This paper aims to point out some elements concerning the importance of the essay in shaping Latin-American critical thinking. Because of the peculiarity of its form, that is, its fragmentary and open nature, this form of writing is circumscribed in a pertinent way to the nascent Latin-American mentality.
This past 9 March 2017, after several months of joint work, the editorial team of Digithum was pleased to present the nineteenth issue of the journal before the academic community of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidad de Antioquia (UdeA).
Our journal’s issue no. 18 was an opportune moment to launch its Intellectual History section. As Digithum’s editorial team we feel very certain that Intellectual History with a relational perspective is an excellent way to bring into play our subjective experience with our cultural heritage as its reference.
Determined to generate greater impact and visibility for the knowledge produced by its various academic areas, and to align them with international standards, the University of Antioquia (Medellín, Colombia) is setting out to renew and establish relationships with universities across the Americas, Europe and Asia, so as to strengthen its processes for research and the social benefits gained through knowledge.
Benjamin will be a thinker we will regularly return to, hoping to engage in a dialogue with you, thus engaging in one of the most beautiful forms of relation.