This article presents our efforts to connect two fields of human knowledge, social psychology and history, as part of a study aimed to understand the psychosocial impact of the Chinese in Brazil in the 19th century. Based on the theory of social representations, it aims to contribute to a historical psychology capable of integrating common themes in human sciences like otherness, imaginary and modernity. The flexibility of Moscovici's theory allows analyzing not only "strangeness" but also "naturalization" of facts that become historical. The dialogue between history and social psychology is promising in our work and is another possibility of enlarging the field of social representations.
Social psychology; Social representation; Interdisciplinarity