Author Archives: Peyman Amiri

Infectious Disease and Public Health: Lessons from History – Webinar

Thursday, 22 April,  17:00 AEST Online In 2020 Covid-19 reminded us all that we can learn valuable lessons from the history of infectious disease. This webinar brings together three historians of public health in very different eras and contexts, presenting historical … Continue reading

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Salutaria! Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing in Medieval and Early Modern History

Friday, 23 April,  9:00 to 16:30 AEST Online The preservation of health and the pursuit of wellness were major preoccupations during the Medieval and Renaissance period. This was not limited to just the body but also to the mind, the … Continue reading

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Kinetic health: Ecologies and mobilities of prevention in Europe, c. 1100-1600

G. Geltner ABSTRACT: This article coins and deploys the term kinetic health as part of a broader attempt to historicize the mobilities paradigm from the standpoint of past community prophylactics. It uses the example of Galenic or humoral medicine, which for … Continue reading

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The dynamics of healthscaping: Mapping communal hygiene in Bologna, 1287–1383

Taylor Zaneri & G. Geltner Abstract: This article traces how urban communities operating with a humoral or Galenic medical paradigm understood and confronted the health challenges facing them, using the extraordinarily well-documented case of Bologna, Italy. Working within a GIS environment, … Continue reading

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Underground and Over the Sea: More Community Prophylactics in Europe, 1100-1600

By Guy Geltner and Claire Weeda Abstract: Public health historians have repeatedly shown that the theory, policy, and practice of group prophylactics far predate their alleged birth in industrial modernity, and regularly draw on Galenic principles. While the revision overall has … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists

Keeping Apart and Coming Together: Mobility Restrictions and Confinement as Health Practices in a Longue Durée Perspective Theme: 2. Pandemics and climate change: responses to global challenges 8-11 September 2021 This session focuses on two key questions: how did past … Continue reading

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Politics of Movement: Exploring Passage Points in Responses to COVID-19 and the Plague in the Fifteenth-Century Netherlands

Authors: Janna Coomans, Claire Weeda Abstract Engaging the concepts of flow, circulation and blockage can help us to understand the trajectories of pandemics and the social responses to them. Central to the analysis is the concept of obligatory passage points … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Fumiers! Ordures! Gestion et usage des déchets dans les campagnes de l’Occident médiéval et moderne”

Marc Conesa, Nicolas Poirier (dir.), Fumiers! Ordures! Gestion et usage des déchets dans les campagnes de l’Occident médiéval et moderne. Actes des XXXVIIIes Journées internationales d’histoire de l’abbaye de Flaran, 14 et 15 octobre 2016, Toulouse (Presses universitaires du Midi) … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Health, Environment and Urban Development in the Middle Ages

6-7 October 2021 Norwegian 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 … Continue reading

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Centring Race in History: Antiquity to the Present (online conference)

23-25 November 2020 Organised By: International Centre on Racism, Edge Hill University, UK. MONITOR Global Intelligence on Racism magazine, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Italy (EUI). Department of History & Civilization, EUI. What should be the … Continue reading

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