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I submitted my thesis in September 2008. In October 2008 I took up a post as Research Associate at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester where I am working on the 'Ecologies of Disease' project.
Please contact me on Katherine.Foxhall(at)Manchester.ac.uk
DISEASE AT SEA: BODIES, SHIPS & THE OCEAN IN THE VOYAGE TO AUSTRALIA, c.1800 - 1880.
Throughout my PhD research I was supported by a Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship
My PhD explores what people thought disease was, who got diseased, and why, during long sea voyages in the nineteenth century.
I am interested in a whole range of illnesses - cholera, fevers, consumption and scurvy - and the maritime places of disease - the interior of the ship, the tropics, and quarantine.
My work combines influences from the history of medicine with colonial, maritime, and migration historiographies. Throughout, recent ideas in the history of science and historical geography emphasising the importance of place and time are central to the way I approach disease.
From March to June 2007, I was generously funded by the Menzies Centre as a Bicentennial Scholar and equally kindly hosted by the University of Sydney, where my ideas about emigration and immigration, colonialism and citizenship changed radically.
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Department: History, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Second Department: Centre for the History of Medicine
Supervisor: Prof Margot Finn
Second Supervisor: Dr Sarah Hodges
Date Started: October 2005
Date Completed: September 2008