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University of Leuven (KULeuven)

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Koenraad Brosens is a Research Professor in the History of Art Department of the University of Leuven (KULeuven) and a Member of the Royal Academy of Archaeology of Belgium. As a Research and Teaching Assistant at the KULeuven (1998-2003) and a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research-Belgium (FWO Vlaanderen) (2003-2009), he focused on entrepreneurial strategies devised by early modern European tapestry producers. He is now trying to interface art history, socioeconomic history, economic sociology, and social network analysis. In 2007, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia (2007), and he will be Rubens Chair at the University of California Berkeley in 2013. In 2010 he was elected as a Laureate of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. His publications include A contextual study of Brussels tapestry, 1670–1770 (Brussels, 2004), European Tapestries in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, New Haven and London, 2008), and Rubens: The Constantine Series (CRLB) (London, 2011).