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PhD positions in urban archaeology of health at NTNU University Museums

┬áNTNU 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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