Job vacancy: PhD on colonial healthcare at Leuven and Maastricht

The Cultural History since 1750 Research Group at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the research program Maastricht University – Science, Technology and Society (the Netherlands) are looking for a doctoral student who will investigate the history of colonial healthcare in Congo from an environmental perspective (ca. 1900 – 1960). The research will be supervised by prof. dr. Kaat Wils and prof.dr. Raf de Bont.

Project description: The Landscapes of Colonial Healthcare in Congo. An Environmental History of Medicine (1900-1960)
Health and disease and the organization of health care are always affected by material and ecological circumstances. The material infrastructure of health care in turn influences the surrounding landscape and environment. This project aims to result in a first environmental history of healthcare in colonial Congo, based on a set of case studies, which can be determined in the course of the research trajectory by the PhD student.

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Deadline for applications: November 28, 2022.