Principal Investigator: Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (please read below in alphabetical order)
Gregorio Alonso, Lecturer in Spanish History and Director of the Centre for the History of Ibero-America (University of Leeds, UK) is author of several publications relating to Hispanic liberalism; he is currently researching the life of Vicente Rocafuerte, an exile in London who supported the Spanish Monarchy to later become president of Ecuador.
Andrés Baeza, Postdoctoral Research Fellow on transnational education (Instituto de Historia de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). His research project is about the adoption of the Lancasterian system of education in Chile in a comparative perspective (FONDECYT Postoctoral scheme, project 3170966). His book Contacts, Collisions and Relationships: Britons and Chileans in the Independence Era, 1806-1831 is soon to be published by Liverpool University Press.
Deborah Besseghini, Teaching Fellow at the Università degli Studi di Milano; she received a doctorate in history from Trieste University in 2016 and has been researching for many years the activities of British consuls and merchants in Spanish America during the early nineteenth century.
Michael Broers, Professor of Western European History at the University of Oxford. He is the author of many ground-breaking studies on the application of theories of cultural imperialism to European contexts in the Revolutionary-Napoleonic period, and is particularly interested in the relationship of regionalism and popular Catholicism to modern state-building. His latest book is: Broers, Michael, Napoleon. Volume 2, The spirit of the age (London: Faber & Faber).
Matthew Brown, Professor in Latin American History (University of Bristol, UK) is the author of several works on British volunteers in the wars of independence in Colombia and Venezuela, football and cities and is currently working on the Quipu Project (http://www.quipu-project.com/) a transmedia documentary which shares the stories of Peruvians who were sterilized without their consent in the twentieth century.
José Shane Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the University of Notre Dame (2017-18) has published a number of articles on the role of the Irish in the Hispanic world and is currently turning his doctoral thesis ‘Ireland, the Irish in the US and the Iberoamerican Independence: a transatlantic interpretation (1808-1820) (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain) into a book . His research has concentrated on understanding the political and intellectual dimensions of Irish support for the dissolution of the Spanish monarchy and the establishment of new states in the Americas.
Ana Carpintero Fernández, historian and Lecturer in Guitar Studies (Conservatorio Profesional de Música, Zaragoza, Spain) is the author of a doctoral thesis on the work of Federico Moretti, a Naples-born Spanish musician credited with bringing modern music notation to the guitar in Britain, alongside Fernando Sor who was exiled in London in the early nineteenth century.
Helen Cowie, 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.
Rolando de la Guardia Wald, Associate Lecturer in Modern History (University of Winchester) is interested in the entanglement of the Panamanian and European histories and is currently turning his doctoral thesis Panamanian intellectuals and the invention of a peaceful nation (1878-1931) (University College London) into a book. He has an Advanced Studies Diploma and a Master in International Studies from Universitat de Barcelona and a BA in History from the University of Notre Dame du Lac (US) in Panama.
Cristina Erquiaga Martínez is a Phd student at the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain). In her thesis project she studies the global network of the Spanish intellectual Miguel de Unamuno through his correspondence. Her research interests cover the internationalization of the Spanish culture, the role of intellectuals in processes of nation-building and the practice of cultural diplomacy. Through a doctoral intership, she participated in the University of Oxford´s Cultures of Knowledge project playing a pivotal role in extending the scope of the Early Modern Letter Online catalogue towards the Spanish sphere of the Republic of Letters.
Louise Fawcett, Head of Department, Professor of International Relations, Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics St Catherines College, University of Oxford. After studying History at University College London and taking an MPhil and DPhil at St Antony’s College, Oxford, she lived in Colombia for nearly three years working at the Universidad del Norte in International Development. She is the author of many publications relating to the Hispanic world, including L. Fawcett and M. Serrano (eds), Regionalism and Governance in the Americas (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005) and done some work on Andres Bello, who lived in London for 19 years, see L. Fawcett, ‘Between West and non-West: Latin American Contributions to International Thought’, The International History Review, 34/4, 679-704.
Trude Foster is an experienced archivist at the Jersey Archives within the Jersey Heritage Centre which is the national repository for the Channel Island of Jersey’s archival material collected from public institutions, private businesses and individuals, including many relevant to the Hispanic-Anglosphere.
Michal Friedman, historian of Jewish Sephardic communities in the Modern Hispanic world and Assistant Professor (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) is currently researching contacts between Spanish, Spanish Americans and British Jews from the mid nineteenth century onwards.
Robert George Greenhill (PhD University of Exeter) is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, having formerly been the Head of the Department of Business Studies at London Guildhall University (1997-2002) before retiring from teaching in 2009. A business historian who has written, often in partnership with Rory Miller, on British commercial enterprise in Latin America, his specific areas of interest are British shipping in South America, the Chilean nitrate industry and the Brazilian coffee trade. He has published some 20 or more essays and articles, including one that was awarded the prize for the best article in the journal Business History in 1995. His most recently published essay, ‘Caída Controlada, Repliegue Apresurado o Fracaso Empresarial? Las Empresas Salitreras Británicas y Su Retiro de la Explotación del Salitre Chileno, 1920-1930’, can be found in Manuel Llorca-Jaña y Diego Barría Traverso (eds), Empresas y Empresarios en la Historia de Chile: 1810-1930 (Santiago, 2017).
Agustín Guimerá-Ravina, Senior Researcher in International Studies (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain) has published extensively about relations between the Spanish and British navies in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, including La Casa Hamilton: una empresa británica en Canarias (1837-1987) (Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Romero, 1989); Nelson and Tenerife 1797 (Shelton, Notts.: The 1805 Club, 1999); with Michael Broers and Peter Hicks, The Napoleonic empire and the new European political culture (Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2012).
Susan Hayward, curator of the National Trust Tyntesfield (UK) manages its rich collection of printed, visual and material culture relating to the Hispanic-Anglosphere. She is currently writing a book about the history of Tyntesfield.
Graciela Iglesias-Rogers, Principal Investigator of this project; she is Senior Lecturer in Modern European and Global Hispanic History at the University of Winchester, Associate Lecturer at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford and a former Reuters Fellow with a long career in journalism. An Oxford graduate (St. Hilda’s) and postgraduate (LMH) 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 the recently published book co-edited with Prof. David Hook, Translations in Times of Disruption: an interdisciplinary study in transnational contexts (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
Andrey Iserov, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of World History (Russian Academy of Sciences), Associate Professor at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow). He published a monograph entitled The United States and the Latin American Struggle for Independence, 1815–1830 (Moscow, 2011, in Russian) and several articles on the Spanish American revolutionary Francisco de Miranda (1750–1816) and his contacts in Great Britain, United States, France, and Russia.
Brian Jeffery is the author of the biography Fernando Sor, Composer and Guitarist and of Songs of the war in Spain 1808-1814 published by Tecla Edition, a specialist publishing house of which he is the founder. He holds a BA in Modern Languages (University of Oxford), a doctorate (University of St. Andrews) and a further degree in musicology (University of Oxford). He taught at St Andrews, UC Berkeley, and was Visiting Professor of Musicology at the University of Florida at Tallahassee (US).
Lesley Kinsley is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Bristol. She has a BSc Hons in Geography (Bristol) and MA in Environmental Management (USW). Her research focuses on the mid-nineteenth-century capitalist commodification of Peruvian guano, its socio-natural impact on Victorian Britain, and the role of the Gibbs dynasty in procuring this natural resource and bringing it to British shores. Her work includes writing for NT Views magazine, delivering seven lectures at Tyntesfield for the public, staff and volunteers, and a chapter ‘Guano, science and Victorian high farming: An agro-ecological perspective’ in Wendy Parkins ed., Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture (Taylor and Francis), soon to be published.
Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Professor and Vice-Director of the Department of Economics (Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile) where he specializes in business history; he is the author of several works relating to British trade in South America in the nineteenth century including The globalization of merchant banking before 1850: the case of Huth & Co. (London: Chatto & Pickering, 2015) and The British textile trade in South America in the nineteenth century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Andrew MacGregor is Deputy Archivist and acting Head of Special Collections (Special Collections & Museums, The Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK) which contains key collections relating to the Hispanic-anglosphere (ex. Duff Family Papers).
Victoria Masters is a Conference Assistant in this project through the WRAP, a scheme for University of Winchester undergraduate students that provides opportunities to work on ‘live’ research projects alongside academics. She has just entered the final year of a BA degree in Psychology.
Anthony McFarlane, Emeritus Professor of Latin American history (University of Warwick, UK) has published extensively on the British in the Americas and the process of Spanish American independence, including War and Independence in Spanish America (New York: Routledge, 2014) and The British in the Americas, 1480-1815 (London and New York: Longman, 1994),
Rory Miller, Emeritus Reader in International Business History (University of Liverpool, UK) is the author of several works on British business and informal imperialism in Latin America including Empresas británicas, economía y política en el Perú, 1850-1934 (Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos / Banco Central de Reserva del Perú: Lima, 2011), and Britain and Latin America in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Longman: London, 1994). He is currently working on the decline of British business relations with Latin America during the twentieth century and (with Robert Greenhill) on the collapse of the Chilean nitrate industry between 1919 and 1933.
Juan Ignacio Neves is a PhD candidate in Modern History currently living in the UK. He holds a degree in Music Therapy from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), a Master in the History of Music from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and a Master in Historical Studies from the University of Oxford (UK) through the dissertation entitled The Establishment of the British Packet Service to South America, 1808-1828 (Oxford, 2017). His current research project is on the history of the press in Latin America in the Age of Revolution. His main areas of interest are the interactions between Britain and South America in the nineteenth century and processes of nation-building in Latin America.
Adam Nour El-Din Hafez is Conference and Research Assistant in this project through the WRAP, a schemefor University of Winchester undergraduate students that provides opportunities to work on ‘live’ research projects alongside academics. He has just finished reading for a degree in Modern History at the University of Winchester where he is due to continue his studies with a Master degree.
Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, folklorist, professor of Anthropology, Irish Language and Literature (University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA and UoND’s Dublin Programme, Dublin, Ireland) is the author of several works that looked into the presence of Irish popular culture in a Hispanic context.
Ander Permanyer Ugartemendia is Adjuntant Lecturer at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (Spain), Doctor of History (UPF-IUHJVV), and a graduate in East Asian Studies (UPF-UAB) and in Humanities (UPF). His research focuses on the Spanish presence in European trade in China and, by extension, in East Asia, between 1760 and 1840. This research aims to delimit Spanish activities in a regional and global context, looking for the interactions of Spanish traders with the rest of European and Asian traders. In a more specific plan, he investigates the Spanish trade in opium, as well as the activities of the Royal Company of the Philippines, a company created by the Bourbon monarchy in the late eighteenth century. He has recently been a visiting researcher at the University of Chicago, in the United States. It is also member of the Research Group in Empires, Metropolis and Non-European Societies (GRIMSE) of the UPF.
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 Review, Latin American Research Review, Intellectual History Review, Journal of Democracy, Journal 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.
Karen Racine, Associate Professor in Modern History (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada) is the author of several works on Spanish American exiles in London during the nineteenth century including Francisco de Miranda, a Transatlantic Life in the Age of Revolution, She is also subject editor on the ‘Atlantic World’ for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.
Dominic Roberts is Conference and Research Assistant in this project; he is currently reading for a degree in Modern History at the University of Winchester where, among other courses, he has studied ‘The Global Hispanic world (18th to 20th centuries)’ and undertook an assessed Field Trip to Madrid, Salamanca and Segovia (April 2017) under the supervision of Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers. Previously, he was a member of the British Army where he served as a Vehicle Mechanic overseas on exercise, and operational duty.
Alexandra Smith is Assistant House Manager at the National Trust Tyntesfield (UK). She is currently preparing an itinerary for visitors highlighting Hispanic links of the Gibbs family in Tyntesfield.
Guy Thomson, Emeritus Professor of Latin American History (University of Warwick, UK) is the author of several works on 19th century Spain, Mexico and the Mediterranean world with particular emphasis on popular and middle class culture, religion and politics, including The Birth of Modern Politics in Spain. Democracy, Association and Revolution, 1854-75 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), The European Revolutions of 1848 in the Americas (Institute of Latin American Studies, London, 2001); “Democracia’: Popular Liberalism in Sicily, Mexico, Spain and Colombia, 1848-1894”, in P. Garner and A. Smith, eds., Nationalism and Transnationalism in Spain and Latin America, 1808-1923 (University of Wales Press, 2017), 93-116.
Eduardo Zimmermann, Associate Professor in the Humanities (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina) and Edward Larocque Tinker isiting Professor at Columbia University has published extensively on Latin American, particularly on state building processes, legal, intellectual and political history, from a transnational perspective. He received a Law Degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a DPhil in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He has been a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies (University of London); a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute (University of Notre Dame) and a Visiting Professor at the Department of History (Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne).He is a fellow of the Argentine National Academy of History.
Arturo Zoffmann-Rodriguez, Phd Researcher at the European University Institute is investigating transnational networks of Spanish anarchists, particularly in relation with the Russian Revolution and its aftermath (1917-1927) and has already several articles published on the subject. He studied for a BA at University College London and a MPhil in Modern British and European History at the University of Oxford.