PhD scholarship project at the Wilberforce Institute

Maritime Quarantine and Transatlantic Slavery

Application deadline: January 10, 2022

Applications are invited for this PhD scholarship project, working with the renowned Wilberforce Institute at the University of Hull, seeking to mine underexplored data within Slave Voyages to analyse what we can learn about maritime solutions in rival European slave trading zones to reduce disease transmission. In the aftermath of COVID 19, such imperative research considers the effectiveness of historic multiracial isolation zones to quarantine diseases, including spaces such as Robben Island in South Africa, slave forts and barracoons along the West Coast of Africa, and the sugar economies in the Caribbean and Latin America. In addition to these land-based strategies for preventing disease transmission, seaborne solutions to curtailing pandemics, both in transit and through floating quarantine in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, will further expand our knowledge of how maritime communities effectively limited transmittable diseases such as cholera, typhus, small pox, and yellow fever in the period of the transatlantic slave trade between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. To broaden the significance of the analysis, a panel of internationally renowned medical, maritime and slavery scholars have also been assembled to support this studentship – thereby ensuring findings have the potential to inform contemporary debates about fighting future disease pandemics.

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For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Nicholas Evans

Job: Post Doctorate Research Associate

University of Liverpool

Centre for the Study of International Slavery

Postdoctoral Research Associate (0.6 fte) – Grade 7

Humanities & Social Sciences

025379

£34,805 – £40,322 pa (pro rata)

Closing date: 06-Apr-2021 23:30


The Centre for the Study for International Slavery is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate as Programme Manager to support its ambitious programme of events, networks and grants which are delivered locally, nationally and internationally. You will be responsible for coordinating communication, funding opportunities and events, while also supporting the strategic development of a Delivery Plan for the Centre. You will report to the University of Liverpool Co-Director of CSIS with support from the Faculty Research and Impact Team as well as a wider network of professional services support from the Research Partnerships and Innovation Directorate. There may be opportunity for the advertised FTE to be increased as the programme develops. The post is available on a fixed term basis, for 3 years.


Closing date 6 April 21 at 23:30