30 de octubre de 2014

Conference: "Mediterranean under Quarantine", Malta 7-8 November 2014

Dear all,
this is the programme of the international conference "Mediterranean Under Quarantine", the 1st International conference of the Quarantine Studies Network. 7- 8 November 2014. Hosted by the Mediterranean Institute University Of Malta. Old University Campus, Valletta.
Friday, 7 November
9.00 – 9.30 : Registration  - Aula Magna -  Old University Building.
9.30: Opening Address :   John Chircop, Director,  Mediterranean Institute (UOM) ; International Quarantine Studies Network.

1st Session:  Quarantine Geopolitics and Diplomacy
(First Part: 9.50 – 11.30 hrs)
Chair: Francisco Javier Martinez-Antonio
  • Alison Bashford (University of Cambridge), Quarantine and Oceanic Histories: reflections on the old world and the new.
  • Alexander Chase-Levenson (Princeton University), Quarantine, Cooperation, and Antagonism in the Napoleonic Mediterranean.
  • Raffaella Salvemini (CNR, Italian National Research Council; ISSM, Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies), Quarantine in the ports of southern Italy: from local history to global history (18th-19th centuries).
  • Ibrahim Muhammed al-Saadaoui (Université de Tunisie), Quarantaine et Crise diplomatique en Méditerranée: L’affaire de 1789 et la guerre entre Venise et la Régence de Tunis.
11.30 – 11.50:  Coffee break

(Second Part: 11.50 – 13.30 hrs)
Chair: Quim Bonastra
  • Dominique Bon (LAPCOS, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie et de Psycholgie Cognitives et Sociales, Université de Nice – Sophia Antipolis), La fin des quarantaines de santé dans la Province de Nice (1854).
  • Daniela Hettstedt (Basel Graduate School of History, University of Basel), About Lighthouse, Abattoir and Epidemic Prevention. Global History Perspectives on the Internationalism in the City of Tangier (Morocco) 1840-1942.
  • [Agustin Ceba] Jaume Mercant Rodriguez, Gloria Gallego Caminero, Joan March Noguera (Grup d’Investigació d’Història de la Salut, IUNICS-UIB), The British Scientifics delegates at the First Three International Sanitary Conferences (ISC) and their relation with the Spanish delegate Pedro Felipe Monlau: The beginning of the construction of a transnational scientific interchange network.
  • Victor Mallia-Milanes (University of Malta), Venice, Hospitaller Malta, and their approach to Quarantine in the late eighteenth century.
13.30  - 14.30 hrs : Lunch

2nd Session: Quarantine Institutions, Technologies and the State
(First Part: 14.30 -16.10)
Chair:  Jon Arrizabalaga
  • David S. Barnes (Penn University), “Until Cleansed and Purified”: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Procedures and Purpose of Quarantine in the Nineteenth Century.
  • Lisa Rosner (Richard Stockton College, NJ, USA), Policing Boundaries: Mediterranean Quarantine and Professional Identity in mid-19th century Britain.
  • Pere Salas-Vives, Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora, Isabel Moll-Blanes, Sanitary cordons and liberal policies in the Balearic Islands (19th century).
  • Costas Tsiamis, Eleni Thalassinou, Effie Poulakou-Rebelakou, Angelos Hatzakis (University of Athens), Effectiveness of the quarantine system in the Public Health of the Ionian Islands during the period of “British Protection” (1815-1864).
16.10 -16.30 : Coffee break

(Second Part: 16.30 – 17.50 hrs)
Chair :  John Chircop
  • Laurinda Abreu (University of Évora), Plagues and the construction of the early modern state in Portugal.
  • Paolo Militello (Università di Catania), Quarantaine et Contumacia dans le Royaume des Deux Siciles (1816-1860).
  • Anna Rosenberg (Universidad de Zaragoza, España), Costas Tsiamis & Effie Poulakou-Rebelakou (University of Athens), The guard of Piraeus: the Lazaretto of Saint George (1854-1947).
  • Benoît Pouget (Sciences Po, Aix-Cherpa), Quarantaines et Forces navales françaises en Algérie 1830-1851.
Saturday, 8 November
3rd Session:  Quarantine, space, architecture and territorial projections
(First Part: 9.00-10.40)
Chair: Laurinda Abreu
  • Quim Bonastra (Universitat de Lleida), Quarantines and territory in Spain in the second half of the XIXth century.
  • J. Carlos Garcia-Reyes & Jon Arrizabalaga (IMF-CSIC Barcelona, Spain), Quarantine Spaces in Peace as in War: Theory and Practice in Spain, 1855-1885.
  • Lucia Dacome (University of Toronto), An Island in the City: Building a New Lazaretto in Eighteenth-Century Ancona.
  • Jamel El Hadj (EHESS Marseille, France), Le Lazaret de Marseille: d’un système local à un système méditerranéen.
10.35-10.50 : Coffee Break
10.50 – 13.30 hrs:  excursion to the old Manoel Island lazaretto followed by lunch

(Second Part : 14.00 -  15.40 hrs)
Chair: Paolo Militello
  • Giannantonio Scaglione (Università degli Studi di Catania), Les pouvoirs locaux en Sicile face au Cholera Morbus. La réorganisation du quartier de la "Civita" à Catane (1832-37).
  • Peta Longhurst (University of Sydney), Quarantine as practice and place: materialising sites of quarantine.
  • Yannis Gonatidis (University of Ioannina), The  establishment of the Lazaretto of Syros  (1841) and its  evolution until the mid-19th century.
  • Kmar ben Nefissa (SPHERE, Paris), Lazarets principaux et secondaires dans la Tunisie di 19eme siècle.
15.40 – 15.55 hrs : Coffee Break
4th Session:  Quarantine and the construction of Identity
(First Part: 15.55 – 17.15 hrs)
Chair: Joana Maria Pujades-Mora
  • Francisco Javier Martinez-Antonio (Laboratoire SPHERE, CNRS-Université Paris Diderot), Healthy Moors, Sick government: cholera, hajj and the Mogador Lazaretto in Spanish-Moroccan relations (1890-1906).
  • John Chircop (Mediterranean Institute, UOM) Quarantine sanitization and the forging of the ‘Contagious Arab’, 1851-1890s.
  • Christian Promitzer (University of Graz), Between Stigma and Prevention: Quarantines and Sanitary Control of Muslim Pilgrim from the Balkans (1866-1912).
17.15 - 17.30: Coffee Break

(Second Part: 17.30 – 18.45)
Chair: Ibrahim Muhammed al-Saadaoui
  • Luc Chantre (CRIHAM-EA4270, Universités de Poitiers et Limoges), La station quarantenaire de Beyrouth dans l’organisation du pèlerinage à La Mecque à l’époque du mandate français.
  • Malika Ezzahidi (Université Hassan II, Morocco), La mise en quarantaine à Ceuta et Malte dans les récits de voyage d’un ambassadeur Marocain à la fin du XVIIIème siècle
  • Abdel-ilah Dehani (Universite Mohammed V), Les pèlerins marocains face aux nouvelles restrictions de la quarantaine.
18.45-19.15 hrs : CONCLUSION
For more information, http://quarantinestudies.wordpress.com/ or http://www.um.edu.mt/events/mediterranean2014/form
Best regards
Francisco Javier Martínez

WEHC2015: On-line Registration

The International Economic History Association (IEHA) and the Local Organizing Committee of the XVIIth World Economic History Congress (WEHC), Kyoto, are delighted to announce that the registration is now open at our website, http://www.wehc2015.org/registration-online_registraition.html

Early Registration: October 30, 2014 - April 30, 2015.
Standard Registration: May 1 - June 30, 2015.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Secretariat at wehc2015@c-linkage.co.jp

Best regards,
Tetsuji Okazaki
Chair, WEHC 2015 Local Organizing Committee

Secretariat of WEHC2015 (Kyoto, Japan)
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29 de octubre de 2014

Intimate Economies Book Chapter - last chance for contributions


Economies: Bodies, Emotions and Sexualities on the Global Market

by Susanne Hofmann and Adi Moreno

economies, based on the commodification of bodies, emotions and sexualities, have become high value-producing forms of exchange in contemporary global capitalism. New technologies in the areas of communication, transport and medicine have allowed new types of commodification producing new subjects and social relations between different actors in the global economy. In various parts of the world commodified intimate exchanges have experienced not only a diversification, but also a ‘new respectability’ as a result of which a broader range of subjects from a variety of social backgrounds now participate in commercial transactions, trading body parts or bodily substances, intimacy and sexuality.

book is interested in exploring the interrelatedness of individual practices of self-commodification and contemporary technologies of the self, which are based on ‘free agents’ who ‘actively choose’ to sell body parts, access to their bodies and different kinds of emotional and intimate labour in the capitalist market, often subjugating themselves to new forms of control and exploitation. This book aims to analyse experiences of self-commodification in the context of the global political economy and wider processes of dispossession and disenfranchisement.

are seeking contributions which expand existing debates on neoliberal governmentality and intimate commercial exchanges, shedding light on how discourses of self-authorship and freedom of choice enable the masking of harsh realities of impoverishment, gross inequalities and economies of extraction, in which bodies and bodily capabilities from the Global South serve the needs and desires of the more affluent populations in the Global North.

Papers are invited (but not limited to) for the following themes:

exchanges and market ideology

forms of kinship and relationality

sexualities / sex work 

reproductive medicine

bodies and the organ trade

/ emotional labour and neoliberalism

of bodies / affect / sexualities and contemporary technologies of the self

the market and the state

travel and bodies/ intimacy exchanges

are invited from across the social sciences, gender & sexuality studies, legal studies and economics. We are particularly interested in receiving contributions from the Global South.

contributors are invited to send a 1000 word long abstract by 1st November


submission by 1st  November

chapter submission by 15th March 2015

(after peer review) by 31st July 2015

chapter (of maximum 8000 words, including references and notes) will be peer reviewed by experts in your field and you might be asked to revise and resubmit your chapter.

the Editors

Susanne Hofmann holds a PhD in Latin American Cultural Studies from the University of Manchester. She is a visiting researcher at the Gender Studies Centre (PAGU) of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Her main research interests are globalisation and transnational migration, the commodification of intimacy, affective labour, entrepreneurial subjectivities, neoliberalisation, and governmentality. She has published various articles on sex work in Mexico.

Adi Moreno is a PhD Candidate from the
Sociology Department, the University of Manchester. Her main research interests are assisted reproduction technologies and the global reproduction markets, queer kinship, the commodification of relationalities and late-modern subjectivities.

do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have questions with regard to the call or your submission.


Susanne Hofmann (Gender Studies Nucleus/UNICAMP):  s.hofmann@hotmail.co.uk    

Adi Moreno (Sociology/University of
Manchester):  adimoreno@gmail.com

____________Dr Susanne Hofmann

PhD Latin American Cultural Studies

Gender Studies Centre/PAGU

State University of Campinas/UNICAMP

Visiting Researcher See my blog:http://susannehofmann.wordpress.com/about-3/ Or follow me on twitter:https://twitter.com/Susanne_Hofmann

____________Dr Susanne Hofmann

PhD Latin American Cultural Studies

Gender Studies Centre/PAGU

State University of Campinas/UNICAMP

Visiting Researcher See my blog:http://susannehofmann.wordpress.com/about-3/ Or follow me on twitter:https://twitter.com/Susanne_Hofmann

Free chapter from The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory: Chapter 12: Science and Medicine

The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory Volume 22 is online and available to read now. This free chapter covers works concerned with critical studies of science and medicine in cultural, literary, and sociological or theoretical contexts. It broadly considers works from the history of medicine, anthropology of medicine, medical humanities, medical sociology, history of science, philosophy of science, sociology of science, and works that fall under science and technology studies and related categories.
The chapter is freely available online until the end of November 2014.
The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory is a companion volume to The Year’s Work in English Studies. It provides a narrative bibliography of published work, recording significant debates and issues of interest across a broad range of research in the humanities and social sciences.