Workshop

A major element of this project was the organisation of a Workshop that brought together researchers working on the Latin American borderlands. The Workshop ‘Amerindian Spaces: Rebellions and Alliances in the Latin American Borderlands, 1600-1900’ was held in June 2015 at the University of St Andrews. We had really interesting discussions and we are currently working towards the publication of some of the papers as a special issue in a journal, which we hope will see light in 2017.

The workshop ‘Amerindian Spaces: Rebellions and Alliances in the Latin American Borderlands, 1600-1900’ was attended by postgraduate students and staff from the University of St Andrews. For the full program with abstracts, click Workshop Program, for the conference outline, see below:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

9:10-9:20 Arrival and welcome

9:20-9:30 Introduction

9:30-10:15 Dr. Mark Harris, University of St Andrews – The Making of some Ethnic Spaces in the Lower Brazilian Amazon, c. 1650-1850. The Trombetas/Nhamundá and Tapajós/Arapiuns Regional Complexes: Rivers, Leadership and Political Organisation

10:15-11:00 Prof. Matthew Restall, Pennsylvania State University – The End of the World/the Centre of the World: Myths and Mysteries of the Belize Borderlands

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

11:20-12:30 Discussion

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:15 Dr. Heather Roller, Colgate University – Nurturing Independence: The Mbayá-Guaikurú in Colonial and Post-Colonial Brazilian Sources

2:15-3:00 Dr. Silvia Espelt Bombín, University of St Andrews – Between Autonomy and Voluntary Incorporation: the (de)Construction of a European Frontier between Brazil and French Guiana, 1600s-1730s

3:00-3:20 Coffee break

3:20-4:30 Discussion

5:30-7:00 Guided tour of St Andrews

7.15pm Dinner

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

9:30-10:15 Prof. Cynthia Radding, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Amerindian Spaces in the Production of New Spain’s Northern Frontier

10:15-11:00 Dr. Pablo Ibáñez Bonillo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide – The Power of Silence in Colonial Sources: Filling the gaps of two episodes of the Portuguese conquest of Maranhão and Pará

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

11:20-12:30 Discussion

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:15 Dr. Sabine Hyland, University of St Andrews – Alliance and Revolt: The Case of the Chankas of Peru, 1607-1780

2:15-3:00 Dr. Hal Langfur, State University of New York at Buffalo – Cannibalism and the Body Politic: Independent Indians in the Era of Brazilian Independence

3:00-3:20 Coffee break

3:20-5:30 Discussion

7pm Dinner

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