Maria del Pilar Blanco, Santander Fellow and Tutor in Spanish, is the Co-Investigator in the AHRC-funded Network on Science in Text and Culture in Latin America, which is organised jointly with Dr Joanna Page of Cambridge University. The network’s website has now gone live (May 2014). The project’s first event will be held in Trinity in April 2015.
The network aims to establish a dialogue between the growing number of academic researchers working on the relationship between science and culture in Latin America and is intended to bring together scholars working on literature, cinema, cultural studies, film studies, visual art studies and history of art, as well as sociologists and historians interested in the history and philosophy of science. Several writers, dramatists and film directors who have drawn on scientific ideas to pioneer new artistic and literary practices will also be invited to take part.