Medical and scientific culture in urban spaces: practices, objects and exchanges


The Group is devoted to the historical study of medical and scientific practices and knowledge production in urban settings, grounded in the solid tradition of the IMF in the field. Particular attention is paid to: 1. Knowledge and practices produced and enacted in specific spaces: museums, hospitals, etc., 2. Processes in which professional groups (physicians, naturalists) and communities of different sorts (patients, publics) interact. 3. Practices and knowledge using instruments, generating different representation devices (printed texts, maps, graphics). 4. Objects circulated and exchanged within scientific networks and appropiated by different social actors - women, workingmen.- in very specific ways.

To be considered in the evaluation (PIPOs): Two members of the group occupy management posts in the CSIC. Luis Calvo Calvo is Director of the IMF-CSIC and Coordinator of the CSIC's Delegation in Catalonia. Jon Arrizabalaga Valbuena is member of the Humanites Area Commission.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • SH - SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
  • SH6 The Study of the Human Past
Industrial Leadership:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other
Societal Challenges:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other