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    Janna Coomans is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Medieval History. She defended her dissertation (cum laude), titled “In Pursuit of a Healthy City: Sanitation and the Common Good in the Late Medieval Low Countries”, in June 2018. Her current research project explores the practices of various agents to promote communal wellbeing in the late medieval urban Low Countries. It is part of the ERC-funded interdisciplinary project “Healthscaping Urban Europe”. Her main research interests are the history of (public) health; social and urban history and more theoretical explorations of spatiality and materiality; as well as gender, medicine, crime, and urban governance.

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    “The King of Dirt: Public Health and Sanitation in Late Medieval Ghent,” Urban History (published online 18 April 2018).

    “Policing Female Food Vendors in the Late Medieval Netherlands,” Yearbook of Women’s History 36 (2017) , 97-113.

    “On the Street and in the Bathhouse: Medieval Galenism in Action?” (co-author: G. Geltner), Anuario de Estudios Medievales 43 (2013), 53-82.

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