Convocatoria Membresía ESOCITE

La Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (ESOCITE) convoca al proceso de incorporación de nuevos miembros en la categoría de “Socio activo”, según se expresa en el artículo 4º del Estatuto de constitución de la Asociación.

Su participación de este empadronamiento inicial, aunque no es el único procedimiento utilizado, resulta fundamental para fortalecer el proceso electoral próximo a realizarse, cuyas bases puede ver aquí.

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Hebe Vessuri endowed Chair in Latin American Science, Technology and Society: A Tapuya initiative

By Leandro Rodriguez Medina

1. Introduction

Tapuya is a highly innovative yet editorially challenging journal because of its multiple connections with institutions and academics throughout South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, as well as around the globe. In addition to making editorial decisions, the founding Editor in Chief (EiC), along with the Editorial Team, have devoted time to financial issues, scholarly networking, negotiations with the publisher, setting up journal infrastructures, recruiting staff, and problem-solving related to the daily activities of the journal. Editing the journal will continue to remain a demanding part-time job, though a highly rewarding one.
Tapuya has decided to support future EiCs by creating the Hebe Vessuri Chair in Latin American Science, Technology and Society. Future EiCs will hold the Vessuri Chair for 5 years and must reside and work in a Latin American or Caribbean country during this time. The position is renewable for an additional 3-year period whenever justifiable by on-going Tapuya projects.

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A mentor of STS movement in Latin America is president in charge! Francisco Sagasti has been elected President of Perú during a complex political crisis

Hebe Vessuri is an Argentine social anthropologist. In 2017, she was recognized with the John Desmond Bernal Prize Award from the Society for Social Studies of Science.

In history, the relationship between democracy and politics appears at least involved in tensions. And in connection with the place of science in liberal democratic policy, tensions are fundamental and endemic. In practice, experts often carry the burden of, in Jasanoff’ terms, a political agenda that is either honestly declared or else is presented as “value-free facts”. The position of experts differs from that of the public in general. The nature and the role of experts and of expert judgment is today under heavy scrutiny.

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Marcos Cueto, miembro fundador de la APHCTS, reconocido entre los científicos más influyentes del mundo

En un reciente ránking publicado por el Journal Plos Biology, que enumera a los científicos más influyentes del mundo, aparece el historiador, editor científico de la revista História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos y fundador de la Asociación Peruana de la Historia de la Ciencia y la Tecnología, Marcos Cueto. El estudio fue liderado por el científico griego-americano John Ioannidis, de la Universidad de Stanford, quien elaboró ​​dos listas: una resultante del análisis del impacto del investigador durante su carrera; mientras que el otro evaluó los impactos de las actividades del científico en el año 2019.

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Annual Tapuya Meeting Boards

This August 11, 2020 we held our annual boards meeting. Due to the contingency of COVID-19, our meeting was held virtually with the participation of more than 30 people of different nationalities.

Thank you all for your participation!