Author Archives: Peyman Amiri

Call for Papers: Historical Questions – Zooarchaeological Answers

Historical Zooarchaeology: New Perspectives on Combining History, Archaeology, and Zooarchaeology Thursday, December 12,  09:30–17:30. University of Amsterdam. This is the second joint workshop co-organized by the University of Amsterdam and the University of Groningen exploring new developments in method and … Continue reading

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New Article by Guy Geltner: “The Path to Pistoia: Urban Hygiene Before the Black Death”

Abstract: When the Black Death struck Western Europe in late 1347, city dwellers across the region were already practising public health, in part by building, maintaining and monitoring infrastructures whose prophylactic value emerged from the experience of intensified urbanization. The … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Researcher GIS – Urban Archaeology of the Low Countries, 1200-1500

Project description The postdoctoral researcher’s main project entails the collection of diverse data on preventative and curative health programs and indicators for their material impact in several Netherlandish cities, culminating in the construction of a health map concerning one of these … Continue reading

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Marking and Badges: Exploring Premodern Schools, Discipline and Communal Health from a Global Perspective

A Report by Claire Weeda In June 2019, I hesitantly fastened my conference badge to my blouse in attendance of the conference ‘The Pursuit of Global Urban History’ in Leicester. How to address global commensurability, the impress of environment and … Continue reading

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The MedHeal Seminar 2019: Public Health Development and Social Practice Patterns

Friday, September 20,  09:00–16:00. Trondheim, University Museum (Vitenskapsmuseet), Schøning House, 2nd floor, meeting room Hugin. Programme: 9.00-915: Axel Christophersen: Welcome, introduction to the MH seminar 2019: Task and expectations. A. Short reports from WP 1: Nutrition and environment 9.15 – 9.45: … Continue reading

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“Roads to Health” – Now Available from Penn Press

Roads to Health: Infrastructure and Urban Wellbeing in Later Medieval Italy G. Geltner 320 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 illus. 
Cloth Aug 2019 | ISBN 9780812251357 A volume in the Middle Ages Series “G. Geltner’s Roads to Health … Continue reading

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The Kiln, the Alembic, and the Clockwork: Inside the CSMBR Summer School

A Report by Lola Digard The Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance (CSMBR) is an international institute of advanced studies belonging to the Fondazione Comel. Between the 29th and the 31st of March, the … Continue reading

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CFP: Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World

Call for Papers: Medicine in the Medieval North Atlantic World 19–21 March 2020 Maynooth University, Ireland This interdisciplinary conference, jointly funded by the Irish Research Council and the British Academy, explores the reception and transmission of medical knowledge between and … Continue reading

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Turning Global with Public Health: How to Move Beyond Networks of Prophylactic Knowledge and Communities of Practice in Preindustrial Europe

Premodern Healthscaping will present recent developments in health history during The Pursuit of Global Urban History conference at University of Leicester. Chair: Janna Coomans, University of Amsterdam Organizers: Guy Geltner and Janna Coomans, University of Amsterdam Panel: Geneviève Dumas, University of … Continue reading

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Policing the Urban Environment in Premodern Europe; Symposium and Book Launch

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 14:00-17:00 Bushuis, F2.08B (Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam) You are warmly invited to attend the symposium and book launch of Policing the Urban Environment in Premodern Europe, edited by Carole Rawcliffe and Claire Weeda.   Program Symposium 14.00-14.40| … Continue reading

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