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’.