Youth between training and work in towns in Brabant and Flanders, 1500-1800: social, cultural, and economic aspects.

Project Details


During the early modern period a large share of the urban youth - especial ly but not exclusively young men - left the parental home to be trained at a master craftman's workshop with the intention of becoming skilled artisans and in the hope of astablishing themselves as independent masters one day. This guil-based apprenticeship system's social, cultural, and economic aspects and its transformation during the early modern period, especially the consequences of the convergence - in both spatial and temporal respects - of learning, working, and living.
Effective start/end date1/01/9931/12/00

Flemish discipline codes

  • History and archaeology
  • Economics and business
  • Pedagogical and educational sciences


  • work
  • education
  • Youth