Starts: Oct 27, 2016 5:30:00 PM
Starts: Oct 28, 2016 5:30:00 PM
IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: The Party of Order and Progress: The European revolutions of 1848 and the Mexican Conservative Party
Starts: Nov 1, 2016 5:30:00 PM
Documentary Screening: 'Amazon Voices' ('Voix d'Amazonie'; dir.: L Alamany, L Chraibi, M David; 2015; 52 mins, English subtitles)
Starts: Nov 4, 2016 6:00:00 PM
Starts: Nov 9, 2016 5:30:00 PM
UCL Americas Dissertation Prize Winners Announced
Publication date: 26 October 2016
Iwan Morgan Interview on BBC Radio 4's The Briefing
Publication date: 24 October 2016
Listen to the interview to UCL Americas Iwan Morgan by The Economist's Soumaya Keynes, which appeared on BBC Radio 4's programme 'The Briefing'.
International Journal of the Commons Publishes UCL Americas PhD Candidate Ivan Lobo's Article on the Colombian Pacific Region
Publication date: 19 October 2016
Building upon case-based evidence this paper explores the role of
leaders in Ecomanglar, a community-based enterprise in the Black collective
territory of La Plata-Bahía Málaga in the Colombian Pacific Basin, whose
purpose is to provide eco and ethno-tourism services.
The paper proposes an analytical framework to understand the role of these
leaders based on the interaction of two dimensions: institutional transfer channels and operational capacity. It
also analyses leaders as essential ‘brokers’ to initialise and sustain
collective action. The findings challenge approaches which view collective
action as an emergent decentralised group-oriented outcome. Read the article here.
Dr Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts Joins UCL Americas as Commonwealth Academic Fellow
Publication date: 5 October 2016
We are honored to welcome Dr Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts as Commonwealth Academic Fellow for the duration of this academic year. Dr Gilbert-Roberts is a Jamaican regionalist with an
interest in the politics of development, particularly at the intersection of
governance, regionalism and youth development. She is a Research Fellow at the
Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the
University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica. More on Dr Gilbert-Roberts here.
Third World Quarterly (TWQ) Vol 37, issue 9 - free access for a limited time
Publication date: 4 October 2016
Following the successful delivery of the seminar Cuba: Redefining the Model, with the participation of journal contributors Vegard Bye, Bert Hoffmann and Laurence Whitehead, on October 3 at UCL Institute of the Americas, we would like to thank Taylor & Francis for their kindness in
making available the whole of volume 37, issue 9 of TWQ for free until the end
of October. Follow their link here. This event was chaired by UCL Americas Maxine Molyneux.
Professor Kevin Middlebrook Appointed to LASA Prize Panel
Publication date: 29 September 2016
Professor Kevin J. Middlebrook has been appointed Co-chair (with Professor Gabriela Ippolito-O’Donnell) of the international panel selecting the first recipient of the Latin American Studies Assocation’s Guillermo O’Donnell Democracy Award and Lectureship, the Association’s newest endowed prize. For details concerning the prize and nomination procedures, please consult https://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/awards/index.asp
Dr. Juan Grigera Awarded ESRC Grant
Publication date: 26 September 2016
Dr. Juan Grigera (UCL Americas) has been awarded funding from the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods to develop methods for natural language processing of newspaper sources to help the building of social conflict databases. The International Visitor Exchange will allow Grigera to do research with the Global Social Protest Research Working Group (led by Prof. Beverly Silver) at the Arrighi Center for Global Studies at John Hopkins University. The project is targeted at advancing online digital and Big Data method and incorporating more advanced NLP techniques to global social history and to overcoming the geographical and historical limitations of the current social unrest datasets.
Professor Iwan Morgan on US election: Latest email news makes 'Clinton an issue'
Publication date: 24 August 2016
The discovery of a big batch of previously undisclosed emails related to
her private account is bad news for Hillary Clinton, Professor Iwan Morgan,
US politics scholar at UCL Institute of the Americas, London, tells DW, as it takes the pressure off Trump and turns it up on
Clinton. Read the complete DW interview here.
Dr. Néstor Castañeda Awarded British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Research Grant
Publication date: 23 August 2016
Dr. Néstor Castañeda and co-investigators
Dr. David Doyle (Oxford) and Dr. Cassilde Schwartz (UCL) have been
awarded a British Academy-Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant for a project
on tax policy and informality in Latin America. The project studies the
attitudes of formal and informal workers towards taxes and public goods in
Latin America by fielding an original survey in Mexico City. They will use list
experiments to covertly elicit attitudes on tax avoidance and conjoint
experiments to capture the multi-dimensional components of tax preferences.
Their research project, set to begin in September 2016, seeks to contribute to
the debate on sustainable fiscal policies in the region.
Iwan Morgan CNBC Interview on Clinton's Nomination
Publication date: 9 August 2016
Iwan Morgan, Professor of U.S. Studies at University College London's Institute of the Americas, says Hillary Clinton must convince Americans that she represents change. Watch the interview here.
Visit of Chinese Institute of Latin American Studies Delegation to UCL Institute of the Americas
Publication date: 28 July 2016
The Director of the Chinese Institute of Latin American Studies,
Dr. Wu Hongying and her colleagues visited UCL this week to discuss possible
collaborations and exchange visits. The Beijing-based Institute is part of the
prestigious Chinese Institute of International Relations based in Beijing. The meeting with the Chinese visitors was hosted at UCL
Institute of the Americas, and attended by Professor Alejandro Madrigal, Pro Vice
Provost for Latin America, Professor Maxine Molyneux, Dr. Kate Quinn and Dr.
Juan Grigera from UCL Institute of the Americas.
UCL Americas and the EU referendum outcome
Publication date: 4 July 2016
Paulo Drinot at British Academy Newton Funded Rio de Janeiro Workshop
Publication date: 21 June 2016
Dr Paulo Drinot, Senior Lecturer in Latin American History at UCL Americas will be participating in an international workshop organised by the FIOCRUZ Foundation (Rio de Janeiro) on the challenges currently faced by inter-disciplinary journals. This workshop is funded in part by the British Academy Newton Mobility grant awarded jointly to Dr Drinot and Dr Marcos Cueto (FIOCRUZ). Dr Cueto completed a fruitful research fellowship at UCL Americas earlier in the year. The Desafios de Revistas Interdisciplinares workshop is to take place between June 22 and 25, 2016.
UCL Americas Alumna Awarded Prestigious Cambridge Scholarship
Publication date: 13 June 2016
We are delighted to announce that Institute of the Americas graduate Jessica Fernandez De Lara Harada has been awarded a Gates Cambridge scholarship to read for a PhD in the department of Politics and International Studies, at the University of Cambridge. Jessica, along with fifty five international students, was a selected recipient of this prestigious scholarship from a pool of approximately four thousand applicants. Beneficiaries of this award include graduates from Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Columbia and the scholarship aims to identify and select applicants who are academically outstanding and are likely to be transformative leaders.
The Miller Bursary for UCL Americas MA and MSc applicants
Publication date: 13 June 2016
Due to the generous donation from Professor Nicola Miller and matched funding from the Institute of the Americas we are able to offer one £4,000 bursary towards tuition fees for 2016/17 entry to any of our MA and MSc Programmes. This scheme is open to UK and EU fee status applicants. To be considered for this award you must complete an admissions application and the funding application available to download here by 29th July 2016. Please email your completed funding application to the Postgraduate Programmes Officer, Lauren Hawkridge at email@example.com. The award will be made based on both financial need and academic merit.
UCL Americas Tony McCulloch re-elected as President of British Association of Canadian Studies (BACS)
Publication date: 24 May 2016
We are pleased to announce that our colleague Dr Tony McCulloch has been re-elected as President of the
British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) at its recent annual conference held
at the British Library. This follows two years in the post and means that he
will now serve for a further year. 2017 will be an especially important year
for BACS and Canadianists generally as it marks the 150th
anniversary of the establishment of the Canadian Confederation on 1 July 1867 –
generally regarded as the birth of modern Canada.
IHR lecture series named after UCL Americas Iwan Morgan
Publication date: 6 May 2016
We would like to congratulate our colleague Professor Iwan Morgan on having a prize and an annual lecture named after him, in recognition of his contribution over many years to the study of US history in London.
UCL Americas Nick Witham Awarded Book Prize
Publication date: 11 April 2016
Dr Nick Witham’s book The Cultural Left and the Reagan Era: US Protest and Central American Revolution has been awarded the Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize at the 2016 British Association for American Studies conference. The prize is awarded to the best first book on any American Studies topic published in the preceding calendar year.
Strengthening Human Rights Impact through Scholarly Research
Publication date: 7 April 2016
The Inter-American Human Rights Network (IAHRN), a research project funded by The Leverhulme Trust and hosted by UCL Institute of the Americas, will hold a discussion forum in Washington which aims to bring scholars together with practitioners and officials at the Inter-American Human Rights System. This event is
UCL Americas Nick Witham awarded British Academy Research Grant
Publication date: 18 March 2016
Dr Nick Witham's research project on American historical writing since the Second World War has recently been awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant to fund research at Duke, Harvard, and Stanford universities. At the heart of the project is an exploration of the authorship and reception of significant and widely read popular histories published between the 1940s and the 1990s by American historians Daniel Boorstin, John Hope Franklin, Richard Hofstadter, Gerda Lerner and Howard Zinn. In highlighting the distinct contexts in which this public-facing scholarship was able to flourish, the project sheds light on the historical profession’s influence on the battles between cultural liberalism and social conservatism that have shaped post-war America. It consequently furthers our understanding of the public functions of humanities scholarship in an era when demands are regularly made for 'impact' on society outside of the academy.