Published Translations of Academic Articles

I have been translating academic articles for almost two decades, and only recently started to keep track of where they were published after I sent the translated document to the author. Here is a selection of academic articles I translated on a variety of topics.

From settlements to the botanical garden: the appropriation of plants used by indigenous peoples in the captaincy of Guayases, 1772-1806

DIAS, Thiago Cancelier; MORAES, Cristina de Cássia. From settlements to the botanical garden: the appropriation of plants used by indigenous peoples in the captaincy of Guayases, 1772-1806. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos,  Rio de Janeiro ,  v. 28, n. 1, p. 15-37,  Mar.  2021 .   Available from <http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-59702021000100015&lng=en&nrm=iso>. accessed on Apr. 25, 2021.  Epub Mar 28, 2021.  https://doi.org/10.1590/s0104-59702021000100002.

Abstract

The article intends to contribute to the history of science, indigenous history and the history of Portuguese America. We begin with the methodological assumptions of Dominique Pestre and the historiography on Portuguese America to investigate a network of indigenous settlements, the work of civil servants with naturalist knowledge, the shipment of botanical species for analysis in Portugal and, finally, the foundation of a botanical garden in the captaincy of Guayases (Goiás) from 1772 to 1806. We describe the indigenous contribution to the construction of natural history knowledge, and discuss the influence of Enlightenment concepts on the reform of the Portuguese colonial system in the captaincy based on Portuguese administrative documentation, letters and study of the application of laws and instructions.


Prophylaxis and treatment of diseases in western São Paulo state: the Sanitation Service and trachoma in the early twentieth century

LODOLA, Soraya; CAMPOS, Cristina de. Prophylaxis and treatment of diseases in western São Paulo state: the Sanitation Service and trachoma in the early twentieth century. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos,  Rio de Janeiro ,  v. 27, n. 4, p. 1035-1053,  Oct.  2020 .   Available from <http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-59702020000401035&lng=en&nrm=iso>. accessed on  Apr.  25, 2021.  Epub Dec 18, 2020.  https://doi.org/10.1590/s0104-59702020000500002.

Abstract

In 1906, Emílio Ribas reorganized the Sanitation Service and centralized São Paulo state public health services in the state capital. A campaign to combat trachoma, an ophthalmic disease, was implemented as part of this project. This article analyzes this campaign, which provided care for the sick living on rural properties in a process that predated the 1917 Rural Sanitary Code. The empirical data was obtained from government reports, decrees, medical journals and newspapers. We conclude that Ribas, by creating an organization that integrated the efforts of the sanitary districts and the Trachoma Commission medical teams, sought to form a complex apparatus to combat the diseases present in both urban areas and the countryside.


The construction of a tropical country: a review of environmental historiography on Brazil

PADUA, José Augusto; CARVALHO, Alessandra Izabel de. The construction of a tropical country: a review of environmental historiography on Brazil. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos,  Rio de Janeiro ,  v. 27, n. 4, p. 1311-1340,  Oct.  2020 .   Available from <http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-59702020000401311&lng=en&nrm=iso>. Epub Dec 18, 2020.  https://doi.org/10.1590/s0104-59702020000500015.

Abstract

This article provides an overview of books published on Brazilian environmental history. Among the large variety of environmental themes seen in Brazilian historiography, we selected the authors who in some way identify themselves as explicitly related to the academic environmental history community. Although the emphasis was on authored books, we sought to at least mention the principal edited books produced in the field. With this mapping, we demonstrate the themes and spatial-temporal foci prioritized by environmental historians in their studies on Brazil. Additionally, we sought to show how the gaps still existing in the literature provide promising paths for future expansion of this field.


Good Neighbor Circuits. Cultural Diplomacy and Educational Exchange Between Brazil and the United States During World War II.

KROPF, Simone Petraglia. Good Neighbor Circuits. Cultural Diplomacy and Educational Exchange Between Brazil and the United States During World War II. Varia hist.,  Belo Horizonte ,  v. 36, n. 71, p. 531-568,  ago.  2020 .   Available at <http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-87752020000200531&lng=pt&nrm=iso>. .  Epub 03-Jun-2020.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0104-87752020000200010.

Abstract

The article analyzes the educational exchange agreement signed in 1938 by the University of Michigan and the Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos (IBEU), a newly founded bi-national institute in Rio de Janeiro. The IBEU’s proposed Brazilian Fellowship Program meshed well with the university’s interest in drawing Latin American students to the U.S. Midwest as the Roosevelt administration implemented its Good Neighbor Policy. In exploring the pathways and network of actors, interests, and practices that developed over the course of the program, we argue that this case constitutes a fine example of the concrete, complex dynamics that shaped the circuits of the Good Neighbor Policy and inter-American cultural diplomacy during World War II. Our primary source was formed of records held in the custody of the University of Michigan. The period of analysis runs from 1938, when the program was drafted, through 1943, when U.S. cultural diplomacy and foreign policy shifted their focus away from inter-American relations in light of expectations concerning the post-war period. By examining this specific experience in educational cooperation during a decisive phase in the construction of U.S. global hegemony, we hope to contribute to the historiographic discussion about the transnational circulation of knowledge, people, and practices as a process characterized by moments of encounter but also by tensions and asymmetries.

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