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 Antwerp)
Controlling rivers in the medieval city of Ghent

Roos van Oosten (Leiden University)
Water management in a typical Dutch water-rich town

Discussant: Maaike van Berkel (Radboud University Nijmegen)

10:45-11:15: Coffee Break

11:15-13:00 Session2: Crafts, wastes and pollution in the city

Lola Digard (University of Amsterdam)
The influence of guilds and peace procedures on the social, moral and healthcare environment of the late medieval cities of Ghent and Douai, 1350-1500

Ward Leloup (Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University)
‘Walram the coryer, he stynketh’. The leather industry and the urban environment in late medieval Bruges and Mechelen

Barbora Wouters, Yanik Devos (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Open spaces, markets, waste management and post pollution in medieval towns through a geoarchaeological lens

Discussant: Marc Boone (Ghent University)

Organizers: Janna Coomans, Lola Digard and Léa Hermenault

Please email p.amiri@uva.nl to register and receive the zoom link.

You can watch the recording of this workshop here.

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