Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Visiting Fellow, February 2025, Fondation Brocher, Geneva

During his fellowship at the Fondation Brocher, Matheus will be finishing the revised version of his book When Plague Immunized the World: Vaccines, Sera, and the Globalization of Microbiology Revisited (1890-1920). The book is an improved and reworked version of his PhD thesis; it focuses on the production and circulation of knowledge on plague treatment and immunization between Brazil, India, and Europe.

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Visiting Fellow, March 2023, Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL

During his fellowship at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL, Matheus worked with Professor Jordan Goodman to write an article on the entangled global histories of malaria and plague, where they discuss how animals have been integrated into the microbiological research of these two diseases and how this has allowed the emergence of new scientific concepts, such as the disease reservoir.

Christos Lynteris, Visiting Professor, October 2022, Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale (LAS), Collège de France, Paris

During his visiting professorship at LAS, at the Collège de France, Christos collaborated with Dr Frédéric Keck in examining zoonosis as both epidemiological framework and as a mode of understanding and experiencing animal-human relations. The collaboration is aimed at producing a monograph that will unsettle prevalent understandings of animal-human infection and will promote an anthropological approach of the social life of zoonosis beyond the currently hegemonic focus on epidemic origins and spillover events.

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, Visiting Fellow, September to November 2022, The Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos)/ Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge

During his visiting fellowship at gloknos, Matheus explored the emergence of rural plague in Latin America between the 1920s-50s, with a focus on Brazil and Argentina, discussing how this idea interacted with nation-building projects and public health modernisation as well as with global studies on rats and wild rodents. By participating in gloknos research activities and organising an event in partnership with The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis project at the University of St Andrews, Matheus intersected with gloknos investigations on the place of the rural on global histories of science and knowledge. Following his fellowship, Matheus has became an associate member with gloknos.

Christos Lynteris | Visiting Scholar, May-June 2022, The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin

During his visiting fellowship at MPIWG, Christos examined how the global war against the rat unfolded and became mutually entangled in China between the 1870s and the 1920s. Christos collaborate with MPIWG’s China in the Global System of Science research group on the employment of anthropological research at the archive, and the ways in which this may contribute to our understanding of China’s emergence as an important player in global systems of epidemiological science.