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Lecture and Seminar Timetable

Lecture and Seminar Participation

  • Teaching consists of a weekly lecture and a seminar on a related topic. You are expected to attend both, and to undertake the readings assigned for each seminar.
  • You should supplement these activities with background reading, which will help you follow the “story” as the module progresses. We recommend one or more of the following. The Oxford Handbook is particularly good for gaining an awareness of changes in the historiography and research. Lectures and seminars will not make much sense if you don’t have this basic framework.

Course books covering the period from c1492 to the recent past (the whole course):

Course books about the Colonial Period:

    • Mark Burkholder and Lyman Johnson, Colonial Latin America, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010.
    • Kris Lane and Matthew Restall. Latin America in Colonial Times. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Websites about the Colonial Period (with timelines):

Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America 1520-1820. Fordham.

Course books from Independence:

Seminar groups

All groups run on Fridays and will be taught by Dr Rosie Doyle

  • 10:00-11:00
  • 11:00-12:00
  • 12:00-13:00
  • 14:00-15:00

 

 

Week

Lecture Schedule

All lectures on Wednesdays 12-1 in room LIB2

Term 1

1 Introduction to Latin America Themes and Problems
2 Iberians, People of the Americas, and Africans 
3 Early Contact in the Caribbean and Brazil 
4

The Conquest of the Mainland 

5

Structuring the Colonies: Labour, Demography, Administration 

Lecture powerpoint

6 Reading Week (no class)
7

Colonial Society 

Lecture Powerpoint

8

The Eighteenth Century 

18C lecture powerpoint

9

Independence in the Americas 

10

Nation-building in the Nineteenth Century 

Nation-building powerpoint

Term 2

1

Slavery and Emancipation 

2

Popular Democracy, Caste Wars, and State Formation 

3

The US and Latin America 

4 The Mexican Revolution and Latin America 
5

Modernity in Latin America 

6 Reading Week (no lecture)
7

Mid-twentieth-century Latin America: “Populism”, Labour Movements, and Nationalism 

8

Revolutionary Latin America 

9 The Cold War and the Right In Latin America
10 Democratic Transitions and New Social Movements

Term 3

1

Latin America Today

 Lecture 

2

History and Literature

Lecture

3

Backward Looks and Forward Glances 

Lecture

 

Lecturers

Dr Adrianna Catena

Dr Rosie Doyle (RD)

Professor Rebecca Earle (RE)

Dr Ben Smith (BS)