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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.
  • Use your readings to prepare answers to the seminar questions listed for each week, and come to class prepared to discuss those questions with your tutor and fellow students. You may also be invited to prepare a short presentation for some sessions.
  • You can find a number of scanned chapters for the seminar readings at AM101 Chapter Scans

  • The Reading list for each week and recordings of the lectures through lecture capture are available on the AM101 Moodle Page 2018/19

Seminar groups (from Week 2)

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

  • 10:00-11:00 in H2.46
  • 11:00-12:00 in H3.03
  • 12:00-13:00 in H1.05
  • 14:00-15:00 in H0.44

 

 

Week

Lecture Schedule

All lectures on Wednesdays 12-1 in room LIB2

Term 1

1 NO LECTURE
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 Right In Latin America
10 Democratic Transitions and New Social Movement

Term 3

1

Latin America Today 

 Powerpoint 

2

History and Literature Lecture

Seminar Readings and Handout

3

Backward Looks and Forward Glances 

powerpoint

 

Lecturers

Dr Rosie Doyle (RD)

Dr Ben Smith (BS)

Professor Rebecca Earle (RE)