The Movement of History, The Movement of Life Within

Receipt: July 13, 2022

Acceptance: August 24, 2022

Speak in Encartes of our guest, Dr. Tomás Calvillo, is to allude to one of the great specialists on the Philippine Islands, where he was ambassador from 2006 to 2012. Historian, political scientist, essayist, narrator, painter, Dr. Calvillo was a founder of El Colegio de San Luis, where he currently serves as a research professor. 

In this interview, Tomás Calvillo tells us about his career in the different disciplines to which he is devoted. As a researcher, he talks about his studies on the Manila Galleon or the Nao de China. He gives his point of view on the work of the different researches in Mexico, and his vision on the future of Social Sciences and Humanities. He also discusses the founding of the colsan and the political moment when it was opened. As an analyst of social facts, Calvillo comments on his reflections on the hypertechnology we live in today. One sharp comment stands out: what is in dispute today in the systems of power is the control of the mind; what happened to reach this point? Why do we want to go faster? When did this begin? Perhaps this globalization has its origins in the last century. xvwith transatlantic travel. At that point, speed was chosen as an element of knowledge and application.

About his work, Calvillo affirms that "painting is a weft of silences; poems, their lines, their words trace and investigate the landscape we inhabit. Painting and poetry are the two sides of the same coin while it is in the air and spins and spins, before remaining still, fixed, on earth".

It is, from his point of view, the movement of the inner life.


Tomás Calvillo studied International Relations at El Colegio de México and a Master's degree in History at the University of Mexico. uia. D. in Social Sciences from the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social Occidente. Professor and researcher at El Colegio de San Luis. Founder of El Zaguán. He has been a member of the editorial board of Ixtus, as well as founder and president of El Colegio de San Luis. Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of San Diego, California. He was ambassador of Mexico to the Philippines from 2006 to 2012.

Arturo Gutierrez del Angel is professor-researcher of the Anthropological Studies Program at El Colegio de San Luis. Member of the National System of Researchers since 2008. His research has revolved around mythology, religions and rituals. She has specialized in visual anthropology, particularly in the relationship between photography, plastic and cultural expressions. He has worked with groups from western and northern Mexico such as the Wixaritaris and the Na'ayaris. He has exhibited his photographic work in museums and galleries in 20 exhibitions, among them, and related to Asia, El instante de la Mirada: 5 países de Asia.

Greta alvarado lugo D. student in the Anthropological Studies program at El Colegio de San Luis, Mexico. Research topic: The Sikh diaspora in Mexico (ongoing). Diploma in Asia, Universidad del Chaco Austral, Argentina (2020). Official Master in Advanced Art Studies (2015-2017) and specialist in Indian art, Faculty of Geography and History, Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2019 she teaches the course India: art and society, in the Academic Coordination of Art and in the Department of Art and Culture at the ualsp.

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