Category Archives: Announcements

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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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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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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Upcoming Conference – Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy, Monash University, 13-15 December 2017

This conference represents the first analysis of how diseased bodies were represented in Italy during the ‘long Renaissance’, from the early 1400s through ca. 1650. Many individual studies by historians of art and medicine address specific aspects of this subject, … Continue reading

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