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Popularizing the history of scientific exchanges in the “Periphery”

Carlos Acosta   Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Nicolás Cuvi   Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

We present a popularization project in the history of contemporary science, that to the publication of the book Ciencia entre España e Hispanoamérica. Ecos del siglo XX (available at www.uab.es/cehic/proj/fecyt.htm). We discuss our experience as science communicators in an academic institution, paying special attention to methodological issues and to the cross-fertlization between science communication and the history of science. We also question the idea that knowledge created in peripheral regions is not relevant.

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