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Here below you will find a selection of videos, podcasts and blogs of some of the events recently organized or hosted by UCL-Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA).

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Seminar: Contrasting Liberal Nationalisms in Scotland and Quebec


Dr James Kennedy (University of Edinburgh) - What explains the differing characters of nationalisms? Drawing on research undertaken for his recent book Liberal Nationalisms, the substantive focus of James Kennedy’s presentation is on the emergence of liberal forms of nationalism in Scotland and Quebec at the beginning of the 20th century, associated with the Young Scots’ Society and the Ligue nationaliste canadienne, a loose grouping of individuals that included Olivar Asselin and Henri Bourassa. Dr Kennedy places a particular emphasis on the configuration of political rule. Not limited to empire and the state, but including civil society and the place of organized religion, he explains both the similarities and differences between the two nationalisms. More...

Starts: Jan 26, 2015 6:00:00 PM

IHR Latin American History Seminar: Convict Labour in Late Colonial- and Post-Colonial Latin America (ca. 1765-1898)

UCL Institute of the Americas and the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) co-convene this seminar with Christian de Vito (Leicester/IISH), part of the IHR's Latin American History Series - What were the functions of convict labour in late 18th- and 19th centuries Latin America and the Caribbean? What was the place of convict labour within the multiple (free and unfree) labour relations that characterized various Latin American and Caribbean contexts? What kind of continuities and discontinuities in punishment, labour relations and colonization can we observe between the late-colonial and the post-colonial period from the perspective of convict labour?
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Starts: Jan 27, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Book Launch: 'The Great Depression in Latin America', edited by Paulo Drinot and Alan Knight

Paulo Drinot (UCL-IA) and Alan Knight (Oxford) - Although Latin America weathered the Great Depression better than the United States and Europe, the global economic collapse of the 1930s had a deep and lasting impact on the region. The contributors to this book examine the consequences of the Depression in terms of the role of the state, party-political competition, and the formation of working-class and other social and political movements. Going beyond economic history, they chart the repercussions and policy responses in different countries, while noting common cross-regional trends, in particular, a mounting critique of economic orthodoxy and greater state intervention in the economic, social and cultural spheres, both trends crucial to the region's subsequent development. The book also examines how regional transformations interacted with and differed from global processes. Taken together, these essays deepen our understanding of the Great Depression as a formative experience in Latin America and provide a timely comparative perspective on the recent global economic crisis. More...

Starts: Jan 28, 2015 5:30:00 PM

The Eleanor Roosevelt Annual Lecture: Prof Jeanne Theoharis on 'The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks'

(Brooklyn College, CUNY) - Rosa Parks is best known as the woman whose refusal to get off a segregated bus sparked the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955-56, a key event in the development of the Civil Rights Revolution.  However her political activism on behalf of black freedom extended well beyond this seminal act of resistance. Distinguished historian Jeanne Theoharis explores how her life was dedicated to rebellion against racism. All are welcome to attend a talk that will illuminate the black freedom struggle, the question for civil rights, and the problem of race in modern America.Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.
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Starts: Jan 29, 2015 6:00:00 PM

IHR American History Seminar Series: The Underground Slave Trade? Understanding the Phenomenon of Slave Stealing

Laura Sandy (Keele) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to this event, part of the IHR's American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.
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Starts: Feb 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM

IHR Latin American History Seminar:  Sixty-One Days at Sea: Fishermen, their Rafts, and Regional Identity in the Brazilian Northeast

UCL Institute of the Americas and the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) co-convene this seminar with Courtney J. Campbell (IHR), part of the IHR's Latin American History Series -This presentation focuses on the ways in which Brazilians from several walks of life debated their place within their region, nation, and world when confronted with intense national and international change. I focus on the journey of four fishermen, or jangadeiros, who protested their labor conditions by traveling nearly 2,000 kilometers for 61 days from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro on a rustic sail-raft called a jangada.  More...

Starts: Feb 10, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Seminar: 'The Ball is Round': social and economic inequalities on the amateur football field in Jamaica

William Tantam (Goldsmiths, University of London) - In this presentation, William Tantam will discuss the ways in which social and economic hierarchies are embodied and enacted in Jamaica.
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Starts: Feb 11, 2015 5:30:00 PM

IHR American History Seminar Series: Privacy and Community: Urban Panning for Mental Health in the American Metropolis, c. 1940-60

Ed Ramsden (QMUL) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to this event, part of the IHR's American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.
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Starts: Feb 19, 2015 5:30:00 PM