Episodes
Institute of Historical Research Democracy, Autocracy and Sovereign Debt in Mexico and Brazil during the pre-1914 Globalisation Leonardo Weller (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo) Sovereign debt is a financial as well as a political topic. Politics shapes the way governments borrow and repay. The existing historical literature on the pre-1914 sovereign debt market focuses on creditors (the supply side) and assumes that autocratic regimes are more likely to default than democracies. We...
Published 02/21/17
Institute of Historical Research Democracy, Autocracy and Sovereign Debt in Mexico and Brazil during the pre-1914 Globalisation Leonardo Weller (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo) Sovereign debt is a financial as well as a political topic. Politics shapes the way governments borrow and repay. The existing historical literature on the pre-1914 sovereign debt market focuses on creditors (the supply side) and assumes that autocratic regimes are more likely to default than democracies. We...
Published 02/21/17
Institute of Historical Research Reindigenisation and Culture in the Andes (Nineteenth Century) Adrian Pearce (University College London) Latin American History seminar series
Published 01/24/17
Institute of Historical Research Using Painted Maps as Evidence: Images in Colonial Mexico's Land Grant Proceedings Ana Pulido-Rull (University of Arkansas) Latin American History seminar series
Published 01/10/17
Institute of Historical Research Imperial rivalries, insurgents and spies: Britain and Spain during Latin American Independence Gregorio Alonso (Leeds) Latin American History seminar series
Published 12/13/16
Institute of Historical Research The Party of Order and Progress: The European revolutions of 1848 and the Mexican Conservative Party Ed Shawcross (University College London) The study of conservatism has often been seen as a topic of secondary importance; historians have conventionally preferred to research groups that played a “progressive” role in society. This is particularly the case in Mexico where the Conservative Party, founded in 1849, was caricatured by its liberal opponents as...
Published 11/01/16
Institute of Historical Research Psychiatry in Context: the Problem of Degeneration in Brazil Cristiana Fachinetti (Fiocruz) Latin American History seminar series
Published 10/04/16
Institute of Historical Research Slavery and Anti-Slavery in the Spanish American Republics during the Nineteenth Century Marcela Echeverri (Yale) The history of freedom in the Atlantic world is generally portrayed as especially tied to Anglo-Atlantic liberalism. Indeed, for the Spanish American mainland the abolition of slavery is still a question largely unexplored. In part this is a result of the prevalent supposition that British diplomatic pressures paved the way for abolition in the...
Published 03/07/16
Institute of Historical Research New Considerations behind the Fiscal Failure of the First Mexican Republic, 1824-1837 Luis Jauregui (Instituto Mora, Mexico) In the last four decades much has been written about the evolution and failure of the First Mexican Republic (1824-1835). Ever since Costeloe's seminal political history of the period, substantial research has concentrated on the fiscal innovations and their trajectory as well as their limitations which may have contributed to the...
Published 02/23/16
Institute of Historical Research (Trans)Nationalism: Migrant and Diasporic Radicalism in Early Cold War Latin America William Booth (UCL) This paper will examine the interaction between internationalist leftism, transnational activism and progressive nationalism in early Cold War Latin America. It will highlight some key sites of transnational organisation and activism as well as important examples of leftists in exile during the period, with some discussion of the emergence of a wider...
Published 02/09/16
Institute of Historical Research West African Warfare in Bahia and Cuba: Soldier Slaves in the Atlantic World, 1807-1844 Manuel Barcia (University of Leeds) Latin American History seminar series
Published 12/01/15
Institute of Historical Research Unthinking the Canon: Latin America and the History of Historiography Mark Thurner (ILAS) In the late eighteenth century Peruvian intellectuals complained in print that their history "occupies only a diminutive place in the portrait of the universe painted by historians". More than two centuries later, the place of Peru and Latin America at large in the universe of historical thought is probably no better, and may very well be worse, particularly in...
Published 11/17/15
Institute of Historical Research War and independence in Spanish America, 1810-26 Professor Anthony MacFarlane (University of Warwick) Latin American History seminar series
Published 11/11/14
Institute of Historical Research Low Quality Immigrants to Latin America? Human and Social Capital in Historical Migration Latin American History
Published 03/10/14
Institute of Historical Research Towards a More Educated Citizenry? Educational Policies and Outcomes in Peru, 1870 - 1960 Leticia Arroyo Abad (Middlebury College) In the early 20th century, the Peruvian government sought to "liberate people from ignorance" by supporting the expansion of the primary education system (Paulston 1971, 45). Despite the loud opposition by the Church, the government introduced free and compulsory education supported by the federal government. However, the...
Published 02/25/14
Institute of Historical Research Roberto Gargarella (Universidad Torcuato di Tella/Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, UCL Institute of the Americas) In this paper, I provide an analytical framework in order to understand the development of Latin America's constitutional structure -and its limits. First, I want to present the main constitutional traditions that appeared in the region since the Independence, and then examine some of the difficulties generated by the dominant constitutional...
Published 02/11/14
Institute of Historical Research The Promise of APRA and Why it Failed: Learning from the Experience of a Town in Peru's Central Andes, 1931-1948 Fiona Wilson (IDS/Sussex) The Alianza Popular Revolucionaria Americana (APRA) had allowed provincial radicals in the 1930s to weave older political projects into a new doctrine based modernity, co-operativism and political struggle. Yet when the party entered government as part of a leftish coalition in 1945-1948, the period would be remembered...
Published 01/28/14
Institute of Historical Research The Colony Strikes back: Colombia, Jersey Standard and the American Payment of Reparations for the Loss of Panama Scholarship on economic imperialism has analyzed this phenomenon as a unidirectional one in which the ‘colonized’ country is affected (negatively or positively) by the actions of the empire. However, the literature has overlooked the strategies developed by the colonized countries to develop strategies by which they exploit internal conflicts in...
Published 12/03/13
Jo Crow (University of Bristol) Latin American History seminar Institute of Historical Research 22 October 2013
Published 11/29/13
Institute of Historical Research Caterina Pizzigoni (Columbia University) The talk will address a new interpretation of the indigenous household composition and its changes over time, comparing it to the Spanish house structure as well as to what is known of indigenous pre-conquest traditions. The role of sacred images in the household will be discussed extensively, opening paths of future research yet to be explored. The analysis will be based primarily on testaments in Nahuatl and Spanish...
Published 11/19/13
Juan Pablo Artinian (Stony Brook University) 8 October 2013 Institute of Historical Research This paper analyses the cultural production of Peronism from 1950 until his fall in 1955 across a variety of visual sources — among other culture artifacts — such as popular magazines, posters, paintings, statues, and flyers. Peronism’s creation of a new political culture played a fundamental role in both the structuring of a historical narrative and the demarcation of the social and political arena....
Published 11/04/13
Institute of Historical Research Of Imperial Centers and Edges: The Problem of the Atlantic (World) for Understandings of the Spanish Habsburg Empire Alejandra Osorio (Wellesley) Latin American History seminar series
Published 04/29/13
Institute of Historical Research Of Imperial Centers and Edges: The Problem of the Atlantic (World) for Understandings of the Spanish Habsburg Empire Latin American History Alejandra Osorio (Wellesley)
Published 04/29/13
Institute of Historical Research The Anarchist Movement in Argentina in International Perspective Jose Moya (Columbia) Latin American History seminar series
Published 03/04/13
Institute of Historical Research Joaquim Nabuco, Abolitionism and the End of Slavery in Brazil Leslie Bethell (King's College London) Latin American History seminar series
Published 02/19/13