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Caribbean Postgraduate Network

Start: Nov 1, 2013 9:30:00 AM
End: Nov 1, 2013 6:30:00 PM

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You are warmly invited to attend the annual Caribbean Postgraduate Network Workshop taking place on Friday 1st November at UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PN. Full program here.

John F Kennedy’s Presidential Heritage

Start: Nov 4, 2013 9:30:00 AM
End: Nov 4, 2013 5:00:00 PM

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One-Day Conference co-hosted by Kennedy Memorial Trust, British Library Eccles Centre for North American Studies, and UCL-Institute of the Americas Conference Centre, British Library, Euston Road

IHR Latin American History Seminars: Troubled Negotiations: Mitayos or Kajchas: Revisiting Labour in Eighteenth-Century Potosi

Start: Nov 5, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 5, 2013 7:00:00 PM

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The Institute of Historical Research (IHR - University of London), with the support of UCL-Institute of the Americas, hosts Rossana Barragan (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam), to deliver this seminar, part of its series on Latin American History. For further details, please contact the IHR directly.

Seminar: 'London Entangled: Indigenous Histories at the Heart of Empire'

Start: Nov 7, 2013 6:00:00 PM
End: Nov 7, 2013 7:30:00 PM

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Coll Thrush, University of British Columbia - Indigenous and urban histories have usually been treated as though they are mutually exclusive. Coll Thrush’s work, however, has argued that the two kinds of history are in fact interrelated. In this presentation, Dr. Thrush will present material from his current book project, a history of London framed through the experiences of Indigenous people who travelled here, willingly or otherwise, from territories that became the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Stories of Inuit captives in the 1570s, Cherokee delegations in the 1760s, Hawaiian royals in the 1820s, and more – as well as the memory of these travellers in present-day communities – show the ways in which London is an important ground of Indigenous history and settler colonialism.

Seminar: 'Being Canadian in 1900: Nationalisms and Empire' - Michael Böss

Start: Nov 11, 2013 6:00:00 PM
End: Nov 11, 2013 7:30:00 PM

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This paper looks at the current debate in Canadian historical circles on the nature of British Canadian identity at the turn of the century and is partly based on recent research undertaken at Queen’s University. Kingston, Ontario. This debate has been fuelled by Chris Champion’s book The Strange Demise of British Canada: The Liberals and Canadian Nationalism, 1964-1968 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010).The paper explores the development of French and British Canadian ideas of Canada and argues for a broad notion of Canadian nationalism.

Lecture: 'The Future of the Americas at the British Museum'

Start: Nov 13, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 13, 2013 7:30:00 PM

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UCL-Institute of the Americas proudly hosts Dr Jago Cooper, Americas curator at the British Museum to deliver this lecture. The British Museum contains one of the finest collections of American material culture in the world. In this talk, Dr Jago Cooper will provide an overview of the Americas collections at the British Museum, contextualize their current use within the Museum and discuss plans for their future development. The talk will reflect upon plans and opportunities for public engagement, exhibitions, research, fieldwork, and teaching in order to strengthen collaborative ties and contacts with UCL Institute of Americas.

Dr Jago Cooper studied at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, where he developed his interests in Latin American Archaeology and Human-Environment Dynamics. Over the years Jago has worked on archaeological and heritage management projects in Australia, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Rapa Nui, Spain and Sri Lanka. Joining the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester in 2007 as a Lecturer in Archaeology, Jago was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in 2008 for a three year research project entitled 'The Archaeology of Climate Change in the Caribbean'. In October 2012, Jago was appointed as the Curator of the Americas at the British Museum.

IHR Latin American History Seminars: Troubled Negotiations: The Three Pillars of the Indigenous Household: Buildings, Land, and Saints in Colonial Mexico

Start: Nov 19, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 19, 2013 5:30:00 PM

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The Institute of Historical Research (IHR - University of London), with the support of UCL-Institute of the Americas, hosts Caterina Pizzigoni (Columbia University), to deliver this seminar, part of its series on Latin American History. For further details, please contact the IHR directly.

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