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Piet Clement

Piet Clement
obtained a PhD in Modern History at the KULeuven (1995) and currently works as historian and archivist in Basel, Switzerland.
Research interest in the history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo focuses on landownership issues and rural development, as well as colonial history and institution building more generally.
Short research visits to Kinshasa (Archives Nationales du Congo), Lubumbashi and Mbandaka/Bamanya in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
  • (forthcoming) P. Clement, “The land tenure system in the Congo, 1885-1960. Actors, motivations and consequences”.
  • (forthcoming) P. Clement, “Tempels revisited, The conversion of a missionary in the Belgian Congo, 1930s-1960s”.
  • P. Clement (2010), “Anatomie d’Elisabethville àl’époque coloniale, 1910-1960”: paper presented at the international conference Lubumbashi, cent ans d’histoire, University of Lubumbashi, 9-11 September 2010.
  • P. Clement (2010), “David Van Reybrouck: Congo, een geschiedenis”, InMededelingenblad van de Belgische Vereniging voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis, 32, 4, pp. 30-33 (book review).
  • P. Clement (2007), “Het bezoek van koning Albert I aan Belgisch Congo, 1928, Tussen propaganda en realiteit”, In Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis, 37, 1-2, pp. 175-221.
contact: piet.clement@gmail.com

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