The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Eurasia 1600-1850


Project duration: 2016 - 2022 Date coverage: 1600 - 1850 Website

Maps Drawings, prints, and other pictorial sources Historical Documents (e.g. Notarial sources; Census records; Ecclesiastical documents; Correspondence) Urban History Socio-Economic History

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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This project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO; 276-69-007)