Events

Upcoming Events

Latin American Centre Seminars: Do our Adversaries Play by the Rules? Distrust and Democracy in Latin America

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

The common definition of “democratic consolidation” as a situation in which democracy has turned into “the only game in town” (Linz and Stepan 1996) describes a “self-reinforcing equilibrium” in which “all politically relevant” actors play by basic democratic rules.

Speaker(s): 
Andreas Schedler, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

Latin American History Seminar: Representation Without Taxation, Taxation Without Consent: the Legacy of Spanish Colonialism to Latin America

Thursday, 23 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Alejandra Irigoin is an Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics, where she teaches Latin American Economic History and Early Modern global history.

Speaker(s): 
Alejandra Irigoin, LSE

Latin American History Seminar: Fourth François-Xavier Guerra Seminar

Monday, 27 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris

Fourth François-Xavier Guerra Seminar – jointly organized with the Centre de reserche d’histoire de l’Amerique Latine at du monde ibérique (CRALMI), University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – Please note that this seminar will take place in Paris at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne,

Speaker(s): 
Romy Sánchez, University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne;
Jesús Sanjurjo, University of Leeds

Latin American Centre Seminars: The expansion of refugee protection in Latin America: Understanding the importance of ideological paradigms for policy change

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

In recent years the UNHCR has hailed Latin America as the new avant-garde of generous refugee protection. Is there evidence for significant liberalization of refugee legislation in the region and how can it be explained?

Speaker(s): 
Luisa Feline Freier, Universidad del Pacífico (Peru)

Latin American History Seminar: The "Black Legend" and the "Orientalisation" of Spain: The Impact on the Discourse and Practice of Cuban, Catalan and Basque Nationalism, 1850-1914

Thursday, 30 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Angel Smith is Reader in Modern Spanish history at the University of Leeds. His major monographs are Anarchism, Revolution and Reaction: Catalan Labour and the Crisis of the Spanish State, 1898-1923, International Studies in Social History, vol.

Speaker(s): 
Angel Smith, University of Leeds and St. Antony’s College

Past Events

Latin American Centre Seminars: Business-State Relations in Brazil: the Challenges of Institutional Modernisation

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

The main argument presented is that institutional modernisation is a slow and incremental process in Brazil. It draws on research recently published in Business-State Relations in Brazil: Challenges of the Port Reform Lobby (Routledge, New York, 2017).

Speaker(s): 
Mahrukh Doctor, University of Hull

Latin American History Seminar: Entangled History: The Hispanic-Anglosphere (late 18th - early 20th centuries)

Thursday, 9 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Graciela Iglesias-Rogers is currently principal investigator of the AHRC-funded project  ‘The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities (late 18th-20th centuries)’ in partnership with the National Trust (Tyntesfield).  She is Senior Lecturer in Modern Europ

Speaker(s): 
Graciela Iglesias-Rogers, University of Winchester

Special Event - Astor Lecture: Is There a Global History of Humanitarianism?

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

“What motivates sympathy for people in distress in far-away places?  Is the rise of humanitarianism recent or ancient?  This lecture will explore the ways that global integration since the nineteenth century produced economic and affective ties between distant places and peoples; there has been a

Speaker(s): 
Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

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