IA Events

Book Launch: 'America Imagined: Explaining the United States in Nineteenth-century Europe and Latin America'

Publication date: Sep 19, 2012 3:31:23 PM

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

Location: 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ

UCL-IA, in conjunction with the UCL Centre for Transnational History, is pleased to host the launch of this book, edited by three eminent UCL History scholars: Prof Axel Koerner, Prof Nicola Miller and Dr Adam I.P. Smith (published by Palgrave MacMillan, 2012).

Why has "America" - that is, the United States of America - become so much more than simply a place in the imagination of so many people around the world? In both Europe and Latin America, the United States has often been a site of multiple possible futures, a screen onto which could be projected utopian dreams and dystopian nightmares.

Join discussants Prof Miles Taylor and Prof Guy Thomson, and continue the discussion over a drink at the reception that will follow the presentation. Entrance is free of charge but registration is required. You are also invited to obtain your own copy of the book at 50% discount, courtesy of Palgrave Macmillan.