Author Archives: Peyman Amiri

La vita urbana e le pratiche igieniche medievali a Bologna e in altre città

26 September 2022, 09:00-18:00 Università di Bologna (Aula 3, via Azzo Gardino 33 complesso Unione) This conference explores the connections between population, health, and the urban environment in northern Italian cities, particularly Bologna. It brings together scholars from history and … Continue reading

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Dynamic Balances: Public Health in the Premodern World

30 September 2022, 16:00-17:30 University of Amsterdam, University Library, Doelenzaal The ERC project ‘Healthscaping Urban Europe’ will hold a concluding plenary event on 30 September, where three experts will explore the history of premodern public health and especially reflect on possible future … Continue reading

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Communities, Environment and Regulation in the Premodern World: Essays in Honour of Peter Hoppenbrouwers

Editors: Claire Weeda, Robert Stein, and Louis Sicking Book series: CORN Publication Series, 20 Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2022 Abstract: Who had a say in making decisions about the natural world, when, how and to what end? How were rights to … Continue reading

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Premodern Healthscaping at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine

22 April 2022 Saratoga Springs, New York Premodern Healthscaping team presents at the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine in Saratoga Springs, New York. The presentation is scheduled for Session B5, 3:00-4:30 pm (EST). B5. … Continue reading

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Rural Policing in the Long Trecento: An Urban Project and Its Obstruction

Guy Geltner Abstract: The intricacies of urban–rural relations surface with rare detail from the records of Italian field wardens (campari) from the late thirteenth to the mid-fifteenth century. Focusing on the region of Piedmont, in the peninsula’s north-west, this article … Continue reading

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PhD Position: Preventative Medicine and the Medici Court, 1530-1737

Project description: This PhD scholarship is an important part of the ARC-funded project “Pursuing Public Health in the Preindustrial World, 1100-1800,” led by Prof. G. Geltner. The team project will reconstruct and analyze preventative healthcare theory, policy and practice across three … Continue reading

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The Disruptive Power of Pandemics in Public Health History – Guy Geltner

Online Public Lecture Thursday, 7 April 2022, 09:45-11:00 (CEST) Talk by Professor Guy Geltner (Monash University) on some of the global implications of his team’s revision of “premodern” public health. You can register through this link.

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Health, Environment and Urban Development in the Middle Ages

17-18 February 2022Norwegian University of Science and technology, University Museum, Trondheim The conference completes the Norwegian Research Council funded project “Medieval urban health: from private to public responsibility” (2017-2020), whose goal is to shed new light on how public health evolved from … Continue reading

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“Eat, Pray, Dig: Preventative Healthcare Among Miners in Europe, 1200-1600” – Lecture by Guy Geltner

Ever since miners began excavating Europe’s „underground cathedrals” in the later twelfth century, they encountered many hazards both below and above the ground. This talk examines the cluster of dangers miners faced (or thought they faced) and the suite of preventative … Continue reading

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Interview with Claire Weeda about her new book “Ethnicity in Medieval Europe 950-1250: Medicine, Power and Religion”

Students in twelfth-century Paris held slanging matches, branding the English drunkards, the Germans madmen and the French as arrogant. On Crusade, army recruits from different ethnic backgrounds taunted each other’s military skills. Men producing ethnography in monasteries and at court … Continue reading

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