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Geography, Geographers and Historians: Territory and Nature in Latin America

  • April 19, 2021
  • (EDT)
  • April 21, 2021
  • (EDT)
  • 3 sessions
  • April 19, 2021, 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • April 20, 2021, 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • April 21, 2021, 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual

From a theoretical and methodological point of view, we propose to discuss the concepts of nature and territory used in our research, where the central question is the relationship between geography and history in the approaches to Latin American environmental history. We intend to reflect on the epistemological theoretical aspects and the methodological aspects of the concepts and disciplines. For this reason, the events are divided into three: where the first, epistemological theory will take place on 4/19/2021 at 3:00 p.m., the second, methodological theory will take place on 4/20/2021 at 3:00 p.m. and the last event will take place on 4/21/2021 at 3:00 p.m. The objective is to share the reflections with the academic public, in the search for consensus on the conceptual basis with which we approach Environmental History in Latin America, from Geography and History. The triggering question of the discussion is how spatiality (locations, distances and distributions) can enrich the environmental stories that we tell, or presented in another way, what are the relationships between spatiality and earthiness (the inescapable earthly condition of humans). It is in this search that theoretical, epistemological, methodological and empirical works are presented.

The first table (a) corresponds to the epistemological-theoretical axis and three works are presented, one on the construction of the concept of the “Brazilian scene”, using Lowenthal's framework; the second work refers to the links and exchanges of materials between Spain and its colonies during the 18th century and finally the work on climate and weather geographers in Latin America (Cuba and Mexico)

April 19 - 3:00PM EDT (https://zoom.us/j/97095563320?pwd=eE5pdjZNSjJIYXhWdDVyME0vYiswUT09)

“David Lowenthal, John dos Passos, and Joel Wolfe on Movement in the Brazilian Scene” Author: Samuel T. Brandt

“Local indigenous knowledge, guidance, and labor in the Americas for the formation of Spanish natural history collections in the XVIII century” Author: Adi Estela Lazos Ruíz

“The Geographers of Climate and Weather in Latin America: The Cases of Revolutionary Mexico and Cuba, 19th and 20th Centuries” Author: Mikael Wolfe

April 20 - 3:00PM EDT (https://zoom.us/j/93210838763?pwd=ckZoNzhyWGhqYk1GMmJ3SnF6TXBVUT09)

“Salvador Massip and the first flights to study the Geography of Cuba between 1931 and 1932” Author: Reinaldo Funes Monzote

“Contributions of the Berkeley School to the Historical Geography and Environmental History of Latin America” Author: Pedro S. Urquijo Torres

“Traveling paths between Historical Geography and Environmental History: theoretical and methodological perspectives for the interpretation of Brazilian Atlantic Forest landscapes” Authors: Alexandro Solórzano y Ana Brasil-Machado

April 21 - 3:00PM EDT (https://zoom.us/j/95793689627?pwd=bGtyOExuWHJLb1FrYU9yQjBhT0xmZz09)

"A Country of Forests: Territorial State building in Colombia" Author: Claudia María Leal.

“The historical geography of the Guarani Jesuit missions of Argentina” Author: Marina Miraglia.

“Historical and geographical reports on agricultural colonization in Central Brazil from the 1930s and 1950s” Author: Sandro Dutra e Silva

The objective is to share the reflections with the academic public, in the search for consensus on the conceptual basis with which we approach Environmental History in Latin America, from Geography and History.

Organized by Marina Miraglia, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento

with Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental (SOLCHA)



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