Results 2017


Danielle van den Heuvel. "Gender in the Streets of the Premodern City", Journal of Urban History (2018) DOI: 10.1177/0096144218768493.



Danielle van den Heuvel, 近世オランダ都市女性の経済的機会―ギルドとジェンダー規制の分析から ("Economic Opportunities of Women in Early Modern Dutch Cities: From the Analysis of Guild and Gender Regulations") in M. Mizui et al (eds.), 女性から描く世界史―17~20世紀への新しいアプローチ (World History Depicted from a Female Perspective: New Approaches Towards the Study of the 17th-20th Centuries) (Bensei Publishing Tokyo; 2016) pp. 75-98.



Danielle van den Heuvel and Melissa Calaresu. Food hawkers. Selling in the streets from antiquity to the present (London: Routledge 2016).

  • Danielle van den Heuvel and Melissa Calaresu, ‘Food hawkers from representation to reality’, pp. 1-18

  • Danielle van den Heuvel, ‘Food, markets, and people: selling perishables in urban markets in pre-industrial Holland and England’, pp. 84-106.


13 December 2017

Danielle was interviewed by Hello Radio, a radio show devoted to women, their lives, and their networks. Danielle spoke about her career, her previous work on female entrepreneurs and sailors’ wives, and the goals of the Freedom of the Streets project. Her interview took place in the final half hour of the show (In Dutch).



December 2017

Bob was interviewed by Lieve Ettes and Joël van der Moore for Skript Historisch Tijdschrift 39.4 on the ‘Spatial Turn’ in History and the Freedom of the Streets. Available in print (in Dutch).  


4 April 2018

We organized two sessions on "Gender in the Global City" at the European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) in Belfast, where all of our team members also presented discussing the current status of their research. 

30 October 2017

We presented our project to members of the Ito Lab of Tokyo University and discussed approaches to the history of the built environment and social practices. Read our report here.


28-29 October 2017

Together with the Global History Collaborative and Linking Cloth Clothing Globally, the Freedom of the Streets project co-organized a conference entitled "Gender, Space and City in Global History" at the University of Tokyo. Read the full report here.

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15 October 2017

Bébio gave a talk entitled "Usage of Christian Cemeteries and Crosses in Early Modern Japan" at the International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture, hosted by Tianjin University in Tianjin, China. 

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22 September 2017

Bob presented the first results of his research on gendered mobility in pre-modern Amsterdam at UvA's CREATE.

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4 September 2017

Antonia gave a talk at Spring House, Amsterdam, entitled 'Eve and the Urban Paradise'

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17 June 2017

Danielle spoke at the Universiteitsdag 2017 ‘Inspiring Generations’, University of Amsterdam.

31 May 2017


Danielle introduced the project at the Basler Vormodernekolloquium, University of Basel.

19 May 2017


Danielle spoke at the Low Countries Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London.

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18 May 2017

Project launch at the Seminar of the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History, University of Amsterdam.

3-6 April 2017

Danielle spoke at CityFoods. Lessons from people on the move. New York University. (click here for conference report)