Trained at Ghent University, Bart Lambert joined the University of York to work on the ‘England’s Immigrants 1330-1550’ project as a research assistant. Since September 2014 he has left the project, and is currently at the University of Durham.
Bart’s research interests include the history of international trade and banking, the commercial contacts between late medieval Italy, England and the Burgundian Low Countries in particular. Having worked as a collaborator of the interuniversity network on City and Society in the Low Countries (1200-1800), funded by the Belgian science policy, and as a research fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders, he was awarded his PhD at Ghent in 2011, his thesis being a study of the institutional framework of Genoese trade in 15th-century Bruges. He has published a monograph on a family of Lucchese bankers, titled The City, the Duke and their Banker. The Rapondi family and the Formation of the Burgundian State (1384-1430), with Brepols in 2006, as well as several scholarly articles. Another research interest lies in the production, commercialisation and consumption of luxury textiles in late medieval and early modern Europe. As the co-ordinator of an international research network involving people working on the history of precious fabrics, Bart has organised several interdisciplinary workshops and, together with Katherine Wilson (University of York), is currently editing a volume on the subject, to be published in Ashgate’s Early Modern Series in 2013.
In addition to collecting data from the letters of protection and denization and uploading them onto the project’s database, Bart is responsible for the research into the ‘Work’ strand of the project. He will assess the immigrants’ professional activities, as well as the way in which their contributions to the local agricultural, manufacturing and commercial economies were perceived. Particular attention will be paid to the interaction between migration patterns and the socio-economic context, both in England and the places of origin. Moreover, Bart focuses on those people moving to England from the Low Countries and Germany and, together with Christian Liddy (Durham University), those settling in the counties of East Anglia.
Bart Lambert, The City, the Duke and their Banker: the Rapondi Family and the Formation of the Burgundian State (1384-1430), Brepols, 2006, (Studies in European Urban History (1100-1800), 7).
Bart Lambert and Katherine Anne Wilson (eds.), Luxury Textiles in Italy and the Low Countries during the late medieval and early modern period, forthcoming with Ashgate, due 2013 (Early Modern Series).
Frederik Buylaert, Hendrik Callewier, Jan Dumolyn, Jelle Haemers, Bart Lambert and Andy Ramandt, ‘Households, Communities, Status and Class’, in Andrew Brown and Jan Dumolyn (eds.), Bruges, A Medieval Metropolis (ca. 850-1550), forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.
Bart Lambert and Sophie Jolivet, ‘Se fist riche par draps de soye. The Intertwinement of Italian Financial Interests and Luxury Trade at the Burgundian Court (1384-1481)’, in Bart Lambert and Katherine Anne Wilson (eds.), Luxury Textiles in Italy and the Low Countries during the late medieval and early modern period, forthcoming with Ashgate, due 2013 (Early Modern Series).
Jonas Braekevelt and Bart Lambert, ‘Bonnore Olivier: courtier de la fiscalité bourguignonne (1429-1466)’, Revue Belge de Philologie et d’Histoire, 90 : 4 (forthcoming 2012)
Jelle Haemers and Bart Lambert, ‘Pouvoir et argent. La fiscalité d’État et la consommation du crédit des ducs de Bourgogne (1384-1506)’, Revue du Nord, 91 : 379 (2009), pp. 35-59.