Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbó, University of Oxford
Speakers: Graciela Iglesias-Rogers, University of Winchester; Helena Cowie, University of York; Juan Neves Sarriegui, Wolfson College, Oxford; and David Rock, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Graciela Iglesias-Rogers is Senior Lecturer in Modern European and Global Hispanic History at the University of Winchester and lead researcher of the AHRC-funded international research network project 'The Hispanic Anglosphere: Transnational networks and global communities (18th - 20th centuries)' in partnership with The National Trust (Tyntesfield) and the Centre of American Studies at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Chile. She embarked on academia after life as a Reuters fellow with a long career in journalism, including as Chief European correspondent for the Argentine broadsheet La Nación. At Oxford, she read for a BA degree in History (St. Hilda's College) followed by a DPhil in Modern History (Lady Margaret Hall). She subsequently held various positions as tutor, lecturer, and researcher (Hertford College, St. Peter’s College, Faculty of History). Her latest publications include 'The dislocation of the global Hispanic world', in Alan Forrest and Peter Hicks, eds. The New Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars, Volume 3. Experience, Culture and Memory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022); (ed.), The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century - An Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2021); with D. Hook (eds), Translations in times of disruption: an interdisciplinary study in transnational contexts (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2017) and British liberators in the age of Napoleon: volunteering under the Spanish flag in the Peninsular War (Bloomsbury: London and New York, 2014).
Juan Neves Sarriegui is DPhil Candidate in History at the University of Oxford. His thesis project ‘Revolution in the Rio de la Plata: Political Culture and Periodical Press, c. 1780-1830’ explores the changes in political life and print culture brought about by the independence movement in present-day Argentina and Uruguay. His has been the 'Norman Hargreaves-Mawdsley’ scholar at Wolfson College, Oxford (2018-2022) and a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) doctoral visiting student at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Free University of Berlin (2022). Currently, he is the Project Manager and Member of the Steering Committee of the AHRC-funded Research Network ‘Reframing the Age of Revolutions, 1750-1850’. He has co-edited a special virtual issue of the Past & Present Journal and published in the collective volume The Hispanic-Anglosphere: an Introduction (2021) edited by Graciela Iglesias-Rogers.
Helen Cowie is Professor of 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 most recent book, Victims of Fashion: Animal Commodities in Victorian Britain, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2021 and examines 6 luxury animal commodities consumed in the Victorian period. Her work on alpaca wool stems from this wider project.
David Rock is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara and currently Senior Research Associate at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, where he completed a PhD in 1971. He has written extensively on nineteenth and twentieth century Argentina including several works in Spanish translation. His book Politics in Argentina 1890-1930: the Rise and Fall of Radicalism (Cambridge) was published in 1975. A first edition of Argentina 1516-1982. From Spanish Colonization to the Falklands War (University of California Press) appeared in 1985; Authoritarian Argentine: the Nationalist Movement, its History and its Impact (California) was published in 1992; State Building and Political Movements in Argentina, 1860-1916 (Stanford) was published in 2002; and, The British in Argentina, Commerce, Settlers and Power, 1800-2000 (Palgrave Macmillan) appeared in 2018.