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Life and Death in Early Modern Cities, a symposium with John Henderson and Vanessa Harding

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Venue: Birkbeck Clore Management Centre

Life and Death in Early Modern Cities, a symposium with John Henderson and Vanessa Harding

This roundtable will be an opportunity to reflect on everyday life and the ever-present threat of mortality in the cities of late medieval and early modern Europe. It will celebrate the field-shaping work of Professor Vanessa Harding and Professor John Henderson, who are retiring from Birkbeck this year, by considering what we have learned from their important research on London, Florence and other urban centres from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, ranging across key issues such as disease, charity, family, housing, religion, and burial practices. The event will include contributions from Vanessa Harding and John Henderson as well as current Birkbeck historians Kat Hill, Julian Swann and Brodie Waddell.

This event is supported by the Raphael Samuel History Centre.

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This event is part of the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology's Discover the Past events series, open to the public and students. To see the full list of events, visit the Discover the Past web page.

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck has a distinguished tradition as an international centre of excellence. We are the only university department in London to include archaeologists, classicists and historians investigating every period from prehistory to the early twenty-first century. Join us to discover the past and engage with the present across continents and cultures.

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