Historias 9 - Monica Rankin

How did Nelson Rockefeller attempt to cultivate positive relationships with Latin America during World War II and what are the legacies of this initiative for inter-American relations?

 
Dr. Monica Rankin speaks with Steven about her forthcoming book on the Office for the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs. In addition, she speaks about her role as the Director for the Center for U.S.-Latin American Initiatives and what brings her to Buenos Aires.

 

The podcast was recorded at the historic El Hipopótamo in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, which provides the background soundtrack.

 

 

Additional Resources:

Mark Burkholder, Monica Rankin, and Lyman Johnson, Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance: A History of Latin America Since Resistance (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017)

Monica A. Rankin, Mexico, la patria: Propaganda and Production during World War II  (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2010)

Monica A. Rankin, The History of Costa Rica (Greenwood, 2012)

1942 film produced by Rockefeller’s OCIAA

Historias 8 - Greg Weeks

What might the rise of Miguel Díaz-Canel to the Cuban presidency mean for Cuban-U.S. relations and for Cuba itself?

 

In this Historias hot take edition complete with a B side, Dr. Gregory Weeks speaks with Carlos and Steven about the uses of soft and hard power, the transition in Cuba, and how none of us should try to predict the future.

 

On the B-side, Greg discusses SECOLAS’ peer-reviewed journal The Latin Americanist and Steven learns about Peruvian ants.

 

 

Additional resources:
Greg Weeks, “Soft Power, Leverage, and the Obama Doctrine in Cuba,” The Latin Americanist 60:4 (2016), 525-540
Greg’s blog Two Weeks Notice
Greg’s podcast Understanding Latin American Politics (subscribe via iTunes)
Steven’s “Change is Coming to Cuba,” Huffington Post, January 18, 2015

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.

 

Ann González publishes her latest book!

Congratulations to longtime member Ann B. González for her hot-off-the-press book Postcolonial Approaches to Latin American Children’s Literature!

Check it out!

David Carey to co-edit a new book series

SECOLAS member David Carey has partnered with Renata Keller to launch a book series entitled Critical Latin America published by Brill.

Check it out!

Member Christina Bueno wins book prize!

Christina Bueno, a longtime friend and member of the organization, won the Michael C. Meyer Prize (Best Book on Mexican history in a five year period) for her book The Pursuit of Ruins: Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico. This award is given by our friends at RMCLAS.

¡Bravo Christina!

Christina Bueno’s The Pursuit of Ruins

Katy Kole de Peralta on women and syphilis in colonial Lima

Katy Kole de Peralta just published a portion of her SECOLAS 2018 talk. Check it out!

Dying to heal: Women and syphilis in colonial Lima, Peru

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.

Save the Date! - Oaxaca 2019 - March 26-31, 2019

SAVE THE DATE!

66th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)

Oaxaca, México
March 26-31, 2019

Proposal Submission Deadline will be October 15, 2018

With support from the Center for US-Latin America Initiatives and the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca is pleased to host the 66th Annual Meeting of SECOLAS in Oaxaca, Mexico from Tuesday, March 26 to Sunday, March 31, 2019. SECOLAS invites faculty members, independent scholars, and students to submit panel and individual paper proposals for participation in the conference.

SECOLAS welcomes submissions on any aspect of Latin American and/or Caribbean Studies.

Graduate student presenters will be eligible to submit their paper 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.

SECOLAS 2019 Program Chairs

History and Social Sciences
James Huck
Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Tulane University
jhuck@tulane.edu

Literature and Humanities
Charles St-Georges
Department of Modern Languages
Denison University
stgeorgesc@denison.edu

Local Arrangements
Monica Rankin, Department of History, UT Dallas, mrankin@utdallas.edu
Jürgen Buchenau, Department of History, UNC Charlotte, jbuchenau@uncc.edu
Gregory Crider, Department of History, Winthrop University, criderg@winthrop.edu

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