From the Ivory Tower

200 Years Ghent University

This book tells the story of Ghent University and its societal impact, from its foundation in 1817 to the present day. From the very beginning, the university was closely involved in major social issues through its professors, students and former students, who sometimes played a leading role. In eleven thematic chapters ranging from pluralism and democratisation to gender and sexuality, the environment and biotechnology, historian Gita Deneckere outlines two hundred years of history. Each chapter ends with a point of contention for the future. In addition to archival and other sources, the author also obtained information from interviews with privileged witnesses. Their personal stories combine with the 'big history' to provide a monumental synthesis. The author does not avoid controversy. She makes clear why the university is important, for everyone. This jubilee book is thus an example of how scholarship and societal engagement go hand in hand under the motto 'Dare to Think'. This book is a must for all those who are involved with UGent or who want to get to know the university better. And for those who are interested in the role of the university today. 

Gita Deneckere (b. 1964) is dean of the faculty of Arts & Philosophy and full professor at the History Department of Ghent University. She is a member of the board of directors and promoter of UGentMemorie, Ghent University's virtual memory. Deneckere is known as a committed historian who combines scholarly depth with an imaginative, narrative style of writing. 


Gita Deneckere
25 x 20 cm
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Zijn laatste maanden
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De esthetiek van een nieuwe wereld
Mondriaan en fotografie
De kunstenaar in beeld
Fernand Léger en de daken van Parijs
Klimt geïnspireerd door Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse
Etel Adnan.
Kleur als Taal / Colour as Language
'For Civilisation'
The First World War in the Middle East, 1914-1923
‘Voor de Beschaving’
De Eerste Wereldoorlog in het Midden-Oosten, 1914-1923
Oostende door de lens van Antony
Van Gogh en de olijfgaarden
The Potato Eaters.
Van Gogh's first masterpiece
De aardappeleters.
Van Goghs eerste meesterwerk
De Kust. 4 augustus 1945. De Zomer van de vrijheid.
Unieke luchtfoto’s van Knokke tot De Panne vanuit een Amerikaans verkenningsvliegtuig
Meesterwerken in De Mesdag Collectie
Meesterwerken in het Van Gogh Museum
Kazerne Dossin
Holocaust & Mensenrechten
Musée Kazerne Dossin
La Shoah et les droits humains
Ypres, War and Reconstruction
A Photographic Account by Maurice and Robert Antony
Antony d’Ypres
Fotografen van de wederopbouw
Hockney – Van Gogh
The Joy of Nature
Lucian Freud
De zelfportretten
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers
A Masterpiece Examined
Van Gogh en de zonnebloemen
Een meesterwerk onderzocht
Japanse prenten
De collectie van Vincent van Gogh
Mesdag & Japan
From the Ivory Tower
200 Years Ghent University
Uit de ivoren toren
200 jaar Universiteit Gent
Zeng Fanzhi - Van Gogh
Daubigny - Monet - Van Gogh
Impressies van het landschap
L'ADN d'un pays
The DNA of a Nation
Het DNA van een land
Boetiek België
195 souvenirs uit het grootste kleine land ter wereld
Boutique Belgique
195 souvenirs du plus grand des petits pays
Lichte Zeden
Prostitutie in de Franse kunst 1850-1910
Belgen op de vlucht 1914-1918
BBTK 125
SETCa 125
80 jaar FWO
Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise
Zijn laatste maanden
Het futurisme & Europa
De esthetiek van een nieuwe wereld
Mondrian and Photography
Picturing the Artist and His Work
Fernand Léger en de daken van Parijs
The National Gallery
Masterpieces of Painting
MoMA Highlights
375 Works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Masterpieces in the Van Gogh Museum
‘Voor de Beschaving’
De Eerste Wereldoorlog in het Midden-Oosten, 1914-1923
Odilon Redon and Andries Bonger
36 works from the Van Gogh Museum collection
Van Gogh en de olijfgaarden
De aardappeleters.
Van Goghs eerste meesterwerk
Van Gogh and the Olive Groves
Chanel N°5
Anatomy of a Myth
PEN International
An Illustrated History
Créer le N°5
Masterpieces in The Mesdag Collection
Life according to Vincent
150 Inspiring Quotes
Chanel Eternal Instant
Van Gogh - All works in the Kröller-Müller Museum
Mesdag & Mancini
A Guide to the Collections
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers
A Masterpiece Examined
Avant-garde, surréalisme et la photographie, 1928-1930
Meet Vincent van Gogh
Meet Vincent
Children's Book
Hockney – Van Gogh
The Joy of Nature
Mesdag & Colenbrander
Japanese prints
The Collection of Vincent van Gogh
Mesdag & Japan
Pink Floyd
Their Mortal Remains
Van Gogh Painter
Van Gogh Draughtsman
The National Gallery
Une brève visite
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Van Gogh and Rembrandt
Van Gogh and Paris
Van Gogh and Impressionism
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers
Van Gogh and Japan
Van Gogh and his Letters
Jorn + Munch
Victoria & Albert Museum
Japanomania in the Nordic Countries
Alice Neel
Painter of Modern Life
Francis Picabia
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Mapplethorpe + Munch
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On the Verge of Insanity
Van Gogh and his Illness
Face to Face with Vincent van Gogh
Masters of the Everyday
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Villa Voortman
Van Gogh in the Borinage
The Birth of an Artist
Late Rembrandt
Art and Culture in Times of Conflict
Francisco de Zurbarán
Van Gogh's Studio Practice
In Flanders Fields Museum
Edvard Munch
Works on Paper
Van Gogh at Work
Le portrait de la vie
The Bundi Wall-Paintings in Rajasthan
Rediscovered Treasures
Cripplewood / Kreupelhout
Berlinde De Bruyckere & J.M. Coetzee
Man Ray
The Great War seen from the Air
In Flanders Fields, 1914-1918
Hieronymus Cock
The Renaissance in Print
Victor Horta 1861 - 1947
Leven - Werk - Art nouveau
Van Gogh to Kandinsky
Symbolist Landscape in Europe, 1880-1910
De wereld in kaart
Gerard Mercator (1512-1594) en de eerste wereldatlas
Giuseppe Penone
Avant-gardes, 1870 to the present
The collection of the Triton Foundation
Wim Delvoye
Van Gogh and the Colours of the Night
Alina Szapocznikow
Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972
Het palet van de dichter
Léonard de Vinci
John Constable
Olieverfschetsen uit het Victoria & Albert Museum, Londen
A City of All Times
De wereld van Minne & Maeterlinck
Canaletto et ses rivaux
Man, Myth and Sensualism
Jan Gossart's Renaissance
Illusions of Reality Naturalist
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Gustave Van de Woestyne
Camiel Van Breedam
wat overblijft - ce qui subsiste - what remains
James Ensor
Life and Work. The Complete Paintings
Vincent van Gogh - The Letters
The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition
Emile Claus & het landleven
Charles the Bold (1433-1477)
Splendour of Burgundy
Bruegel to Rubens
Masters of Flemish Painting / The Royal Collection
Museum and Gardens Van Buuren
Barcelona 1900
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Les Paruriers
Bijoux de la Haute Couture
Theo Van Doesburg
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Masters of the Americas
In Praise of the Pre-Colombian Artist. The Paul and Dora Janssen Collection
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The Origins of Art Nouveau
The Bing Empire
Vincent's Choice
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