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Calling Some Public Health Initiatives “Medieval” is Harmful

The “Middle Ages” have been making the headlines since the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and its presence in at least 29 countries around the globe. As the list of the dead and infected grows worryingly long, observers seem eager to … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages

Written by Claire Weeda Heng, Geraldine. The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Every discipline is in many intimate ways intimately connected to its object of study. In pre-modern historical sciences, the question of … Continue reading

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Marking and Badges: Exploring Premodern Schools, Discipline and Communal Health from a Global Perspective

A Report by Claire Weeda In June 2019, I hesitantly fastened my conference badge to my blouse in attendance of the conference ‘The Pursuit of Global Urban History’ in Leicester. How to address global commensurability, the impress of environment and … Continue reading

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The Kiln, the Alembic, and the Clockwork: Inside the CSMBR Summer School

A Report by Lola Digard The Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance (CSMBR) is an international institute of advanced studies belonging to the Fondazione Comel. Between the 29th and the 31st of March, the … Continue reading

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