Julio Esteban Vezub is the director of the Instituto Patagónico de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas (IPCSH-CONICET) in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, and Full Professor of the History Department of National University of the Patagonia (UNPSJB). His main fields of research are the Native People and Patagonian History, the wars of expansion, and the process of the national states making in southern Argentina and Chile during the 19th century. He participates in initiatives to enhance documentary sources together with Patagonian, Argentine, Latin American, and European universities, archives, and museums, as well as restitution processes of anthropological collections, that originated in colonial contexts. In collaboration with archaeologists and geographers, he traveled by the antique Patagonian routes through the Andes, interpreting the landscapes as a historical source. He participates in current discussions about the conflicts between Mapuche organizations, landowners, and the national states. In recent years, he opened his research interests to Environmental History, including the study of extractive practices and the maritime networks that connected Patagonia with Europe and North America. He has published Valentín Saygüeque y la “Gobernación Indígena de las Manzanas. Poder y etnicidad en la Patagonia septentrional (1860-1881) (Prometeo, 2009). He is director of the collection of History books “Tanteando al elefante”, and he is coauthor with Inés Yujnovsky of La conquista ilustrada: exploraciones de Francisco Host en Salta, Mendoza, Neuquén y Chaco (1870-1887) (Editorial Sb, March 2023). Further information: https://ipcsh.conicet.gov.ar/
National University of the Patagonia (UNPSJB)
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Native People and Patagonian History, the wars of expansion, and the process of the national states making in southern Argentina and Chile during the 19th century
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