Seriously international

Historian Peter Burke talks about how he discovered HCS-Manguinhos.

Luso-tropicalism and its discontents

This book reinterprets Gilberto Freyre’s Luso-tropicalist arguments and critically engages with the historical complexity of racial concepts and practices in the Portuguese-speaking world.

Newspapers as sources for the history of medicine

Stories published by the press can also be a valuable source of research material. Read in Manguinhos!

The new history of science

Dominique Pestre (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) offers some of his thoughts on the role of science and knowledge in our contemporary world.

Sick and unable to march

Bruno Romero Ferreira Miranda describes how the West Indian Company had to deal with a more deadly and persistent opponent than the Portuguese when they arrived in Brazil; namely the innumerous diseases found here.

“Eduardo Galeano spoke truth to power”: An interview with Alan Knight

Alan Knight, Emeritus Professor of the History of Latin America and fellow of St. Antony’s College at Oxford University, gives us his insights into Eduardo Galeano’s work and influence.

A Canadian treasury of Medical History blog

Steven Palmer’s Canadian treasury of Medical History blog is designed as a personal and professional stocktaking of the final year in the tenure of a Canada Research Chair who studies the history of medicine and health.