Who are we?

Premodern Healthcaping houses several research projects focused on exploring pre-industrial or ‘premodern’ public health across Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East. Our various projects include case studies on rural and urban settlements, mining communities, pilgrims and mystics, and armies. See below for a summary of our projects.

The team respectfully acknowledges it works on unceded territory of First Nations peoples. Based out of Naarm/ Melbourne, it operates from the lands and waters of the Woi Wurrung and Boonwurrung speaking peoples of the Kulin Nation, the traditional and ongoing owners. We extend our gratitude to and respect to elders past and present.


“Mining Activities, Public Health Strategies and Pollution Legacies in Europe, 1200-1600”
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“Pursuing Public Health in the Preindustrial World, 1100-1800”
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“Healthscaping Urban Europe, 1200-1500”
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