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Classical Traditions in Latin American History - 19-20/05/2016, London (England)



FECHA/DATE/DATA: 19-20/05/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Lecture Room, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square (London, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Andrew Laird (Warwick/Brown University; Nicola Miller (UCL)

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Conference fees (including lunch and refreshments)

Standard rate: £40.00 for 2 days / £25.00 for 1 day only

Concessions (students/retired): £25.00 for 2 days / £12.50 for 1 day only

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

PROGRAMME - Thursday 19 May 2016


12.30


Registration and Welcome Lunch


1.15


Welcome: DAVID FREEDBERG

Introduction: ANDREW LAIRD AND NICOLA MILLER


1.30


Panel 1. The Invention of Origins


Chair: Barbara Goff, University of Reading


ANDREW LAIRD, University of Warwick/Brown University: Conflicts of Classical Legacies in Latin America


NICOLA MILLER, UCL: Classical Motifs in Spanish American Nation-building: Looking Beyond the Letrados


ERIC CULLHED, Uppsala University: “Born with the Wrinkles of Byzantium”: Unclassical Traditions in Latin America


Panel Respondent: JORGE CAÑIZARES-ESGUERRA, University of Texas (Austin)


3.30


Tea


4.00


Panel 2. Nature, Culture and Knowledge


Chair: Andrew Laird, University of Warwick/Brown University


NATALIA MAILLARD ALVAREZ, Universidad Pablo de Olavide: Early Circulation ofClassical Books from Europe in New Spain and Peru


ALEJANDRA ROJAS, The Ohio State University: Indigenous and Classical Conventions and Iconography in the Libellus de medicinalibus indorum herbis (Mexico, 1552)


BYRON ELLSWORTH HAMANN, The Ohio State University: The higa and the tlachialoni: Material Cultures of Seeing in the Mediterratlantic


ERIKA VALDIVIESO, Brown University: The Inca Garcilaso in Dialogue with Neo-Platonism


•Panel Respondent: REBECCA EARLE, University of Warwick


6.15


Reception


7.30


Dinner


PROGRAMME - Friday 20 May 2016


10.00


Coffee


10.15


Panel 3. Politics of Language, Rhetoric and Literature


Chair: Peter Mack, University of Warwick


ANDREW LAIRD, University of Warwick/Brown University: Mixed Antiquities: Innovations of Classical Humanism and Native Legacies in sixteenth-century Mexico and Peru


STUART M. MCMANUS, Harvard University: Humanist Eloquence and Erudition in Colonial Latin America: Reassessing the Funeral Exequies for Philip IV


ROBERT CONN, Wesleyan University: Classicism and the Forging of Institutions and Traditions in Latin America: From Sor Juana to Alfonso Reyes


• Panel Respondent: AVI LIFSCHITZ, UCL


12.30


Lunch


1.30


Panel 4. From Hellenism and Utopia to Patria and Nation


Chair: Nicola Miller, UCL


DESIREE ARBO, University of Warwick: Guaraní Indians, Plato’s Republic and 18th century Americanismo


ELINA MIRANDA, Universidad de La Habana: Greece in José Martí


ROSA ANDÚJAR, UCL: Henríquez Ureña’s Hellenism and the American Utopia


•Panel Respondent: FELIPE FERNANDEZ ARMESTO, University of Notre Dame


3.30


Tea


4.00


Structured Concluding Discussion


ALL PARTICIPANTS


To include: The significance of classical traditions for historians of Latin America;


Implications for the Western tradition;


Directions for future enquiry (further topics to arise from conference discussion)


5.00


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