Last week the Journal of Urban History published a review essay by our team member Danielle van den Heuvel. In this essay she reviews the current scholarship on the gendered use of premodern urban spaces. The essay for the first time brings together insights from a variety of disciplines including urban sociology, literary studies, cultural history and economic history. Building on these insights, and inspired by recent projects undertaken by amongst others Maria Ågren and her team at Uppsala University, Amy Stanley at Northwestern University, and Annette M. Kim from SLAB, Danielle proposes crucial new ways to study the history of gender in streets.
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