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Doctor John Chircop

Nationality: Malta

Year: 1994

Subject Area: Arts and Humanities

John Chircop B.Ed (Hons), M.A., Ph.D, was awarded a Wingate Scholarship for the period 1994/96 as a PhD student at the University of Essex to proceed with his research on the British imperial connections with the Mediterranean. In 1997 he obtained his doctorate with the thesis The British Imperial Network in the Mediterranean 1800-1870. A Study of Regional Fragmentation and Imperial Integrationí. Dr. Chircop is currently senior lecturer in social and economic history at the Department of History, University of Malta. His main field of research is the comparative history of British-controlled islands in the Mediterranean throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with specific interests in welfare and public health, colonial labour and migration; coping strategies of the poor; colonial historiography and oral history. He has published numerous papers on these topics in international peer-reviewed journals and as chapters in books. He is currently working on a book on British colonial rule in the Maltese islands 1880-1914.