Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Seminar Centre / Seminarzentrum L115 (Silberlaube), Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26, 14195 Berlin
Based on diverse historical and contemporary examples and case studies, the conference addresses the implementation of medical and genetic techniques at the borders of Western countries, with respect to their spatial and discursive components. The notion of quarantine provides a conceptual umbrella. The point of departure is the question as to whether the presently practiced measures of medical and biometric screening of migrants and refugees have been developed against the background of a long-standing historical tradition. Linked issues include how far current border security regimes of Western states exhibit a high share of bio-political techniques of power that originate in European modernity and in the medical and biological disciplines developed at the time.
Starting from the diverse models of quarantine in history we address issues related to the fear of contamination by crossing borders; spatial isolation and detention of migrants and border crossers for preventing dissemination of disease and contagion; and the usage of medical and genetic screening in selecting migrants.
Sevasti Trubeta, Freie Universität Berlin, Centrum Modernes Griechenland
Paul Weindling, Oxford Brookes University
Christian Promitzer, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Prof. Dr. Sevasti Trubeta (DAAD-Gastdozentur)
Centrum Modernes Griechenland, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, Raum JK 31-3-03, 14195 Berlin
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Chair: Paul Weindling (Oxford Brookes)
Chair: Nadav Davidovitch (Be’er Sheva)
Chair: Sascha Topp(Berlin)
Amy Fairchild L. (Texas A&M School of Public Health):
Outbreak Anxieties: The Genealogy and Politics of Public Health Panics
Chair: Christian Promitzer (Graz)
Chair: Hani Zubida (Yezreel Valley)
Chair: Roberta Bivins (Warwick)
Chair: John Chircop (Malta)
Natalia Molina (University of California, San Diego)
How Does Medicalized Racialization Shape Immigration Policies in the United States? An Answer from the US-Mexico Borderlands, 1848-present
Chair: Sevasti Trubeta (Berlin)
Chair: Torsten Heinemann (Hamburg/Berkeley):
The International Conference Border Crossing and Medicine: Quarantine, Detention and Containment in History and the Present (Berlin, 2-4 February 2017) is sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation / Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Center for Modern Greece (CeMoG).
02.02.2017 - 04.02.2017