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Degraeve Matthijs


Matthijs Degraeve has a PhD in History and a master’s degree in the Conservation of Monuments and Sites. As of October 2022, he works as an FWO postdoctoral researcher within the project ‘Plumbing The City’, studying the historical development of urban sanitary governance, domestic water use and the plumbing trade in Brussels, London and Paris (1850-1940). He is involved in the VUB research groups Architectural Engineering and HOST (Historical Research into Urban Transformation Processes). In 2021, he obtained a PhD within the interdisciplinary research project ‘Building Brussels’, where he performed an urban- and business-historical study on construction enterprises and their relationship with the transforming urban space of Brussels (1830-1970).

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