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: NARRATIVES OF SUFFERING and the Creation of National Identities in Panama (1878-1936)

Thursday, 25 May, 2017 - 17:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Rolando de la Guardia completed his PhD at University College London and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Latin American Centre in Oxford.  Before coming to the Latin American Centre, he worked as a lecturer in history at the Florida State University campus in Panama and at

Speaker(s): 
Rolando de la Guardia, Visiting Fellow, Latin American Centre

Latin American History Seminar: How to get rid of one's capital? Ties and relationships between the provinces of the Rio de la Plata and Buenos Aires (1810-1826); From Federalism to Centralism: Political Projects in New Granada, 1809-1821

Thursday, 18 May, 2017 - 17:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

This is the third François-Xavier Guerra Seminar, jointly organized with the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne with the support of the Oxford Maison Française.

Speaker(s): 
Genevieve Verdo, University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne; Anthony MacFarlane, University of Warwick

Latin American History Seminar: New Economic Groups and Changes in the Peruvian´s Corporate Network: Business Groups During the Military Regime (1968-1980)

Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 17:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Martin Monsalve es Profesor del Departamento Académico de Humanidades de la Universidad del Pacífico. Además es presidente del Fondo Editorial y director de Apuntes, revista de Ciencias Sociales.

Speaker(s): 
Martin Monsalve, Universidad del Pacífico, Lima

Annual Guido Di Tella Memorial Lecture: Rights, Claims and Trials: Legal strategies as policy tools

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, Gateway Building, St Antony's College

Catalina Smulovitz is Vice-President of the University Torcuato Di Tella as well as Professor of Political Science. Professor Smulovitz, who has a PhD in Political Science from Penn State University, has taught in Argentina, the United States and the UK.

Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group Round Table: The economic accomplices of Pinochet’s dictatorship

Friday, 5 May, 2017 -
17:00 to 19:00
Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College

Transitional Justice mechanisms have advanced truth, memory, justice, reparations and institutional reforms in Chile, albeit at an irregular rate.

Speaker(s): 
Marcos González (Cambridge University), Tomás Undurraga (UCL), Sebastián Smart (UCL)

Presentation of CAF Economy and Development Report 2016: More Skills for Work and Life

Friday, 5 May, 2017 -
12:45 to 14:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

In cooperation with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the Latin American centre will present the CAF Economy and Development Report 2016  "More skills for work and life: the contribution of families, schools, jobs, and the social context."

Speaker(s): 
Diego Sanchez Ancochea, Director of Latin American Centre, Oxford; Lucila Berniell, Research Economist, CAF; Rafael Novella, Economist, Inter-American Development Bank; Marta Favara, Senior Researcher Officer, Oxford

Latin American History Seminar: Roger Brew Memorial Seminar: Regional Disparities in a Pre-industrial Economy: GDP per capita of the Colombian States in 1846

Thursday, 4 May, 2017 - 17:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Adolfo Meisel Roca, a leading economic historian of Colombia, completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Illinois following his Master’s degree in Sociology at Yale, and a BA in Economics at the Andes University in Bogotá.  He has published extensively on a wide

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