lundi 19 septembre 2022

Santé et travail dans le monde moderne

Health and Work in the Early Modern World, 1500-1750 ca.


Organiser Marie-Louise Leonard

20-21 September 2022,
Aula Baratto, Ca’ Foscari and online

To register for the event Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage

Tuesday September 20

9.15 - 9.30 am
Welcome and Introduction

9.30 - 11.00 am
Health and Workers in Elite Households
Chair: tbc

Stanis Perez, Université Sorbonne Paris
Nord, Working and Ruling in a Permanent Disease Context: the Versailles Paradox (17th-18th c.)

Emma Marshall, University of York,
Servants have not bodies of brasse’: Domestic Service, Sickness and Healthcare in the English Gentry Home, c. 1650-1750

11.00 - 11.30 am

11.30 - 1.00 pm
(Un)Fit to Work in the Early Modern Period
Chair: Giulia Zanon

Julia Nurse, Wellcome Collection, Unfit to Work: Lived Experience of Disability in the
Context of Working in Early Modern Britain Marie-Louise Leonard, Ca’ Foscari,
Negotiating Infirmity in the Early Modern Workplace

1.00 - 2.30 pm
Lunch Break

2.30 - 4.00 pm
Epidemics and the Urban Working Environment
Chair: tbc

Claire Turner, University of Leeds, Crossing Thresholds and Breaking Boundaries: Plague Workers, Smells, and Domestic Homes in Seventeenth-Century London (online)

Rachel Clamp, Durham University, Plague Industries in Early Modern English and Scottish Towns

4.00 - 4.30 pm

4.30 - 6.00 pm
Keynote, Paola Bertucci, Yale University, Medicine for the State: Bernardino Ramazzini and the Diseases of Workers (online)

Wednesday September 21
10.00 - 11.30 am
Sailors and Singers: Health and Working Communities
Chair: David McOmish

Benedetta Chizzolini, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Hygienic and
Sanitary Issues on Early Modern Papal Galleys, 16th-17th centuries

Ilaria Contesotto, University of Bologna, Lucidora Maselli, a singer «incapace della
tortura»: opera singers and occupational health in 17th century Venice

11.30 - 12.00 pm

12.00 - 1.30 pm
Work and the Lifecycle
Chair: Marie-Louise Leonard
Ludwig Pelzl’, EUI, Work, Aging and Retirement in Early Modern Germany, c.1600-1800

Jaco Zuijderduijn, Lund University, Old age, Health, and Labour in the Early
Modern World (online)

1.30 - 3.00 pm
Lunch Break

3.00 - 4.30 pm
Medicine, Poverty and Labour
Chair: Rachel Champ

Jan Becker, EUI, Treating the Poor: French Vernacular Medicine in 17th-Century Cochinchina

Liana DeMarco, Yale University, The Wealth of Nations is Healthy Populations: Medicine, Labour, and Theories of Economic Growth in the Eighteenth Century (online)

4.30 - 4.45 pm

4.45 - 5.30 pm
Concluding Discussion and Paths Forward

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