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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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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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Matter into Place: Public Health and Urban Space in the Medieval Low Countries

Online Workshop Friday, 9 July 2021, 9:00-13:00 CEST Program: 09:00-10:45 Session1: Waterscapes Janna Coomans, Léa Hermenault (University of Amsterdam) Water infrastructures and public works as key elements of an economy of movement in Ghent (14th-15th centuries) Frank Gelaude (University of … Continue reading

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Approaches to Life and Health in Medieval Cities – Online Workshop

Featuring the launch of the Healthscaping WebGIS Friday, 25 June 2021, 15:00-18:00 CEST/ 9:00-12:00 EST Program: 15:00 Introduction: Launching the Healthscaping Map Guy Geltner, University of Amsterdam and Monash University 15:10 Mapping Public Health Measures in Late Medieval Bologna Taylor … Continue reading

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Pigs and Plague: Public Health and Community in the Late Medieval Low Countries – Online Lecture

Friday, 18 June 2021, 16.00 CEST Janna Coomans will give a lecture for the digital lectures series organized and hosted every fortnight by Somewhere beyond the Sea, the Belgo-British Research Network. The talk is titled ‘ Pigs and Plague: Public … Continue reading

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Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World – Online Conference

13–15 May 2021 Maynooth University, Ireland This interdisciplinary conference explores the reception and transmission of medical knowledge between and across England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Scandinavia during the medieval period, and will draw on history, literature, philosophy, science, religion, art, … Continue reading

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Social, Legal and Emotional Aspects of Conflicts in Western Europe, 1300-1600 – Online Workshop

Thursday. 13 May 2021 16:00-18:00 CEST Online In premodern societies, the notions of honour and reputation helped to frame social interactions on different scales. On a personal and familial level, pursuing honour was a way to secure economic and social … Continue reading

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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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