Workshop: The History of Science and Health in Peru and about Peru

Workshop: The History of Science and Health in Peru and about Peru

Dates: Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23

Place: Sala de Grados, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru

Recent years have witnessed the production of important research about the histories of science, technology, medicine, and public health in Peru, both in the country and abroad. This research has revealed unknown historical sources, explored archival collections with new perspectives, and examined novel topics, such as the role played by science in definitions of race, gender, and class, therefore improving our understanding of Peru’s social, cultural, and economic past. These investigations have also employed innovative theoretical approaches associated with the history of international science, global history, and the history of the circulation of peoples and knowledge. However, a large part of this research has been the result of valuable individual efforts and has therefore not fully benefitted from dialogue and constructive criticism among national and international peers. The goal of this workshop, based on open discussions about the creation of a new organization, is to contribute to overcoming this fragmentation and establishing links between Peruvian and peruanista researchers interested in the histories of science and health. It is expected that the workshop will lead to the creation of stable streams of communication and regular meetings. The workshop will be open to professors, university students, and professionals interested in the history of science in Peru. The meeting’s main language will be Spanish, but those who wish to do so may communicate in English. Transportation and accommodation costs will not be covered, but the organizers can suggest comfortable and safe hotels. Certificates of participation will be issued. Those interested in participating can submit a one-page description of their research projects and areas of interest, and a one- or two-page CV to jorgelossio@gmail.com by March 15, 2018

Contact Info: Jorge Lossio Contact Email: jorgelossio@gmail.com
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