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IHR Seminars on Latin American History: 'The Crisis of Mexican Conservatism: What was it? What is it? And where does it go from here?'

Start: Jan 8, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 8, 2013 7:30:00 PM

This seminar is part of the series of seminars on Latin American History that the Institute of Historical Research (IHR - University of London) is currently hosting. Please contact IHR directly for further details.

Talk: 'No Room for Fear: Mapping the Hollywood Transition, 1947-1962.'

Start: Jan 15, 2013 5:00:00 PM
End: Jan 15, 2013 8:00:00 PM


UCL Film Studies and UCL Institute of the Americas proudly welcome Professor Jon Lewis (Oregon State University) to deliver this talk, which addresses the breakdown of the studio system in the late 1940s in the U.S., and the emergence of new practices of independent film production.

Book Launch: 'The Developmental Challenges of Mining and Oil'

Start: Jan 16, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 16, 2013 8:00:00 PM


UCL-IA is pleased to host the launch of this book, published by Palgrave-Macmillan, with the attendance of one of its authors, Dr Rosemary Thorp (Oxford), as well as Prof Colin Lewis (UCL-IA) and Prof Ray Bush (Leeds) as discussants. The presentation and discussion will be followed by a brief drinks reception.
Entrance is free of charge but you are strongly advised to register your attendance.

Lunch Hour Lecture: 'Obama's America: The significance of the 2012 elections'

Start: Jan 17, 2013 1:15:00 PM
End: Jan 17, 2013 1:55:00 PM


Barack Obama won a second term as US president with the support of women, the young, blue collars, African Americans and Latinos. The Republicans, in contrast, retained the support of their habitual white base that is mainly middle aged and older and largely Protestant, in essence representing America's demographic past.

Join Prof Iwan Morgan (UCL-IA) to discuss some of the difficult issues ahead for the United States in the next four years. Please follow this link for further details.

IHR Seminars on American History: 'Ethnic Power! The Politics of White Ethnicity 1964-84'

Start: Jan 17, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 17, 2013 7:30:00 PM

This seminar is part of the series of seminars on American History hosted by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR - University of London). You are cordially invited.

Talk: 'Canada and the Americas - Past, Present and Future'

Start: Jan 17, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 17, 2013 7:30:00 PM


UCL-Institute of the Americas is delighted to host Dr Jennifer A. Jeffs, President of the Canadian International Council (CIC), to deliver this talk about Canada's relationship with the rest of the Americas and especially with Mexico (as part of NAFTA) and the Organisation of American States. Dr Jeffs will be looking at the historical relationship, including Canada's reluctance to join the OAS until 1990, present government policy and future trends, especially with regard to Mexico and Brazil.

The event will start with a small drinks reception at 5:30 pm, followed by the presentation at 6:00. Entrance is free, but registration is strongly advised.

IHR Seminars on Latin American History: 'Municipal Government and the Radical Challenge, Peru, 1870s to 1910s'

Start: Jan 22, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 22, 2013 7:30:00 PM

This seminar is part of the series of seminars on Latin American History that the Institute of Historical Research (IHR - University of London) is currently hosting. Please contact IHR directly for further details.

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