LAC History Seminar Series: The intellectual History of Latin America – a round table
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Convener: Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó
Speakers: Nicola Miller, UCL in conversation with Ivan Jaksić, Stanford University in Santiago
Chair: Andre Jockyman, Oxford
Nicola Miller is Professor of Latin American History at UCL and Director of UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies. She is interested in the history of culture and knowledge in Latin America, especially in relation to global and transnational approaches. From 2014-17 she held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to work on a history of knowledge in nineteenth-century Spanish America, recently published as Republics of Knowledge, by Princeton University Press (Oct. 2020). Earlier books include comparative studies of images of the United States in nineteenth-century Latin America (America Imagined, with Axel Korner and Adam Smith, Palgrave, 2012) and on intellectuals and politics in the region.
Ivan Jaksić is Director of the Stanford University Program in Chile, and the author or editor of several books on Andrés Bello, as well as the intellectual and political history of Latin America and the United States. His previous academic appointments include posts at the University of California, the University of Wisconsin, and Notre Dame. He is currently a member of the Chilean Academy of Language. A recipient of the Guggenheim fellowship, his most recent award is the Chilean National Prize in History (2020).
Andre Jockyman-Roithman is a DPhil History candidate at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, having previously completed an MLitt in Intellectual History at the University of St Andrews. His thesis explores republicanism and state-building in Brazil and the River Plate from 1808 to 1845.