The Conference will be held in Ronse (Belgium) from Thursday the 24th of May until Saturday the 26thof May 2018.

Please note that the Fiertel will take place on Sunday the 27th of May 2018. We invite all conference participants to enjoy this exceptional experience with us.

Program Walking With Saints 2018 (pdf – version 18 .05.2018)

Notice of paper and session acceptance will be send to the authors by the 10th of February 2018.

Keynote speakers

Mrs. Cécile Duvelle

Cécile Duvelle, trained in cultural anthropology, joined UNESCO in 1989. Appointed in 1999 in the Office of the Director-General of UNESCO, she has been his focal point for culture and speechwriter in French. She closely followed the elaboration and negotiation process of several cultural normative instruments, in particular the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and the 2005 Convention for the Promotion and Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. From 2008 to 2015, she has been Chief of the Section of Intangible Heritage Section of UNESCO and Secretary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Prof. Dr. Andrew Spicer

Professor of Early Modern History, Oxford Brookes University (UK)

Andrew Spicer is Professor of Early Modern European History at Oxford Brookes University and a Literary Director of the Royal Historical Society. His research focuses on the socio-cultural impact of the Reformation on which he has published widely. He is currently completing a monograph entitled Conflict and the Religious Landscape. Cambrai and the Southern Netherlands, c. 1566-1621. This volume looks at the process of reconstruction and rebuilding that took place in the southern Netherlands in the wake of the confessional and political conflicts and upheavals of the late sixteenth century.