Historias 7 - Jaclyn Sumner

What explains the endurance of Porfirio Díaz’s rule from 1876 to 1910 in Mexico?

Dr. Jaclyn Sumner joins Carlos and Steven to discuss her research on the Porfiriato and how Tlaxcala’s indigenous governor Próspero Cahuantzi (r. 1885-1911) provides important clues to its longevity. As SECOLAS’ current president, she also describes her goals for the organization and why Latin Americanists of all stripes should join us in Oaxaca next March.

 

Historias 6 - Michael Goebel

How do nationalist ideas emerge, evolve, and spread? How do urban spaces and the migration of people factor in?

Dr. Michael Goebel joins Steven to discuss the arc of his research, ranging from nationalism in twentieth-century Argentina, to anti-imperialist activism in interwar Paris, to comparing urban inequality in specific global port cities between 1850 and 1950. He also comments on his interest in putting into dialogue discrete fields of history, the benefits of this engagement, and the impetus for co-creating the Global Urban History Network.

 

Additional resources:
Global Urban History
Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism (Cambridge UP, 2015)
Immigration and National Identities in Latin America (UP of Florida, 2014)
Argentina’s Partisan Past: Nationalism and the Politics of History (Liverpool UP, 2011)
‘The Capital of the Men without a Country’: Migrants and Anticolonialism in Interwar Paris,” The American Historical Review 121, no. 5 (2016), 1444-1467.
Gauchos, Gringos and Gallegos: The Assimilation of Italian and Spanish Immigrants in the Making of Modern Uruguay, 1880-1930,” Past and Present no. 208 (2010), 191-229.

Historias 5 - Aiala Levy

What are the digital humanities and how can it help one’s research project?

Dr. Aiala Levy of the University of Scranton speaks with Carlos Dimas about the field and the many tools available in the digital humanities. Dr. Levy also shares how she came to her research project on the imagining and creation of a mass urban public in a rapidly expanding turn-of-century São Paulo and how her personal experience and interest in digital humanities have shaped the study.

 

 

Additional resources:
Dr. Aiala Levy’s personal website
Theater’s in São Paulo, 1854-1924 (Dr. Levy on carto.com)
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organization
Digital History Resources (from the American Historical Association)
Lara Putnam, “The Transnational and the Text-Searchable: Digitized Sources and the Shadows They Cast,” American Historical Review 121, no. 2 (2016), 377-402.

Historias 4 - Steven Taylor

How will the recent congressional elections in Colombia influence the ongoing peace process? Political scientist Steven Taylor speaks with Carlos and Steven about FARC’s participation in the elections, the looming presidential elections, and what challenges remain for fully implementing the peace deal championed by outgoing president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos.

 
Additional resources:

Steven Taylor’s 2016 article “Colombia: On the Brink of Peace with the FARC?” in Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective

Steven Taylor’s Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia (via Google books)

Alto Comisionado para la Paz (en español)

Colombia Peace: Monitoring Progress in Peace Dialogues (Washington Office on Latin America)

Historias 3 - Erika Edwards

Steven speaks with Erika Edwards, assistant professor of Latin American history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, about her upcoming book on people of African-descent in Córdoba, Argentina, her role and goals as co-Executive Secretary of the Conference on Latin American History, and her community advocacy for Latinos in Charlotte.

 

Additional resources:

Department of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Conference on Latin American History

Latin Americans Working for Achievement

Historias 2 - Jonathan Brown

Steven Hyland speaks with Jonathan Brown, professor of history at the University of Texas, about his recent book on the Cuban Revolution and the research behind it. They also discuss intellectual itinerancy and the state and direction of Latin American history.

Historias 1 - Jürgen Buchenau and Gregory Crider

In the inaugural edition of Historias – the SECOLAS podcast, Steven Hyland sits down with Jürgen Buchenau and Gregory Crider, co-editors of the Annals edition of The Latin Americanist, to discuss their experiences with Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies and the organization’s importance for graduate students and professionals.

 

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