Past Events

Latin American History Seminar: Knowledge and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Spanish America

Thursday, 13 October, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Nicola Miller is Professor of Latin American History at UCL.  She has published widely on the intellectual, cultural and international history of the Americas.  She currently holds a Research Fellowship funded by the Leverhulme Trust to work on a history of knowledge and

Nicola Miller, University College London

Latin American Centre Seminars: Minimum wage and inequality in Latin America during the 2000s

Tuesday, 11 October, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Roxana Maurizio is associate researcher and professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the Argentina’s National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). She also works as consultant for national and international organizations (ILO, ECLAC, World Bank, UNDP).

Roxana Maurizio – Instituto Interdisciplinario de Economía Política (Universidad de Buenos Aires-CONICET and 2016 LAC-CAF Fellow)

Operation Condor: 40 Years Later

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016 - 12:00 to Thursday, 13 June, 2024 - 13:00
Montevideo (Uruguay). Further details below.

Between late November and early December 1975, Operation Condor was formally created in Chile at a meeting of South America’s security forces.

Pablo Ouviña (Prosecutor in the Argentine Operation Condor trial)
Lorena Balardini (Universidad de Buenos Aires and Procuraduría de Crímenes contra la Humanidad)
Martin Rico, (Secretaria de Derechos Humanos, Argentina)
Jaime Nuguer (Estudio Nuguer, Argentina)
Pablo Chargoñia (Legal Team of the Observatorio Luz Ibarburu)
Mariana Mota (judge)
Mirtha Guianze (ex prosecutor and National Institution for Human Rights)
Lilian Celiberti (Condor survivor)
Jair Krischke (Movimento de Justiça e Direitos Humanos/Brasil)
Luiz Cláudio Cunha (journalist, consultant for the Brazilian National Truth Commission)
Ivan Cláudio Marx (Brazilian prosecutor)

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.

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.

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”

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.

Marcela Echeverri, University of Yale
Jason McGraw, Indiana University Bloomington