Upcoming Events

20 October 2018 – 20 January 2019

Arenberg Festival. Five Centuries of Arenbergs. Blue blood in Leuven and Europe

Arenberg Festival. Five Centuries of Arenbergs. Blue blood in Leuven and Europe. The festival features concerts, debates, conferences and other events.

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Exhibition The Arenbergs

26 October 2018 – 20 January 2019

Exhibition «The Arenbergs» in M-Museum, Leuven

Exhibition «The Arenbergs» in M-Museum, Leuven

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Exhibition The Arenbergs

6 – 7 December 2018

VIIIth Arenberg Conference for History: Addressing the Public Abroad. Strategies of Cultural and Public Diplomacy in the Early Modern Habsburg World (1550-1750)

VIIIth Arenberg Conference for History: Addressing the Public Abroad. Strategies of Cultural and Public Diplomacy in the Early Modern Habsburg World (1550-1750)

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Conferences & seminars Arenberg Conference for History

9 – 10 June 2019

Arenberg Trophy III. The noble houses of de la Marck and Arenberg in the provinces of Liège, Luxembourg and in the French Ardennes

Photo: château de Hierges The Arenberg Foundation and The Drones Club of Belgium are joining forces for this original rally for the third time. This edition of the Arenberg Trophy has as theme "The noble houses of de la Marck and Arenberg in the provinces of Liège, Luxembourg and in the French Ardennes".

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Arenberg Trophy

1 October 2019

IIIrd College of Europe - Arenberg Prize Award, European Parliament, Brussels

The next College of Europe Arenberg Prize award will take place in October 2019 at the European Parliament

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Prizes College of Europe - Arenberg European prize

Past events

16 November 2018

Book presentation: La Maison d’Arenberg en France

November 16th, we plan to present an important book in Paris about “La Maison d’Arenberg en France” in collaboration with the AFPAP  and the ANF, based on fifteen years of hard work of twenty collaborators, mainly professors and archivists. The book was edited by: Professor Claude-Isabelle Brelot, Université Lyon 2 Lumière Dr Bertrand Goujon, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne

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Book presentation

8 November 2018

Belgian Queen Mathilde visits The Arenbergs in M-Museum, Leuven

Belgian Queen Mathilde makes news headlines with her visit of The Arenbergs in M-Museum.

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Exhibition The Arenbergs Press

23 October 2018

Radio Klara

Duke Leopold of Arenberg was invited on the flemish radio to discuss the Arenberg Festival and to introduce listeners to the history of the House of Arenberg.

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Press

20 October 2018

Videomapping Arenberg Castle Heverlee

At the opening weekend of the Arenberg Festival, this moving projection on the facade of the Arenberg Castle in Heverlee was one of the main attractions. The Arenberg Choir accompanies the audiovisual spectacle.

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Exhibition The Arenbergs Press

5 – 6 June 2018

VIIth Arenberg Conference for History: Nobility in Exile

VIIth Arenberg Conference for History: Nobility in Exile Les migrations nobiliaires entre la France, l’Empire et l’Europe centrale (XVe - XIXe siècle) 5-6 juin 2018 Organisation :

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Conferences & seminars Arenberg Conference for History

2 June 2018

Annual Meeting in Enghien

This year's meeting of the Arenberg Foundation was held in the beautiful chateau Empain in the parc of Enghien for the first time. As it has been a tradition for years, a festive lunch was coupled to meetings and several medal for merit awards. The scientific committee of the Arenberg Foundation held its yearly meeting, as did the board of the Belgian Arenberg Foundation, and the scientific committee of the prizes ‘Duke d’Arenberg’ for History.

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Annual Meeting

31 May 2018

12th Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize Award, Salamanca

The 2018 Laureate of the Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize is Mr Arnab Dutta from the University of Göttingen (Germany).

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Arenberg - Coimbra Group Prize Prizes

26 May 2018

Conductor of the Arenberg Choir Lou Van Cleynenbreugel receives Arenberg medal

On 26 May 2018 Lou Van Cleynenbreugel, conductor of the Arenberg Choir, received the silver Arenberg medal for merit from the hands of Duke Leopold of Arenberg in Heverlee.

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Medal for merit Silver medal Music

17 May 2018

Article in Trends: Arenberg Foundation

Article in Trends magazine 

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Press

17 November 2017

Conference: « Terror and Cybernetics » in collaboration with the Royal Academies of Belgium

The Royal Academies of Belgium, the Arenberg Foundation and H.S.H the Duke of Arenberg invited the public for a conference on « Terror and Cybernetics » in french and dutch Program: Prof. dr. Gilles de Kerchove EU Counter - Terrorism Coordinator (since 2007) and European Law Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain , the Free University of Brussels and the Saint - Louis University of Brussels

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Conferences & seminars Seminar

10 June 2017

Meeting of the board of the Arenberg Foundation and of the scientific committee' Arenberg « Medal for Merit » Award, Enghien

Meeting of the board of the Arenberg Foundation and of the scientific committee Arenberg « Medal for Merit » Award, Enghien

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Annual Meeting

10 June 2017

Celebration of 100 years Lions Club world-wide, Enghien

Speech by Duke Leopold d'Arenberg Lions Club 10 juin 2017 Enghien Chers membres du Lion’s Club, geachte leden, sehr geehrte Mitglieder J’ai accepté bien volontiers le grand honneur qui m’est fait de prononcer le discours d’ouverture des festivités de la célébration des 100 ans de Lionisme dans le monde.

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Varia

9 June 2017

11th Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize Award, Edinburgh

The 2017 Laureate is Ms Aura Nikkilä from the University of Turku, who spent her Erasmus exchange period at the University of Granada.

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Arenberg - Coimbra Group Prize

7 June 2017

IInd College of Europe - Arenberg Prize Award, European Parliament, Brussels

The 2017 laureate of the College of Europe Arenberg Prize is Mr Loïc Charpentier for his work “Intégration Fédérale. Comparaison entre le processus de l’établissement de la République Fédérale des Etats-Unis d’Indonésie et l’Intégration Européenne”.

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College of Europe - Arenberg European prize Prizes

4 – 5 June 2017

Arenberg Trophy II. The House of Arenberg in Wallonia and Northern France

The park of Enghien was the starting point. Then the route went to the castle of Beloeil. We were received by HE the Prince de Ligne. The next stop was the French town of Wallers-Arenberg with the infamous forest of the same name. The end of the first day was Valenciennes where we dined and spent the night. The 2nd day we headed for the mine site of Wallers-Arenberg and then returned to Belgium with a stop at the castle Le Roeulx, Z.D.H. the prince de Croÿ-Roeulx welcomed us.

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Arenberg Trophy

31 May 2017

Book presentation: Fac-similé of the catalogue of the book auction – Charles de Croy (1560-1612)

Book presentation: Fac-similé of the catalogue of the book auction – Charles de Croy, duke of Arschot and prince of Chimay (1560-1612), in collaboration with the Mazarine library and the Société des Bibliophiles François, Paris.

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Book presentation

16 – 18 March 2017

VIth Arenberg Conference for History: Bewaffneter Widerstand in Ost und Südosteuropa (1945-1955)

VI. Arenberg Konferenz für Geschichte über: "Bewaffneter Widerstand in Ost und Südosteuropa (1945-1955). Akteure, Gruppen,  Formen, Intentionen, Motive, Zielsetzungen  und  Folgen." 16-18 März 2017 In Zusammenarbeit mit der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und dem Institut von Vogelsang, Wien

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Conferences & seminars Arenberg Conference for History

16 November 2016

XIIIth History Prizes ‘Duke d’Arenberg’

This year's laureates are Dr. Patrick Dassen and Dr. Iason Jongepier. Prof. dr. Patrick Dassen, Sprong in het duister. Duitsland en de Eerste Wereldoorlog, Amsterdam : Van Oorschot, 2014.  

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

10 June 2016

10th Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize Award, Poitiers

The 2016 Laureate is Ms Ting-jung Chen from Taipei, who undertook her Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programme at the University of Göttingen. Ms Ting-jung Chen spent her 5-month Erasmus exchange as part of her Erasmus Mundus Euroculture Master programme at the University of Uppsala in the academic year 2013-2014. On 10 June 2016, the Laureate, Ting-jung Chen, received her certificate from the Duke of Arenberg, during the Coimbra Group General Assembly.

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Arenberg - Coimbra Group Prize Prizes

21 May 2016

Meeting of the scientific committee of the Belgian Arenberg Foundation, the board of the Belgian Arenberg Foundation and award Medal for Merit

Photo: The laureate of the music academy of Enghien, Mr. Olivier Denis, receives the Arenberg medal for merit.    

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Annual Meeting

10 March 2016

Conference on multiculturalism/interculturalism, Palais des Académies, Brussels

In collaboration with the two Royal Academies of Belgium: l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (ARB) and the Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten (KVAB).

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Conferences & seminars Seminar

6 February 2016

Annual chamber music concert in the church of Lauenen, Berner Oberland

See Lauenen Chamber Music Association: www.lauenenconcerts.com

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Music Lauenen Concert

19 – 20 November 2015

Vth Arenberg Conference for History: Barriers and Borders in and beyond the Habsburg World

Vth Arenberg Conference, Barriers and Borders in and beyond the Habsburg World: A Transregional Perspective Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven

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Conferences & seminars Arenberg Conference for History

24 – 27 September 2015

Meeting of the «Centre européen d'études bourguignonnes» (CEÉB), Brussels - Mariemont

Pays bourguignons et Orient: diplomatie, conflits, pèlerinages, échanges (XIVe -XVIe siècles)

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Varia Rencontres du Centre Européen d'Études Bourguignonnes

18 – 19 September 2015

IVth Arenberg Conference for History: Nobility and Power in Central Europe 1918-2015

IVth Arenberg Conference for History «Nobility and Power in Central Europe 1918-2015», in collaboration with the Catholic University Pazmany Péter, Budapest September 18th-19th

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Conferences & seminars Arenberg Conference for History

15 September 2015

Conference about the civil society, Berlin

Speech by Duke Leopold d'Arenberg

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Conferences & seminars Varia

3 June 2015

Ist College of Europe - Arenberg Prize Award, European Parliament, Brussels

Ist Prize Award College of Europe Arenberg «Exploring federal solutions» in the European Parliament, Brussels. In collaboration with the College of Europe, Natolin-Bruges. The 2015 Laureate was Mr Tomasz Wozniakowski.

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College of Europe - Arenberg European prize Prizes

27 May 2015

9th Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize Award, Leiden

The 2015 Laureate is Benjamin van Soldt from the University of Leiden. Mr Benjamin van Soldt spent his Erasmus exchange visit as a final year Master student in Biology for 11 months during the academic year 2013-2014 at the University of Aarhus (Denmark).

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Arenberg - Coimbra Group Prize Prizes

14 April 2015

Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Duke Leopold d'Arenberg visited Arlington National Cemetery with a group of wounded veterans and their families. The Duke deposed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Varia

14 November 2014

XIIth Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg"

Programme Welcome by Mark Eyskens, president of the Arenberg Foundation and by Prof. Hilde De Ridder- Symoens, president of the prize committee. Presentation of the work of Sander Berghmans:

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Conferences & seminars History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

7 September 2013 – 1 January 2014

Erzbergbau und Verhüttung der Arenberger in der Eifel

Opening: 7th of September 2013, Dr.-Erik-Herzog-von-Arenberg Gemeindehaus, Aremberg, Germany

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Exhibition

22 – 24 May 2013

IIIrd Arenberg Conference for History: Nobility and Nation in the modern times.

22–24 May 2013. 3rd Arenberg Conference for History: Nobility and Nation in the modern times. Hierarchy, Equality and Loyalty, 16th-20th century. Deutsches Historisches Institut, Paris – under the direction of professor dr. Martin Wrede. Programme in PDF format

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Conferences & seminars Arenberg Conference for History

23 – 24 February 2013

Xth Anniversary of the Lauenen Chamber Concerts

The Lauenen Chamber Concerts Association is a small and lean organisation with the objective to organise and support performances of chamber music (including chamber orchestras) in Lauenen. Other efforts have included the support of young musicians and the promotion of contemporary classical music.

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Music Lauenen Concert

23 November 2012

XIth Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg"

Opening words by minister of State Mark Eyskens and prof. dr Hilde De Ridder - Symoens, chair of the Awards Committee.   Presentation of the work by Peter Winzen, “Im Schatten Wilhelms II. Bülows und Eulenburgs Poker um die Macht im Kaiserreich”, SH Verlag, 2011 by prof. Thomas Weber. Speech by laureate

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

25 – 26 October 2012

IInd Arenberg Conference for History: Early Modern trade and transport

The University of Groningen and Tresoar, the Frisian Historical and Literary Centre at Leeuwarden are building an electronic database for the Sound Toll Registers (STR), dubbed Sound Toll Registers online, short: STRO. They carry out this project in close co-operation with Rigsarkivet, the Danish State Archive in Copenhagen which keeps the more than 700 original, handwritten volumes of the STR.

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Conferences & seminars Arenberg Conference for History

14 December 2011

La Maison d’Arenberg en Wallonie, à Bruxelles et au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

Book presentation: La Maison d’Arenberg en Wallonie, à Bruxelles et au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

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Book presentation

6 – 7 October 2011

Ist Arenberg Conference for History: Dynastic Identity

Dynastic Identity in early modern Europe: The dynamics of aristocratic identity formation in comparative perspective.

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Conferences & seminars Arenberg Conference for History

22 December 2010

Vivaldi, l'incroyable découverte. Les Agrémens

La musicologue dr. Marie Cornaz de la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique a découvert dans les archives de la famille d'Arenberg à Enghien des partitions d'arias oubliées depuis plus de deux-cents ans d'Antonio Vivaldi. Elles ont été jouées au Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles

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Music

19 September 2008

IXth Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg"

Palais des Académies - Paleis der Academiën, Brussels. Winners: Dr. Thomas Weber for: Our Friend "The Enemy"; Dr. Bertrand Goujon for: Entre cosmopolitisme, insertions nationales et ancrages locaux, l'aristocratie au XIXe siècle: La Maison d'Arenberg

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Conferences & seminars History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

13 September 2006

VIIIth Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg"

Laureates of 2006: Capilla Flamenca, Mirella Marini. Conference by the president of the European Commission, Dr. Barroso

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

11 September 2004

VIIth Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg"

Opening of the new library of the KU Leuven "Campus Bibiotheek Arenberg", Prize award ceremony with short presentation of the Arenberg foundations by Minister of State Mark Eyskens and presentations of the Prize winners respectively by Dr. Wolf-Rüdiger Schleidgen, managing director of the Archives of Rhineland-Palatinate for the 1st Prize (General History) awarded to Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Janssen and by prince Leopold d'Arenberg for the 2nd Prize (Regional History) awarded to Air Force General Guy van Eeckhoudt.

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

14 September 2002

VIth Prizes for History "Duke d'Arenberg"

The 2002 laureates of the "Duke d'Arenberg" History Prizes are Prof. Dr. Wim Blockmans, Leiden and Mr. Michael Schmidt, Bentheim, Emsland. Minister of State prof. dr. Mark Eyskens gave a conference in the old stables of the castle of Enghien about ‘The future of Europe’.

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes

1 January 1997 – 1 January 2014

Arenberg Gold Medal for Merit up to 2013

This is the complete list of gold medal for merit winners up to the year 2013:

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Medal for merit Gold medal

1 January 1994 – 31 December 2017

Arenberg Silver Medal for Merit up to 2018

Académie de Musique d'Enghien (one candidate per year) Arenbergkoor, Heverlee/ J.P De Clerck (1996) Mrs Lieve Bické, Pepingen (2011) Dr. Frank Bischoff, Duisburg (2015) Prof. Dr. Heinz-Günther Borck, Koblenz (2007) Dr. Peter Brommer, Landeshauptarchiv, Rheinland - Pfalz, Koblenz (2000) Dr.

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Medal for merit Silver medal

1 January 1992 – 1 December 2000

Duke d'Arenberg History Prizes up to 2000

2000 Prof. Dr. Karl Ferdinand Werner, Rottach-Egern Lic. Christine Maes, Gent 1998 Dr. Natalie Petiteau , Avignon 1996 Prof. Dr. Raoul Bauer, Leuven Chaplain Rainer Justen, Wershofen 1994 Prof. Dr. Heribert Müller, Frankfurt-am-Main Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Duvosquel, Bruxelles 1992 Prof. Dr. John Everaert - Prof. Dr. Eddy Stols, Gent-Leuven Lic. Bart Minnen, Leuven

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History Prizes "Duke d'Arenberg" Prizes