Historias 42 – Mark Healey. Environmental Series: Water Politics in Western Argentina

Dr. Mark Healey, associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Connecticut, spoke with Carlos about his research on the environment and governance in the Argentine Andes. They also talk wine, earthquakes, drum machines, concrete and a host of other things.

Historias 42 – Mark Healy

Additional resources:

The Ruins of the New Argentina: Peronism and the Remaking of San Juan after the 1944 Earthquake (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011)

Lago San Martin de los Andes
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Historias 41 – Jane Mangan on 3-D printing and material culture in colonial Peru

Dr. Jane Mangan, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History and Latin American Studies at Davidson College, spoke with Steven about her research on non-elite women in Potosí and her work on how ideas of familial obligations crisscrossed the Atlantic in the colonial era. They also discuss her use of 3-D printing to bring to life material culture for her students.

Historias 41 – Jane Mangan

Additional resources:

Transatlantic Obligations: Legal and Cultural Constructions of Family in the Conquest-Era Peru and Spain (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)

Trading Roles: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Urban Economy, Potosi, 1545-1700 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005)

Jane on twitter

3D printed kero designed and painted by a group of Dr. Mangan’s students

Sistema Beat Andino created our intro and outro music, and you can check out the album Amuleto Mixtape here.

Historias 40 – Aaron Coy Moulton on Right-Wing Caribbean Dictators

Dr. Aaron Coy Moulton of Stephen F. Austin State University sat down with Steven and Dustin to talk about the activities of right-wing dictators in the Caribbean basin during the 1950s and 1960s. They also chatted about archives and the importance of serendipity in academic careers.

Historias 40 – Aaron Coy Moulton
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Historias 39 – Michelle Chase and Devyn Spence Benson on the Cuban Revolution

In this ‘State of the Field’ edition, Dr. Michelle Chase and Dr. Devyn Spence Benson spoke with Dustin and Steven about the historiography and current status of scholarship on the Cuban Revolution.

The conversation explores the evolution of the scholarship of Cuban Revolution 60 years on and how many scholars today are less interested in the leadership. Instead, researchers are increasingly interested in how the revolutionary period has been experienced by ordinary Cubans.

Historias 39 – Cuban Revolution. State of the Field.

Additional resources:

Michelle Chase, Revolution Within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952-1962 (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2015)

Devyn Spence Benson, Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2016)

Historias 38 – Luis Herrán Ávila and Randal Sheppard on AMLO

Steven spoke with historians Luis Herrán Ávila and Randal Sheppard about the history of revolutionary nationalism in Mexico, its enduring place in political life, and its importance to AMLO. Luis and Randal also discuss the immediate challenges facing the Mexican president, including huachicoleo, insecurity, impunity, and Mexico’s relationship with the United States.

Additional Resources:

Luis on Twitter

Randal on Twitter

Luis Herrán Ávila, “The Other ‘New Man’”: Conservative Nationalism and Right Wing Youth in 1970s Monterrey.” In Jaime Pensado and Enrique C. Ochoa, México Beyond 1968: Revolutionaries, Radicals, and Repression During the Global Sixties and Subversive Seventies(Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2018), 195-214.

Randal Sheppard, “Clara Porset in Mid Twentieth-Century Mexico: The Politics of Designing, Producing, and Consuming Revolutionary Nationalist Modernity,” The Americas 75, no. 2 (2018), 349-379.

Random resources (there’s apparently an entire genre of AMLO-inspired cumbias and sones):

La cumbia del peje con Trio Huasteco

La cumbia de AMLO. Música 2019

MORENA – Canción OFICIAL del Movimiento de Regeneración Nacional de López Obrador

Historias 37 – James Mestaz. Environmental Series: Water in Revolutionary Mexico

James Mestaz, a post-doctoral fellow at Claremont-McKenna College, joined Carlos to discuss his research on water, the indigenous Mayo communities in northwestern Mexico, and revolutionary state between the 1920s and 1970s.

Historias 37 – James Mestaz
The Mayo River, Mesa Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

Historias 36 – Mike Allison on the elections in El Salvador

In this episode, professor of political science Michael Allison discusses  the February 3, 2019 presidential election in El Salvador. With Nayib Bukele from the GANA party emerging as the victor, Bukele is the first candidate since the end of the Civil War not from the two dominant political parties. Allison offers what this election means for not only El Salvador and Latin America, but the Americas as a whole. 

Historias 36 – Mike Allison

Additional resources:

Mike on twitter

Mike’s departmental webpage

Mike’s blog on Central American politics

Historias 35 – Bianca Premo

Carlos spoke with Dr. Bianca Premo, Professor in the Department of History at Florida International University, to discuss her past and current research and time in the archives.

Dr. Premo is scholar with a wide range of research interests in Latin American history, including childhood and youth, the law, intellectual history, gender, slavery and ethnohistory.

Her original regional expertise was in the colonial Andes and Lima, Peru, but in recent years Dr. Premo has explored the history of Mexico City, Oaxaca, and the rural region around the city of Toledo.

Current research projects are bringing her back to Lima and sending her off to the twentieth century.

Historias 35 – Bianca Premo

Additional resources:

Bianca’s website

AHA Member Spotlight (September 18, 2018)

The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Custom Today: Temporality, Law, and Indigenous Enlightenment,” Hispanic American Historical Review 94, no. 3 (2014): 355-79.

Raising an Empire: Children in Early Modern Iberia and Colonial Latin America, edited with Ondina González. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007.

Children of the Father King: Youth, Authority and Legal Minority in Colonial Lima. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Edi Sánchez Solís, “Varayoq” from exhibit “Tusuq,” Cusco, June 2018

Historias 34 – Lyman Johnson. Luminaries series. Part 2.

Enjoy the second half of Steven’s conversation with Dr. Lyman Johnson, professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Among many other intellectual activities, Lyman is the founding editor of the Diálogos series from the University of New Mexico Press and author of Workshop of Revolution: Plebeian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776–1810. In recognition of his contribution to the field, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Conference on Latin American History in 2015 and the Nason-Sadler Distinguished Service Award from Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies in 2013.

Lyman Johnson 2

Additional resources:

Have we loved the book to death?” 2015 CLAH Distinguished Service Award Lecture

‘A Lack of Legitimate Obedience and Respect’: Slaves and Their Masters in the Courts of Late Colonial Buenos Aires,” Hispanic American Historical Review 87, no. 4 (2007), 631-657.

With Zephyr Frank, “Cities and Wealth in the South Atlantic: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro before 1860,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 48, no. 3 (2006), 634-668.

Historias 33 – Lyman Johnson. Luminaries series.

In the inaugural episode of our Luminaries series, Steven spoke with Dr. Lyman Johnson, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Lyman’s impact on Latin American history is broad and deep. Along with Mark Burkholder, he is author of Colonial Latin America and is the founding editor of the Diálogos series from the University of New Mexico Press.

Lyman’s research agenda has earned him three NEH awards and three Fulbrights. His Workshop of Revolution: Plebeian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776–1810 is the culmination of decades of research on the lives of non-elite in one of the most transformative epochs in the Americas.

Finally, his peers have recognized Lyman’s commitment to the field by awarding him the Distinguished Service Award from the Conference on Latin American History in 2015 and the Nason-Sadler Distinguished Service Award from Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies in 2013.

Historias 33 – Lyman Johnson 1

Additional resources:

Have we loved the book to death?” 2015 CLAH Distinguished Service Award Lecture

‘A Lack of Legitimate Obedience and Respect’: Slaves and Their Masters in the Courts of Late Colonial Buenos Aires,” Hispanic American Historical Review 87, no. 4 (2007), 631-657.

With Zephyr Frank, “Cities and Wealth in the South Atlantic: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro before 1860,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 48, no. 3 (2006), 634-668.

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