Author Archives: Peyman Amiri

New Article: Public Works, Spatial Strategies, and Mobility in Late Medieval Ghent

Coomans, J., & Hermenault, L. (2022). Public Works, Spatial Strategies, and Mobility in Late Medieval Ghent. Journal of Urban History This article argues that medieval urban authorities developed nodal spatial strategies to mitigate various risks—from accidents, floods, and military vulnerability … Continue reading

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New Publication – The healthscaping approach: Toward a global history of early public health

Geltner, G. and Janna Coomans. “The Healthscaping Approach: Toward a Global History of Early Public Health.” Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History. This article presents a modular, multidisciplinary methodology for tracing how different communities in the deeper … Continue reading

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Dynamic Balances: Public Health in the Premodern World

The ERC project Premodern Healthscaping hosted its final conference ‘Dynamic Balances: Public Health in the Premodern World’ at the University of Amsterdam on 29-30 September. During this two-day conference, the team members presented the findings of five years of research in … Continue reading

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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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