"Dissecting Conjoined Twins and Interpreting 'Monstrous' Births in Colonial Lima, Peru" with Adam Warren

Department: Latin American Studies

Date and Time: January 26, 2018 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Event Location: HG1010

Event Details

This talk examines the birth of conjoined twins and their dissection in 1694 in Lima, Peru to question how the city's doctors, natural philosophers, and religious and government officials made sense of "monstrosities" and articulated understandings of their significance in the New World. As part of the project, it compares how their views differed from those of their counterparts in the Old World, whose various popular and elite publications have been studied intensively by scholars over the past forty years.

Adam Warren is Associate Professor of History at University of Washington