Enslaved Histories: Bodies, Capital, and Knowledge-Making in the Early Modern Atlantic

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 • 3:30 pm
  • Busch Hall, Room 118

Pablo Gómez, Associate Professor of History and the History of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, examines the history of health and corporeality in the early modern world with a particular focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, the African diaspora and, more generally, the Iberian and Black Atlantic worlds.

Pablo Gómez’s work examines the history of health and corporeality in the early modern world with a particular focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, the African diaspora and, more generally, the Iberian and Black Atlantic Worlds. My book, The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic (winner of the William H. Welch medal, the Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize, and Honorable Mention-Bolton-Johnson Book Prize), explores belief making and the creation of evidence around the human body and the natural world in the early modern Caribbean. He is currently working on a history of the quantifiable body and the development of novel ideas about risk, labor, and disease that appeared in Atlantic slave markets during the seventeenth century.

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