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Marjolein Schepers is a researcher in migration history. Her research focuses on systems of inclusion and exclusion, social citizenship and migration infrastructures from the eighteenth century to the present. In October 2019 she started a postdoctoral research fellowship of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) titled Just Passing Through? Urban Infrastructures of Transit Migration in the Low Countries, 1780-1870. She is currently affiliated with the Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre of the University of Warwick as IAS Fernandes Research Fellow, to collaborate with Beat Kumin, Rosa Salzberg and Felicita Tramontana on the subjects of 'Passanten' and transient migration infrastructures in the 18th-19th centuries.
She is specialised in migration history, as well as urban, rural and social history from the eighteenth century to the present more broadly; and has previously worked on topics as migration, settlement and belonging in the border regions of 18th-century Flanders and France; as well as the implementation of civic integration policy in 20th-century Flanders and the spaces of arrival for colonial and postcolonial migrants from Congo in Belgium, 1908-1990.
History, Joint PhD, Ghent University
History, Joint PhD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
History (Social History, International Relations and Postcolonial History), Bachelor, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Teaching in History and Social Sciences, Master of Education, Leiden University
History: Migration and Global Interdependence, Research Master, Leiden University
Visiting Research Fellow, Leiden University2020
IAS Fernandes 2020-21 Research Fellow, University of Warwick2020 → …
Core Member, Denktank MinervaJun 2018 → …
Visiting PhD Research Fellow, University of LeicesterJan 2018 → Apr 2018
PhD student (joint PhD), Ghent UniversityJan 2015 → Apr 2019
1/10/19 → 30/09/21
OZR2906: Bilaterale samenwerking ikv gemeenschappelijk doctoraatsproject: Bench Fee voor Joint PhD VUB-UGent, Schepers Josepha Jantina
1/01/15 → 1/01/19
SRP27: SRP (Groeiers): The cradle of modernity? Social dynamics in the cities of Brabant and Flanders in a comparative and long-term perspective, 1350-1914
Winter, A., Buylaert, F., Baguet, J., De Koster, M., Ryckbosch, W., Van den Broeck, N., Verbeke, A., Feys, T., Deneweth, H., Horemans, B., Plettinck, G., Adriaens, M., Wauters, R., Vermeesch, G., Vanruysseveldt, V., Vervaeke, A. A., Everaert, J., Erkul, A., Volkov, V., Coppens, A., Debackere, E., Verbruggen, T., Loockx, K., Beeckaert, E., Saelens, W., Leloup, W., Degraeve, M. & Schepers, M.
1/03/14 → 28/02/19
Changing infrastructures of transient migration: The impact of transport revolutions on the urban fabric in the Low Countries, 18th-19th c.Schepers, M., 28 Jan 2021, (Unpublished).
Research output: Unpublished contribution to conference › Unpublished paper
From Nativism to the Inclusion of Immigrants: Settlement and Poor Relief in Eighteenth-Century BrugesSchepers, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Migration History. 6, 2, p. 151-181 31 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Beeckaert, E., Berghmans, S., Bruneel, D., Cottyn, H., De Reu, P., Schepers, M., Vandamme, T. & Van Melkebeke, S., Dec 2018, In : Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis. 15, 2-3, p. 113-128 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access
Regulating Poor Migrants in Border Regions: A Microhistory of Out-Parish Relief in Bulskamp (1768–96)Schepers, M., Sep 2018, In : Rural History. 29, 2, p. 145-165 29 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Scientific review1 Citation (Scopus)
Should they stay or should they go now? The discretionary character of poor relief, settlement and removal in the Low CountriesSchepers, M., Sep 2018, In : BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review. 133, 3, p. 48-71 24 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access1 Citation (Scopus)
Marjolein Schepers (Recipient), 2020
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively
Marjolein Schepers (Recipient) & Beat Kumin (Recipient), 2020
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively
Marjolein Schepers (Participant)1 Jul 2019 → 1 Oct 2019
Concordat d’Ypres: Regulating migration, poor relief and settlement in eighteenth-century Flanders and FranceJosepha Jantina Schepers (Speaker)2 Feb 2018
Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a workshop/seminar
Marjolein Schepers (Speaker), Esther Beeckaert (Speaker)10 Nov 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk at a public lecture/debate
Membership revisited: Negotiating migration regulation and access to welfare in eighteenth-century FlandersAuthor: Schepers, M., 31 May 2019
Supervisor: Winter, A. (Promotor) & Lambrecht, T. (External person) (Co-promotor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis