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Academic Biography:  Juan Ilerbaig (PhD, History of Science and Technology, University of Minnesota, 2002; MISt, University of Toronto, 2011), has taught as a Sessional Lecturer in the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology since 2015. Also at the University of Toronto, he has been affiliated with the Faculty of Information, where he taught several courses in the Archives and Records Management concentration from 2013 to 2015. Previously, he worked at Ryerson University and at the University of Miami in the Special Collections and Archives Department.

Dr. Ilerbaig’s most recent publications include:  (with Fiorella Foscarini) “Intertextuality in the Archives,” in Frans Smit, Arnoud Glaudemans, and Rienk Jonker, eds., Archives in Liquid Times(‘s-Gravenhage: Stichting Archiefpublicaties, 2017), 177-194; “Organisms, Skeletons, and the Archivist as Paleontologist: Metaphors of Archival Order and Reconstruction in Context,” in F. Foscarini, H. MacNeil, B. Mak, and G. Oliver, eds., Engaging with Archives and Records: Histories and Theories(London: Facet, 2016), 21-40.

Research Interests: History of biology and the history of archival research.  Dr. Ilerbaig’s research interests focus on the intersection of archives, history, and the life sciences, including epistemological and methodological issues common to those disciplines.  He is currently working on articles that explore metaphors of deposition and archival historicity.


Contact Information

  • Position Title: Sessional Lecturer
  • Location: IHPST, Victoria College, 91 Charles St. W., 3rd floor, Room VC 308
  • E-mail address: j.ilerbaig.adell@utoronto.ca