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Historias 58 – Elena Schneider on the occupation of Havana

Dr. Elena Schneider, an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley, spoke with Steven about her award-winning book The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World. And our heartiest congratulations to Elena for just learning that The Occupation of Havana won the Murdo J. Macleod Book Prize from the Latin American & Caribbean Section (LACS) of the Southern Historical Association.

Historias 57 – Jayson Porter on ecology, agricultural sciences, and maps in Revolutionary Mexico

Jayson Porter joins Carlos to discuss his research on the intersection of political economy and agricultural sciences that led to the Green Revolution in Mexico. They also discuss the utility and opportunities of social media and the wide variety of maps and the information they communicate. “Growing Pains: Pest Control and Agrochemicals in Mexico Between Revolutions, 1920-1940,” Age of Revolutions, May 13, 2019. Jayson on twitter

Go time! Abstract submission link for Austin 2020 is live!

 CALL FOR PAPERS 67th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies Austin, Texas March 3-8, 2020  Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019 Submit your abstract at this link. SECOLAS is pleased to announce a call for paper and panel abstract submissions for its 67th Annual Meeting, held in Austin, Texas from Tuesday, March 3 to Sunday, March 8, 2020. Panel sessions will run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (March 5-7). SECOLAS invites Read more…

Cuban Revolution [summer repeat]

Historias is back in two weeks with new conversations with Alan McPherson, Casey Lurtz, Sarah West, Sarah Williams, Javier Pabon, Suzanne Litrel, and many more. In the meantime, enjoy this state of the field summer repeat episode on the Cuban Revolution with Michelle Chase and Devin Spence Benson.

Latin America’s Cold War [summer 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. Tanya Harmer, Allende’s Chile and the Inter-American Cold War (University of North Carolina Press, 2011) Renata Keller, Mexico’s Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Legacy of the Mexican Read more…

Bianca Premo talks with Carlos [summer repeat]

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 Read more…