Author Archives: Peyman Amiri

“From Periodization to the Autoimmune Secular State” – Kathleen Davis

Public lecture, organised by Premodern Healthscaping Research Project and Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. 03 October 2018, 16:00-18:00. Bushuis (Kloveniersburgwal 48), VOC room. My main concern in this talk is the fundamental but often unrecognized work (political, legal, historical) that is … 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, centralized 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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Premodern Healthscaping in European Association for Urban History Conference 2018

Premodern Public Health: Comparing Cities 1250-1750 Thursday 30th August 2018 Room 22 09:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30 Address: Department of Business Studies – Roma Tre University, Via Silvio d’Amico 77 – 00145 Roma. This session aims to bring together scholars engaged in research … Continue reading

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New Publication by Claire Weeda: ‘Reviewing Conduct Books: Galenic Medicine and the “Civilising Process” in Western European Households c.1100–1300’

C. Weeda, ‘Reviewing Conduct Books: Galenic Medicine and the “Civilising Process” in Western European Households c.1100–1300’, in Christopher M. Woolgar (ed.), The Elite Household in England, 1100-1550: Proceedings of the 2016 Harlaxton Symposium (Donington, 2018), 167-184. Abstract: In western Europe conduct books … Continue reading

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LA MEDICINA NEL BASSO MEDIOEVO TRADIZIONE E CONFLITTI

Cinquantacinquesimo Convegno storico internazionale LA MEDICINA NEL BASSO MEDIOEVO TRADIZIONE E CONFLITTI TODI, 14 – 16 OTTOBRE 2018   CENTRO ITALIANO DI STUDI SUL BASSO MEDIOEVO ACCADEMIA TUDERTINA TODI CENTRO DI STUDI SULLA SPIRITUALITÀ MEDIEVALE DELL’UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA Fondazione Centro … Continue reading

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New Horizons in Premodern Public Health: A Workshop with Carole Rawcliffe

Thursday 7 June, 15.30-18.00  Potgieterzaal | UB, Singel 425, Amsterdam   This workshop offers an interdisciplinary exchange between several experts in premodern public health. Carole Rawcliffe, author of Urban Bodies: Communal Health in Late Medieval English Towns and Cities (2013), one of … Continue reading

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New Book by Guy Geltner – Roads to Health: Infrastructure and Public Wellbeing in Later Medieval Italy

Guy Geltner’s new book “Roads to Health: Infrastructure and Public Wellbeing in Later Medieval Italy” is in the process of being published by The University of Pennsylvania Press. This book “[…] proposes to examine public health from an emic (“insider”) perspective as … Continue reading

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New Article by Janna Coomans: “The king of dirt: public health and sanitation in late medieval Ghent”

Abstract: Taking the office of the coninc der ribauden in Ghent as a case-study, this article reconstructs the enforcement of urban sanitation and preventative health practices during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The coninc managed a wide range of issues perceived as potentially polluting, … Continue reading

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Premodern Public Health: Lecture Now Online

A video recording of Guy Geltner’s lecture in Monash University “Premodern Public Health: The End of an Oxymoron” is available online: https://arts.monash.edu/news/premodern-public-health-lecture

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Public Lecture – “Premodern Public Health: The End of an Oxymoron?”

  Wednesday 18 April, 2018 at Monash University, Australia. For more information, please contact Jocelyne Mohamudally
 (Email: jocelyne.mohamudally@monash.edu), or visit: https://arts.monash.edu/about/sophis.

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