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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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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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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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Forthcoming: “Policing the Urban Environment in Premodern Europe” Edited by Claire Weeda & Carole Rawcliffe

Tapping into a combination of court documents, urban statutes, material artefacts, health guides and treatises, Policing the Urban Environment in Premodern Europe offers a unique perspective on how premodern public authorities tried to create a clean, healthy environment. Overturning many … 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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Postdoctoral Position: ‘Townscape and Healthscape: Mapping the Sanitary City in Italy’

Project and job description HealthScaping seeks to trace the development and impact of preventative healthcare policies, medical discourses and social and religious action in the continent’s two most urbanized and richly documented regions in the later Middle Ages, Italy and … Continue reading

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PhD Position: Prophylactic Healthcare and the Urban Public

Project description HealthScaping traces the development and impact of preventative healthcare policies, medical discourses and social and religious practices in the continent’s two most urbanized regions in the later Middle Ages, Italy and the Low Countries. The project taps numerous … Continue reading

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Re‐thinking medieval and early modern pestilences from a biosocial perspective: advanced methods and renewed concepts in archaeological sciences, Barcelona 5‐8 September 2018

EAA Barcelona 2018 – 5‐8 September 2018 Call for Papers and Posters Deadline: 15 February 2018 Re‐thinking medieval and early modern pestilences from a biosocial perspective: advanced methods and renewed concepts in archaeological sciences   While contagious diseases have affected … Continue reading

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To your health! EAA 2018, Barcelona, 5-8 September, session #208

To your health! Tracing health in urban environments in medieval Northern Europe Although inhabitants of Northern European medieval towns conceived of and knew about disease and “not being healthy” in ways other than ours, similar health risk factors were at … Continue reading

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Reminder: CfP in panels on Premodern Public Health in 2018 ESUH conference in Rome

CfP to a session/s on “Premodern Public Health: Comparing Cities, 1250-1750” Deadline is fast approachng: 5 October 2017

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