Investigating how women navigated the streets of global cities in the past.

Throughout history and across cultures, women are seen as destined for the home instead of the street. At the same time, in historic cities worldwide women ventured out regularly to shop, work, pray, and play. This research project investigates the relationship between women and the city street in a time when historians believe restrictions on female movement greatly intensified.



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Who we are


We are an international team of researchers based at the University of Amsterdam. 

What we do


Our project analyses the gendering of urban space in the early modern city.

What we learn


Find out about our publications, talks as well as our visualisations and 3D reconstructions.