Welcome Lora!

Lora Pannekoucke joins the Centre for Urban History as PhD candidate at the EPIBEL project. This summer, Lora graduated with a master’s degree in History. Her thesis discussed the role of socio-economic inequality during the cholera epidemic of 1866. Stay tuned for a summary of her most important findings!

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First EPIBEL-SOHIFIN-AIPRIL workshop

On 16 September 2022 the Antwerp EPIBEL team hosted a first collaborative workshop with a clear methodological focus on spatial analysis of mortality and inequality. In this workshop we demonstrated and questioned different methods of spatial visualisation and spatial analysis of historical and present-day data on epidemic mortality in Belgium,…

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EPIBEL @Spatial Humanities 2022, Ghent

At the Spatial Humanities 2022 Conference hosted in Ghent, Isabelle Devos talked about "The 1866 cholera epidemic in Brussels: a spatio-temporal reconstruction", and expands on previous work. In this contribution, we examine who were the main victims of the epidemic in Brussels and show the course of the epidemic across…

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EPIBEL @Spatial Humanities 2022, Ghent
Crude cholera mortality rates by municipality (number of deaths per 1,000 inhabitants), Belgium, 1866

New publication on cholera in Oudenaarde (1849)

Wouter Ronsijn just published "Historische Epidemieën: Cholera in 1849 in Oudenaarde", a study of the 1849 cholera outbreak in Flemish Oudenaarde. His analysis covers medical, social and spatial variables, such as the geographical spread of cholera morbidity and mortality as shown below: Source: see paper You can find the paper…

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