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Humboldt’s Mexico. In the Footsteps of the Illustrious German Scientific Traveller (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2017)

In Humboldt’s Mexico, Myron Echenberg presents a straightforward guide with historical and cultural context to Humboldt’s travels in Mexico. Humboldt packed a lifetime of scientific studies into one daunting year, and soon after published a four-volume account of his findings. His adventures range widely from inspections of colonial silver mines and hikes to the summits of volcanoes to meticulous examination of secret Spanish colonial archives in Mexico City and scientific discussions of archaeological sites of pre-Hispanic Indigenous cultures.

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CfP, VIIIth International and Interdisciplinary Congress: „Sciences, Knowledge and Politics: Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland between Europe and Amérique Latine“ (07/04-07/07/2016)

Deadline CfP: 01/05/2016 Date of conference: 07/04-07/07/2016 Location of conference: SciencesPo Paris (27 rue Saint Guillaume – 75007 Paris); IHEAL

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