Research School for Economic and Social History


ERC Starting Grant awarded to Dr Fenneke Sysling

Dr Fenneke Sysling, one of the research directors of the Posthumus Research Network ‘Routes and Roots in Colonial and Global History’ was recently awarded an ERC Starting Grant for her research on what medical ethics was like in colonial times.

In her research, she focuses on medical experiments carried out in colonised areas without the explicit consent of the test subject. Data are collected from historical medical records. Questions on the unequal balance of power between coloniser and the local population, as well on the current use of data collected in the past without consent, will be addressed.

We congratulate Fenneke with this achievement!