by Bette Benson (LACIS Social Media/Outreach Intern, BA, Pol Sci & Intl Stud ’15)
UW-Madison Assistant Professor of Medical History, Pablo F. Gómez, has been chosen as the recipient of the Andrés Ramos Mattei-Neville Hall Article Prize for his 2013 article, “The Circulation of Bodily Knowledge in the Seventeenth-century Black Spanish Caribbean” published in Social History of Medicine, 26:3. In his essay, Gómez draws on civil and ecclesiastical documents, including Inquisition documents from Cartagena and Havana, to analyze the practices of African and black healers in a context not dominated by slavery. He thus “showcases the diversity and richness of the multiple cultures of healing emerging in the early modern Caribbean.”
The Andrés Ramos Mattei-Neville Hall Article Prize is a biennial award that recognizes the best article in the field of Caribbean history. ACH is the primary association for scholarly and public historians working in the field. Felicidades and parabéns, Pablo!