John Chircop

As part of his long standing work in the comparative history of poor relief and institutionalisation, welfare and public health in the British Mediterranean domains (1800-1914), John Chircop is at present focusing his research on quarantine as a form of colonial networking.  Apart from the attention he is putting on maritime Lazarettos and cordon sanitaires as state prophylactic instruments, Chircop is also exploring the less known forms of quarantine of an informal and semi-formal nature, including: community ‘interdiction’ of ‘infected homes’ and the construction of temporary makeshift quarantines out of neighbourhoods.