Urban Europe

          1200 – 1500

Mapping Health in Bologna

Medieval Bologna was a vibrant mixture of people and animals that lived and worked in close quarters, and shared the same streets, piazzas, and waterways. How did officials and residents maintain a healthy and safe city?
Through GIS mapping and analysis of documentary and material sources, it is possible to examine the healthscape of the city on both a local and global scale. Click the slider to the left to learn how to use the map, explore the data sets and sources, and view the map.