Historias 11 - Lisa Covert on San Miguel de Allende, historical memory, and economic development

What does the development of the tourist industry in San Miguel de Allende teach us about the history of Mexico and the contemporary world?

 

Dr. Lisa Covert joins Carlos and Steven to discuss her new book San Miguel de Allende: Mexicans, Foreigners, and the Making of a World Heritage Site and the importance of understanding local historical memory in the construction of national history.
 


 

Additional resources:
San Miguel de Allende World Heritage Site (website)
Lisa Pinley Covert, “The GI Bill Abroad: A Postwar Experiment in International Relations,” Diplomatic History 40, no. 2 (2016), 244-268.
Lisa Pinley Covert, “The Political Economy of Mexico’s Independence Heroes: Selling Public History in San Miguel de Allende,” The Latin Americanist 54, no. 4 (2010), 29-46.

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

Call for Submissions - Moseley Student Paper Award

Graduate student presenters at the Nashville meeting may submit their revised conference paper to the Edward H. Moseley Student Paper Award competition.

The deadline to submit to the committee is Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by 5pm EST. Submissions must not be longer than 25 pages, including bibliography, endnotes and/or footnotes.

The Executive Committee of SECOLAS grants the three finalists the Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Student Scholarship. This small award will cover your annual membership dues, registration fees, and banquet ticket for SECOLAS’ annual meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico in spring 2019, during which the winner of the Moseley Award will be announced.

SECOLAS is unable to offer travel grants.

You may submit your conference paper to the following committee members:

Michael Pisani (2018) (Chair)
Department of Management
Central Michigan University
pisan1mj@cmich.edu

Melissa Birkhofer (2019)
Department of English
Western Carolina University
mdbirkhofer@wcu.edu

Joe Lenti (2020)
Department of History
Eastern Washington University
jlenti@ewu.edu

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.

SECOLAS 2017 - CFP - Chapel Hill, NC - March 23-26, 2017

Call for Papers

64th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies
(SECOLAS)

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
March 23-26, 2017

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2016

Conference Theme:
“Between Revolution and Rapprochement in the Americas”

SECOLAS welcomes submissions on any aspect of Latin American and/or Caribbean Studies. We encourage papers and panels that address the conference theme (broadly conceived).

Graduate student presenters will be eligible to apply for the Edward H. Moseley Student Paper Award for the best paper presented at the SECOLAS meeting.

After the conference, all presenters will be eligible to submit their paper for publication consideration in the SECOLAS Annals issue of The Latin Americanist, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by SECOLAS and Wiley Blackwell.

Fill out the SECOLAS 2017 Proposal Form and submit it to the following email address: secolas2017@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2016.

SECOLAS 2017 Program Chairs

History and Social Sciences
Jackie Sumner
Department of History
Presbyterian College
jasumner@presby.edu

Literature and Humanities
José Manuel Batista
Department of Languages and Culture Studies
UNC, Charlotte
Jose.Batista@uncc.edu

Local Arrangements
Jürgen Buchenau, History and Latin American Studies, UNC Charlotte, jbuchenau@uncc.edu
Gregory Crider, History, Winthrop University, criderg@winthrop.edu

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