Ms Virginia Ghelarducci

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Name:
Ms Virginia Ghelarducci
Qualifications:
BA, MA
Position:
Research student
Institute:
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Location:
Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute of Modern Languages Research School of Advanced Study University of London Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Email address:
virginia.ghelarducci@postgrad.sas.ac.uk
Studies:
Student

Research Projects & Supervisions
PhD Topic:
The Genesis of Natural History and Ethnology in Colonial Peru My dissertation project focuses on astrological medicine in early modern colonial Americas, particularly Peru. Through an analysis of printed sources published in Spanish America mainly in the 1600s and a comparison with other Iberian and European texts, my thesis explores how astrology, far from being considered a pseudo-science, played instead a central role in defining and informing medical practices in both Iberia and colonial Americas where traditional Hippocratic medicine encountered a new climate, a new natural environment and a new 'materia medica'.
Supervisor:
Professor Linda Newson
Research interests:
Colonies & Colonization, emigration & immigration, Communities, Classes, Races, Regional history

Regions:
South America
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