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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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Here below is a sample of our extensive calendar of events on Latin American, the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, usually held at our Institute in Central London

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

Seminar: En Route to Flanders Fields: The Canadian troops at Shorncliffe, 1915-1918

Diana Beaupre (Canterbury Christ Church) - This paper marks the centenary of the establishment of Shorncliffe barracks as the training ground for Canadian soldiers in the First World War. When Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914 Canada and the other Dominions were also automatically at war. The Conservative Prime Minister of Canada, Robert Borden, pledged to send troops to Europe to fight in the war and the first members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force arrived in Britain before the end of the year.
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Starts: Feb 9, 2015 6:00:00 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

Seminar: Imagining Dixie: a history of the American South in British popular culture

Christian O'Connell (Gloucestershire) - This paper focuses on the history of the presence of the American South in British popular culture. A recent flood of television documentaries such as Sir Trevor McDonald’s ‘The Mighty Mississippi’, TV chef Rick Stein’s ‘Tasting the Blues,' and the comedian Hugh Laurie’s ‘Down By the River’ (2011), are indicative of the current popular transatlantic interest in the history and culture of the South.
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Starts: Feb 26, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Panel: Public Health, Public Order and Public Morality: Historical and Methodological Perspectives on the Spatial Politics of Prostitution in London, Delhi and Lima

Julia Laite (Birkbeck), Stephen Legg (Nottingham), Paulo Drinot (UCL-Institute of the Americas) - This panel brings together scholars working on the history of prostitution in three different cities in order to explore the convergent and divergent experiences produced by the regulation of space and the regulation of sexuality in the twentieth century.
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Starts: Mar 4, 2015 5:30:00 PM

IHR American History Seminar Series: The Ideological Origins of the 20th-Century American Peace Movement

Mark Palen (Exeter) - 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: Mar 5, 2015 5:30:00 PM