The Re-imagining Democracy Project moved to a new phase in the summer of 2016 as we were completing the book on the Mediterranean.
We began with a series of reading groups, that started with the late colonial period and focused on the Bourbon reforms introduced in the administration of the colonies, and the two main rebellions that they seem to have provoked (in Peru and New Granada/Colombia), before moving to the region as a whole.
We had meetings on 14 June and 11 October 2016, and on 10 January (all held at the Latin American Centre) and 24 February 2017 (held at the Oxford Maison Française). These were followed by a full conference on 23-24 March 2017. For information about forthcoming meetings see below.
On 30th October 2017, 12.30-2.30 pm a meeting was held with Jeremy Adelman, Professor of History at Princeton University and Astor Visiting Lecturer at Oxford this term. He discussed with the group the topic ‘Re-Imagining Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1770s-1870s: Perspectives from Global History’? 2017 Astor Visit Revised Minutes Democracy Meeting
The next congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA, Barcelona, 26-28 May 2018) will include two double panels related to our project. Papers on aspects of the following topics will be discussed in these panels: ‘The Global History of Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 19th Century’, and ‘Ser congresista: prácticas de representación en América Latina en el siglo XIX’.