Category Archives: Announcements

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: 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). For the project homepage see    

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Call for Papers: Historical Aspects of Preventive Healthcare in Germany and Poland (Hamburg, 12-14 July, 2017)

From our colleague Fritz Dross (abstracts due 1 April 2017). cfp Hamburg Preventative Medicine in History

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Challenging the paradigm of filthy and unhealthy medieval towns in the Low Countries

Our colleague and frequent collaborator Roos van Oosten will further our knowledge of waste disposal systems in the medieval Low Countries thanks to an NWO Veni Grant:  

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ERC Consolidator grant for “Healthscaping Urban Europe: Biopower, Space and Society, 1200-1500”

We are delighted to announce the award of an ERC Consolidator Grant for HealthScaping, a multidisciplinary framework for developing the field of premodern public health. Here is the gist of the project, which will formally kick off on 1 September … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to Premodern Healthscaping! Our goal is to bring news and insights about preventative measures devised, thought, resisted and carried out by pre-industrial societies around the world. Our premise is that these civilizations cared about promoting health and fighting disease … Continue reading

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