‘Transition’ – listen here to the podcast

Just click below if you missed or want to listen again the public conversation we held last Saturday on ‘Transition: tips and ideas from the Hispanic-Anglosphere (late 18th – early 20th centuries’ at the Wessex Center, a contemporary venue nestled in the beautiful inner close of the Winchester Cathedral. The event was organized by the Modern History Research Centre of the University of Winchester and our international research network The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities, a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Council and the University of Winchester in association with the National Trust.

We are aiming to provide soon full video as well, so keep tuned – and Enjoy!

Notes on key speakers:

Natalia Sobrevilla Perea is Professor of Latin American History and head of Hispanic studies at the University of Kent. She is also the principal investigator of the research network ‘War and Nation: identity and the process of state-building in South America (1800-1840)’. Dr Sobrevilla Perea was awarded her doctorate by the University of London in 2005 and her undergraduate degree was from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (1996). Her research interests include state formation and political culture in the Andes from the end of the colonial period throughout the nineteenth century as well as issues of identity, race and ethnicity, and military culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in South America.

Eduardo Posada-Carbó is Professor of the History and Politics of Latin America at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and William Golding Senior Fellow at Brasenose College University of Oxford.  He has been a visiting professor at various universities in Europe and in the Americas and has published extensively on the history and politics of Latin America, with a focus on Colombia.  He is the author of La nación soñada. Violencia, liberalismo y democracia en Colombia (2006), and of articles published in the Historical Journal, Hispanic American Historical ReviewLatin American Research ReviewIntellectual History ReviewJournal of DemocracyJournal of Latin American Studies, and Revista de Indias. He has also edited Elections Before Democracy.  The History of Elections in Europe and Latin America (1996); (with Iván Jaksic), Liberalismo y poder.  Latinoamérica en el siglo XIX (2011); and more recently a five volume history of Colombia, published by the Fundación Mapfre and Penguin Random House in Madrid.

Helen Cowie is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of York and a member of its Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies. Her research focuses on the cultural history of science with a particular focus on the history of animals.  She has published extensively on the subject, including  Cowie, H.L. (2017) ‘From the Andes to the Outback: Acclimatising Alpacas in the British Empire‘ Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol 45, no. 4, pp. 551-579 and her book Cowie, H.L. (2014) Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Empathy, Education, Entertainment. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Andrés Baeza Ruz is Postdoctoral Research Fellow on transnational education (Instituto de Historia de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) has a PhD in Latin American History from the University of Bristol and is currently leading a programme of reform of the educational syllabus in Chile. His book Contacts, Collisions and Relationships: Britons and Chileans in the Independence Era, 1806-1831 has been recently published by Liverpool University Press (31st March 2019).

Graciela Iglesias-Rogers is Senior Lecturer in Modern European and Global Hispanic History at the University of Winchester and Principal Investigator in the AHRC-University of Winchester research network ‘The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities (late 18th-ealy 20th centuries) in partnership with the National Trust. She is also a former Reuters Fellow with a long career in journalism. An Oxford graduate (St. Hilda’s) and postgraduate (LMH) both as a mature student, her first academic book, British Liberators in the Age of Napoleon: volunteering under the Spanish Flag in the Peninsular War (London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2014) has been followed by other works, including a book co-edited with Prof. David Hook, Translations in Times of Disruption: an interdisciplinary study in transnational contexts (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).