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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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Two postdoctoral positions in HealthScaping, University of Amsterdam

PostDoc in Low Countries urban history (later Middle Ages) Postdoc in European medical-cultural history (later Middle Ages) Application deadline 24 September 2017; jobs begin 1 February 2018

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Pre-modern Public Health @ The Medici Archives

Another group of projects, directed by John Henderson, and exploring preventative practices in medieval and early modern Tuscany: http://www.medici.org/medicine-and-the-medici-in-grand-ducal-tuscany-research-program/ Enjoy!  

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PhD positions in urban archaeology of health at NTNU University Museums

 NTNU University Museums announces two PhD positions in urban archaeology/historical archaeology and iron age/Viking age archaeology specializing in archaeological human genetics (please follow the links below). https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/134537 https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/134540 For the project homepage see http://www.ntnu.edu/museum/medieval-urban-health-from-individual-to-public-responsibility-ad-1000-1600-medheal600-    

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