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New book: presentation in Viña del Mar, Chile

If you have the good luck of finding yourself in Viña del Mar, Chile during the coming week, you are most welcome to attend the launch of the latest book penned by our colleague Rodrigo Escribano, director of one of our partner institutions, the Centro de Estudios Americanos of the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez. All details in the poster below:

New Working Paper: ‘Pandemics, State-Building, and British-Argentine Connections in the 19th Century’

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Working Paper Series with a thought-provoking piece by our colleague Juan I. Neves-Sarriegui available in open access (pdf) here: Pandemics, State-Building, and British-Argentine Connections in the 19th Century’, Working Paper Series, The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities (late 18th to early 20th centuries), WP 22-01, September 2022.

The articles in the Working Paper Series on the Hispanic-Anglosphere constitute “work in progress”. They can be papers prepared for conferences, seminars or simply drafts for any other academic output. They are published to stimulate discussion and to contribute to the advancement of our knowledge of the Hispanic-Anglosphere. All texts are peer-reviewed as it is the norm for all the academic material in our website. The aim of the series is also to accelerate the public availability of the research undertaken by our international research network. An electronic version of the Working Paper Series is available at https://hispanic-anglosphere.com/open-investigations/working-papers/

We have another Working Paper in the pipeline and a wider call for papers will be made shortly – so keep tuned!.

New: Hudson, William Henry (1841-1922)

Discover the wildlife activist considered as the world’s first literary environmentalist and key example of the Hispanic-Anglosphere, William Henry Hudson (1841-1922) with the latest biography added to our Individuals section to mark the centenary of his death.

A trailblazer respected and admired equally by scientists (ex. Charles Darwin, Alfred Russell Wallace) and writers (Joseph Conrad, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway) and even by creatives in Hollywood, W. H. Hudson remains a long-term influencer.

Learn all about his fascinating life and contribution to sustainability and natural conservation at  https://hispanic-anglosphere.com/individuals/hudson-william-henry-1841-1922/

Two new publications…!

Check out these new publications from members of our Hispanic-Anglosphere research network on the period of the crisis of the Hispanic Monarchy:

Abstract:

Seeking the origins of independence movements in Latin America always brings historians to the period of the Napoleonic wars. Explanations have tended to present developments in the Old Continent as mere backdrop, a trend seemingly validated by traditional Napoleonic scholarship doggedly focused on Europe. It is only recently that a single transoceanic perspective has begun to be applied to the subject. This chapter draws from original research and recent work by economic and cultural historians who moving away from fragmentary and teleological explanations have offered us a different understanding of the make-up and inner workings of the Hispanic world itself. It reveals several little-known facts and developments, including the rise of a vibrant Hispanic-Anglosphere. The emerging picture results from adopting an entanglement approach, well-suited for this volume’s purpose of tracing the legacy of the Napoleonic wars because it demands wide geographical and temporal outlooks commonly deployed by global historians while borrowing also from transnational methods interested more in connections than on drawing comparisons that often obscure the importance of borderless activities and lesser-known actors.

Keywords: Spanish Monarchy; financial crisis; liberalism; constitution; autonomy; Hispanic-Anglosphere; Americas; Philippines; Equatorial Guinea; entanglement

Abstract:

This article traces Irish responses to the crisis of the Hispanic monarchy (1808-25) and the struggle for sovereignty in Spanish America, comparing reactions in Ireland to those of the Irish diasporic community in the United States. It argues that although the Irish were overwhelmingly sympathetic to the cause of the insurgents in Spanish America, their support took different forms and meanings. Whereas contemporaries in Ireland saw the benefits of Spanish American independence for the prosperity and security of the British Empire, Irish radical exiles in New York or Philadelphia viewed the struggle as an opportunity to emphasize the validity of revolutionary and republican principles across the New World. In stressing the relevance of the geopolitical context and of transnational interactions to the development of contradicting imperial and anticolonial views, the article moves beyond prevailing narratives of military involvement and highlights the richness of the Irish experience of the Age of Revolutions.

Keywords: Ireland, Irish diaspora, Spanish America, United States, Age of Revolutions

If you cannot get hand of a copy of these publications from your library in the coming weeks, drop us an email with your details to hispanicanglosphere@gmail.com and we shall try to help!

Sharing good news…

We’ve got excellent news to share with you: our international research network has secured the operation of the Hispanic-Anglosphere online platform and its domain for seven years (until 2029!) thanks to substantial funding granted by the University of Winchester through the Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) scheme of Research England.

This award constitutes a mark of confidence in the long-term value of our work, and it provides a strong base on which to continue and expand our activities in many ways. More on the latter soon. So, stay tuned! 

Hispanic-Anglosphere@Salamanca

On Thursday (19 May), 12:30 pm Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (University of Winchester) will be giving a talk at the Instituto de Iberoámerica de la Universidad de Salamanca (Calle Fonseca 2, Salamanca) under the title: “Nation and nationalism: the role of the Hispanic-Anglosphere). This activity results from an Erasmus staff exchange agreement between the universities of Winchester and Salamanca. The event will be in person and in Spanish (abstract and other details below). If you are around, come and join us!

El jueves (19 de mayo) a las 12:30 la doctora Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (University of Winchester) dará una charla titulada “Nación y nacionalismo: el papel de la Anglósfera-Hispánica” en el Aula 22 del Instituto de Iberoámerica de la Universidad de Salamanca (Calle Fonseca 2, Salamanca). Esta actividad es presencial y tiene lugar gracias a un acuerdo Erasmus de intercambio de staff entre las universidades de Winchester y Salamanca.

Abstracto:

Los mundos hispánico y anglo se representan a menudo como el Caín y el Abel de la cultura occidental, antagónicos y ajenos entre sí. El concepto de la Hispanic-Anglosphere (Anglósfera hispánica) desafía este punto de vista al alentar el estudio de los individuos, redes y comunidades que hicieron de las Islas Británicas un centro de conversión y un puente crucial para el mundo hispánico global (europeo, americano, africano y asiático) desde finales del siglo XVIII hasta principios del XX, un período marcado por la construcción de nuevos estado-nación y el auge de nacionalismos. Esta presentación tomará una visión transnacional y adoptará los métodos de la “historia entretejida” (entangled history en inglés; histoire croisée en francés) avanzados por Werner y Zimmermann para ofrecer dos ejemplos donde el factor “anglo” es una constante en estos procesos en el contexto euro-americano: la adopción del término “colonia” en el mundo hispánico y el papel jugado por el primer consultor político contratado por varios gobiernos sudamericanos en el período inmediatamente posterior a la guerras de independencia, José Joaquín de Mora  (1783-1864).

Más información sobre el encuentro / For more information on the event: maes@usal.es; ramoal@usal.es

At SLAS + English Historical Review

A couple of good news…

Our first book The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2021), this online platform and our activities in general have received a very positive and encouraging evaluation in the prestigious English Historical Review. Click on this title to visit the page of the journal or here to access a copy of the specific article.

If you are attending the annual conference of the Society of Latin American Studies in Bath (SLAS 2022) either in person or virtually this week, come and join us on Thursday 11am to 12:30 pm in the panel ‘Political mistrust and global pandemics: a historical perspective’ (Room 3.16) with Juan Nieves Sarriegui (University of Oxford), Dr Graciela Iglesias- Rogers (University of Winchester) and Samantha Edwards (University of Cambridge).

More info on the SLAS conference here:  https://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/society-for-latin-american-studies-slas-annual-conference-2022-schedule/

Launch of Digital Archive AnglophoneChile.org / 7 April

We are delighted to share this invitation to attend the launch of the Digital Archive AnglophoneChile.org with a talk under the title “¿Cómo acceder a los periódicos ingleses de Valparaíso del siglo XIX y al mundo del que ellos nos hablan?” (How to access nineteenth-century English newspapers from Valparaiso and the world they tell us about?)

Date: Thursday 7 April 12:30 PM (Chile time) 16:30 (UK time)

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://uai-cl.zoom.us/j/96082206667?pwd=cGNJZEZYdDlaUTE2bXNsTFo3T3IwUT09

For more information, visit this site: https://www.anglophonechile.org/

Video: The Birth of Primary Schooling in Chile: the role of the Hispanic-Anglosphere

If you missed the talk “The Birth of Primary Schooling in Chile: the role of the Hispanic-Anglosphere” by Dr Andrés Baeza Ruz (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile) last 2nd March, here is the full video. This event was organized by the Modern History Research Centre of the University of Winchester (UK) and served as the inaugural activity of the Chilean chapter of our international research network at the Centro de Estudios Americanos (Center of American Studies) of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile).

For more information on the Modern History Research Centre and how to access its wide range of expertise, visit their page (click on the image):

TODAY: The Birth of Primary Schooling in Chile (online event: 16:30 UK / 13:30 Chile)

Just a quick reminder that you are warmly invited to attend the following online event organized by the Modern History Research Centre at Winchester:

Date: Wednesday 2nd March, 16:30 (UK time); 13:30 (Chile)

Location: online (join by clicking this Teams link)

The Birth of Primary Schooling in Chile: the role of the Hispanic-Anglosphere

Speaker: Dr Andrés Baeza Ruz (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile)

This talk will trace the origins of primary schooling in Chile focusing on the interplay between the State and the society at large in the provision of education. It will argue that despite the prominent role played by the State in running elite-oriented institutions as a legacy of Spanish educational policy, its role in providing elementary education for all children was weak, mainly because it relied on non-state actors (parishes, religious orders, priests, cabildos and philanthropic societies). The Monitorial system of education developed in the British Isles and adopted in Chile in 1821 provided a new organization for a pre-existent reality. Its modus-operandi of establishing, running, and funding schools on the grounds of philanthropy fitted well in a context where local communities were accustomed to being co-opted and often forcedto cooperate in the provision of education. The discussion will draw from recently published work of the international research network ‘The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities (late 18th-20th centuries)’ funded by the AHRC and the University of Winchester in partnership with the National Trust Tyntesfield. It will also be the inaugural activity of the Chilean chapter of this international research network based the Centro de Estudios Americanos (Center of American Studies) of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile). 

Dr Andrés Baeza Ruz is 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 was Postdoctoral Research Fellow on transnational education at the Institute of History of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His book Contacts, Collisions and Relationships: Britons and Chileans in the Independence Era, 1806-1831 was published by Liverpool University Press in 2019.

Chair and discussant: Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (University of Winchester). 

This event is free and open to the public

For more information on the event, please email mhrc@winchester.ac.uk

Reminder: The Birth of Primary Schooling in Chile (online event / Wednesday)

Just a quick reminder that you are warmly invited to attend the following online event organized by the Modern History Research Centre at Winchester:

Date: Wednesday 2nd March, 16:30 (UK time); 13:30 (Chile)

Location: online (join by clicking this Teams link)

The Birth of Primary Schooling in Chile: the role of the Hispanic-Anglosphere

Speaker: Dr Andrés Baeza Ruz (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile)

This talk will trace the origins of primary schooling in Chile focusing on the interplay between the State and the society at large in the provision of education. It will argue that despite the prominent role played by the State in running elite-oriented institutions as a legacy of Spanish educational policy, its role in providing elementary education for all children was weak, mainly because it relied on non-state actors (parishes, religious orders, priests, cabildos and philanthropic societies). The Monitorial system of education developed in the British Isles and adopted in Chile in 1821 provided a new organization for a pre-existent reality. Its modus-operandi of establishing, running, and funding schools on the grounds of philanthropy fitted well in a context where local communities were accustomed to being co-opted and often forcedto cooperate in the provision of education. The discussion will draw from recently published work of the international research network ‘The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities (late 18th-20th centuries)’ funded by the AHRC and the University of Winchester in partnership with the National Trust Tyntesfield. It will also be the inaugural activity of the Chilean chapter of this international research network based the Centro de Estudios Americanos (Center of American Studies) of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile). 

Dr Andrés Baeza Ruz is 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 was Postdoctoral Research Fellow on transnational education at the Institute of History of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His book Contacts, Collisions and Relationships: Britons and Chileans in the Independence Era, 1806-1831 was published by Liverpool University Press in 2019.

Chair and discussant: Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (University of Winchester). 

This event is free and open to the public

For more information on the event, please email mhrc@winchester.ac.uk

Talk: The Birth of Primary Schooling in Chile / 2 March (online)

We are delighted to announce that our international research network has now a Chilean chapter at the Centro de Estudios Americanos (Center of American Studies) of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile). To mark the occasion, we are warmly inviting you to attend the following online event organized by the Modern History Research Centre at Winchester:

Date: Wednesday 2nd March, 16:30-18:00 (UK time) 13:30-15:00 (Chile time)

Location: online (join by clicking this Teams link)

The Birth of Primary Schooling in Chile: the role of the Hispanic-Anglosphere

Speaker: Dr Andrés Baeza Ruz (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile)

This talk will trace the origins of primary schooling in Chile focusing on the interplay between the State and the society at large in the provision of education. It will argue that despite the prominent role played by the State in running elite-oriented institutions as a legacy of Spanish educational policy, its role in providing elementary education for all children was weak, mainly because it relied on non-state actors (parishes, religious orders, priests, cabildos and philanthropic societies). The Monitorial system of education developed in the British Isles and adopted in Chile in 1821 provided a new organization for a pre-existent reality. Its modus-operandi of establishing, running, and funding schools on the grounds of philanthropy fitted well in a context where local communities were accustomed to being co-opted and often forcedto cooperate in the provision of education. The discussion will draw from recently published work of the international research network ‘The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities (late 18th-20th centuries)’ funded by the AHRC and the University of Winchester in partnership with the National Trust Tyntesfield. It will also be the inaugural activity of the Chilean chapter of this international research network based the Centro de Estudios Americanos (Center of American Studies) of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile). 

Dr Andrés Baeza Ruz is 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 was Postdoctoral Research Fellow on transnational education at the Institute of History of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His book Contacts, Collisions and Relationships: Britons and Chileans in the Independence Era, 1806-1831 was published by Liverpool University Press in 2019.

Chair and discussant: Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (University of Winchester). 

This event is free and open to the public

For more information on the event, please email mhrc@winchester.ac.uk

Video: Pandemics and global entrepreneurship

If you missed the talk Pandemics and global entrepreneurship: a case from the Hispanic-Anglosphere’ by Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers followed by a Q&A session (17th November 2021), here is the full video. This was the first hybrid event organized by the Modern History Research Centre of the University of Winchester.

For more information on the Modern History Research Centre, visit their page (click on the image):

Talk: Pandemics and global entrepreneurship

You are all most cordially invited to attend this event organized by the Modern History Research Centre (MHRC) of the University of Winchester. It will take place both in campus and online. The talk will be in English, the Q&A in both English and Spanish.

 Wednesday 17th November, 16:30-18:00 (UK time)

Pandemics and global entrepreneurship: a case from the Hispanic-Anglosphere

Speaker: Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (University of Winchester)

St. Alphege Building (SAB) 004,

King Alfred Quarter, University of Winchester

To attend online click this link: Join conversation (microsoft.com) 

As we grappled with the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on the global economy, it seems natural to turn to the past in search of clues and answers. This talk will explore the role played by pandemics in shaping the destiny of a man once described as ‘the richest commoner in England’ and the company that he directed: William ‘Guillermo’ Gibbs (1790–1875). Particular attention will be paid to his formative years in Spain and the measures he undertook hand-in-hand with his brother George Henry Gibbs to transform the family company Antony Gibbs & Sons into a global commercial powerhouse with permanent agents in Europe and the Americas – all before acquiring a spectacular country house near Bristol, Tyntesfield, now under the care of the National Trust. The discussion will be a follow up to one of the chapters in the recently published book Graciela Iglesias-Rogers, ed. The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2021) that emanated from the work of the international research network ‘The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities (late 18th-20th centuries)’ funded by the AHRC and the University of Winchester in partnership with the National Trust Tyntesfield. 

Chair and discussant: Professor Chris Aldous (University of Winchester).

This event is free and open to the public

For more information about the MHRC, please contact Professor Chris Aldous (Chris.Aldous@winchester.ac.uk) and/or Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (g.iglesiasrogers@winchester.ac.uk). 

CFP: Political mistrust and global pandemics

We are organizing a panel addressing the theme of the Society of Latin American Studies conference (SLAS, Bath, 21-22 April 2022)  Political mistrust and global pandemics” from a historical perspective. We welcome original proposals on any topic or theme relating to the past and relevant to any point of the global Hispanic world (i.e. Spain, Spanish America including Hispanic US, Spanish Asia, Spanish Africa, etc) and particularly to the Hispanic-Anglosphere. For example, the Balmis expedition to inoculate the global Hispanic world with the smallpox vaccine developed by English physician Edward Jenner amid the Napoleonic wars; the rise of the trade on quinine during the Latin American wars of independence; politics and cholera epidemics in the nineteenth century, etc.

We have already three speakers and a discussant (Prof. Matthew Brown) in the panel, but we would like to hear more voices so if you want to join us, just email a title of your proposed paper with a few explanatory lines to hispanicanglosphere@gmail.com before Tuesday 28th September. We welcome papers in English and Spanish. Please make sure to also include the following information: preferred presentation format (in person and/or virtual), your full name, institutional affiliation and email address. Please feel free to include your preferred pronouns, as well.

New: John Parish Robertson (1792-1843)

Check the biography of John Parish Robertson (1792-1843), political agent, writer, and merchant. Scottish by birth, Robertson developed a wide web of interests in Argentina, Chile, Peru, and was among the first traders to operate in post-revolutionary Paraguay.

This entry is the latest addition to our list of Individuals where we have so far identified 96 key men and women who operated and/or contributed to the Hispanic-Anglosphere and where we are aiming to provide evidence-based, peer-reviewed biographical information such as this text prepared by a new member of our international research network Dr Alex Middleton.

Enjoy!

The Hispanic-Anglosphere @ Chile / video and report available

If you missed the Zoom talk about the Hispanic-Anglosphere and the recently published book The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2021) at the Centro de Estudios Americanos (Centre of American Studies) of the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Chile last month, you can now watch the whole event and/or read a very good report produced in Spanish by the team of Noticias UAI.

The video of the event is available below and also through this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVIVmpEGots

 

 

The Hispanic-Anglosphere @ Chile TOMORROW

A quick reminder of the Zoom talk about the Hispanic-Anglosphere and the recently published book The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2021) at the Centro de Estudios Americanos (Centre of American Studies) of the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Chile TOMORROW at 11 am (Chile time), 16:00 pm (British Isles time), 17:00 pm (mainland Europe).

Dr Manuel Llorca-Jaña and Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers will share the panel. All are very welcomed to join us. You just need to register here in advance to receive the Zoom link on the day: https://mkg.uai.cl/postgrados-nuevo/charlas/hispanic-anglosphere-reflexiones/page/contact?utm_source=BaseInterna&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Charla&utm_term=Julio_2021

You´ll find further details below and in this webpage (in Spanish): https://pro-bee-beepro-messages.s3.amazonaws.com/65016/40311/1104626/6282245.html 

The initial conversation will be in Spanish, but the Q&A will be in both Spanish and English.

Talk: The Hispanic-Anglosphere @ Chile on Thursday

A quick reminder that our colleague Dr Andrés Baeza Ruz has organized a Zoom talk about the Hispanic-Anglosphere and the recently published book The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2021) at the Centro de Estudios Americanos (Centre of American Studies) of the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Chile.

It will take place on Thursday at 11 am (Chile time), 16:00 pm (British Isles time), 17:00 pm (mainland Europe). Dr Manuel Llorca-Jaña and Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers will share the panel. All are very welcomed to join us. You just need to register here in advance to receive the Zoom link on the day: https://mkg.uai.cl/postgrados-nuevo/charlas/hispanic-anglosphere-reflexiones/page/contact?utm_source=BaseInterna&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Charla&utm_term=Julio_2021

You´ll find further details below and in this webpage (in Spanish): https://pro-bee-beepro-messages.s3.amazonaws.com/65016/40311/1104626/6282245.html 

The initial conversation will be in Spanish, but the Q&A will be in both Spanish and English.

Talk: The Hispanic-Anglosphere @ Chile / Thursday 8th July

Our colleague Dr Andrés Baeza Ruz has organized a Zoom talk about the Hispanic-Anglosphere and the recently published book The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2021) at the Centro de Estudios Americanos (Centre of American Studies) of the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Chile.

It will take place on Thursday 8th July at 11 am (Chile time), 16:00 pm (British Isles time), 17:00 pm (mainland Europe). Dr Manuel Llorca-Jaña and Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers will share the panel. All are very welcomed to join us. You just need to register here in advance to receive the Zoom link on the day: https://mkg.uai.cl/postgrados-nuevo/charlas/hispanic-anglosphere-reflexiones/page/contact?utm_source=BaseInterna&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Charla&utm_term=Julio_2021

You´ll find further details below and in this webpage (in Spanish): https://pro-bee-beepro-messages.s3.amazonaws.com/65016/40311/1104626/6282245.html .

The initial conversation will be in Spanish, but the Q&A will be in both Spanish and English.

Blog @ UKLAH

If you want a quick overview of the book The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction, ed. Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (London and New York: Routledge, 2021) don’t miss the blog published in the online platform of the United Kingdom Latin American History Network (UKLAH): https://uklah.wordpress.com/2021/05/18/uklah-blog-post-12-graciela-iglesias-rogers-on-the-hispanic-anglosphere/

The UKLAH’s mission is to raise the profile of Latin American history in the UK, “moving it from the neglected margins to its rightful place in dialogue with and as an integral part of the mainstream of historical debate in classrooms, institutions and the media”.

Talk @ PECBAL / Argentina in YouTube

Did you miss today’s online talk about the work of the Hispanic-Anglosphere network and the new book The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2021) organized by the PECBAL  (Programa de Estudios sobre la Comunidad Británica en America Latina  – Study Programme on The British Community in Latin America) at the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina? You can see the full recording in the YouTube channel of PECBAL (the talk is mainly in Spanish):

More info on this event and the work of the PECBAL is available here: https://eventos.udesa.edu.ar/66227/detail/ciclo-de-presentacion-de-libros-del-pecbal-segundo-encuentro.html

Tomorrow: The Hispanic-Anglosphere @ Argentina / Talk

A quick reminder to join us in an online talk about the work of the Hispanic-Anglosphere network and the new book The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2021) organized by the PECBAL  (Programa de Estudios sobre la Comunidad Británica en America Latina  – Study Programme on The British Community in Latin America) at the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina.  It will take place TOMORROW Friday 28 May at 11 am (Argentine time) – 15:00 pm (UK time).

Dr José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez, Juan I. Neves-Sarriegui  and Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers are in the line-up. The initial conversation will be in Spanish, but the Q&A will be in both Spanish and English. You just need to register in advance by visiting this page to receive the Zoom link before the meeting starts: https://eventos.udesa.edu.ar/66227/detail/ciclo-de-presentacion-de-libros-del-pecbal-segundo-encuentro.html

For more details, see our previous blog. Para más detalles en castellano, lee el blog anterior: https://hispanic-anglosphere.com/2021/05/18/talk-the-hispanic-anglosphere-argentina-friday-28th-may/

Talk: The Hispanic-Anglosphere @ Argentina / Friday 28th May

Come and join us in an online talk about the work of the Hispanic-Anglosphere network and the new book The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2021) organized by the PECBAL  (Programa de Estudios sobre la Comunidad Británica en America Latina  – Study Programme on The British Community in Latin America) at the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina.  It will take place on Friday 28 May at 11 am (Argentine time) – 15 pm UK time.

Dr José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez, Juan I. Neves-Sarriegui  and Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers are in the line-up. The initial conversation will be in Spanish, but the Q&A will be in both Spanish and English. You just need to register in advance by visiting this page to receive the Zoom link on the day: https://eventos.udesa.edu.ar/66227/detail/ciclo-de-presentacion-de-libros-del-pecbal-segundo-encuentro.html

Below are the details of the talk in Spanish

La ‘Hispanic-Anglosphere’: ¿qué es y para qué sirve?

La charla tiene por fin presentar The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction, ed. Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (Londres y Nueva York: Routledge, 2021) el primer libro de la red internacional de académicos y no-académicos que investigan la contribución de personas de las Islas Británicas (Irlanda, Reino Unido, Islas del Canal de la Mancha, Isla de Man) que se involucraron con el mundo hispánico global, así como por aquellos del mundo hispánico que fueron a las Islas Británicas como visitantes, exiliados y/o inmigrantes desde fines del siglo dieciocho a principios del siglo veinte – un período marcado, como hoy, por pandemias, incertidumbre social, descolocación de potencias globales y el alza de radicalismos. Al trascender fronteras políticas y culturales, estos individuos, networks y comunidades contribuyeron a crear una Hispanic-Anglosphere (una esfera hispánica-anglo y/o anglo-hispánica). Con diez capítulos, 25 biografías y siete estudios de cultura material, el libro ofrece nuevas perspectivas en  infinidad de temas: comercio, artes, educación, lenguaje, política, prensa, religión, biodiversidad, filantropía, abolicionismo e imperialismo. Una copia está disponible en preview parcial en Google Books.

Graciela Iglesias-Rogers es profesora asociada (Senior Lecturer) en Historia Europea y del Mundo Hispánico Global y directora del Centro de Investigación de Historia Moderna (MHRC) en la universidad de Winchester. Lidera la red internacional ‘The Hispanic Anglosphere: Transnational networks and global communities (18th – 20th centuries)’  financiada por el fondo de investigación británico Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) en asociación con el National Trust (Tyntesfield). Llegó al mundo académico tras ser un Reuters fellow con una larga carrera periodística como corresponsal en Europa para el diario La Nación, entre otros medios. Graduada  (St. Hilda’s) y postgraduada (Lady Margaret Hall) en historia de la universidad de Oxford, a su primer libro British Liberators in the Age of Napoleon: volunteering under the Spanish flag in the Peninsular War (Londres y Nueva York: Bloomsbury, 2014) le han seguido otros trabajos, incluído un libro coeditado con el profesor David Hook, Translations in Times of Disruption: an interdisciplinary study in transnational contexts (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez es investigador postdoctoral (Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow) en la National University of Ireland, Galway. Doctor en Historia por la Universidad de Salamanca, centra su investigación en las interacciones entre Irlanda, la diáspora irlandesa y el mundo hispánico en los siglos XVIII y XIX. Durante el curso 2017–18 fue National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow en el Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies la Universidad de Notre Dame (EE.UU.) y en 2016–17 trabajó como profesor asistente en la Universidad de Winchester. Es miembro de la red internacional de investigación ‘The Hispanic Anglosphere: Transnational networks and global communities (18th – 20th centuries). Actualmente está completando una monografía que examina el papel de Iberoamérica en la transformación de las visiones irlandesas del imperialismo, el republicanismo y la esclavitud entre 1776 y 1848. José es también traductor profesional: ha traducido varios libros del inglés al castellano en el ámbito de la historia del arte, la historia de la música y la literatura de viajes. 

Juan I. Neves-Sarriegui  es candidato a Doctor en Historia en la Universidad de Oxford donde obtuvo un Master Historia. Cuenta también con un Master en Humanidades de la Universidad de Coimbra en Portugal. Se ha desempeñado como ayudante de cátedra y de investigación en las universidades de Buenos Aires y en  Coimbra. Su proyecto de investigación doctoral  analiza el rol de la prensa periódica en la época revolucionaria del Río de la Plata a inicios del siglo XIX. Es co-organizador del Seminario de Economía Política y Cultura en Historia Global de la Universidad de Oxford y miembro de la red internacional de investigación ‘The Hispanic Anglosphere: Transnational networks and global communities (18th – 20th centuries)’ .

La charla forma parte del Segundo Ciclo de Presentación de Libros del Programa de Estudios sobre la Comunidad Británica en América Latina PECBAL

El Programa de Estudios sobre la Comunidad Británica en América Latina surge de los intereses de docentes, graduados/as y estudiantes de la Universidad de San Andrés que investigan temáticas vinculadas con la comunidad británica e irlandesa en América Latina. Ubicado dentro del Programa de Posgrado en Historia de UdeSA, reúne a investigadores que trabajan sobre la presencia de británicos en América Latina y provee un espacio de diálogo, discusión, formación e intercambio de ideas y trabajos que busca enriquecer nuestras investigaciones y ampliar nuestros conocimientos sobre el impacto de las comunidades británicas.

Para participar hace falta registrarse por anticipado en esta página:

https://eventos.udesa.edu.ar/66227/detail/ciclo-de-presentacion-de-libros-del-pecbal-segundo-encuentro.html

 

New book now out!

We are delighted to announce that in a year like no other, somehow, we managed to complete the research, compile all the material and Routledge has now published the first book emanating from our project: The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century – An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2021).

Book Description

The Hispanic and Anglo worlds are often portrayed as the Cain and Abel of Western culture, antagonistic and alien to each other. This book challenges such view with a new critical conceptual framework – the ‘Hispanic-Anglosphere’ – to open a window into the often surprising interactions of individuals, transnational networks and global communities that, it argues, made of the British Isles (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) a crucial hub for the global Hispanic world, a launching-pad and a bridge between Spanish Europe, Africa, America and Asia in the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Perhaps not unlike today, that was a time marked by social uncertainty, pandemics, the dislocation of global polities and the rise of radicalisms. The volume offers insights on many themes including trade, the arts, education, language, politics, the press, religion, biodiversity, philanthropy, anti-slavery and imperialism. Established academics and rising stars from different continents and disciplines combined original, primary research with a wide range of secondary sources to produce a rich collection of ten case-studies, 25 biographies and seven samples of interpreted material culture, all presented in an accessible style appealing to scholars, students and the general reader alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is the Hispanic-Anglosphere? Concepts, methods and public engagement

Graciela Iglesias-Rogers

Appendix: Re-interpreting Tyntesfield with the Hispanic-Anglosphere – A testimony

Susan P. Hayward

Part I: Case-studies

1. Spanish ‘colonies’: a term forged in the Hispanic-Anglosphere

Graciela Iglesias-Rogers and José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez

2. British involvement in Francisco de Miranda’s Leander Expedition (1805–1807)

Andrey Alexandrovich Iserov

3. Yrisarri & Co: a Hispanic-Anglo firm in the opium trade in East Asia (1815–30)

Ander Permanyer-Ugartemendia

4. Between Penury and Philanthropy: Joseph Lancaster, the State and the Birth of Primary Schooling in Chile (c.1810-1830)

Andrés Baeza Ruz

5. Love, prejudice, pandemics, and global entrepreneurship: William ‘Guillermo’ Gibbs’s long route to Tyntesfield

Graciela Iglesias-Rogers

6. Englishmen and Alpacas: William Walton, William Danson and Charles Ledger

Helen Cowie

7. Entangled Public Opinion: Thomas George Love and the British Press in the River Plate, 1807-1845

Juan I. Neves Sarriegui

8. Pablo Montesino’s exile and the basis of the Liberal Education Project

José M. Menudo

9. The anarchist feedback loop: Spanish solidarity campaigns in London and the birth of revolutionary syndicalism, 1896-1913

Arturo Zoffmann Rodriguez

10. Miguel de Unamuno’s British correspondence: a space for sharing ideas and concerns

Cristina Erquiaga Martínez

Part II: Entangled Lives: A Taster

Biographies

Gregorio Alonso, Andrés Baeza Ruz; José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez, Helen Cowie, Cristina Erquiaga Martínez, Ana Carpintero Fernández, Agustín Guimerá-Ravina, Graciela Iglesias-Rogers, Lesley Kinsley, Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Juan I. Neves-Sarriegui, Arturo Zoffmann Rodriguez

Material culture: prints, manuscripts, objects, images, locations

Andrés Baeza Ruz; José Brownrigg-Gleeson Martínez; Cristina Erquiaga Martínez, Graciela Iglesias-Rogers, Manuel Llorca-Jaña.

Afterword: The way ahead

Graciela Iglesias-Rogers

Index

For more information visit: www.routledge.com/9780367353131

If you want to request a free copy to review in a journal, please visit this page: http://pages.email.taylorandfrancis.com/review-copy-request

A historical perspective on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Living as we are under the shadow of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), a finding in the archives that challenges assumptions about the exact place of birth of William Gibbs, founder of the National Trust Tyntesfield and leading figure in the Hispanic-Anglosphere has acquired an unexpected, yet also prescient meaning.

Read all about it in ‘Key Locations: the birthplace of William Gibbs in Madrid’ – the latest addition to our ongoing online exhibition ‘Exploring the Hispanic-Anglosphere’.

Keep calm, wash your hands and enjoy!

The British Isles – hub of radicalism

We are back with three intriguing and thought-provoking profiles of key Individuals in the Hispanic-Anglosphere.  The articles penned by our colleague Arturo Zoffmann-Rodriguez offer valuable insights into a world marked by intense radicalism, political exile, cultural experimentation and solidarity networks with the British Isles as its centre in the years leading to the threshold of the twentieth century.

You can learn now all about the activities of the Cuban-born free-thinker Fernando Tarrida del Mármol (1861-1915), the trade union activist Pedro Vallina Martínez (1879-1970) and Teresa Claramunt Creus (1862-1931), a leading writer in Freedom, the flagship publication of the London anarchists in the 1890s.

If you have not heard from us for a while is mainly because we are busy working on a contracted edited book, but we are still trying to find time to get the word out about the project (ex. only a couple of weeks ago we shared a platform in an event in Canning House entitled ‘Forgotten Histories’) – and we have other profiles and more panels in our online exhibition ‘Exploring the Hispanic-Anglosphere’ in the pipeline, so keep tuned!

National flower of Chile found at Tyntesfield

Don’t miss the latest addition to our online exhibition  all about one of the first  – if not the first – artistic depictions of the national flower of Chile, the copihue, discovered by one of our colleagues in the walls of NT Tyntesfield, the country residency established by William ‘Guillermo’ Gibbs (1790-1875) near Bristol, UK.

The finding got also a mention in the August-September National Trust Inspire podcast ( https://soundcloud.com/inspiresw ) where the work of our AHRC-University of Winchester research network project The Hispanic-Anglosphere … in general featured highly. In fact, we served as ‘bait’ for the whole programme… so if you want to avoid the self-proclaimed clichéd presentation (which sadly also reduced the whole of the Hispanic world to Iberian Spain) and other items, we would suggest to just start listening from 40:00 in the track.

Enjoy!

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