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Dr. Janna Coomans has been awarded a Veni grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for the project '(In)flammable Cities: How fire risks and prevention transformed the Low Countries (1200-1650)'.

(In)flammable Cities: How fire risks and prevention transformed the Low Countries (1200-1650)

Fire plagued pre-industrial cities due to widespread presence of combustible materials and use of open fire. This VENI-project investigates how Netherlandish cities adapted their socio-political organization and built environment to mitigate these risks. This provides insight into both the impact of environmental hazards themselves and preventative practices to reduce them. 

Dr J. (Janna) Coomans

Faculty of Humanities

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About the Veni

In this round a total of 1127 researchers applied for a Veni grant from NWO, of which 161 were successful (14%). Each researcher will receive up to €250,000.