Author Archives: Peyman Amiri

“Rural Policing in Trecento Piedmont: A Forgotten Urban Gaze and Its Obstruction”

Thursday 23 April 2020, 08:00 CET Seminar on Zoom Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program seminar Professor Guy Geltner Professor of Medieval History Monash University Hinterlands’ role in the growth of cities emerges from a unique metabolic perspective and with … Continue reading

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New Publication: Mapping Health in the Middle Ages

“Public health is often thought of as a by-product of modernity, yet historical evidence shows that numerous stakeholders in Medieval Europe took steps to reduce risks and improve health outcomes.” Guy Geltner, Janna Coomans, and Claire Weeda explain how the … Continue reading

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Historical Parallels between the Black Death/Second Plague Pandemic and the Current Coronavirus Crisis

Janna Coomans discussed the historical parallels between the Black Death/Second Plague Pandemic and the current Coronavirus crisis on Radio 1 (Sunday 22 March) and in a recent blog post, (both in Dutch). They can be found here: https://www.vpro.nl/programmas/ovt/luister/afleveringen/2020/22-03-2020.html# https://www.historici.nl/pest-in-tijden-van-corona/?type=bijdrage

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Salutaria! Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing in Medieval and Early Modern History

Friday, 24 April 2020, 09:00-17:00 Monash Club, 32 Exhibition Walk, Monash University, Clayton Campus 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 … Continue reading

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Calling Some Public Health Initiatives “Medieval” is Harmful

The “Middle Ages” have been making the headlines since the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and its presence in at least 29 countries around the globe. As the list of the dead and infected grows worryingly long, observers seem eager to … Continue reading

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Symposium on Paleopathology, Disability, and Care

The next Paleopathology Association European Meeting will be held in the city of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. The central theme for the conference will be “Paleopathology and its impact on medicine and society” and will focus on the importance of … Continue reading

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Janna Coomans Won the 2019 Pro Civitate Award of Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium

Janna Commans, a member of the Premodern Healthscaping Project, has won the prestigious Pro Civitate award of Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts for her doctoral thesis In Pursuit of a Healthy City: Sanitation and the … Continue reading

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Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World

Maynooth University, Ireland 19–21 March 2020 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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‘Public Health’ in the Middle Ages: Healthscaping Urban Europe

Bijeenkomst van de werkgroep ‘History, Health and Healing’ vrijdag 7 februari 2020, 13.00-18.00 uur Universiteitsbibliotheek locatie Uithof, Heidelberglaan 3, Utrecht (Boothzaal) Tijdens deze bijeenkomst van de werkgroep HHH presenteren leden van de onderzoeksgroep ‘Healthscaping Urban Europe’ hun onderzoek. Na een … Continue reading

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Early Public Health Wikithon

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 15:30 CET Bushuis room F2.08B (Kloveniersburgwal 48 Amsterdam) Facilitated by Guy Geltner (UvA) and Alice White (Wellcome Trust) We invite you all to join the Premodern Healthscaping team to make a focused intervention on Public Health … Continue reading

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