8th Guerra Seminar in Paris

8th François-Xavier Guerra Seminar

Jointly Organized by the Oxford Latin American History Seminar and the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbone – yearly seminar, launched in 2006 with the support of the Oxford Maison Francaise

13 January 2020, 16.30, to take place in Paris Centre Malher, salle S309 (3e étage) 9 rue Malher

Formas de hacer política.

Prensa y faccionalismo en Chile, 1820-1830

Juan Luis Ossa, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile and LAC, Oxford

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Juan Luis Ossa obtained his BA in History from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and his DPhil in Modern History from St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. His areas of research have focused on the political history of nineteenth-century Chile and Latin America, with special emphasis on independence and the process of state-building. He has published in different journals, such as the Journal of Latin American Studies, Anuario de Estudios Americanos, Revista de Indias, Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies, Parliament, Estates and Representation and Bulletin of Latin American Research. His book Armies, politics and revolution. Chile, 1808-1826 appeared with Liverpool University Press in 2014. He is the editor of volume 1 of theHistoria Política de Chile, 1810-2010, which was published in 2017 by Fondo de Cultura Económica.  In 2017 he received the award for the best researcher in the areas of the social sciences and humanities of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

Guerra Seminar Programme, 2016-2019

First Guerra Seminar, Latin American Centre, Oxford, 19 May 2016

Antiguo régimen y modernidad en Latinoamerica: liberalismo, derecho y elecciones, siglo XIX

Annick Lempérière, Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, and Eduardo Posada Carbó, St. Antony’s College


Second Guerra Seminar, Sorbonne, Paris, 25 November 2016

Fragments d’Empire ou États-nations?

Pilar González Bernaldo, Université Paris Diderot

Reflexiones tardías sobre el caciquismo

Malcolm Deas, Emeritus Fellow at the Latin American Centre and St. Antony’s College, Oxford


Third Guerra Seminar, Latin American Centre, Oxford, 18 May 2017

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)

Geneviève Verdo, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne

From Federalism to Centralism: Political Projects in New Granada, 1809-1821

Anthony McFarlane, University of Warwick


Fourth Guerra Seminar, Sorbonne, Paris, 27 November 2017

Blancura, separatismo y anti-abolicionismo en el exilio cubano del siglo XIX

Romy Sánchez, University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne

‘Cuba es todo’: Abolición, anexionismo y equilibrismo metropolitano, 1845-1861

Jesús Sanjurjo, University of Leeds


Fifth Guerra Seminar, Latin American Centre, Oxford, 14 June 2018

Race and citizenship(s) in Bolivar’s America, from the Ancien Régime to Independence

Clément Thibaud, University of Nantes

Race and Democracy in Chile, 1800-1850

Jo Crow, Bristol University


Sixth Guerra Seminar, Centre Mahler, Paris, 12 November 2019

The making of Ouro Preto as a Heritage Site:

Contemporary interpretations of Brazil’s 18th century

Andreza A. de Souza Santos, Latin American Centre, University of Oxford

Vecino de barrio and Citizen, the Politics of the Urban Community in the barrios of Caracas during the Venezuelan Fourth Republic (1958-1998)

Serge Ollivier, CHS, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.


Thursday, 9 May, 5.00 pm VIIth Francois-Xavier Guerra Seminar

State in the Countryside : Rural Judicial Administration in Chile, 1824-1875

Pauline Bilot, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne

Fair-Weather Friends: Indigenous Militias, Rural Rebels and Revolutionary Governments in Mexico, 1850-1950

Nathaniel Morris, UCL