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CfP: “What Lies Beneath”, The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS) Conference 2024

SASMARS has a Call for Papers for its conference, to be held 1-4 August 2024. Proposals should consist of <250 word abstract, with <100 word author details. Papers no longer than 20 minutes. Deadline 31 December 2023. For more information … Continue reading

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Seminar Talk: Aydogan KARS, “Prophetic Medicine and Sufi Piety in Medieval Islam”

The Sufi Studies Network, organised by Dr Milad Milani (Western Sydney University) and Dr Aydogan Kars (Monash University) will present their last talk on 3 November. Our very own team member Aydogan will be presenting “Prophetic Medicine and Sufi Piety … Continue reading

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October 2023/ Upcoming Seminar: Guy Geltner, “Towards an Environmental History of Mining in Preindustrial Europe”

Guy Geltner, CI for our international research project “Pursuing Public Health in the Preindustrial World”, will present at Ghent University his presentation focusing on preindustrial mining and environmental history. As part of the specialist Medieval Seminar Series lectures. OVERVIEW  When: … Continue reading

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September 2023/ Upcoming Seminar. Guy Geltner, “The Nature of Preindustrial Mining: Environmental Perspectives and Knowledge Creation”

Next week Wednesday 13 September, Guy Geltner will present at Melbourne University as part of its HSP (History of Philosophy and Science) Seminar Series. OVERVIEW  When: 12.00(Melbourne local time), 13 September 2023 Where: Old Arts 155, The University of Melbourne … Continue reading

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August 2023/ Upcoming Seminar: “The Nature of Extraction in Preindustrial Europe”

This week, Guy Geltner will present at Monash University, “The Nature of Extraction in Preindustrial Europe”, highlighting his research on miners in preindustrial Europe. OVERVIEW (More details here) When: 12.00-13.00 (Melbourne local time), 25 August 2023 Where: Menzies Building, Monash University … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Rocca San Silvestro, summer 2023

We have released a photo gallery of 2023 summer fieldwork in Rocca San Silvestro, to be found in Media > Photo Gallery. A description follows, written by anthropologist and team member Serena Viva, who worked on site: From the 3rd … Continue reading

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Call for contributions: Bibliography update: “The History of Public Health in Pre-Industrial Societies”

As part of our years-long research track spanning two key research projects on premodern/ preindustrial health (About Us), we provide a bibliography of “The History of Public Health in Pre-Industrial Societies”. It is constantly updated, but our last revision was … Continue reading

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We are moving to Mastodon

We have set up a Mastodon account and aim to transition slowly into this federated, non-profit platform. Mastodon focuses on users’ privacy and collective governance. Our platform is on the Humanities Commons server, which has been hosting our project portal … Continue reading

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Symposium: Medieval Bodies: New Projects, New Perspectives

Organised by Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch (Australian Catholic University) this symposium explores the ‘medieval body’ as a site of critical inquiry, through three ongoing research projects of disparate focuses: ‘Literature and the Face’; ‘Queer Medievalism’ and our very own project, ‘Pursuing … Continue reading

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Workshop: Workers’ Health and Material Environment in Port Cities (1300-1700)

Workshop: Workers’ Health and Material Environment in Port Cities (1300-1700) Organised by Dr. C.V. Weeda (Leiden University) and Marie-Louise Leonard (University Ca’ Foscari Venezia), this workshop includes three of our fabulous team: Claire Weeda, Janna Coomans, and Léa Hermenault. The … Continue reading

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