James K. Hiller (Emeritus; Memorial University of Newfoundland) - Newfoundland is often overlooked in studies of
international and imperial relations in the early 20th century, or
treated as a marginal player. During the premiership of Sir Robert Bond (1900-1909),
however, the colony raised some important issues of principle concerning the
treaty rights of French and United States fishermen in Newfoundland waters, and
the relationship between a colony with responsible government and the British
authorities. These disputes, especially that with the United States,
necessarily involved Canada as well.
Starts: Oct 12, 2015 6:30:00 PM
Kristin Hoganson (Professor of History at the University of Illinois and Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History, University of Oxford) - UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to host this seminar, part of the Institute of Historical Research North American History Series.
Starts: Oct 15, 2015 5:30:00 PM
IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Corruption, Anti-Corruption and the Formation of Venezuela's Neo-Patrimonial State, 1908-1948
Doug Yarrington (Colorado State University) - During the first half of the twentieth century in Venezuela, the opposing dynamics of corruption and anti-corruption contributed to the formation of a neopatrimonial state—i.e., a state characterized by the on-going co-existence of patrimonial modes of power with modern bureaucratic state organization. More...
Starts: Oct 20, 2015 5:30:00 PM
Glenda R. Carpio (Harvard) - Professor Carpio will discuss Kara Walker's controversial sculpture, 'A Subtlety', a monumental sugar covered
sphinx that drew 130,000 viewers while on a two month display last year at the now
demolished Domino sugar factory in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Starts: Oct 23, 2015 6:00:00 PM
The UCL Institute of Americas is
delighted to announce this event featuring post-election commentary by Ana
Margheritis (University of Southampton), Celia Szusterman (The Institute for Statecraft) and
Francisco Panizza (London School of Economics). The speakers will also answer
questions from the audience.
Starts: Oct 27, 2015 5:30:00 PM
Lecture: The Chilean road to capitalism: the role of agrarian reform and peasant revolt before the coup
Jose Bengoa (Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile) - This lecture explains the triumph of capitalism in Chile from a historical perspective that emphasises the system of agrarian domination and its destruction by the Agrarian Reform and the peasant revolts of the period that occurred between 1967 and 1973. More...
Starts: Oct 28, 2015 5:30:00 PM
Nicholas Grant (UEA) and Anne-Marie Angelo (Sussex) - UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to host this seminar, part of the Institute of Historical Research North American History Series.
Starts: Oct 29, 2015 5:30:00 PM
IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: The National Cadaver: Wars to the Death across Spanish American Independence
Karen Racine (University of Guelph) - Although historians have generally viewed Simón Bolívar’s explicitly-declared War to the Death in Venezuela and New Granada in 1813 as an anomaly in the Spanish American independence wars, that apocalyptically-violent model was actually the norm. Virtually all regions of the Spanish American and Caribbean theaters of war experienced an intentionally-framed War to the Death during the anti-colonial struggles of the early 19th century. More...
Starts: Nov 3, 2015 5:30:00 PM