Eric Hobsbawm on Latin America: A Round Table

Eric Hobsbawm on Latin America: A Round Table

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Leslie Bethell, St Antony’s College and King’s College London
Paulo Drinot, University College London
Eduardo Posada-Carbó, SIAS and History Faculty, Oxford
Convenor: 
Eduardo Posada-Carbo
Series: 
Latin American History Seminar

Leslie Bethell, currently Visiting Professor at the Brazil Institute, Kings College London, is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History, University of London; Emeritus Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford; Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C; and Socio (one of twenty elected foreign members), Academia Brasileira de Letras. He is a former Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, and founding Director of the Centre for Brazilian Studies, University of Oxford. His publications include The abolition of the Brazilian slave trade (Cambridge, 1970; Port. trans. 1976; 2nd Port. trans., 2002), (editor, with Ian Roxborough) Latin America between the Second World War and the Cold War (Cambridge, 1992; Port. trans. 1996), The Paraguayan War (1864-1870) (London, 1996), Brazil in books by British and Irish authors (Oxford, 2003); (editor, with José Murilo de Carvalho) Joaquim Nabuco e os abolicionistas britânicos (Rio de Janeiro, 2008; Eng. trans., 2009), Charles Landseer- Desenhos e Aquarelas de Portugal e do Brasil, 1825-1826 (Rio de Janeiro: Instituto Moreira Salles, 2010); Joaquim Nabuco no mundo: abolicionista, jornalista e diplomata (Rio de Janeiro, 2016) and (editor) Viva la Revolución, Eric Hobsbawm on Latin America (London, 2016). He is Editor of the Cambridge History of Latin America (12 volumes, Cambridge University Press, 1984-2008). - also published in Spanish, Portuguese and ChineseHe lives in  Rio de Janeiro.

Paulo Drinot is senior lecturer in Latin American History at the Institute of the Americas, University College London and co-editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies. He holds an undergraduate degree in economic history from LSE, an MPhil in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford, and a DPhil in Modern History from Oxford. He is the author of The Allure of Labor: Workers, Race, and the Making of the Peruvian State (Duke University Press, 2011), published in translation as La seducción de la clase obrera: Trabajadores, raza y la formación del Estado peruano (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2016), editor of Che’s Travels: The Making of a Revolutionary in 1950s Latin America (Duke University Press, 2010), and Peru in Theory (Palgrave, 2014) and co-editor (with Leo Garofalo) of Más allá de la dominación y la resistencia: estudios de historia peruana, siglos XVI-XX (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2005) and (with Alan Knight) of The Great Depression in Latin America (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014), also published in Spanish translation by the Fondo de Cultura Económica. His forthcoming publications include an edited volume on Peru’s Revolutionary Government of the Armed Forces to be published by University of Texas Press and an edited volume on comics and collective memory in Latin America to be published by University of Pittsburgh Press.

Eduardo Posada-Carbó is Professor of the History and Politics of Latin America and Research Fellow at St. Antony’s College in Oxford.  He has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Chicago and Brown, and Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame.  He has published extensively on the history and politics of Latin America, including La nación soñada.  Violencia, democracia y liberalismo en Colombia (2006);  (with Iván Jaksić, eds.), Liberalismo y poder.  Latinoamérica en el siglo XIX (2011).   He iscurrently editing (with Andrew Robertson) the Oxford Handbbok of Revolutionary Elections in the Americas, 1800-1910. (forthcoming, OUP, 2017).