11:00-13:00 Session 1: Bureaucratization and professionalisation
Arie van Steensel (Leiden University), ‘The origins of local government intervention. Public services of the Dutch towns of Haarlem and Leiden (ca. 1430-1570)’.
Ariadne Schmidt and Manon van der Heijden (International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands/Leiden University), ‘For the benefit of all? Women’s work in public services in early modern Dutch towns’.
Dolly Jorgensen (University of Virginia, USA), ‘All good rule of the Citee’: Sanitation and civic government in England, 1400-1600’.
Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (Leiden University), ‘Professionalization of public services: civil servants in Dordrecht, 1575-1800’.
Comments: Paul Knevel (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
14:00-15:30Session 2: Urban finance and policies
Marjolein ’t Hart and Michael Limberger (University of Amsterdam/Catholic University of Brussels, Belgium), ‘City government and public services in Antwerp and Amsterdam, 1500-1800’.
Claartje Rasterhoff (Utrecht University, the Netherlands), ‘Res Publica. A comparison of public services in two cities in the Dutch Republic’.
Piola Caselli (University of Cassino, Italy), ‘Urban welfare as a political tool. Rome in the early modern age’.
Comments: Wim Blockmans (Leiden University)
15:45-17:15 Urban finances and policies (part 2)
Bram VanNieuwenhuyze (University of Ghent, Belgium), ‘The role and structure of the different advising institutions of medieval Brussels (1229-1477)’.
Jose Antonio Mateos Royo (University of Zaragona, Spain), ‘Municipal policy, food supply and urban markets in the kingdom of Aragon during the 16th and 17th centuries’.
Peter Stabel (University of Antwerp, Belgium), ‘Public services and principles of subsidiarity in late medieval cities, Flanders and Brabant 13th-16th centuries’.