Below are our team’s publications and conference presentations relating to the archaeology and history of quarantine.

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  • Alison Bashford (editor). Medicine at the Border: Disease, Globalization and Security from 1850 to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
  • Alison Bashford. Imperial Hygiene: A Critical History of Colonialism, Nationalism and Public Health (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
  • Alison Bashford and Carolyn Strange (editors). Isolation: Places and Practices of Exclusion (Routledge, 2003).
  • Alison Bashford and Claire Hooker (editors). Contagion: Historical and Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2001). New edition: Contagion: Epidemics, History and Culture from Smallpox to Anthrax (Pluto Press, 2003).
Book sections
  • Ursula Frederick and Anne Clarke, “In Loving Memory: Inscriptions, Images and Imagination at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney, Australia”, in Ing-Marie Back Danielsson, Fredrik Fahlander and Ylva Sjöstrand (editors) Encountering Imagery: Materialities, Perceptions, Relations (Stockholm Studies in Archaeology, 2012), pp. 51–75.


  • Alison Bashford (2014), ‘Immigration Restriction: Rethinking Period and Place from Settler Colonies to Postcolonial Nations’, Journal of Global History, 9: 26–48.
  • Anne Clarke and Ursula Frederick (2012), '’Rebecca Will You Marry Me? Tim’: Inscriptions as Objects of Biography at the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, New South Wales’, Archaeology in Oceania, 47: 84–90.
  • Anne Clarke, Ursula Frederick and Anna Williams (2010), “Wish You Were Here: Historic Inscriptions from the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, NSW” Australasian Historical Archaeology, 28: 77–84.
Accepted for publication
  • Anne Clarke and Ursula Frederick, ‘“Born to be a Stoway”: inscriptions, graffiti and the rupture of space at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney’, International Journal of Historical Archaeology, Special Edition: Colonial Institutions, ed. Laura McAtakney and Russell Palmer (in press).
  • Alison Bashford and Peter Hobbins, ‘Rewriting quarantine: Pacific history at Australia’s edge’, Australian Historical Studies (in press).
    Anne Clarke, Ursula Frederick and Peter Hobbins, ‘Sydney’s landscapes of quarantine’, in Alison Bashford (ed.), Quarantine: Local and Global Histories (Basingstoke: Palgrave, accepted April 2015).
  • Alison Bashford (ed.), Quarantine: Local and Global Histories(Basingstoke: Palgrave, forthcoming).