Michel Vermote (°1957) is historian (Ghent University, 1979) and archivist at Amsab – Institute of Social History in Ghent (Belgium).
He is presently working as coordinator of the State subsidized project Archiefbank Vlaanderen: a general register on private archives in Flanders (www.archiefbank.be).
He is lector at the Library School in Ghent and member of a pool of experts on archival issues of the Ministry of Culture. He published on social history and archival issues and was involved in the discovery (1992) and restitution from Moscow (2002) of Belgian archives. He participated in the further research on these issues which resulted in contributions to several conferences and to the publication of articles and studies