Michael Limberger was born in Linz (Austria) in 1966 He studied History and Publicity and Communication at the University of Vienna and followed doctoral studies at the 'European University Institute' Firenze.
He obtained his PhD. at the University of Antwerp - UFSIA with a thesis on Sixteenth-century Antwerp and its rural surroundings. Social and economic changes in the hinterland of a commercial metropolis (ca. 1450- ca. 1570)
He was Teaching assistant and Senior assistant (Doctor-assistent) at the University of Antwerp, Postdoctoral researcher of the Dutch National Organisation for Scientific Research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the framework of the project: 'The metropolis and the state. The autonomy of Amsterdam and Antwerp in a comparative perspective, c. 1530-1830' (under direction of dr. M. 't Hart). (2003-2004), Part-time Assistant Professor at Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel for the course on ‘History of Russia and the former Soviet Union’, Lecturer at the Catholic University of Brussels( 2005-2008)
Since 2008 he is Assistant professor, and since 2013 Associate professor (hoofddocent) at the History Department at Ghent University
A002010 Maritieme geschiedenis
A002630 Mondiale processen in historisch perspectief
A002366 Geschiedenis van Zuid- en Centraal-Azië
A002716 Geschiedenis van de Europese expansie tijdens de Vroegmoderne Tijd
A002710 Financiële en monetaire geschiedenis: Middeleeuwen en Vroegmoderne Tijd
Member of the Scientific committee of Groupement d'intérêt scientifique CNRS d’ Histoire maritime, France
Member of the Board of the Linschoten –Vereeniging, The Netherlands.
Member of the Steering Committee of the Flemish-Dutch Association for Early Modern History (Vlaams-Nederlandse Vereniging voor Nieuwe Geschiedenis) since 2015.
Member of the scientific committe of the review “Cuadernos Medievales” (Buenos Aires)
Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Financial History (new journal)
Member of the Editorial Board of Historiant – yearbook of the Association for the history of Antwerp.
Member of the Scientific Committe of the journal ‘Jahrbuch für Geschichte des ländlichen Raumes’ (Vienna), since 2004.