Spreading the word – Events

With ‘Scroll-Free September’ over, we are back spreading the word!  Here are details of a few talks and events that could be of interest to you in the coming weeks:

  • Tuesday 16th October (17:30-19:30)

(Institute of Historical Research, Latin American History seminar / Venue: Peter Marshall Room N204, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, UK)

 Spanish colonies: a term forged in the Hispanic-Anglosphere

Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (University of Winchester) and José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez (University of Notre Dame)

The legal codes of the Spanish Monarchy never employed the term ‘colonias’ (colonies) to refer to its overseas dominions. The absence from the Spanish juridical lexicon had political implications highlighted by the decree of 22 January 1809 that famously stated that the American dominions ‘are neither colonias nor feitorias, but an essential and integral part of the Spanish Monarchy’. This paper, arising from the AHRC-University of Winchester project in partnership with the National Trust ‘The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities (late 18th to early 20th centuries), traces the way and the extent to which the word ‘colonies’ managed to root itself into a Spanish context through a negative shift in meaning within the Anglo world largely driven by Irish revolutionaries.

For more information, contact: Dr Paulo Drinot (paulo.drinot@ucl.ac.uk)

  • Wednesday 24th October (11:10-13:00)

(The Global History of Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century Seminar/ Venue: McGregor Room, Oriel College, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 4EW, UK)

Entangled History: the Hispanic-Anglosphere Project (Concepts, Methods and Public Engagement)

Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (University of Winchester)

A chance to learn about the rationale behind, the experience and latest developments in our project funded by the AHRC and the University of Winchester in partnership with the National Trust.

For more information, contact: Prof. James McDougall (james.mcdougall@trinity.ox.ac.uk)

  • Wednesday 24th  to Friday 26th October

(Instituto Español de Estudios Estratégicos (IEEE), CESEDEN, Ministry of Defense, Madrid, Spain)

      Liderazgo Estratégico: de la Historia a los retos del Futuro / Strategic Leadership: Past, Present And Future

This is an international conference coordinated by our colleague Dr. Agustín Guimerá Ravina. It will be attended by 18 experts in history, defence and security, social psychology and the world of business from Spain, the UK and France. The aim is to explore the evolution of strategic leadership in Europe since early modern times, with a long-term, international and multidisciplinary approach. The programme includes a number of papers of interest to the Hispanic-Anglosphere project (ex. Prof. Andrew Lambert, King’s College London, “Enseñanza a través del ejemplo: ‘La campaña de Trafalgar’, de Julian Corbett, 1910/ Teaching by example: Julian Corbett’s “The Campaign of Trafalgar” of 1910).

For more information, including a full programme: contact Dr. Agustín Guimerá Ravina,   (agustin.guimera@cchs.csic.es)