Folk medicine and the memory of societies

On Friday, July 28 at 6:00 pm, in the Casa de la Cultura (corner Rodríguez Belgrano), a new discussion will take place within the framework of the Conservar Conservar course, organized by the Coordinating Body of Cultural Heritage and Historical Archives of the Municipality’s Secretariat of Culture and Education.

On this occasion, Dr. Astrid Dhour will speak on “Traditional Medicine and Communities’ Memory”.

Entry will be free and free, with limited seating. Pre-registration at: [email protected]

Astrid says:

“I have been researching issues related to folk medicine for more than 10 years. On this occasion, I am writing my project for admission to the CONICET research profession, in which I propose a survey of the various traditions of folk medicine in Tandil, from the 19th century to the present and a future declaration of interest in this intangible heritage by government agencies, initially in Tandil, with possible expansion to other municipalities.

I consider these practices, often called superstitions, to be part of a society’s culture, history, and traditions, however, because their techniques are often transmitted orally, they are liable to be lost.

Astrid Dohr is a historian specializing in the history of health and disease and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Strategic Issues at CONICET, in the Institute for Social Science Research in the School of Social Sciences at UC Buenos Aires. The subject of his research is the formation of the intangible heritage of health in the province of Buenos Aires, thanks to the confluence of European, indigenous and African healing traditions in the creation of the so-called Creole folk medicine.

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