Stefan Huygebaert is an Art Historian (Ghent University, 2011). He graduated with a master thesis on neogothicism in nineteenth century painting of the Academy of Brugge, Belgium. Since 2012, he is preparing a PhD thesis entitled Visual idea(l)s of Law & Justice: A legal, art & cultural historical inquiry into the iconology of Belgian law with Prof. Dirk Heirbaut, Prof. Georges Martyn and Prof. Bruno De Wever as supervisors. This research scrutinizes the iconology of law in nineteenth century Belgium, and analyses how the notions of ‘law’ and ‘justice’ were communicated via art towards the Belgian population. Originally funded by the IAP Justice and populations. The Belgian experience in international perspective, 1795-2015, Stefan currently conducts his research as a PhD fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at the Ghent Legal History Institute (Ghent University) and within the Social History since 1750 research group (Department of History, Ghent University).
Scientific interests: art history, long nineteenth century, legal iconography, legal iconology, legal and political history, artistic revivalism