Global History Conference - 2nd Workshop 'Latin America in Global Context'

Global History Conference - 2nd Workshop 'Latin America in Global Context'

Fundação Getulio Vargas, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Universität Bern, Red Latinoamericana de Historia Global, Pittsburgh University, LabMundi/USP
Rio de Janeiro
From - Until
18.10.2016 - 21.10.2016
Alexandre Moreli

In the last years, an important shift has taken place within Latin American Studies, advocating a global approach to writing history. As rewarding and innovative as these new approaches are, they provide specific challenges regarding both methodology as well as implementation. So far, global history has been dominated by Asian and African studies and Latin America has only played a marginal role, both as an object and subject of study. Despite its huge potential for Latin America as a research field, it remains unclear how historians of Latin America might contribute to it.

This Conference, hence, explores new ideas and debates on how to write Latin American history within a global framework and how to trace the links and diffusions of ideas. The event will take place at the Getulio Vargas Foundation having in parallel the 2nd “Coloquio Internacional - Latinoamérica y la Historia Global” of the Red Latinoamericana de Historia Global and the 2nd “Workshop Latin America in a Global Context”. Both events jointly aim to bring together a range of researchers from distinct countries and academic cultures with the explicit long-term goal of facilitating regional integration, co-operations and collaborations, particularly between senior researches from Latin America and early career researchers. The overall goal is to facilitate a productive and enriching forum for discussion.


18 October 2016
18h00-20h00: Opening session

Opening & Welcome: Alexandre Moreli (Fundação Getulio Vargas) & Diego Holstein (Pittsburgh University)

Keynote Speech by Luiz-Felipe de Alencastro (Fundação Getulio Vargas) “Brazil between Latin America and the South Atlantic in the 21st century”

19 October 2016
9h00-11h30: Theories, concepts and the Global South

Discussant: Alexandre Fortes (Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro)

Diego Holstein (Pittsburgh University) “The Global Turn in Latin America: A Live Survey”

Aldo Marchesi (Universidad de la Republica) “Writing the Latin American Cold War Between the "local" South and the "global" North”

Alexandre Moreli (Fundação Getulio Vargas) “Five questions to the debate on the global turn”

Melisa Deciancio (FLACSO) “International Relations (IR) from the South: A Regional Research Agenda for Global IR (GIR)”

13h00-15h00: Transnational networks and ideologies

Discussant: James Cameron (Fundação Getulio Vargas)

Iwa Nawrocki (Princeton University) “Redeeming Socialism: Brazilian Left Catholic Intellectuals and the Socialist World”

Martín Bergel (CONICET & Universidad de Buenos Aires) “The Chinese Mirror. Haya de la Torre, Kuo-Min-Tang and the global origins of Latin-American populism”

Eline Ommen (London School of Economics) “Sandinista Nicaragua, Reagan, and the Anti-Intervention Movement, 1981-1982”

15h30-17h30: Latin America between the Atlantic and the Pacific

Discussant: Rafael Marquese (Universidade de São Paulo)

Ryan Crewe (University of Colorado) “Charting the Hispano-Asian Pacific World: Latin America on the Stage of Global History”

Ryan Musto (George Washington University) “The Limits to Desire: Latin America in India’s Diplomatic Imagination, 1962-1972”

Reinaldo Funes (Universidad de La Habana) “The Environmental History of Great Caribean and the Global History”

20 October
9h00-11h30: From Micro to Macro: different scales for Economic relations

Discussant: Pedro Campos (Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro)

José Miranda (Pontifícia Universidade Católica/RS) “Small Money, Big Problems: How an investigation on small Latin American republics shaped the financial market for sovereign debt in the 19th century”

Sandra Kuntz (Colegio de México) “Latin American first export era: Parameters to reassess its economic contribution”

Andrea Lluch (CONICET & Universidad Nacional de la Pampa) “The South American meat industry from a global perspective: firms and markets until the Great Depression”

Jean-Jaques Sene (Chatham University) “The Pan-African Ideal: Historical Foundations and Perspectives for the Future”

13h00-15h00: Labour and social movements

Discussant: Flávio Gomes (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Alejandro Velasco (New York University) “Place, Progress, Process: Urban History as Global History”

Paulo Drinot (University College London) “The Making of the Peruvian State: A Global History?”

Angela Vergara (California State University) “International Solidarity and Department-Store Workers: A Transnational Labor History of Gath & Chaves”

15h30-17h30: The Legal Field between nationalism, regionalism and transnationalism

Discussant: Albert Manke (Universität zu Köln)

Nicholas Miller (Georg-August-University of Göttingen) “Itinerant advisers and their Latin American entanglements, 1820-1870: Global careering, intellectual history and constitutional migration”

Juan Pablo Scarfi (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes) “Globalizing the Latin American Legal Field: Continental and Regional Approaches to the International Legal Order in Latin America after World War I, 1914-1933”

Fabia Veçoso (Universidade Federal de São Paulo) “Bandung in the Shadow: The Brazilian Experience”

21 October
9h00-11h30: The Politics of identity and the circulation of concepts

Discussant: João Paulo Pimenta (Universidade de São Paulo)

Cristián Castro (Universidad Diego Portales) “The Transnational Imagined Community of the Black Press of Sao Paulo and Chicago, 1900-1950”

Marixa Lasso (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) “Feudal Haciendas to the ‘Vanguard of the Atlantic World’: the changing place of XIX century Latin America and Global History”

Marina Rocha (Universidade de São Paulo) “The concept of genocide under global perspective and its use in Argentina”

Alberto Arturo Harambour Ross (Universidad Austral de Chile) “Empires, States, and Frontier Expansion. Transnational sovereignties in Latin American postcolonial colonialism (1870s-1920s)”

13h00-15h00: Roundtable – Is the “global turn” shaping careers?

Stella Krepp (Universität Bern) & Alexandre Moreli (Fundação Getulio Vargas)

15h30-18h30) Closing session

Final report by Jose Antonio Sanchez-Román (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Closing remarks: Diego Holstein (Pittsburgh University), Stella Krepp (Universität Bern), Alexandre Fortes (Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro) & Rafael Marquese (Universidade de São Paulo)

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