
(“with highest honour") in September 2007. He wrote his master dissertation “A
servitio de vostri sempre siamo. The effects of the trade between Antwerp and
Italy on the merchant-family Van der Molen (mid-sixteenth century)" under the
supervision of prof. dr. Peter Stabel (University of Antwerp) and dr. Oscar Gelderblom (Utrecht University,
Jeroen Puttevils studied at the Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy, during Spring
Term 2006 through the European exchange program, Erasmus. In Venice, his interest in the history of the City of the Doges awoke and his fascination for socio-economic history research
was stimulated. To continue this research he received the ActUA-prize for
master-students of the University of
research on the history of international trade in the early modern period builds
further on his master dissertation. In this research Jeroen Puttevils pays much
attention to the behaviour of merchants, the main characters in this story.
From October 1th Jeroen Puttevils will start his Ph.D.-research titled 'Relational and institutional trust in the international trade of the Low Countries, 15th - 16th centuries' as a fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO).