Science and culture in latin america: transmission, circulation, exchange



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SCIENCE AND CULTURE IN LATIN AMERICA: TRANSMISSION, CIRCULATION, EXCHANGE
TORCH, Humanities Division Building and Trinity College

University of Oxford, 18 April 2015



8.50-9.10 Registration (Humanities Division Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford)
9.10-9.20 Welcome and opening remarks
9.20-10.05 Keynote session 1
Sandra Gasparini (Universidad de Buenos Aires), “Bohemia literaria y ciencia en el fin de siglo porteño”
10.05-11.05 Panel 1: Medical discourses in Latin America



Panel Chair: Gabriela Nouzeilles
Yarí Pérez Marín (Durham University), “Medical Texts in Early-Modern Latin America”
Michela Coletta (Warwick University), “Pathologising the Aesthetics of Modernity: Psychiatry, Criminology and National Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Argentina”
11.05-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.50 Research Forum 1
Session Chair: Ruth Hill
Nicola Foote (Florida Gulf Coast University), “Zoology and Cultural History in the Galapagos Islands: A Methodological Reflection”
Maria Alessandra Woolson (University of Arizona), “The Aesthetics of Uncertainty: Transcending Boundaries of Science through Film & Creative Expression”
Anne Toomey (University of Lancaster), “Writing History in the Present: The Makings of 'Bolivian Science' and its Implications for a Postcolonial World”
Carlos Fonseca Suárez (Princeton University), “Humboldt’s Plainsman: Science and the Possibility of a Universal History”
12.50-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3.00 Panel 2: Science Theories in Literature and Culture
Panel Chair: Michela Coletta
Brais Outes-León (Northwestern University), “Thermodynamics and José Vasconcelos’s Aesthetic Thought”
Anna Forné (Gothemburg University), “Imágenes del cuerpo en la genética-ficción de Lucía Puenzo”
Ruth Hill (Vanderbilt University), “The Girl from Cartagena: An Unnatural History”
3.00-3.30 Walk to Trinity College (Broad Street, Oxford); coffee on arrival
3.30-4.45 Research Forum 2

Session Chair: Nicola Foote
Julio Prieto (University of Potsdam), “Apuntes sobre ciencia y poesía latinoamericana”
Andrea Castro (Gothemburg University), “Ciencia y regímenes de visibilidad en César Duayen”
Heather Vrana (Southern Connecticut State University), “Mobility at the Margins: Central American Archives of Disability, Experts, and the State”
Kari Soriano-Salkjesvik (University of Bergen), “Mal de mapa. Ciencia geográfica y literatura en el siglo XIX latinoamericano”
4.45-5.00 Short break
5.00-5.45 Keynote Session 2
Jens Andermann (University of Zürich), “Formas vivas: Latin American bio-art and the afterlife of landscape”
5.45-6.15 Closing remarks and discussion (Gabriela Nouzeilles, Princeton University)
6.15-6.30 Launch of virtual research network exhibition (Joanna Page, María Blanco and Carlos Fonseca) and update on other network activities
6.30-7.15 Wine reception
7.30 Conference dinner (Chiang Mai Restaurant, High Street)


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