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Science and Society Magazine dedicates a special issue to the first colonial socio-cultural interactions in the Caribbean

The third edition of volume 47 of the magazine had the collaboration of international experts in history and archeology

Science and Society Magazine dedicates a special issue to the first colonial socio-cultural interactions in the Caribbean

HOLY SUNDAY- The first colonial sociocultural interactions that took place in the Caribbean between the years 1492 y 1542 are the central theme of the third edition of volume 47 of the academic journal Science and Society of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC).

The relevance of the subject and its little representation within historical studies and academic sources of information has been one of the motivations for organizing this issue of the journal, which includes analyzes from social and humanistic disciplines, along with other scientific fields.

Among the topics included are the resistance to the domination of the indigenous people of Hispaniola, presence of Spanish women in the Antilles, military use of the European dog by the Castilian hosts during the conquest of the island of Hispaniola, first colonial defensive systems in the Antilles, as well as other topics of interest focused on foundational aspects of the first Spanish villages in the Greater Antilles.

Pauline Kulstad Gonzalez, doctor in archeology at University of Leiden, an independent researcher and one of the specialists linked to the collaboration of this number, explained during the presentation of the magazine that the theme of the conquest of Mexico and other continental spaces, together with its link with the processes of European colonial establishment in the Antilles, has had few publications in the Spanish language. She affirms that this was one of the reasons that originated this special issue of Science and Society.

In turn, the doctor Alfredo Bueno Jimenez, coordinator of the Degree in History and Master in Ancient Cultures of the Anahuac University in Mexico, indicated that this edition of the magazine also arose from the need to publicize the importance of the Antilles to understand the conquest of Mexico.

 “How could it be that, during the activities related to the five hundred years of the conquest of Mexico, in no academic event, in no seminar, reference was never made or reflected on those historical antecedents of the advent of Europeans towards the Mexican space ?” questioned Bueno Jiménez.

Among the specialists invited to the presentation, there was also Dr. Roberto Valcárcel Rojas, archaeologist y INTEC teacher who made the presentation of the number and commented on relevant aspects of the works included in it, their academic and scientific relevance, in addition to outlining new questions that these works suggest for the understanding of this moment in the history of the Caribbean and the Americas. 

Jorge Ulloa Hung, editorial director of the magazine, thanked the experts for their collaboration in structuring and launching this new edition, as well as the participation of the international academic community in defining the content. “Mexico is one of the regions through which we have the most downloads of the magazine,” she pointed out.

In the third edition of this year's magazine, the topics addressed were the following:

  • The resistance to the domination of the indigenous people of Hispaniola (1492-1533).
  • The first defenses in the Hispanic Caribbean.
  • The town of Caparra, a case study of a Spanish population in the first decades of the XNUMXth century.
  • The Antillean framework as antecedent of the conquest of Mexico (1492-1521).
  • Spanish women in the Antilles. The voyage and his arrival in the New World.
  • The military use of the European dog by the Castilian hosts during the conquest of the island of Hispaniola.
  • The black behind the voussoir: Indo-Afro-Hispanic interaction in XNUMXth century Hispaniola.
  • Santiago de Cuba in the context of gestation and foundation of the Cuban villages.
  • Havana. Archaeological dimension of an inhabited space (book review).

About Science and Society magazine

La Science and Society magazine is a quarterly publication focused on social Sciences and humanities. The dean of the academic journals of, INTEC, has become a benchmark for scientific publications in the Dominican Republic.

Indexed in various academic databases, in September 2022 it was incorporated into ERIH PLUS. It seeks to promote dialogue, interaction, and debate between different theoretical discourses, lines of research in Social Sciences and Humanities, and other scientific disciplines.

It has been publishing continuously since 1975 and is currently under the editorial direction of Jorge Ulloa Hung, doctor in Anthropology and Archeology at the University of Leiden, located in the Netherlands and research professor at INTEC.

In June 2016 the journal migrated all of its archives and became an online journal and robust peer review system.

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