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In this volume we want to explore, from the studies of the history of sciences with different methodological approaches, the following questions: what made it possible for the category of mission to gain prominence over time and space? How did it provide ideological support and material to the colonial expansion of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries? How did it become an instrument and a fundamental practice for the construction of the welfare, scientific, anthropological or health policy of the national states of the 19th and 20th centuries? All the articles share that missions are itineraries, movements, material culture, and that the fundamental agents for these fall on the missionaries, the expedition members and the experts.