HITAL - Transatlantic History of Latin‑American Anthropologies / International Research Network - INSHS (CNRS)

Directed by

  • Christine Laurière (UMR9022 Héritages : Culture/s, Patrimoine/s, Création/s)

Team Members

Adriana Facina Gurgel do Amaral(Museu Nacional, UFRJ, LACED)
Julie Amiot-Guillouet (CY Cergy Paris Université)
Federico Bossert (CONICET-UCA)
Stefania Capone (UMR 8216 Césor, CNRS)
Jimena Castaneda (CY Cergy Paris Université)
Isabelle Combès (IFEA, CIHA - Santa Cruz de la Sierra, TEIAA Barcelona)
Lorena Cordoba (CONICET-UCA)
Caio Gonçalves Dias(Museu Nacional, UFRJ, LACED)
Pierre-Antoine Fabre(EHESS)
Héctor Andrés García Botero (Museo del Oro/Banco de la Republica)
Daniel García Roldan (Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas)
Maria Rossi Idarraga(Museu Nacional, UFRJ, LACED)
João Leal (CRIA / NOVA FCSH)
Camille Lecuyer (CY Cergy Paris Université)
Antonio Carlos de Souza Lima(Museu Nacional, UFRJ, LACED)
Cecilia Martíne (CONICETIICS/UCA)
Mariana Ramos de Morais(Césor)
Agustina Morando(CONICETIICS/UCA)
João Pacheco de Oliveira(Museu Nacional, UFRJ, LACED)
Fernanda Arêas Peixoto (USP)
Erik Petschelies (USP)
Hernando Andrés Pulido Londoño (Universidad del Rosario, Escuela de Ciencias Humanas)
Elcira Leyva Quintero (CY Cergy Paris Université)
Aura Lisette Reyes (Universidad de Antioquia) -
Frederico Delgado Rosa (CRIA / NOVA FCSH)
Pablo Sendon (CONICET-UCA)
Raquel Sant’Ana da Silva (Museu Nacional, UFRJ, LACED)
Luis Gustavo Freitas Rossi (IFCH, Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Luis Felipe Sobral (IFCH, Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Christiano Tambascia (IFCH, Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
Luisa Valentini (USP)
Diego Villar (CONICET-UCA)


The HITAL project calls for a renewed practice and writing of the history of anthropology in the wake of the World Anthropologies paradigm born in Latin America at the end of the 20th century. (...)

HITAL’s scientific ambition is to produce a transatlantic history (19th-21st centuries) of ethnography and anthropology in several South American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, with a comparative dimension encompassing the whole of Latin America and the Caribbean area. Anthropology holds a singular place in the nation-building process in Latin America. The main challenge is to contribute to the pluralisation of the history of anthropology by studying other scientific canons and practices. It also aims to promote the recognition and understanding of the variety of its actors, issues, practices, debates, institutions, meanings, functions and scientific, cultural, social and political roles. Particular attention will be paid to excluded ancestors and non-professional ethnographers, interlocutors in the field, and indigenous communities historically linked to anthropological projects, who are gaining an increasingly important place in the construction of knowledge and the animation of museum institutions, carrying an alternative discourse that challenges the heuristic premises of the discipline.
The IRN includes partners from France (UMR9022 Héritages / CNRS, CY Cergy Paris Université, Ministère de la culture; UMR 8216 Césor / CNRS, EHESS); Argentina (PEAC Programa de Estudios Antropológicos Comparativos, IICS Instituto de Investigaciones de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Pontifica Universidad Católica Argentina, CONICET); Bolivia (CIHA Centro de Investigaciones Históricas y Antropológicas, Museo de Historia de la Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno, Santa Cruz de la Serra), Brazil (Departamento de Antropologia, LACED Laboratório de Pesquisas em etnicidade, cultura e desenvolvimento, Museu Nacional, UFRJ Universidade federal do Rio de Janeiro; Departamento de Antropologia, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, USP Universidade de São Paulo; Departamento de Antropologia, Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Universidade estadual de Campinas), Colombia (ICANH Instituto Colombiano de Antropologia e Historia, Ministère de la culture colombien) and Portugal (CRIA Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia / Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa).

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