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 Centre Seminars: Poverty reduction and religion at the urban margins in Latin America

Thursday, 23 February, 2017 - 12:45
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

The presence of religion is widespread in Latin America’s informal settlements, from statutes of saints in the public space, to religious processions, to individual devotions.

Speaker(s): 
Ana Lourdes Suárez, Jimena Maccio (Catholic University of Argentina) and Séverine Deneulin (University of Bath)

Latin American History Seminar: The Chilean Business Network since 1873: Finance, Industry and Politics

Thursday, 16 February, 2017 - 17:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Matias Braun Professor of Economics and Finance at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Chile and Visiting Fellow at the Latin American Centre in Oxford. 

Speaker(s): 
Matías Braun, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile, and the Latin American Centre

Latin American Centre Seminars: Gender transformation, asset accumulation and Latin American just cities

Friday, 10 February, 2017 - 17:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Caroline Moser is an urban social anthropologist/social policy specialist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester, where until 2012 she was Professor of Urban Development and Director of the Global Urban Research Centre.

Speaker(s): 
Caroline Moser (University of Manchester)

Latin American History Seminar: Joint Seminar with the Oxford Maison Française: The Making of Latin-American "Neo-metalista" Monetary Policy in the 1920s: E. W. Kemmerer in the Andes

Thursday, 9 February, 2017 - 17:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Rebeca Gomez Betancourt is full Professor in Economics at the University of Lyon 2 and Researcher at Triangle, UMR-CNRS. She has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of los Andes, Bogota-Colombia and Universidade Federal Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte-Brazil.

Speaker(s): 
Rebeca Gomez Betancourt, University of Lyon 2-Triangle Research Center

Latin American History Seminar: Mestizaje y construcción nacional: Paraguay tras la Guerra de la Triple Alianza (1870-1930)

Wednesday, 8 February, 2017 - 17:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Ignacio Telesca is a professor at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) and the Universidad Nacional de Formosa (Argentina). He is a graduate from the University of Oxford (BA in History and the MA in Modern History).

Speaker(s): 
Ignacio Telesca

Latin American Centre Seminars: The Failures of Electoral Accountability for Corruption: Brazil and Beyond

Friday, 3 February, 2017 - 17:00
Pavilion Room, Gateway Building, St Antony’s College

Dr Nara Pavao is a Visiting Professor in the Political Science Department at the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. During the 2015–2016 academic year, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) at Vanderbilt University.

Speaker(s): 
Nara Pavão (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco)

BSP-Santander Workshop: Brazilian Democracy from Dilma to Temer

Friday, 3 February, 2017 -
08:30 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, Gateway Building, St Antony’s College

The topic of the 2017 workshop of the Brazilian Studies Programme, supported by Santander Universities UK, will be “Brazilian Democracy from Dilma to Temer: Navigating the Crises.” Some 17 scholars from Brazil, Europe and the United States will come to St Antony’s College to debate the aftermath

Latin American Centre Seminars: CANCELLED: The Land Question in Latin America: Old and New Challenges

Wednesday, 1 February, 2017 -
12:45 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Unfortunately due to a last minute problem, Dr Elisa Botella will not be able to come to Oxford this week.  As a result, her seminar on Wednesday at 12.45pm has been cancelled.

Many apologies for the inconvenience.  

Speaker(s): 
Elisa Botella, Universidad of Salamanca

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