Quito

Programme

NUEVOS MUNDOS DEL SABER: Los pasos perdidos de la teoría y la crítica

NEW WORLDS OF KNOWLEDGE: Lost Footprints of Theory and Critique

Enero/January 10-11, 2018

FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador

10 de ENERO/JANUARY 10

9:00 Bienvenida/Welcome

Mercedes Prieto (FLACSO)

Mark Thurner (ILAS)

9:30 Panel 1: Centres of Knowing/Centros de saber

From Centre of Doubt to Centre of Knowledge: The Hermeneutics of Suspicion in the Sixteenth-Century Council of the Indies/ Del centro de dudas a centro del conocimiento: La hermenéutica de la sospecha en el Consejo de Indias durante el siglo XVI

Adrian Masters (University of Texas at Austin)

Friar Veloso and the Arco do Cego Printing House as a Latourian ‘Centre of Calculation’/

El fraile Veloso y el taller de impresión Arco do Cego como un centro de cálculo latouriano

Fernando Luna Oliveira (Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense)

La canoa como centro de cálculo/ The Canoe as ‘Centre of Calculus’

Neil Safier (John Carter Brown Library)

Chair/Discussant/Comentarista: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (University of Texas at Austin)

11:30 Panel 2: Places of Theory/ Lugares de la teoría

An Enlightened Canal: Negotiating Geographical Knowledge of the Rio MotaguaUn canal ilustrado: Negociando el conocimiento geográfico del Río Motagua

Sophie Brockman (De Monfort University, UK)

Place and Theory: Discussions of Evolution and Earthquakes at the Polytechnical School of Quito/ Lugar y teorías: Los profesores de Quito discuten las teorías de la evolución y terremotos

Elisa Sevilla and Ana Sevilla (FLACSO/Universidad Católica/San Francisco de Quito)

Localization of Global Scientific Knowledge Or, How Theories become Buzzwords /Localización de conocimiento científico global – o: cómo teorías globales se convierten en palabras pegadizas

Philipp Altmann (Universidad Central del Ecuador)

Chair/Discussant/Comentarista: Mercedes Prieto (FLACSO)

14:30 Panel 3: Coleccionar y curar el conocimiento/Collecting and Curating Knowledge

La biblioteca elástica: Hacer/deshacer el archivo colonial/The Elastic Library: Making and Unmaking the Colonial Archive

Esperanza López Parada (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Sociologías históricas comparadas en los debates constitucionales hispanoamericanos/Comparative Historical Sociologies in the Spanish American Constitutional Debates

Ahmed Deidán de la Torre (University of Texas at Austin)

Chinese-type Antiquities, the Fusang, and the Search for the Mexican Race/Antigüedades de tipo chino, el Fusang y la búsqueda por la raza mexicana

Miruna Achim (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México)

Chair/Discussant/Comentarista: Mark Thurner (ILAS)

17:00 Panel 4: Conferencias y comentarios magistrales/ Keynote Panel

Chair, Mercedes Prieto (FLACSO)

Keynote 1: Santiago Castro-Gómez (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia)

Cuerpos racializados. Para una genealogía de la colonialidad del poder en Colombia/Racialized Bodies: Toward a Genealogy of Coloniality of Power in Colombia

Discussant/Comentarista 1: Lina del Castillo (University of Texas at Austin)

The Invention of the ‘Colonial Legacy’ and Postcolonial Science­­/La invención del legado colonial y la ciencia poscolonial

Keynote 2: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (University of Texas at Austin)

Categorías historiográficas que silencian o como recordando olvidamos/ Historiographic Categories that Silence or, How in Remembering We Forget

Discussant/Comentarista 2: Mark Thurner (ILAS)

Toward a Genealogy of Ignorance/Para una geneología de la ignorancia

ENERO/JANUARY 11

9:00 Panel 5: Fields and Schools/Campos y escuelas

La doctrina microbiana de la Universidad de San Gregorio Magno de Quito en el siglo XVIII/Microbial Doctrine of the University of San Gregorio Magno in the Eighteenth Century

Byron Núnez Freile (Universidad Central del Ecuador)

Los proyectos de escuela de agricultura en el Ecuador del siglo XIX/ The Agriculture School Projects in Nineteenth-Century Ecuador

Alexis Medina (Universidad Paris Nanterre)

Dialogue and Critique: The Fine Arts Field in Early Twentieth-Century Quito/Diálogo y crítica: El campo de las bellas artes en el Quito de inicios de siglo XX

Mireya Salgado (FLACSO)

Chair/Discussant/Comentarista: Mercedes Prieto (FLACSO)

 11:00 Panel 6: Contributions to Theory/Aportes a la teoría

Photography as a Place of Knowledge: The Andes in Visual Anthropology/La fotografía como lugar de conocimiento: Los Andes en la creación de la Antropología Visual

Mercedes Prieto (FLACSO) 

Aportes latinoamericanos a la teoría del estado y clases populares entre 1925 y 1948/ Latin American Contributions to the Theory of the State and Popular Classes, 1925-1948

Valeria Coronel (FLACSO)

Global Populism: Lessons from Latin America /Populismo global: Lecciones de América Latina

Carlos de la Torre (University of Kentucky/FLACSO)

Chair/Discussant/Comentarista: Lina del Castillo (University of Texas at Austin)

14:00 Panel 7: Lost Histories of Theory/Historias perdidas de la teoría

Connecting Antithetical Universalisms/Conectando universalismos antitéticos

Alessandra Russo (Columbia University)

Mesoamerican Duality and Aristotle’s Ladder: Natural History in Multicultural Perspective/Dualidad mesoamericana y la escala aristotélica: La historia natural desde una perspectiva multicultural

Iris Montero (Brown University)

 The History of Peruvian Historical Theory and the Critique of European Historicism/Historia de la teoría histórica peruana y la crítica del historicismo europeo

Mark Thurner (ILAS)

Chair/Discussant/Comentarista: Neil Safier (John Carter Brown Library)

16:00 Closing Roundtable/Mesa redonda

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Neil Safier, Mark Thurner, Mercedes Prieto

17:00 *Brindis de clausura del simposio

18:00 Visita guiada a la exhibición Ver para creer. Fotografía, etnografía y propaganda en el Oriente ecuatoriano. Arte Actual (Parque FLACSO)

 

New Worlds of Knowledge:

Retracing the Footprints of Theory and Critique

 

January 10-12, 2018

Call for Papers

Modern knowledge was not made in a few European ‘centres of calculus’ and then dispensed to the rest of the world as science and theory.  Instead, for centuries many centres of calculus and debate both far from and loosely connected to ‘Europe’ have produced new knowledge and theory.  Such centres have at times also made epistemological critiques of ‘European’ theory.  At the same time, knowing subjects have moved around, connecting courts and centres of calculus in often surprising ways, producing ‘entangled’ or ‘connected’ knowledges, occasionally on a global scale.

At this LAGLOBAL QUITO workshop, leading scholars in the emerging field of history of knowledge will explore the ways and means by which New World or Ibero-American and Caribbean centres and subjects came to shape modern practices of theory and critique.

We are particularly interested in papers that present case studies of centres or sites (universities, missions, courts, libraries, academies, institutes, museums, salons, cafes), practices (printing, collecting, drawing, recording, writing, experimenting, teaching, performing, pirating, selling), and/or individuals (cosmographers, polymaths, historians, scientists, artisans, etc.), that make connections with or indeed shape wider trends and debates in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Please submit your paper title, a 200-word abstract, and 3-page CV to Jose Guevara at jose.guevara@postgrad.sas.ac.uk as soon as possible but no later than OCTOBER 15, 2017.