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

Learn how to study epidemics in the past

In collaboration with SOS Antwerpen and Histories, the EPIBEL-team tours Belgium with a series of workshops aimed at amateur historians, genealogists and a broader interested public. The focus is on the study of causes-of-death and epidemics in the past, mainly the nineteenth century, but we also discuss and demonstrate how…

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