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Staying healthy in a medieval city

How was public health organised in premodern societies, and does our knowledge about the more distant past relate to experience of pandemic and public health and environmental challenges today? Various historians explore these and other questions on November 10, 2021, on the occasion of the publication of the book Community, Urban Health and Environment in the Late Medieval Low Countries, in which HHH member Janna Coomans debunks the myth of medieval cities as apathetic towards filth and disease. The author joins a round-table discussion on medieval public health with Guy Geltner (Monash), Claire Weeda (Leiden University) and Manon Parry (University of Amsterdam), under the title “Staying healthy in a medieval city”.

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