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Participación en el Workshop at GHI West, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Publicado el 26.04.2018 en

El pasado 20 y 21 de abril, Carlos Sanhueza Cerda, investigador responsable de nuestro proyecto, viajó a Berkeley (EE.UU), para exponer en el Workshop at GHI West, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC, titulado “Migrant Knowledges: Concepts, Voices, Spaces”. En esta ocasión, el investigador expuso sobre la condición de científicos-emigrantes, que han actuado de mediadores en el traspaso de los conocimientos de un territorio a otro. A continuación, añadimos el abstract de su ponencia:

Scientists are not always thought of as migrants. Scholarship on migration, often focused on
masses or swaths of people, has often ignored the matter. For its part, research in the history
of science sees them as but one part of a global phenomenon, rather than as members of
society in their host countries. Therefore, the question remains as to how to understand the
place of scientists in migration, and whether or not it is possible to bring together both of
these branches of the discipline—the history of science and that of migration—around the
figure of the scientific-migrant. This presentation offers a reflection on scientific-migrants as
intermediaries between their host countries and the needs of global science. First, the paper
goes over different theoretical options available to unpack this intermediary role. Finally, it
aims to apply these perspectives to the study of migration and science.