History and Anthropology

The History and Anthropology Working Group (HAWG) responds both to Latin America’s early and enduring cross- fertilization between these sister fields and to the fact that its significance has been overlooked in the canonical narratives of the disciplines, which tend to emphasize a ‘Western’ genealogy. Innovative historiography and ethnography has been produced here since the sixteenth century. Indeed, modern anthropology and ethnohistory may have been born here, and archaeology too has a connected history. HAWG will identify key moments of connection in the methodological histories of these three. The group will identify the means by which such innovations were or were not recognized abroad. The group will hold regular video conferences and a workshop linked to a public conference in London in June 2016.


Tristan Platt

Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of St. Andrews and author of Qaraqara-Charka: Mallku, Inka y Rey en la Provincia de Charcas (siglos XV-XVII) (IFEA and Plural, 2006).

Email: tp@st-andrews.ac.uk

Guillermo Zermeño

Professor of History at El Colegio de México and author of Cartas edificantes y curiosas de algunos misioneros jesuits del siglo XVIII: travesías, itinerarios, testimonios (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2012).

Email: gmoz@colmex.mx


Mark Harris (University of St. Andrews, UK) Sabine Hyland (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Elías Palti (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina) Irina Podgorny (Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina)
Sophie Brockman (De Montfort University , UK) Christopher Heaney (Pennsylvania State University, US)
Ricardo Salvatore (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina)