29 de julio de 2017

A Free Highlight issue of Social History of Medicine for ICHST2017

The 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology is taking place this year between 23-29 July in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The focus of this year’s conference is Science, Technology and Medicine between the Global and Local. The question of place and scales of analysis have been central to the research of historians of medicine and debates on recent trends in global history (see our Second Opinion pieces by Sara Hodges and Warwick Anderson).
As the historian of medicine Marcos Cueto’s keynote and the Congress program suggest, histories of Latin American science, technology and medicine are a crucial part of understanding the historiography, history and conceptualization of circulation of knowledge, global health and the Global South. To contribute to these discussions, the editors of Social History of Medicine have compiled this virtual highlight issue on Latin America, which will be available for free.
Several of our editors – Graham Mooney and Dora Vargha co-editors and Vanessa Heggie book review editor - will be present at the conference in Rio de Janeiro. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with them directly to discuss publication plans and ideas.
This Highlight issue is made up of 14 research articles, which underline the rich and diverse research in and on Latin America, from 18th-century anti-venereal trials in Mexico to the Cold War politics of population control in Haiti and biotypology in Brazil.
All articles are free to read until the end of September 2017.





Ana Carolina Vimieiro Gomes 
Social History of Medicine 2017 30(1)


Kalle Kananoja 
Social History of Medicine 2016 29(3)


Adam M. Silvia
Social History of Medicine 2014 27(2)


Fiona Clark
Social History of Medicine 2014 27(1)


Nicole Elise Trujillo-Pagan
Social History of Medicine 2013 26(4)


Stephen Snelders
Social History of Medicine 2013 26(3)


Timothy D.Walker 2017 30(1)
Social History of Medicine


Mónica García 
Social History of Medicine 2012 25 (4)


Allyson M.Poska
Social History of Medicine 2012 25(2)


Juanita De Barros 
Social History of Medicine 2007 20(2)


Marianne B.Samayoa
Social History of Medicine 2006 19(1)


Simone Petraglia Kropf, Nara Azevedo, Luiz Otávio Ferreira
Social History of Medicine 2003 16(1)


Diana Obregón 
Social History of Medicine 2002 15(1)



Vera Blinn Reber
Social History of Medicine 1999 12(1)