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Practices and materiality of knowing in the social sciences


Curators: Felipe Burbano (FLACSO Ecuador), Mark Thurner (FLACSO Ecuador and coordinator of the LAGLOBAL Network), and Carlos Sanhueza (Laboratorio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad, Universidad de Chile)

Organizer: Mercedes Prieto (FLACSO Ecuador)

FLACSO Sede Ecuador and LAGLOBAL Network present this colloquium that will bring together researchers from different locations and disciplines to reflect on the variety of ways of knowing in the social sciences. We will visit objects, places, photography, devices, and other practices of knowledge that make up the social investigative trajectory of both contemporary and past Latin America. It will encompass nine sessions held between April 2021 and January 2022; each meeting will include round tables, symposia, and workshops. 

General program (spanish version)

Session 1
Round table: Materiality and the management of knowledge

Discussion of the interest in materiality in knowing and other tendencies, together with initiatives focused on the development of knowledge and sciences in Latin America.

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021        
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 (Ecuador) / 12:00 - 14:00 (Chile) / 16:00 - 18:00 (Spain)

Opening / moderation: Felipe Burbano de Lara, Director of FLACSO Ecuador


  • Mark Thurner. Coordinator of the LAGLOBAL Network; FLACSO Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
  • Carlos Sanhueza. Laboratorio de Ciencias, Tecnologías y Sociedad, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Irina Podgorny. CONICET and Archivo Histórico de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and Museo de la Plata, Argentina

Session 2
Symposium: Disciplines and frontiers of knowledge: Latin American Studies

An exploration of the disciplinary frontiers and crossroads in the framework of area studies. It will focus on its intellectual pathways, disciplinary frontiers, and geography as one of the bases of knowing.

Date: 27 de mayo del 2021
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 (Ecuador) / 12:00 - 14:00 (Chile) / 16:00 - 18:00 (Spain)

Moderator: Margarita Manosalvas, FLACSO Ecuador


  • Latin American Studies in Mexico. Guillermo Zermeño, Colegio de México, Mexico
  • A disputed field: Chilean social sciences in a Latin American key (1948-1990). Juan Jesús Morales, Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, Santiago, Chile
  • Latin America and the new narratives and geographies of modernity. Danilo Martuccelli, University of París and Visiting Researcher, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile

Workshops: 15:00 - 17:00 (Ecuador)
Participants and working papers to be announced.

Session 3
Round table: Between Anthropology and History: transdisciplinary practices

A discussion of the experiences of several steps toward transdisciplinarity in both Anthropology and History; it will also include reflections about the virtues and challenges of studies conducted in the frontiers of disciplines.

Date: 24 de junio del 2021
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 (Ecuador) / 12:00 - 14:00 (Chile) / 16:00 - 18:00 (Spain)

Moderator: Mercedes Prieto, FLACSO Ecuador


  • Claudio Lomnitz, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Mark Thurner, Coordinator of the LAGLOBAL Network; FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador
  • Eduardo Kingman, FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador
  • Guillermo Bustos, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

Workshops: 15:00 - 17:00 (Ecuador)
Participants and working papers to be announced.

Session 4
Symposium: Technologies for reading populations

An exploration of the forms for the creation and intermediation of objects as well as technologies for knowing: their rationality, suppositions, and effects-affects. 

Date: 15 de julio de 2021
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 (Ecuador) / 12:00 - 14:00 (Chile) / 16:00 - 18:00 (Spain)

Moderator: Alfredo Santillán, FLACSO Ecuador


  • [Title to be announced]. Karin Rosenblatt, Universidad de Maryland, College Park, USA 
  • Indigeneity and the Rorschach test. Mercedes Prieto, FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador 
  • Technologies and ethnographies of political work: the (analytical) registry of power. Edison Hurtado, FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador 

Workshops: 15:00 - 17:00 (Ecuador)
Participants and working papers to be announced.

[In planning]

Session 5: Objects of the senses
Session 6: Objects of consumption and daily life
Session 7: Inscription and mediators of knowledge
Session 8: Violence within the practices of knowing
Session 9: Mapping Latin America in the global processes and materials of knowing