Project Details


This is a historical project that, using approaches from the history and sociology of quantification, seeks to establish how and why and with what arguments doctors and public authorities incorporated forms of quantitative understanding (statistics) of population dynamics (vital statistics) and health and between the end of the 19th century and the 20th century in Bogotá; the categories and knowledge that were mobilized to produce these statistics; the social groups that would have helped to consolidate as real in said effort; the institutional and/or professional arrangements that made this work possible; and, finally, its meaning and uses within the social and political order of the period.


History of public health; history of medicine; Bogota history.

Commitments / Obligations

1. Degree thesis

2.Historical and visual narrative

3.Workshop with general public

4. Publishable article (Q1 journal or
Effective start/end date11/1/226/4/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds
  • Small Amount


  • Bogotá D.C.


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