Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva is a historian of science and medicine. His thesis, « Quand la peste connectait le monde: production et circulation de savoirs microbiologiques entre Brésil, Inde et France (1894-1922) », completed at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, won the premier accessit of the best thesis of 2020 prize of the Société Française d’Histoire des Sciences. Since September 2020, he is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of St Andrews, UK, working on the Wellcome Trust-funded project ‘The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis”. In the project, he explores the emergence, circulation and transformation of some disease ecology concepts, such as sylvatic plague and rural plague, in the wake of the fight against rats and wild rodents around the world. In the fall 2022, he was a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, working at Gloknos/Crassh about the intersections between rural spaces in Latin America and epidemiological reasoning on plague. He edited with Frédéric Keck, Jules Skotnes-Brown, and Oliver French a special issue on “Disease Reservoirs”, on the Medical Anthropology journal, and with Kapil Raj and Thomás Haddad the volume Beyond Science and Empire: Circulation of Knowledge in an Age of Global Empires, 1750-1945 (Routledge), both to be published in 2023.

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, ‘Between Deserts and Jungles: Emergence and Circulation of Sylvatic Plague,’ Medical Anthropology [Forthcoming]

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva and Jules Skotnes-Brown, ‘Emerging Infectious Diseases and Disease Emergence: Critical, Ontological and Epistemological Approaches,’ IsisCB Special Issue on Pandemics and Epidemics [Forthcoming]

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva et al., 'Beyond “Plato to NATO”. Navigating the global turn in the history of science, technology, and medicine', Mondes 1, 21 (2022): pp. 97-116. [DOI]

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva and Marcos Cueto, 'From the social to the global turn in Latin American history of science' in Handbook of the Historiography of Latin American Studies on the Life Sciences and Medicine, ed. Ana Barahona, (Cham: Springer, 2021): pp. 1-20. [DOI]

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, review of 'Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History' by Rohan Deb Roy and Guy N. A. Attewell (ed.s), Social History of Medicine 34, 3, (2021): pp. 1047–1048. [DOI]

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva and Marcos Cueto, 'Trayectorias y desafíos en la historiografía de la ciencia y de la medicina en América Latina', Asclepio: Revista de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia 72, 20 (2020): pp. 320-334. [DOI]

Matheus Alves Duarte da Silva, review of 'A pasteurização do império francês', Historia, Ciencias, Saude – Manguinhos 27, 3 (2020): pp.1001-1003. [DOI]