W. P. Blockmans
Wim Blockmans (2002)
Willem Pieter Blockmans
|Alma mater||University of Ghent|
|Thesis||De volksvertegenwoordiging in Vlaanderen onder het huis van Bourgondië (1384-1506) (1973)|
|Doctoral advisor||Walter Prevenier|
|Sub-discipline||late-medieval and early-modern Europe|
|Doctoral students||Hans Cools|
|Main interests||Burgundian Netherlands|
Willem Pieter Blockmans (born 26 May 1945, Antwerp, Belgium) was Professor of Medieval History at Leiden University between 1987 and 2010. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Ghent. He has been Rector of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study since September 2002. He has published extensively on late medieval and early modern state power.
His retirement was marked with two Festschriften, Power and Persuasion: Essays on the Art of State Building in Honour of W.P. Blockmans, edited by Peter Hoppenbrouwers, Antheun Janse and Robert Stein (Turnhout, Brepols, 2010), and Bourgondië voorbij: De Nederlanden, 1250-1650. Liber alumnorum Wim Blockmans, edited by Mario Damen and Louis Sicking (Hilversum, Verloren, 2010).
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