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17:30 - 19:30 11 March 2015

Globalising Latin American history: transnational approaches to the history of the region

Location

Lecture Theatre 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Tanya Harmer, Associate Professor, LSE
Dr Juan Manuel Scarfi, Visiting Fellow, UCL Institute of the Americas
Thomas Maier, PhD candidate, UCL Institute of the Americas

In the last two decades there has been an influential global turn in historical studies. Departing from nation-centered approaches, historians have begun to devote greater attention to the history of globalisation and the movements of people, ideas and goods across national and regional boundaries as essential factors of historical change. The purpose of this panel is to discuss historiographical and methodological opportunities and challenges presented by the new field of global history, focusing on its implications for the study of Latin America in a global perspective. Speakers will consider the globalisation of Latin America's Cold War, the transnational history of social welfare in twentieth-century Latin America, and the rise of hemispheric and Latin American legal traditions of modern international law and human rights since the outbreak of the First World War.


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Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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