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Memorials and remains of medical research in Africa


MEMORIALS AND REMAINS OF MEDICAL RESEARCH IN AFRICA.
An anthropology of scientific landscapes, ruins and artefacts









The project explores the ways in which biomedical research generates memory and how its past practices are remembered, memorialized, commemorated, erased and lived with in African institutions, populations and landscapes. Combining archival and ethnographic methods, we focus on the material forms and practices of remembering (and forgetting) medical research around three medical research stations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Located in formerly French, German and British colonies, the sites of Ayos (Cameroon), Muheza/Amani (Tanzania) and Niakhar (Senegal) share long histories of medical research that link up distant and proximate pasts of glory, dilapidation, rehabilitation and hope.


This Project has been financed in its pilot phase by the CNRS and the British Academy (collaborative french-british project) and from the 1st July 2011 until June 30 2015 on in the Open Research Areas Projects in Europe MEREAF (ANR-ESRC-NWO).



For more informations: see the research blog of the Project on the plateform Hypothèses





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