PARTNERS

      KU Leuven

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

KU Leuven

PARTNERS

KU Leuven will celebrate its 600th anniversary in 2025, making it one of Europe’s oldest universities. The institution has the double honour of being the oldest university in the Low Countries and the oldest extant Catholic university in the world. KU Leuven is dedicated to education and research in nearly all fields. Its fifteen faculties offer education, while research activities are organized by the departments and research groups. These faculties and departments, in turn, are clustered into three groups: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), and Biomedical Sciences. Each of these groups has a doctoral school for its doctoral training programmes. KU Leuven boasts fourteen campuses, spread across 10 cities in Flanders. The Leuven team serves as leader of WP 2.

KU Leuven will celebrate its 600th anniversary in 2025, making it one of Europe’s oldest universities. The institution has the double honour of being the oldest university in the Low Countries and the oldest extant Catholic university in the world. KU Leuven is dedicated to education and research in nearly all fields. Its fifteen faculties offer education, while research activities are organized by the departments and research groups. These faculties and departments, in turn, are clustered into three groups: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), and Biomedical Sciences. Each of these groups has a doctoral school for its doctoral training programmes. KU Leuven boasts fourteen campuses, spread across 10 cities in Flanders. The Leuven team serves as leader of WP 2.

Research team

Jan Baetens

Jan Baetens

Prof. Jan Baetens is professor at the KU Leuven Faculty of Arts, where he teaches literary and cultural studies. He has a special interest in popular fiction (photo novel, novelization, comics, film photo novel) and adaptation studies. He is member of the executive board of IAWIS (International association of word and image studies). He is the coordinator of the BELSPO funded research network on “LMI” (2012-2017).

Fred Truyen

Fred Truyen

Prof. Fred Truyen is professor at the KU Leuven Faculty of Arts, where he is in charge of the mediaLab CS Digital. He is an expert in digitization, photography, e-learning, ICT education and epistemology, and data modelling for image databases in the cultural and historical field. He is a member of the Europeana member’s council and also co-promotor of several locally funded DH-projects at KU Leuven, such as Photolit and the Cornelia project.

Jana Dejonghe

Jana Dejonghe

Jana Dejonghe started her higher education with a BA in English and Spanish Linguistics and Literature at KU Leuven, and obtained an MA in Western Literature in 2014, followed by an MA in Cultural Studies in 2015. She started her career at Barco, an international company providing visualization solutions, and she is currently working at KU Leuven’s research unit Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, as research assistant for the DETECt project.

Jan Baetens

Jan Baetens

Prof. Jan Baetens is professor at the KU Leuven Faculty of Arts, where he teaches literary and cultural studies. He has a special interest in popular fiction (photo novel, novelization, comics, film photo novel) and adaptation studies. He is member of the executive board of IAWIS (International association of word and image studies). He is the coordinator of the BELSPO funded research network on “LMI” (2012-2017).

Fred Truyen

Fred Truyen

Prof. Fred Truyen is professor at the KU Leuven Faculty of Arts, where he is in charge of the mediaLab CS Digital. He is an expert in digitization, photography, e-learning, ICT education and epistemology, and data modelling for image databases in the cultural and historical field. He is a member of the Europeana member’s council and also co-promotor of several locally funded DH-projects at KU Leuven, such as Photolit and the Cornelia project.

Jana Dejonghe

Jana Dejonghe

Jana Dejonghe started her higher education with a BA in English and Spanish Linguistics and Literature at KU Leuven, and obtained an MA in Western Literature in 2014, followed by an MA in Cultural Studies in 2015. She started her career at Barco, an international company providing visualization solutions, and she is currently working at KU Leuven’s research unit Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, as research assistant for the DETECt project.