The group seeks to promote teaching, research, outreach, and knowledge divulgation. These are essential activities for the education of undergraduate and graduate researchers on social sciences who specialize in the history of health and public health.
Research Areas and Topics
History of psychopathology and madness in Colombia.
Institute of History - Center for Human and Social Sciences of the CSIC (Spain).
Universidad de Granada; Hospital Psiquiátrico Santa Isabel (Santa Isabel Psychiatric Hospital, Spain).
Swarthmore College: United States.
Dr. José Maria Luis Mora Research Institute Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Universidad El Rosario (Colombia).
Federal University of Santa Catarina Brazil.
Osvaldo Cruz University/FIOCRUZ: Brazil.
Argentinian Psychiatric Association (APSA).
Universidad of Chile.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogota and Medellin campuses).
Human Behavior Research Institute.
Universidad Javeriana Colombia.
Hygiene and medicalization practices and discourses in Colombian Caribbean cities 18801940.
Psychiatric nosology and mental illness in the Department of Antioquia 18021960.
Edmundo Granda and his ideas on the health/illness process and the social subject in contemporaneity. Magna Cum Laude Recognition and academic excellence recognition from the School of Nursing of Universidad de Antioquia.
Physicians in Cartagena, science, and authority in the beginning of the 20th century. Cum Laude Recognition.
Practical philosophy and mental health.
Main Research Results
Doctoral education of Diego Lopera, Mauricio Bedoya, Álvaro Casas Orrego y Beatriz Arroyave Pulgarín.
Master’s Degree-level education of Luz Elena Lopera.
Undergraduate-level education of Manuela Barrios, Alejandro Arroyave, Jana Congote, and other students from the undergraduate History program.
Publication of collective books: Salud y salud pública [Health and public health] (2013), Actualizando discursos [Updating discourses] (2015), Letras de la psiquiatría [Letters of psychiatry] (2019).
Revista Salus [Salus Journal] 1, 2, and 3. Issue 4 in press.
Local, national and international academic events:
Seminar on the History of Health/ colloquiums in Congreso Internacional de Salud Pública FNSP (International Congress of Public Health).
Author seminars: John Henry e Iván Crozier, Diego Armus, Esteban Rodríguez Ocaña, Ana María Carrillo, Norberto Aldo Conti, Rafael Huertas, Sandra Caponi.
The group engages in academic activities such as research, teaching, knowledge divulgation, community outreach (expert advice and consultancy on works related to Historical Memory and Peace) in health history, illness, medicalization, nursing professions and institutions, and health-related public policies in Colombia. Additionally, the group aims to recover institutional documents from municipal file rooms, dealing with insalubrity, hygiene, and public health in the Department of Antioquia’s municipal file rooms. Finally, the group is interested in analyzing the history of thought and social history compared to how these processes occur in other countries, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean.