PRETEL, DAVID

Investigador Beatriu de Pinós
Departament d'Humanitats - Institut Universitari d'Història Jaume Vicens Vives
Grup de Recerca en Imperis, Metròpolis i Societats extraeuropees (GRIMSE)

+34 93 542 2651
david.pretel@upf.edu
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 08005 Barcelona

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Dr David Pretel is a historian specialising in science and technology studies, environmental humanities, and the history of capitalism in Latin America. He is a Beatriu de Pinós Researcher and a Lecturer in Global History at Pompeu Fabra University, funded by the Catalan Government and the European Union through the COFUND program.

Dr Pretel has held teaching and research positions at several universities, including the European University Institute in Florence, the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, El Colegio de México and Pompeu Fabra University. He was educated at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the University of Cambridge and has spent time as a visiting scholar at, among others, Harvard University, UCLA, University of Havana, University of Bristol and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

His first book, "Institutionalising Patents in Nineteenth-Century Spain" (Palgrave-Macmillan), examined the development of the Spanish patent system in the years 1826 – 1902, providing a fundamental reassessment of its evolution in an international and imperial context.

Dr Pretel has also published the volumes "The Caribbean and the Atlantic World Economy: Circuits of Trade, Money and Knowledge, 1650-1914" (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series, Palgrave, 2015) and "Technology and Globalisation: Networks of Experts in World History" (Palgrave, 2018).

His recent publications include articles in the journals History of Technology, Historia Mexicana, Business History, Latin America in Economic History and Economic History Research. 
His articles have also appeared in several edited volumes published in Europe, the United States and Mexico.

His works, CV, and other details can be found on his website: www.davidpretel.com