Patrick Pasture is Professor of History. He is Director of the master programme in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives at KU Leuven and currently Senior Research Fellow at the Leibniz-Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany. He has been a Visiting Fellow/ Scholar at the IISG (Amsterdam), the Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle (Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), the University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Professor at Kobe University (Japan), the European Program of Drew University (Brussels) and Peter Paul Rubens Chair at the University of California, Berkeley.
His teaching includes courses on European and global history. His research mainly deals with the long-term history of Christendom and European history in a global and postcolonial perspective. He recently published "Imagining European Unity since 1000" with Palgrave -Macmillan, and is currently working on a global history of Christendom in Western Europe and North America 1500-2000.
Patrick Pasture is a member of the editorial boards of the Belgian Review of Contemporary History, Europeana (L'Harmattan), Labor History (Routledge) and the International Journal for History, Culture, and Modernity (HCM). Since 2007 he is also Chair of the Network Religion of the European Social Science History Conferences.