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.

Historias 30 – Raul Pacheco-Vega. Environmental Series: Water (winter repeat)

This episode is the final winter repeat! We are starting Monday with new conversations.

In this encore edition, Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega joined Carlos and Dustin to discuss his research on water, waste, resource management, and the importance of research having a positive impact on communities, especially its most marginal members. They also discuss his use of social media to offer mentorship and guidance for graduate students and early career academics.

Additional resources:

RPV’s personal website

RPV on twitter

Historias 28 – Latin America’s Cold War (winter repeat)

In our inaugural state of the field episode, Drs. Tanya Harmer and Renata Keller talk with Dustin about Latin America’s Cold War. They discuss the meaning of the Cold War in Latin America, questions of chronology and areas of scholarly emphasis, and their own work highlighting voices long overlooked in the historiography.

Historias 27 – Brazilian democracy and Bolsonaro’s election (Winter repeat)

Colin Snider, Courtney Campbell, and Gray Kidd joined Steven to discuss yesterday’s runoff presidential election in Brazil. They discuss the evolution of democracy, the importance of regional history, and what may lay ahead.


Brazil’s Official Election Logo

Historias 26 – Javier Puente. Environmental Series: Climate (Winter repeat)

Dr. Javier Puente sits down to chat with Carlos for the first episode of The Environmental Series. They discuss Environmental History and Historical Climatology, the importance of being interdisciplinary, future work, and current events in Peru.

Historias 18 – Work-life balance (Winter repeat)

The team at Historias have wrapped up the semester and are enjoying a well-deserved winter break.

We’ll be back in the new year featuring conversations with such scholars as Lyman Johnson and deep dives into the states of the field of various topics including the Cuban Revolution, in light of its 60th anniversary. As always, thanks for listening.

In the meantime, enjoy this episode from our archive.

In this episode, Drs. Erika Edwards, Jackie Sumner, and Dave McLaughlin join Steven to discuss such challenges of academia for junior faculty as experiencing the pressures of insecure employment, navigating tenure requirements, and building lives off campus.

Historias 18 – Erika Edwards, Jackie Sumner and Dave McLaughlin on work-life balance

Historias 32 – Micah Oelze on cultural politics in 1930s Brazil

Dr. Micah Oelze joined Steven to discuss his research on the politics of urban planning in 1940s Colombia, his current book project on cultural politics in 1930s Brazil, and how his embrace of technology has influenced his pedagogy.

 


 

Additional resources:

Micah’s website

Micah’s podcast The Humanities Professional Podcast

Micah on twitter

Micah’s “Demolishing Legitimacy: Bogotá’s Urban Reforms for the 1948 Pan-American Conference,” Journal of Latin American Studies 49, no 1 (2017): 83-113.

Sao Paulo, 1920

Historias 31 – Christina Bueno on the politics of archaeology in Mexico

Dr. Christina Bueno, an associate professor in the department of history at Northeastern Illinois University, joined Steven to discuss her award-winning book, The Pursuit of Ruins: Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico, which was published by University of New Mexico Press in 2016.
 
 


 

Additional resources:
 

Forjando Patrimonio: The Making of Archaeological Patrimony in Porfirian Mexico,” Hispanic American Historical Review 90, no. 2 (May 2010): 215-246.

Historias 30 – Raul Pacheco-Vega. Environmental Series: Water

Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega joined Carlos and Dustin to discuss his research on water, waste, resource management, and the importance of research having a positive impact on communities, especially its most marginal members. They also discuss his use of social media to offer mentorship and guidance for graduate students and early career academics.
 

 
Additional resources:
 

RPV’s personal website
 
RPV on twitter
 

Historias 29 – Eunice Rojas on Argentine insane asylums and protest music in Chile


Dr. Eunice Rojas, an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Furman University, joined Steven to discuss her work on Argentine authors’ use of madness and the insane asylum. She also talks about her current project on protest music in Chile and the opportunities and tough choices in making a mid-career move.
 
 


 

Additional resources:
 
Eunice’s departmental webpage
 
Eunice on twitter
 
Spaces of Madness: Insane Asylums in Argentine Narrative (Lexington, 2014)
 
Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism, with Lindsey Michie (Praeger, 2013)
 

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