Recommended backgrounds readings for Conference 1, 'Writing the Nation'
- Aguirre, Robert D. Informal Empire: Mexico and Central America in Victorian Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005
- Bann, Stephen. “The Odd Man Out: Historical Narrative and the Cinematic Image.” History and Theory, vol. 26, no, 4, Beiheft 26: The Representation of Historical Events (December, 1987): 47–67
- Cañizares-Esguerra, Jorge. “Landscapes and Identities: Mexico 1850-1900.” In Nature, Empire, and Nation: Explorations of the History of Science in the Iberian World, Jorge. Cañizares-Esguerra, 129-168. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006
- Prescott, William. The Conquest of Mexico, with a preliminary view of the ancient Mexican civilization, and the life of the conqueror, Hernando Cortés.
- Beatriz González-Stephan, 'Forms of Historic Imagination: Visual Culture, Historiography, and the Tropes of War in Nineteenth-Century Venezuela', Translated from Spanish by William Acree, Vanderbilt (forthcoming)
- Jorge Myers, Paper: 'Los comienzos de la historiografia argentina 1810-1852'