Category Archives: Events

August 2024/ Luisa Dallai et al.: “From lab to field, from vertical to horizontal. New approaches to the use of portable X-ray Fluorescence (pXRF) in archaeology”

This year’s Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA2024) takes place in Rome. One of our dear colleagues, Luisa Dallai, will be presenting on the use of portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF) in archaeology. Her and her colleagues’ abstract … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Launch: Death and Disease in the Medieval and Early Modern World

13 January 2023, 12pm EST/ 6pm CET/ 10.30pm IST/ 4am + 1 AEDT Online, zoom Begin the new year with a virtual book launch for the fourth title in the “Health and Healing in the Middle Ages” series by publishers … Continue reading

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Public Film Screening, Deakin University

Deakin Burwood Corporate Centre will hold their final CES stream event for the year: Unbounded Bodies, Dynamic Places: Biopolitics in the Preindustrial World, with Professor Guy Geltner on Tuesday 6 December 2022.  OVERVIEW (More details below) Session 1*: Masterclass with … 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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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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