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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).






UCL Lecturecast




Beyond Tragedy: The Grenada Revolution, Remembrance, and Renewal

Shalini Puri (Pittsburgh) - That amnesia about the Grenada Revolution is a problem is widely recognized.  But what is asked less often is:  What does the predominant focus on the tragic fall of the Grenada Revolution in 1983 leave out?  What do other genres of memory enable? How do they think their way out of and beyond tragedy?  While the state, law, and politics undoubtedly have a role to play in reconciliation and renewal in Grenada, the arts and the everyday practices of ordinary people offer possibilities beyond the absolutes of politics, policy, and polemics.  The author explores the arts not for agreement on the topic of the Revolution but for imaginative ways of living with disagreement that might yet aspire and contribute to an egalitarian and just society. More...

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

Ed Shawcross (UCL) - The study of conservatism has often been seen as a topic of secondary importance; historians have conventionally preferred to research groups that played a 'progressive' role in society. This is particularly the case in Mexico where the Conservative Party, founded in 1849, was caricatured by its liberal opponents as supporting a blind reaction that looked backwards to Mexico’s colonial past. More...

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)

Alborada and UCL Americas present the UK premiere of the documentary Amazon Voices (Voix d'Amazonie), a documentary directed by Lucile Alemany, Lamia Chraibi and Margerie David, followed by a post-screening conversation with director Lamia Chraibi chaired by Pablo Navarrete, Alborada

Starts: Nov 4, 2016 6:00:00 PM

White Cannibalism in the Slave Trade: The Curious Case of the Schooner 'Arrogante'

Manuel Barcia (Leeds) - The Portuguese ship Arrogante was captured in late November 1837 by the HMS Snake, off the coast of Cape San Antonio in Cuba. At the time of her capture, the Arrogante had more than 330 Africans on board, who had all been embarked at Gallinas. All of them were liberated soon after the vessel reached Montego Bay, Jamaica, where soon after their arrival, a chilling mystery surrounding the alleged practices carried out by her captain and crew were also brought to the attention of the local authorities. Shortly after landing, the captain and crew were accused of killing an African man, cooking his flesh, and serving it to the rest of the slaves on board. Additionally, they were also accused of eating the heart and liver of the murdered man. More...

Starts: Nov 9, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Brazil After the Impeachment

Marcelo Badaró Mattos (Universidade Federal Fluminense), Leda Paulani (Universidade de São Paulo) and Luiz Martins (Universidade de São Paulo) - What is next for Brazil after this year's impeachment of Dilma Rousseff? The president elected in 2014 was removed from office last August after the Senate found her guilty of breaking budgetary laws, while an unprecedented corruption scandal known as Lava Jato ('carwash') scandal has proven the involvement of most political parties in large-scale bribery, kickbacks, and money laundering. More...

Starts: Nov 9, 2016 6:00:00 PM

IHR North American History Seminar Seminar Series: Harvests of Shame: Enduring Unfree Labour in Twentieth Century United States (1933-1960)

Dr Nico Pizzolato (Middlesex University London) - This event is part of the Institute of Historical Research series and is free to attend. More information on this series by following this link. More...

Starts: Nov 10, 2016 5:30:00 PM

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Soldiers, Saints and Shamans: An Ethnohistory of Antistate Alliances in El Gran Nayar, Mexico (1926-1940)

Nat Morris (Warwick) - The Huichol Indians of northern Jalisco enjoy a remarkable level of cultural and political autonomy from both Mexican state and Catholic Church, and are often presented by anthropologists, New Agers and environmentalists as isolated mountain tribesmen who have preserved an ‘uncorrupted’ pre-Hispanic culture. However, the Huichols were active participants in the Mexican Revolution, and in the Catholic uprisings that wracked Mexico between 1926 and 1940.

Starts: Nov 15, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Vigilante Mobilization and Local Order: Evidence from Mexico


Starts: Nov 16, 2016 5:30:00 PM

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