Author Archives: Peyman Amiri

“Models of Balance and Their Role in the Formation of Ideas, 1250-1375” – Public Lecture by Joel Kaye

03 April 2019, 16:00-18:00. University Library (Singel 425), Doelenzaal. Joel Kaye’s presentation centers on the changing ways that balance has been modeled over historical time and the profound impact these changing models exercise in the realm of ideas.  In the … Continue reading

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Medical History and Legal Systems: A Workshop with Sara Butler

Monday, 28 January, 17:00-20:00 Belle van Zuylenzaal, University Library (Singel 425) This workshop will explore the links between medical knowledge and judicial systems in late medieval Europe. Abstract: Common law was an all-male system, with one glaring exception: juries of … Continue reading

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New Article by Guy Geltner: “In the Camp and on the March: Military Manuals as Sources for Studying Premodern Public Health”

Abstract: Historians tend to view public health as a quintessentially modern phenomenon, enabled by the emergence of representative democracies, centralised bureaucracies and advanced biomedicine. While social, urban and religious historians have begun chipping away at the entrenched dichotomy between pre/modernity … Continue reading

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Of Cesspits and Sewers – Will Hunt

Exploring the unlikely history of sanitation management in medieval Holland By Will Hunt “On a balmy July afternoon, archaeologist Roos van Oosten strides through a muddied plot of land near the center of the Dutch city of Leiden and takes … Continue reading

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Science and Medicine in the Insular Middle Ages

Queen’s University Belfast 7th December 2018 This one-day symposium focuses on the reception, transmission and translation of scientific and medical knowledge in the Insular Middle Ages. The papers presented overview a variety of subjects: Old and Middle English, Old and Middle Irish, Latin, Old Norse, Medieval Welsh, … Continue reading

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Preserving the Past in 3D. Application of GIS and Photogrammetry to Human Burials

Presentation and Workshop with Francesco Coschino and Taylor Zaneri Thursday, 13 December, 17:00-20:00 Oudemanhuispoort (Oudemanhuispoort 4-6), Room C1.23 This workshop presents preliminary results of an urban health analysis of medieval Bologna, as part of the Healthscaping Urban Europe project; this … Continue reading

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The Path to Pistoia: An Infrastructural Approach to Urban Hygiene before The Black Death

02 November 2018, 16:00. Bushuis (Kloveniersburgwal 48), room E1.02. In the second seminar of UvA Medieval Historians, Guy Geltner will discuss his new artile “The Path to Pistoia: An Infrastructural Approach to Urban Hygiene before The Black Death”.

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Lecture and Masterclass with Monica H. Green

Lecture Monica Green, Arizona State University, 13 November 2018 in Utrecht On November 13th, Monica Green will give a lecture: A New Story of the Black Death: The Latest Work on the Science and History of the World’s Largest Pandemic Our understanding of the … Continue reading

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Lecture and Masterclass with Monica H. Green on Black Death

Lecture Monica Green, Arizona State University, 13 November 2018 in Utrecht A New Story of the Black Death: The Latest Work on the Science and History of the World’s Largest Pandemic Our understanding of the Black Death, the plague pandemic … Continue reading

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New Horizons in Premodern Public Health: An Interdisciplinary Workshop with Kathleen Davis

Thursday, 4 October, 13:00-16:00 Potgieterzaal, University Library (Singel 425) During this workshop, members of the research team, in dialogue with Kathleen Davis, discuss various aspects of the Premodern Healthscaping research project. Kathleen Davis is Professor of English and Medieval Studies at the … Continue reading

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