Introducing Floor Haalboom, ‘Spanish’ Flu and Army Horses

Gewina welcomes Floor Haalboom as our newest board member. She specialises in the modern history of (animal) medicine, One Health, public health, and intensive livestock farming. In addition, Haalboom is interested in environmental history, particularly agriculture and animal husbandry.

Haalboom’s PhD thesis is titled “Negotiating Zoonoses: Dealings with Infectious Diseases Shared by Humans and Livestock in The Netherlands (1898–2001)” (Utrecht, 2017). The current COVID-19 crisis only shows the urgency of her line of research.

In this blog you can find a radio interview with Floor about the ‘Spanish’ flu (in Dutch). Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to Floor’s article on the same topic, published in our journal Studium (2014).

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Call for Papers

We invite contributions to the Journal for the History of Knowledge which will be launched early 2020.


JHoKis devoted to the history of knowledge in its broadest sense. This includes the study of indigenous, artisanal, and other types of knowledge, often seen as ‘weaker’ than science, as well as the history of academic knowledge developed in the humanities and social sciences. Special attention is devoted to interactions and processes of demarcation of science and knowledge. Contributions can deal with the history of concepts of knowledge, the study of practices of knowledge, and institutions and sites of knowledge production and legitimation (including universities). Contributions which highlight the relevance of the history of knowledge to current policy concerns (for example, by historicizing and problematizing concepts such as the knowledge society) are particularly welcome.

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