Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Enfermos y enfermedades en Honduras, hacia una historia de la salud 1880 a 1949

March 14th, 2017
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Seminar Room, The Latin American Library
4th Floor, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

The Latin American Library presents a Works-in-Progress talk by Yesenia Martínez, Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at The Latin American Library. The talk “Enfermos y enfermedades en Honduras, hacia una historia de la salud 1880 a 1949 (Illnesses and the Ill in Honduras: Towards a History of Health, 1880-1949)” will be held in SPANISH. A reception will follow.

Talk Abstract:
This project address the types of illnesses and the sectors of the population which were identified as ill by banana companies in Honduras between 1902 and 1932. This research is part of a monograph-length study situated within a historiographical tradition lacking in research examining health and illness with the social imaginary, methodologies, gender, the environment of health and labor, health and migration, popular practices, multiculturalism and public spaces, among other related issues.

Sixta Yesenia Martínez García holds a Licenciatura in History from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras and an M.A. in Academic History from Universidad de Costa Rica. In Honduras, she has taught history at Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán, Universidad Nacional de Agricultura, and has also served as Coordinator of Centro Documental de Investigaciones Históricas de Honduras. She currently teaches and conducts research in the History Department of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras. Among her publications are: “The African Diaspora in the Educational Programs of Central America” (Africa World Press, 2015) and La seguridad social en Honduras: actores sociopolíticos, institucionalidad y raíces históricas de su crisis (Editorial Guaymuras, 2015). For this latter work, she was awarded the Premio de Estudios Históricos Rey Juan Carlos I by the Embassy of Spain in Honduras in 2012. She will begin a Ph.D in Social Sciences, with a concentration in Institutional Studies, at Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico this coming April.

Central America + People
Maureen E. Shea
Associate Professor - Spanish & Portuguese