PIE Peter Lang publishing house has been active since 1999, the result of the takeover of Presses Interuniversitaires Européennes (PIE), a Belgian publishing house founded in 1985, by the Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Our mission: aid each specialist in the humanities and social sciences to publish and share their research both globally and locally. We offer our authors a personal, efficient and high-quality service, and we undertake to bring all our books to the attention of the targeted readership all over the world.

We principally publish monographs and edited collections, primarily in European languages. The manuscripts we receive are all subject to double peer review.

Many prestigious institutions rely on us for the publication of their works: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for whom we have been publishing the Diplomatic Documents since 2000, the Robert Schuman House, the George Pompidou Association and the LabEx (Laboratories of Excellence in France), EHNE and ICCA are major examples of that kind of collaboration.

The core disciplines of our program are history, European studies, linguistics, arts and literature, and educational sciences. We are also developing high-quality series in philosophy, economics, law, environmental studies and other disciplines in the humanities.

Are you a specialist in the humanities? Let’s talk about your project. Supporting you is our top priority.

PIE Peter Lang, your « glocal » academic publisher in Brussels!

Interested in publishing with us? Please have a look at our editorial staff biographies below and email the appropriate editor. If you do not see your specific subject listed, please get in touch with one of our editors and your materials will be sent to the appropriate person.


Dr. Bianca Matzek
Publishing Director and Head of Editorial Germany/CH/Brussels

Bianca Matzek holds a doctorate in economics. Following positions in the management of the publishing group Handelsblatt Düsseldorf and the ZEIT-Verlag Beteiligungs GmbH, she was general manager of Book/Corporate Publishing with Springer Fachmedien in Wiesbaden, Germany. Since November 2015, she has been the publishing director of the editorial office in Bern. Subject areas: Management, architecture, media.


Thierry Waser
Deputy Managing Director and Senior Commissioning Editor

Thierry Waser holds an MA in French literature and contemporary history from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He started working for Peter Lang in 2008, first in the Bern office, before joining the Brussels office in 2015, where he works as the deputy managing director and senior commissioning editor. He speaks French, German and English. Subject areas: History, sociology, linguistics, philosophy, law, ecology and environmental studies.


Ilaria de Seta
Freelance Editor

Ilaria de Seta holds an MPhil in Italian Studies from University College Cork and a Doctorate in Modern Philology from the Università di Napoli Federico II. She has been appointed by Université de Liège until 2018 and is currently Associate Researcher at the KU Leuven. She has joined Peter Lang Busssels office in march 2021 as Freelance Editor. She speaks Italian, French and English. Her subject areas are : Romance Languages and Literatures, Contemporary History, Philosophy. She is also the reference editor for the italian language projects..