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LAHW Spring 2015

The University of Chicago

Latin American History Workshop, Spring 2015

(All Sessions in Kelly 114, 4:30-6:00, Unless Otherwise Noted)

 

April 9: José Juan Pérez Meléndez, PhD Candidate, Department of History

Paper: “Launching Colonization Companies in Imperial Brazil: The Regency Years, 1831-1840”   

 

April 23: Ramaesh J. Bhagirat-Rivera, PhD Candidate, Department of History

Paper: “Celebrating ‘All Kinds of Folk’: Racial Divisions, Multicultural Inclusion, and the Institutionalization of National Culture in the Southern Caribbean, c. 1950s-1970s”

 

May 7: Kevin Terraciano, Professor of History, UCLA

Paper: TBD

 

May 18 (Monday): John French, Professor of History, Duke University

Paper: “‘Rebels’ and ‘Good Boys’ in the 1960s: The Story of Two Brothers”

 

May 21: Sabine Cadeau, PhD Candidate, Department of History

Paper: “The End of the Old Border: Ethnic Profiling, Discrimination and Arrests in the Dominican Border Provinces, 1920-1936″

  

May 29 (Friday): MA Student Presentations

Paper(s): TBD

**Special Time** 12:00-1:30

  

June 4: Mikael Wolfe, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Paper: “Knowing Nature (especially Water) by Engineering it: A Brief History of Mexican técnicos.”

 

All papers will be pre-circulated through our email list. Any questions or concerns, please email the workshop coordinator, Chris Gatto, at gatto@uchicago.edu.

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LAHW Winter Schedule 2015

The University of Chicago

Latin American History Workshop, Winter 2015

(All Meetings in Kelly 114, Thursdays 4:30-6:00)

 

Jan. 15: Rogério de Souza Farias, CLAS Associate Member, University of Chicago

Paper: “Do You Wish to Marry Her? The Admission of Women in Brazilian Professional Diplomacy, 1918-1954”

 

Jan. 29 (Tentative—May Be Rescheduled): Diana Schwartz, PhD Candidate, Department of History

Paper: “Transforming the Tropics: Development, Displacement, and Anthropology in the Papaloapan, Mexico, 1940s-1970s”

 

Feb. 12: Matthew Nestler, MA, University of Chicago

Paper: “Rereading Freedom Letters: Slave Manumission in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1832-1888”

 

Feb. 26: Karen Caplan, Associate Professor, Rutgers-Newark

Paper: “The Latin American Trade, the United States, and the Origins of Development, 1808-1830”

 

Mar. 12: Ian Read, Associate Professor, Soka University

Paper: “Brazil’s Era of Epidemics: How Disease Shaped a Nation”

 

All papers will be pre-circulated through our email list. Any questions or concerns, please email the workshop coordinator, Chris Gatto, at gatto@uchicago.edu.

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LAHW Fall Schedule 2014

The University of Chicago

Latin American History Workshop, Fall 2014

(All Meetings in Kelly 114, Thursdays 4:30-6:00)

 

Oct. 2: Joint Reception: LAHW and WLAC

 

 Oct. 9: María Balandrán, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History

Paper: “Conflicting Notions of Settlement: Plyler v. Doe and Mexico’s Encuesta Nacional de Emigración, 1977-1982”

 

 Nov. 6: Marcel Anduiza, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History

Paper: “From Pacific Gateway to Tourist City: A History of Urban Politics and Built Landscapes in Acapulco and its Hinterland, Mexico, c. 1776-1976”

 

 Nov. 20: Emilio de Antuñano, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History

Paper: “On Search of an Elusive Master Plan: Urban Planning over 1940s Mexico City”

 

 Dec. 4: Aiala Levy, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History

Paper Topic: Theatres in Nineteenth-Century São Paulo

 

Any questions or concerns, please email the workshop coordinator, Chris Gatto, at gatto@uchicago.edu.

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Latin American History Workshop Autumn Schedule 2013

 

All meetings will be held at 4:30pm in Kelly 114 unless otherwise specified

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October 3rd: Opening Reception with the

Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean

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October 10th: Ramón Gutiérrez, Professor of History

“Doña Teresa de Aguilera y Roche before the Inquisition:

The Travails of a 17th Century Aristocratic Woman in New Mexico”

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October 17th: Tessa Murphy, Ph.D. Candidate, History

“The Treaty of Paris and the Transformation of the Lesser Antilles, 1763-1773”

(Note Time Change – 5:00pm)

Co-sponsored with Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean

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October 24th: María E. Balandrán-Castillo, Ph.D. Candidate, History

 “‘Estafabraceros’, Border Diplomacy and Migrant Protection, 1964-1974”

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November 7th: Jesse H. Garskof, Professor of History, University of Michigan

“The Doctrina de Martí: Migration, Diaspora, and Antillean

Racial Politics in 19th Century New York”

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November 21st: Dan Webb, Ph.D. Candidate, History

“The Causes and Consequences of the Abrogation of Article XI

of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo”

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To be added to the listhost and receive a copy of the papers

please email María E. Balandrán-Castillo: balandran@uchicago.edu

 

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The Latin American History Workshop and the Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean are pleased to invite you to their joint
Reception
Thursday, October 4, 4:30 p.m., Kelly 114
Please join us as we welcome new members and offer a brief introduction to both workshops’ objectives and calendars. There will be refreshments. Any person needing special assistance should write to jjperdez@uchicago.edu in advance.

 

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Two Events with Bill Summerhill, May 10

The Latin American History Workshop, in combination with the Center for International Studies, the Norman Wait Harris Fund, the African Studies Workshop, and the Center for Latin American Studies would like to announce two events with William Summerhill, Professor of History and Chair of the Global Studies Program at UCLA on Thursday, May 17:

 

“From Bondsmen to Bonds: Slavery and Sovereign Debt in Early Imperial Brazil”

Lecture, 10:30AM, John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224)

Reception to Follow

 

“From Quelimane to the City: Rio Slavers, London Bankers, and the Atlantic Origins of Representative Government in Brazil, 1796-1831”

Workshop, 4:30PM, Kelly 114

 

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Matthew Barton in advance at barton@uchicago.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter 2012 LAHW Schedule

The Latin American History Workshop is pleased to announce its schedule for the Spring Quarter.
All workshops will take place on Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm, in the Center for Latin American Studies, Kelly 114.
March 29- José Juan Pérez Meléndez, “Wakefield Landing: Debates over Property and Traces of Reading in Imperial Brazil, c. 1835-1848”
     Comment: Matthew Barton
April 5 – CJ Alvarez, “Mexico Quarantined: Policing the US-Mexico Border During the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak of 1946”
     Comment: Jackie Sumner
April 12 – Charles Walker, Professor of History, University of California – Davis, “Into the Heart of the Fire: Tupac Amaru and the Catholic Church”
     Comment: Casey Lurtz
April 19 – Jose Luis Ramos, “”Imperialism, Anti-Imperialism, and US-Mexican relations during the 1920s”
     Comment: Marco Torres
May 3 – Amanda Hartzmark, “Cooperatives and the State in the Brazilian Sugar Industry, 1945-1980”
     Comment: Jose Luis Ramos
May 10 – (co-sponsored by the African Studies Workshop, the Center for International Studies, and the Norman Wait Harris Fund) Bill Summerhill, Professor of History, UCLA, “From Quelimane to The City: Rio Slavers, London Bankers, and the Atlantic Origins of Representative Government in Brazil, 1796-1831”
     Comment: José Juan Pérez Meléndez
May 31 – Dan Webb, “Reading Against the Grain: Decolonizing the History of Violence in the Interior Provinces of New Spain”
     Comment: Filiberto Chavez
Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please fill out the contact form on this webpage.

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3/1 Workshop Cancelled

Nicole Mottier’s 3/1 Workshop has had to be cancelled.  The Latin American History Workshop will reconvene after Spring Break on April 5 with a presentation by CJ Alvarez.

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Winter 2012 LAHW Schedule

Jan. 26 – LaShandra P. Sullivan, “Fixing and Unfixing Rural Labor to Land in Contemporary Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil”

Discussant: José Juan Pérez Melendez

 

Feb. 2 – Emilio Kourí, “Colonial Village Histories and the Mexican Revolution”

Discussant: Mauricio Tenorio

 

Feb. 16 – Alfredo Jocelyn-Holt, “Escuela Tomada: una memoria personal”

Discussant: Chris Dunlap

 

Feb. 23 – Jackie Sumner, “’El Señor Gobernador del Estado es muy partidario de la raza indígena:’ Village Rights and the Cahuantzista Regime”

Discussant: Emilio de Antuñano

 

March 1 – Nicole Mottier, “Credit and Debt in La Comarca Lagunera”

Discussant: Casey Lurtz

 

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please fill out the contact form on this webpage in advance of the workshop meeting.

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Casey Lurtz at LAHW, 12/1

Casey Lurtz, “‘A Precious Jewel Buried in the Most Foul Mud': Matias Romero and the Opening of the Socunusco”

The Latin American History Workshop is pleased to welcome Casey Lurtz for our final workshop of the Autumn Quarter.  For a copy of Casey’s paper, please fill out the contact form on this webpage.

The meeting will be held Thursday, December 1 from 4:30-6:00PM in Kelly 114.

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please fill out the contact form on this webpage.

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