The Early Days of the History of Science in Uruguay
Its First Courses and Practitioners
Keywords:History of Science in Uruguay, First Half of the Twentieth Century, School of Humanities and Sciences, Eduardo García de Zúñiga, Paul Schurmann, Desiderio Papp
In this article, I provide an initial approximation to the establishment and the early stages of the history of science in Uruguay. To do so, I focus on the first courses on the subject dictated in Uruguay and the first figures—both local and foreign—that took part in the process. With this objective, first, I examine the introduction of the discipline into the Río de la Plata—and into Argentina more particularly—via the arrival of European historians. I then analyze the role played by some of the first most significant figures in the history of science in Uruguay in the second quarter of the twentieth century. Finally, I explore and briefly describe the first courses dictated at the Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias (School of Humanities and Sciences) of the Universidad de la República (University of the Republic) during the mid-twentieth century.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2021 María Laura Martínez
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.