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

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

Latin American History Seminar: Football in Latin American History – round table

Thursday, 26 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Klaus Gallo is Associate Professor of the History Faculty at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina. His current research interests focuses on politics, ideas and culture in Buenos Aires during the first half of the nineteenth century.

Speaker(s): 
Klaus Gallo, Universidad di Tella, Argentina;
David Wood, Sheffield University;
Matthew Brown, Bristol University

Latin American Centre Seminars: Natural History Values and Meanings in Nineteenth-Century Chile

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Nineteenth-century natural history flourished in Chile thanks to a collaboration between foreign immigrants and Chileans, in a context of Chilean state support for natural history institutions and training, but also in a context in which the natural sciences, and natural history specifically, cam

Speaker(s): 
Patience Schell, University of Aberdeen

Natural disasters and its negative impacts on the economic growth of the Caribbean region: A conversation with Bocchit Edmond (Ambassador of Haiti)

Friday, 20 October, 2017 -
12:45 to 14:15
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Ambassador Edmond is a seasoned career Diplomat and negotiator with many years of diplomatic service in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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