Rudolph and Louise Fishel Endowed Scholarship History and Art History

Supports work at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.

2024 Awardee

Hernán  Adasme

Hernán Adasme

Hernán Adasme is a third-year Ph.D. student in History and Graduate Research Assistant at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. He grew up in Santiago and holds a Master's degree in History from the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Currently, he is currently a project manager on the Death by Numbers, which quantitatively analyzes data from the Bills of Mortality in Early Modern London. Hernán's research primarily explores culture and sports in Latin America, through a transnational lens. His dissertation examines the migration trajectories of African American boxers and Black athletes from the Greater Caribbean who relocated to the Southern Cone around the turn of the twentieth century and started careers not only in boxing, but also in the growing field of physical culture. He has published articles about boxing clubs in American mining companies in Chile, and also about documentary films dealing with the history of mining camps in the north of Chile. At RRCHNM, Hernán has honed his skills in managing large-scale digital projects, and has advanced his data analysis capabilities and proficiency in Python and R. His future plans include not only continuing his research but also teaching Latin American cultural history and digital tools to students of History and the Humanities.