Events

Upcoming Events

His Excellency Orville London, High Commissioner for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 -
12:00 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

His Excellency Orville London was born in the village of Parlatuvier in Tobago, the smaller of the two islands in the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago.  He obtained his primary school education at the Whim Anglican Primary School, and secondary education at Bishop’s High School in Mt.

Substantial Solidarity Bridges? A Historical Analysis of Spain’s Role in the Consolidation of a EU — Latin America Partnership

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 -
12:30 to 13:45
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Dr. Cristina Blanco Sío-López is Santander Fellow in Iberian and European Studies at the European Studies Centre – St. Antony’s College of the University of Oxford, where she works on a research project dedicated to the History of the EU’s Free Movement of Persons.

Speaker(s): 
Cristina Blanco Sío-López

Latin American History Seminar: A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Andrew Paxman completed a PhD in History at UT Austin. From 2009 to 2013 he taught history at Millsaps College in Mississippi. He is a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where he teaches history and journalism.

Speaker(s): 
Andrew Paxman, CIDE, Mexico

Book Launch: Time, Science and the Critique of Technological Reason. Essays in Honour of Hermínio Martins

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
12:45 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Hermínio Martins (1934-2015) was a fellow at the Latin American Centre, St Antony’s College, since his appointment in 1971 until his retirement in 2001. This festschrift commemorates Martins legacy, introducing his wide-ranging contributions to the social sciences.

Latin American History Seminar: The Representation of Spanish American Interests at the Imperial Court in the Age of the Bourbon Reforms, c. 1750-1808

Thursday, 17 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Álvaro Caso Bello is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Johns Hokpins University, having previously completed an M.A. in History at Hopkins. He recently co-edited, with Gabriel Paquette, a new edition of Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos’ most influential writings in G.M.

Speaker(s): 
Alvaro Caso Bello, Johns Hopkins University

Latin American History Seminar: Challenging the Imperial Narrative: the Spanish-Aztec Encounter

Monday, 21 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Matthew Restall is a Colonial Latin American Historian with areas of specialization in Yucatan and Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, Maya history, the Spanish Conquest, and Africans in Spanish America.

Speaker(s): 
Matthew Restall, Pennsylvania State University

Latin American History Seminar: Luisa Coleta and the Capuchin Friar: Slavery, Salvation, and the Adjudication of Status (Havana, 1817)

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Rebecca J. Scott is Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. She studies slavery, emancipation, and citizenship in both Latin America and the United States. Along with Jean M.

Speaker(s): 
Rebecca J. Scott, University of Michigan

Latin American History Seminar: 'Raza y ciudadanía(s) en la América de Bolívar del Antiguo Régimen a la Independencia' and 'Race and Democracy in Chile, 1800-1850'

Thursday, 14 June, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Clément Thibaud est élu en 2017 à une direction d’études intitulée « Politique et sociétés de l’Amérique latine. Un tiers moment républicain entre empires et nations (1750-1900) ».

Speaker(s): 
Clément Thibaud, University of Nantes
Jo Crow, Bristol University

Past Events

Latin American History Seminar: The Commercial and Political Dynamics of the Crude Oil Industry: the Case of the Royal Dutch – Shell Group in Venezuela, 1913-1924

Thursday, 16 June, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Brian McBeth was trained as an economist and holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies and a doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford.

Speaker(s): 
Brian S. McBeth, St. Antony’s College, Senior Common Room Member.

Latin American History Seminar: At the Threshold Between Slavery and Freedom: A Slave’s Predicament (Juan Francisco Manzano and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea)

Tuesday, 14 June, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
Taylorian Institute, room 3

Gerard Aching is Professor of Romance Studies and Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University in New York.

Speaker(s): 
Gerard Aching, University of Cornell

Special Seminar on Politics and Political Economy in Brazil

Friday, 3 June, 2016 -
16:30 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Dr Aldé and Dr Ianoni were academic visitors in the Brazilian Studies Programme in 2015-2016, and will be presenting the results of their research projects.

“Brazilians Online: User Profiles and Political Communication in a Connected Environment”

Speaker(s): 
Dr Alessandra Aldé (Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro)
Dr Marcus Ianoni (Universidade Federal Fluminense)

Latin American History Seminar: Slavery and Anti-Slavery in Gran Colombia I The Work of Citizenship in Postemancipation Colombia

Thursday, 2 June, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Marcela Echeverri is assistant professor of Latin American history and MacMillan Research Fellow at Yale University.

Speaker(s): 
Marcela Echeverri, University of Yale
Jason McGraw, Indiana University Bloomington

Presidents, Governors, and the Politics of Distribution in Argentina and Brazil

Monday, 23 May, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Dr Lucas González is professor of political science at UNSAM in Buenos Aires. He completed the MSc at the Latin American Centre in 2002-2003, when he was a Chevening Scholar at Wolfson College.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Lucas González, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina

Latin American History Seminar: Antiguo régimen y modernidad en Latinoamerica: liberalismo, derecho y elecciones, siglo XIX

Thursday, 19 May, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Annick Lempérière: profesora de Historia de América Latina en la Universidad Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, directora del CRALMI (Centre de Recherche d’Histoire de l’Amérique Latine et du Monde ibérique).

Speaker(s): 
Annick Lempérière, Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
Eduardo Posada Carbó, St. Antony’s College

Latin American History Seminar: The Science of Nation Building: Geographic Practices Forge a Modern Colombian Republic, 1821-1921

Thursday, 12 May, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Lina del Castillo is Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Miami.

Speaker(s): 
Lina del Castillo, University of Austin, Texas

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