Thomas Glave (Warwick) -This talk will consider the possible connections between 'outlawed' ('queer') sexual and romantic desire (including interracial 'queer' sexual intimacy and secrecy), bi-national identities and cultural realities, social class, colour, and the quotidian language of Jamaican women, overheard by a male child, capable of veiling as much as it occasionally frankly discloses. Additionally, the talk will explore how, in the context of often publicly reviled and repugnant sexual practices in Jamaica, the reality of secrecy impacts upon erotic language and the (homo)erotic imagination. More...
Starts: Mar 13, 2014 5:30:00 PM
This conference, convened by Dr Peter Clegg
(University of the West of England) and David Killingray (Emeritus Professor,
Goldsmiths) is the second event to be run under the umbrella of the Westminster
in the Caribbean: History, Legacies, Challenges research network based at UCL
Institute of the Americas.
Starts: Mar 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM
Lecture: Options for further autonomy in Puerto Rico and the non-independent Caribbean: looking beyond the rhetoric
UCL-Institute of the Americas gladly hosts Dr Emilio Pantojas Garcia (University of Puerto Rico) to deliver this lecture, which acts as the keynote to the conference 'Politics in the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies'. See more information on the conference here. More...
Starts: Mar 14, 2014 3:30:00 PM
Philip Peacock and Nicolas Maclean CMG - The Canada –UK Joint Declaration
of September 2011, renewed and updated in February 2014, is dedicated to
establishing 'A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century between Britain and Canada'.
Starts: Mar 17, 2014 6:00:00 PM
Globalization and Latin American Development Annual Lecture 2014 - Joan Martinez-Alier on 'Mining Conflicts in Latin America: Drawing on Activist Knowledge'
UCL-Institute of the Americas welcomes Prof Joan Martinez-Alier (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona; Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade [EJOLT]) to deliver the 2014 edition of the Globalization and Latin American Development (GLAD) Annual Lecture. More...
Starts: Mar 18, 2014 5:30:00 PM
Professor Alan Dobson (St Andrews) - The Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ continues to generate discussion and controversy almost seventy years after the phrase was first made famous by Winston Churchill in his ‘Iron Curtain’ speech delivered at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, in February 1946. In this lecture, Professor Dobson confronts the issue of just how special the ‘special relationship’ has been since the end of the Second World War and examines the main threats to Anglo-American harmony in that time. In so doing, he pays particular attention to the role of economic issues in Anglo-American relations rather than to better known diplomatic rows such as the Suez Crisis of 1956. More...
Starts: Mar 20, 2014 6:00:00 PM
Second Annual UCL-IA Canadian Studies Lecture: Hector Mackenzie on: Canada and the (Re)discovery of the Americas - An Historical Perspective
Hector Mackenzie (Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development) - One of the distinctive emphases of the current
Canadian government has been its development of an overall strategy for
Canada’s relations with the Americas and the treatment of its bilateral and
multilateral dealings with its neighbours in the Western Hemisphere as one of
its key priorities in foreign, trade and development policies.
Starts: Mar 24, 2014 6:00:00 PM
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR - University of London), with the support of UCL-Institute of the Americas, hosts Anthony McFarlane (Warwick), to deliver this seminar, part of IHR's series on Latin American History. For further details, please contact the IHR directly. More...
Starts: Mar 25, 2014 5:30:00 PM