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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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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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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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Flowing Together: A Workshop on Archaeological and Historical Approaches to Middle Eastern Water Management (7th-15th centuries)

12-13 November Radboud Institute for Culture & History This workshop aims to explore the various challenges, problems and potentials for collaboration between historians and archaeologists in the study of water management. Since early 2020, the NWO-VICI project ‘Source of Life’ … Continue reading

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