Memorials and remains of medical research in Africa: an anthropology of scientific landscapes, ruins and artefacts

1 December 2012 - 30 June 2014

Awarded to: Dr Ann Kelly

Funding awarded to Exeter £ 58,881

Sponsor(s): ESRC

About the project

‘Memorials and remains of medical research in Africa: an anthropology of scientific landscapes, ruins and artefacts’ (jointly funded by the UK ESRC and its sister organisations in France and The Netherlands), studies how medical research generates memory, is memorialized and materialized in countries formerly ruled by French (Senegal), German (Cameroon), and British (Tanzania) colonial authorities. The project seeks to excavate the political and material history of these field laboratories, detail the affective resonance they have generated in those who worked and continue to work in them, and describe how memory and amnesia are woven into the social texture of their everyday life.

Economic and Social Research Council