Latin American History SeminarMichaelmas Term 2014
All seminars will take place at the Seminar Room, Latin American Centre,
1 Church Walk, on Thursdays at 5 pm, except on week 2
Week 1: Thursday, 16 October.
Spanish American Casta Paintings from the 18th Century
Rebecca Earle, Warwick University.
Week 2: Monday, 20 October 20.
The War Has Brought Peace to Mexico: World War II and the Consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State
Book presentation by Halbert Jones, St Antony’s College, with a comment by Alan Knight, St. Antony’s College
[In conjunction with the North American Programme. Please note that this seminar will take place on Monday, 5 pm and at the Pavillion Room, Gateway Building, St. Antony’s College].
Week 3: Thursday, 30 October.
Alberto Lleras Camargo and John F. Kennedy: On the Alliance for Progress, Cuba and the Cold War
Carlos Caballero, CAF Visiting Fellow, The Latin American Centre, and Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.
Week 4: Thursday, 6 November.
Beyond Solon and Lycurgus: Vicente Rocafuerte (1783-1847) and American liberty
Gregorio Alonso, University of Leeds.
Week 5: No seminar
Week 6: Thursday, 20 November.
Alcohol and Nationhood in Nineteenth Century Mexico
Deborah Toner, University of Leicester.
Week 7: Thursday, 27 November.
Transnational Political Consultancy in Post-independent Latin America: the Case of the Spaniard Jose Joaquín de Mora
Graciela Iglesias Rogers, University of Winchester and the Faculty of History, Oxford.
Week 8: Thursday, 4 December.
Reassessing the Idea of Political Competition in Oligarchic Regimes: Evidence from Brazil (1889-1930)
Paulo Ricci, Visiting Fellow, The Latin American Centre, and Universidad of Sao Paulo, Brazil (paper co-authored with Jacqueline Porto Zulini).
As we hope to build a community of scholars interested in Latin American history, we would like to invite all those attending the seminar to join us for a post-seminar dinner at a near-by restaurant. We have made a deal for a 'special menu' at the individual cost of £8.99 consisting of a main course and a drink (wine, beer or a soft drink). We will need to know in advance the names of those attending dinner to make the necessary bookings. We kindly ask those interested to please email either co-convener by noon on Wednesday before each seminar.
Graciela Iglesias Rogers