Work in Progress Talk: Sixta Yesenia Martínez García

When:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
The Latin American Library
LAL Seminar Room The Latin American Library 7001 Freret Street, 4th floor, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Description:

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 

Este proyecto pretende responder a la siguiente interrogante: ¿Qué tipo de enfermedades y que población se identifica como enferma en los espacios de las compañías bananeras en Honduras entre 1902 a 1932?  La respuesta contribuirá a un libro provisionalmente titulado “Enfermos y enfermedades, hacia una historia de la salud en Honduras, 1880 a 1949”. Ubico este proyecto en una historiografía carente de investigaciones que examinan salud y enfermedad con el imaginario social, salud pública, metodologías, género, ambiente laboral y salud, salud y jornales migratorios, prácticas populares, multiculturalidad y espacios públicos, entre otros.  En mi charla resumo mi proyecto y presento nuevos datos encontrados en Tulane./  My project seeks to respond to the following question:  What type of illnesses and which sector of the population is identified as ill in the spaces of the banana companies in Honduras between 1902 and 1932?  The response to this question is part of a monograph-length study bearing the title of the project I will develop at Tulane.  This larger project is 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.  In my talk I will summarize my research until now and present new information I have found at Tulane.

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.

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