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Mideast Med SIGNED

A regional history of medicine in the modern Middle East, 1830-1960

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






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 Coordinator Country Israel [IL]
 Total cost 1˙867˙181 €
 EC max contribution 1˙867˙181 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-09-01   to  2022-08-31


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 Project objective

The purpose of this project is to write a long-term regional history of medicine in the Middle East and North Africa from a transnational and multi-layered perspective. A regional approach will enable tracing both global influences and local specificities, while a long-term perspective (1830-1960) will allow tracing continuity and change from the late Ottoman Middle East through the colonial to the post-colonial periods. Combining archival and published sources in Arabic, French, English, Hebrew, English, German and Ottoman Turkish, it will offer a unique perspective into the formation of the modern Middle East. Research for this project will revolve around five main cores: First, the global context: global vectors of disease transmission, alongside the transmission of medical knowledge and expertise. Second, the international aspect: how international conventions and international bodies affected the region and were affected by it. Third, the regional flow of both health challenges and proposed solutions, the regional spread of epidemics and the formation of regional epistemic communities. Fourth, the colonial aspect, noting both inter- and intra-colonial influences, and the encounter between colonial bodies of knowledge and locally produced ones. Fifth, the role played by doctors in various national projects: the nahda, namely the Arabic literary revival from the mid-nineteenth century onwards; the Zionist project; Egyptian and Syrian interwar nationalism and, later, Arab nationalism. This project will portray an intersection between the corporal, the social, the cultural and the technological and trace these interconnections across time and space. Health, medicine and hygiene will be a prism through which to explore large processes, such as colonization and decolonization, national identity and state-building. The scientific development of medicine and the globalization of health-risks and medical knowledge in this period make medicine an ideal case study.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Ahmad Fahoum
Health and War on Display - The Ottoman Red Crescent Exhibition in Istanbul 1917
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2019 Dan Kedem
“The Time of the Doctor”: Medical Discourse on the Health and Hygiene of the Egyptian Village during the 1930s.
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2019 Maria Vologzhanina
Life-Narratives of Three Egyptian Doctors in the Countryside in 1930s Egypt
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2019 Ahmad Mahmoud
Public Health and Sanitation in History of Haifa during the British Mandate (1920-1934)
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2019 Mayan Lalush
A medical discourse on sex and sexuality in 1930s Egypt
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