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Isolation and Segregation Landscape. Archaeology of quarantine in the Indian Ocean World

Project description

Quarantine practice in 19th-century Indian Ocean

The potential threat of disease as a consequence of migration from non-European countries emerged during the recent migration crisis. However, such concerns and practices such as quarantine were applied in past periods of history. The EU-funded ISLand project intends to deliver a new way of perceiving human interactions within colonial empires and link colonial studies with the medical history and the emerging concept of healthscaping. The project combines history, archaeology and anthropology to study quarantine facilities in the Indian Ocean world during the 19th-century period that was crucial for the European empires in the region and a turning point for the conceptualisation of modern public health. The quarantine practice will be analysed from the perspective of the social, political and ecological changes of this period.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
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Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 253 052,16

Partners (1)

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
United States
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Serra Mall 450
94305 2004 Stanford

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments