Scientific editor of the journal History, Science, Health – Manguinhos (História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos), historian Marcos Cueto was elected a corresponding member of the International Academy of History of Sciences, which is headquartered at Unesco in Paris. Cueto is also a researcher at the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC / Fiocruz) and professor of the Postgraduate Program in History of Science and Health (PPGHCS).
"I take this election as a recognition of the growing international visibility of research in the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz and of research on the history of science and health in Latin America, which has História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos as one of its main means of expression", said Cueto in reference to the publication edited by COC, which turns 25 in 2019.
Cueto, who is Peruvian, was elected along with the Brazilians Silvia Figueroa and Luiz Carlos Soares. The three Brazilian correspondents join historians Sérgio Nobre (2002) and Ubiratan d'Ambrosio (2010), all members of the Brazilian Society of History of Science (SBHC), as well as Carlos Henrique Barbosa Gonçalves.
The Academy was created during the 6th Congress of Historical Sciences, promoted in Oslo, Norway, in 1928, in the wake of the growth of the field of the history of sciences in the 20th century. This era was marked by the emergence of numerous specialized magazines shortly after World War I.