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Sophie Brockmann

Lecturer in History, De Montfort University

I am a historian of modern Central America, specialising in the role of scientific enquiry in Central America from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. My research and teaching interests include Global History, Latin American History, History of Science (especially history of geography and cartography), and Environmental History.

I am currently working on two projects: the manuscript for a book which is based on my PhD dissertation, entitled "Science and Enlightenment in Central America: Visions of Useful Nature, 1770-1838", contracted to Cambridge University Press, and a new project entitled "Landscapes of Science in Central America, 1890-1840" on the intersections between environmental history, business history and history of science in Guatemala and Honduras. I have also published peer-reviewed journal articles in Colonial Latin American Review and Cuadernos de Historia Moderna.


  • –present
    Lecturer in History, De Montfort University