Javier R. Ardila

Ardila - Profile

Ph.D. Student

PA

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Javier R. Ardila is a historian from the National University of Colombia. He is a Benjamin Franklin Fellow in History at the University of Pennsylvania. His field of study focuses on books, printed materials, libraries, readers, and knowledge circulation in Latin America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He was a researcher for the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History—ICANH, the Central and Historical Archives of the National University of Colombia, and the National Museum of Colombia.

Advisor: Ann Farnsworth-Alvear

Education

M.A., History, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia) (2021)
B.A., History, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia) (2017)

Research Interests

Latin American History, History of Knowledge, Intellectual History, Conceptual History, Cultural History, History of Material Texts, Digital Humanities

Selected Publications

Ardila, Javier Ricardo. “Book Borrowing in the Biblioteca Nacional de los Estados Unidos de Colombia: Using a Circulation Ledger as a Window into Readers' Interests and Practices, 1870-1874”. Libraries: Culture, History and Society, vol. 6, n.º 2 (2022): 278-303. https://doi.org/10.5325/libraries.6.2.0278

---. “Del repositorio público al aula universitaria: estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional en la Biblioteca Nacional, Estados Unidos de Colombia, 1870-1874”. Historia Crítica, vol. 83, (2022): 3-31. https://doi.org/10.7440/histcrit83.2022.01.

---. El dolor que inclina á la melancolía religiosa y al amor de Jesucristo: versos fúnebres en la reconversión de José Manuel Groot al catolicismo (1842-1852)”. Historia y Espacio, vol. 17, n.º 57 (2021): 41-73, https://doi.org/10.25100/hye.v17i17.10655.

Ardila, Javier Ricardo, Juan Pablo Arango, Diana Carolina Monroy, Isabel Cristina González, and Óscar Yesid Zabala. “La donación patriótica de Manuel Ancízar a la Biblioteca Nacional, 1849-1853”. Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura, vol. 48, n.o 2, (2021): 81-114, https://doi.org/10.15446/achsc.v48n2.95648.

Ardila, Javier Ricardo and León Hernández, “Los impresores como constructores de la República de Colombia. Los casos de Espinosa, Roderick y Navas, 1819 1830”. Procesos. Revista ecuatoriana de Historia n.° 53 (2021): 77-107, doi: https://doi.org/10.29078/procesos.v.n53.2021.2633.