Participants

Principal Investigator: Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (please read details in the list below arranged by surname in alphabetical order)

Gregorio Alonso, Associate Professor in Spanish Culture and History (University of Leeds, UK) is author of several publications including the books La nación en capilla. Ciudadanía católica y cuestión religiosa en España, 1793-1874 (Granada: Comares, 2014); (with Diego Muro) Politics and the Memory of Democratic Transition: The Spanish Mode. (New York: Routledge, 2011); (with Daniel Muñoz-Sempere) Londres y el Liberalismo Hispánico (Madrid/Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2011).

Andrés Baeza Ruz, Assistant Professor at the Department of History and Social Sciences (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile). He holds a PhD in Latin American History from the University of Bristol and has recently completed a Postdoctoral research project about the introduction of the Lancasterian system of education in 19th century Chile from a transnational perspective. His book Contacts, Collisions and Relationships: Britons and Chileans in the Independence Era, 1806-1831 was published by Liverpool University Press in 2019.

Charles Ball was a Conference and Publicity Officer in this project through the Winchester Research Apprenticeship Programme (WRAP), a scheme for University of Winchester undergraduate students that provides opportunities to work on ‘live’ research projects alongside academics.  He is just about to finish his BA in History at the University of Winchester. He was also the History chair for student representatives in the Department of History.

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 Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez is an IRC Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and was formerly a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the University of Notre Dame (USA) and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Winchester (UK). His research centers on the interactions between Ireland, the Irish diaspora and the Hispanic world. He is currently writing a book examining the role of the Iberian Atlantic in the development of Irish perceptions of imperialism, slavery and decolonization during the Age of Revolutions. He is also active in the field of translation and has translated several publications, including books, from English to Spanish and vice-versa.

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 is Senior Lecturer in history at the University of York. Her research focuses on the history of animals and the history of natural history. She is author or Conquering Nature in Spain and its Empire, 1750-1850 (2011), Exhibiting Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Empathy, Education, Entertainment (2014) and Llama (2017). Her current project, ‘Victims of Fashion: Animal Commodities in Victorian Britain’, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

Rolando de la Guardia Wald was Associate Lecturer in Modern History (University of Winchester, academic year 2017-18). He 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, PhD in History from the University of Salamanca (Spain). Her research focuses on 20th century intellectual history, specially on the foreign relations of Spanish intellectuals. In this field, she has published several studies regarding Miguel de Unamuno’s international connections. She is also specialized in networks of correspondence and has worked as a Digital Fellow in the University of Oxford project Cultures of Knowledge, playing a pivotal role in extending the scope of the Early Modern Letters 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.

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 is Principal Investigator in the international research network project ‘The Hispanic Anglosphere: Transnational networks and global communities (18th – 20th centuries)’ in partnership with The National Trust (Tyntesfield) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the University of Winchester where she is Senior Lecturer in Modern European and Global Hispanic History and currently leads the Modern History Research Centre (MHRC). 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).

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 was awarded a PhD in History by the University of Bristol in 2020. Her thesis, ‘Guano and British Victorians: an environmental history of a commodity of nature’ included a chapter on this vigorous trade with Peru in the mid-nineteenth century. She has also contributed a chapter to Wendy Parkins ed., Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018) and is currently working on a book proposal based around her thesis.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña is Professor at the School of Public Administration  (Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile) where he specializes in economic and 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 was a Conference Assistant in this project through the Winchester Research Apprenticeship Programme (WRAP), a scheme for University of Winchester undergraduate students that provides opportunities to work on ‘live’ research projects alongside academics. She read for a degree (BSc) 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).

José Manuel Menudo, Associate Professor in History at the Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville (Spain). He pursued studies on the history of economic thought at the University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne after receiving a Master’s research degree at the University of Seville followed by a Doctoral degree at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide. His interests lie in the history of economic thought and social reform during the 18th and 19th centuries. Recently, he participated in the international conference “Robert Owen and Europe” (Worcester College and Maison française d’Oxford).

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 I. Neves Sarriegui is a DPhil candidate in History and Norman Hargreaves-Mawdsley scholar at the University of Oxford (UK). He was formerly a teaching assistant at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and a research assistant at the Faculty of Humanities in Coimbra (Portugal). His doctoral thesis examines the periodical press in Latin America in the Age of Revolutions. He has a Master in Historical Studies through the dissertation entitled The Establishment of the British Packet Service to South America, 1808-1828 (Oxford, 2017). He currently co-convenes the Oxford-based research seminar series ‘Political Economy and Culture in Global History’.

Adam Nour El-Din Hafez  was Conference and Research Assistant in this project through the Winchester Research Apprenticeship Programme (WRAP), a scheme for University of Winchester undergraduate students that provides opportunities to work on ‘live’ research projects alongside academics. He read for a degree in Modern History at the University of Winchester where he is currently continue his studies with a postgraduate 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, Postdoctoral Researcher (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) and Chiang Ching-kuo Fellow (2018-19) has published several articles on the Spanish trade in East Asia, between 1760 and 1840. He has been Adjunct Lecturer at the UPF (Barcelona, Spain), and visiting researcher at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, in Taiwan, and at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, in the United States. He is also member of the Research Group in ‘Empires, Metropolis and Non-European Societies’ (GRIMSE) at the UPF. He is currently working on a book project on the Spanish involvement in the India-China opium trade in the early nineteenth century.

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 was Conference and Research Assistant in this project; he read for a degree in Modern History at the University of Winchester where, among other courses, he 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 Visiting 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 is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Historical Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His current project explores the entanglements of the Russian and the Mexican revolutions through the protean figure of Mikhail Borodin. In 2015-2019 he completed a PhD at the European University Institute on the transnational networks of Spanish anarchists, particularly in relation with the Russian Revolution and its aftermath (1917-1924) and has already several articles published on that subject. He studied for a BA at University College London and an MPhil in Modern British and European History at the University of Oxford.