Material approaches to the handling of threats in the modern world

3rd International Conference of the Quarantine Studies Network

Lisboa, 28-29 May 2020

Organizing committee:

Francisco Javier Martínez, CIDEHUS, Universidade de Évora (Portugal)

Celia Miralles Buil, CIUHCT, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)

Laurinda Abreu, CIDEHUS, Universidade de Évora (Portugal)


Day 1, May 28, Thursday

8:30-9h Welcome and opening address

9-10:45h. Non-human objects

Fumigating Mail. The Filtering and Expurgation of ‘threatening’ Ideas in the lazarettos of southern Europe 1790s-1903. John Chircop, University of Malta

Drugs and medicines beyond borders: inspections and controls at customs in early 20th Century Spain. Ignacio Suay-Matallana, Instituto interuniversitario López Piñero – Universidad Miguel Hernández

Radioactivity on tour: the picture of Eve Curie at the Portuguese Oncology Institute (IPO) Beatriz Medori, CIUHCT, Universidade de Lisboa

Containing the risk for the city. How sociotechnical tools are mitigating the earthquake risk in Istanbul. Youenn Gourain, PhD, LATTS, CRNS-Université Paris Est, Marne-la-Vallée

10:45-11:15. Cofee break

11:15-13h. Non-human objects//Nuclear-chemical containment

Deputies, insects and trees: The Pine Wood Nematode in the Portuguese National Congress. Ignacio García Pereda, CIUHCT, Universidade de Lisboa

The Romance of the North? Scotland as a proving and dumping ground for the British Military (1942 – 2000) Alexander Boyd, Photographer, PhD University of North Umbria

Containing radioactive and non-radioactive hazard: the case study of the nuclear industry on the Rhone river in France. Louis Fagon, EHESS, Paris,

Containment vs. the Earth System: How Nuclear Fallout Shaped Scientific Perception of the Earth as a Globally Interconnected Environmental System. E. Jerry Jessee, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

13-14:30h. Lunch

14:30-16:15h. Nuclear-chemical containment

Matters of Counter-Containment: Revisiting the popular maritime campaign against the Syrian chemical weapons’ hydrolysis in the Mediterranean Sea. Nikolas Kosmatopoulos, American University of Beirut

Non-radioactive but nuclear? Containment and circulation of wastes from the French nuclear tests in Polynesia. Teva Meyer, Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse

Spreading the atom, encapsulating radioactivity: an archaeology of the containment building of the Barcelona nuclear reactor. Jaume Valentines Álvarez, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Containing chemical warfare: industrial, medical and social protection against poison gases in 1920s Spain. Francisco Javier Martínez, CIDEHUS, Universidade de Évora

16:15-16:45h. Cofee break

16:45-18:30h. Epidemic containment

The 1894 Lisbon cholera epidemic: the answer of the Spanish authorities at the border. Alexandra Marques, FLSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Le « Règlement de peste » : comment lutter contre la peste en Provence. Jamel el-Hadj, Centre Norbert Elias, EEHS, Marseille

Fever Hospitals in Ireland during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Margaret DeLacy, Ph.D., Northwest Independent Scholars Association

More destructive than guns: contagious epidemic fever and public health in Lisbon. 1810-12. Ricardo Cabral de Freitas, Faperj/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro

Day 2, May 29, Friday

9-10:45h. Health and politics

Living in an uncertainty of epidemics: border control of cholera in Japan at the turn of the 20th century. Shiori NOSAKA, PhD École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris

Epidemic containment and social control measures in Portugal: the borderland lazaretto system (1884–86). Laurinda Abreu, CIDEHUS, Universidade de Évora

La politique de confinement de l’état sanitaire au Maroc au temps du protectorat Français : le cas de la ville de Mazagan (el Jadida) (1913-1945). Malika Ezzahidi, Université Hassan II, Mohammedia  

Genealogies of containment: Migrant labour, bonifica integrale and carceral regimes in an Italian agro-industrial enclave. Irene Peano, Universidade de Lisboa

10:45-11:15. Cofee break

11:15-13h. Disturbing bodies

‘“A modifying influence of great importance”: the role of medical photographs in anti-black containment strategies under segregation in the United States’. Stephen C. Kenny, Department of History, University of Liverpool

War humanitarian action and the management of dead bodies, 1867-1889. Jon Arrizabalaga. IMF-CSIC, Barcelona; Guillermo Sánchez-Martínez.

Towards the Power of Spatial Scripts. Jonathan Cortez, Brown University, Providence

Containing the Moroccan Feminist Movement: Maintaining Patriarchal Order. Fatima Ouaryachi, PhD Universidad de Oviedo

13-14:30. Lunch

14:30-16:15h. Disturbing bodies/Epidemic containment

Portuguese emigrants and the health control: the function of the inspector-physicians during the dictatorship. Yvette Santos, Instituto de Historia Contemporánea, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Cinema and containment: An approach to humanitarian narratives. Juan Carlos García-Reyes, Instituto Carlos III, Madrid

Coercive an inquisitive surveillance in the pre-bacteriological quarantine system. Quim Bonastra, Universitat de Lleida

Le confinement dans les hôpitaux pour cholériques dans les Etats Sardes au XIXe siècle: l’idée de contagion et la contagion des idées. Dominique Bon, IREP-COME, Nice

16:15-16:45h. Cofee break

16:45-18:30h. Epidemic containment

Quarantine at the Eastern gate. The Italian Perspective in Alexandria. Mauro Capocci, University of Pisa, Daniele Cozzoli, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Quarantene, liberismo e riforma sanitaria nel Regno di Sardegna (1848-1861)  Roberto Cea, Universitate dello Stato, Milano

Suez Canal under Quarantine: the Sanitary History of the Mediterranean Gateway (19th–21th c.) Costas Tsiamis, Chryssa Hatzara, Georgia Vrion, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens

Materiality of Sanitation in the late Ottoman Empire: Urla (Klazomenai) Quarantine in Izmir. Ufuk ADAK, PhD Department of Social Sciences, Altınbaş Üniversitesi, Istanbul

20:30h. Conference dinner

A visit to certain sites of interest in Lisbon might be organized in the morning of May 30, Saturday.