Dr Hannah-Louise Clark

  • Lecturer in Global Economic and Social History (Economic & Social History)

Biography

I joined the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow in January 2019. I research and teach topics in global economic and social history, global economy, and I run Global History Hackathons.

I have almost two decades of experience researching changing economic, social, and political dynamics and global and imperial interconnections in the modern Middle East and North Africa c. 1800-present. I hold PhD and MA degrees in History/History of Science from Princeton University (2014 and 2010), a diploma in Arabic language and culture from the American University in Cairo (2008), an AM degree in Regional Studies-Middle East from Harvard University (2005), and a BA Honours in Modern History from the University of Oxford (2002). I have lived and studied in Algeria, Egypt, France, Lebanon, and Morocco.

Prior to taking up my current post, I was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in History at the University of Glasgow (2017-2018). I taught and supervised global and imperial history courses at the University of Oxford as Departmental and College Lecturer in Modern European and World History (2014-2017) and worked at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies (2005-2007).

Research interests

I am writing the history of global dynamics of health and social welfare, cross-cultural translations of knowledge and professional hierarchies, organizational study of science and bureaucracy, technology transfer, and epidemics. 

My past, current and future research focuses on Africa in its Islamic, European, and global contexts c 1800-present, with a particular focus on Algeria.

Sources

I bring a specialist focus on neglected archives and Arabic-language sources from Algeria, France, Israel, Morocco, and US to bear on a field that has prioritised sources in European languages. This allows me to document and understand long-term local, regional and transregional trends that have been invisible to other scholars. It also importantly enhances my ability to amplify the voices of populations who have been difficult to find in the archives. 

Methods

I focus on the everyday work required to produce and maintain colonial political and economic dominance in twentieth-century Algeria. One way I do this is by piecing together the quotidian bureaucratic procedures, forms of accounting, and managerial tracking systems which were supposed to give the colonial state control both over disease and its employees: what colonial-era doctors referred to despairingly as "paperasserie".

Interdisciplinarity

My research marries insights from Organizational Studies literature on power and deviance, Science & Technology Studies, history of medicine, history of public health, and history of colonialism to perform systems and financial audits of the colonial state apparatus. This allows me to offer a new way of looking at the role of race and attitudes to religion—Islam in particular—in two major entwined shifts: the medicalisation of welfare and the evolution of the modern bureaucratic state.

Publications

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Number of items: 11.

2021

Clark, H.-L. and Doyle, B. (2021) Imperial and post-Imperial healthcare before welfare states. European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire, (Accepted for Publication)

Clark, H.-L. (2021) The Islamic origins of the French colonial welfare state: hospital finance in Algeria. European Review of History, (Accepted for Publication)

Clark, H.-L. (2021) "Of Jinn Theory and Germ Theory". Inaugural lecture, "Health and Humanities in the Maghrib" lecture series by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies. [Audio]

Clark, H.-L. (2021) Of jinn theories and germ theories: translating microbes, bacteriological medicine, and Islamic law in Algeria. Osiris, 36, pp. 64-85. (doi: 10.1086/713657)

2019

Clark, H.-L. , Gambell, S., Mucha, F. , MacLean, R., Rankin, M. and Rowan, R. (2019) Global History Hackathon Playbook Version 1.1: Practical Guidance for Hosting a Hackathon for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Clark, H.-L. (2019) Medical Imperialism in French North Africa: Regenerating the Jewish Community of Colonial Tunis. by Richard C. Parks. France Overseas: Studies in Empire and Decolonization. Edited by A. J. B. Johnston, James D. Le Sueur, and Tyler Stovall. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. Pp. xvi+196. $55.00. Journal of Modern History, 91(2), pp. 453-455. (doi: 10.1086/703018)[Book Review]

2016

Clark, H.-L. (2016) Expressing entitlement in colonial Algeria: villagers, medical doctors, and the state in the early 20th century. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 48(3), pp. 445-472. (doi: 10.1017/S002074381600043X)

Clark, H.-L. (2016) Administering vaccination in interwar Algeria: medical auxiliaries, smallpox, and the colonial state in the Communes mixtes. French Politics, Culture and Society, 34(2), pp. 32-56. (doi: 10.3167/fpcs.2016.340203)

2014

Clark, H.-L. (2014) Medicine and the Saints: Science, Islam, and the Colonial Encounter in Morocco, 1877–1956 by Ellen J. Amster. Middle East Journal, 68(1), pp. 170-172. (doi: 10.3751/68.1.3)[Book Review]

Clark, H.-L. (2014) Soigner au bled: cadres et éducateurs en médecine en Algérie pendant l’époque coloniale. In: Colloque International sur les Politiques de Santé, Algiers, 18-19 Jan 2014,

2013

Clark, H.-L. (2013) Civilization and syphilization: a doctor and his disease in colonial Morocco. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 87(1), pp. 86-114. (doi: 10.1353/bhm.2013.0003) (PMID:23603530)

This list was generated on Sat Dec 4 00:00:24 2021 GMT.
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Clark, H.-L. and Doyle, B. (2021) Imperial and post-Imperial healthcare before welfare states. European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire, (Accepted for Publication)

Clark, H.-L. (2021) The Islamic origins of the French colonial welfare state: hospital finance in Algeria. European Review of History, (Accepted for Publication)

Clark, H.-L. (2021) Of jinn theories and germ theories: translating microbes, bacteriological medicine, and Islamic law in Algeria. Osiris, 36, pp. 64-85. (doi: 10.1086/713657)

Clark, H.-L. (2016) Expressing entitlement in colonial Algeria: villagers, medical doctors, and the state in the early 20th century. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 48(3), pp. 445-472. (doi: 10.1017/S002074381600043X)

Clark, H.-L. (2016) Administering vaccination in interwar Algeria: medical auxiliaries, smallpox, and the colonial state in the Communes mixtes. French Politics, Culture and Society, 34(2), pp. 32-56. (doi: 10.3167/fpcs.2016.340203)

Clark, H.-L. (2013) Civilization and syphilization: a doctor and his disease in colonial Morocco. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 87(1), pp. 86-114. (doi: 10.1353/bhm.2013.0003) (PMID:23603530)

Book Reviews

Clark, H.-L. (2019) Medical Imperialism in French North Africa: Regenerating the Jewish Community of Colonial Tunis. by Richard C. Parks. France Overseas: Studies in Empire and Decolonization. Edited by A. J. B. Johnston, James D. Le Sueur, and Tyler Stovall. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. Pp. xvi+196. $55.00. Journal of Modern History, 91(2), pp. 453-455. (doi: 10.1086/703018)[Book Review]

Clark, H.-L. (2014) Medicine and the Saints: Science, Islam, and the Colonial Encounter in Morocco, 1877–1956 by Ellen J. Amster. Middle East Journal, 68(1), pp. 170-172. (doi: 10.3751/68.1.3)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Clark, H.-L. , Gambell, S., Mucha, F. , MacLean, R., Rankin, M. and Rowan, R. (2019) Global History Hackathon Playbook Version 1.1: Practical Guidance for Hosting a Hackathon for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Clark, H.-L. (2014) Soigner au bled: cadres et éducateurs en médecine en Algérie pendant l’époque coloniale. In: Colloque International sur les Politiques de Santé, Algiers, 18-19 Jan 2014,

Audio

Clark, H.-L. (2021) "Of Jinn Theory and Germ Theory". Inaugural lecture, "Health and Humanities in the Maghrib" lecture series by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies. [Audio]

This list was generated on Sat Dec 4 00:00:24 2021 GMT.

Teaching

Current teaching

I run "Global History Hackathons" for students across the university. 

I contribute teaching at all levels of the Economic and Social History subject area, including:

  • Lectures on Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia for ESH Level 1
  • Honours teaching "Science, Technology and Medicine in the Modern Middle East" (from 2019-2020)
  • Middle East-related seminars for MSc "Business in the Global Economy" and "Globalised Economy"
  • MSc teaching for "History of Medicine before 1850" and "History of Medicine 1850-2000"
  • "Innovation in the Middle East and North Africa" for MInt Global Markets, Local Creativities and MSc Global Economy

Past teaching 

  • Historical methods and historiography
  • Imperial and Global History, 1750-1914  
  • The Cold War, 1943-1971  
  • The Middle East in the Age of Empire, 1830-1971  
  • Science in the Modern World