Trans-Latin America: Practices and Ideas
The goal of this colloquium is to ground the study of Latin America as an idea and reality in the history of transnational entanglements between Latin Americans themselves, conceiving these entanglements as a process of production and reproduction of ideas, identities, art, social formations, and political movements, both at and beyond the state’s scale. While transnational approaches have found their way into the field of Latin American studies in recent years, their application has been normally limited to North-South relationships. By shifting attention to trans-Latin American entanglements, with a special focus on the largely neglected role of Brazil, we hope to open up a broad, unexplored field, with far-reaching ramifications for the understanding of several historical topics, socio-cultural trends, and discourses that have been at the very center of the field, such as: state formation and nation building; modernity and tradition; imperialism and anti-imperialism; ethnicity, race, and class.
June 11, 2017
Raanan Rein, Vice President of Tel Aviv University.
Leo Corry, Dean of the Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities.
Moderator: Iris Rachamimov (Tel Aviv University)
Irina Podgorny (CONICET, Argentina/FMSH, Paris): Museum Networks in Nineteenth-Century South America
Nicola Miller (University College London): How Drawing Teachers Designed Nations in Nineteenth-Century Latin America
Moderator: Rosalie Sitman (Tel Aviv University)
Arie Kacowicz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Trans-Latin American Ideas and Practices of Peace and their Unintended Consequences.
Ori Preuss (Tel Aviv University): Nations into Regions: Remapping Latin American Intellectual Life, 1840s-1910s.
Moderator: Arie Kacowicz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Pablo Yankelevich (Colegio de México): El espejo mexicano: La revolución de 1910 en el debate latinoamericano.
Luis Roniger (Wake Forest University): Central America: National Spaces and Connected History
June 12, 2017
Moderator: Yael Mabat (Tel Aviv University)
João Paulo Coelho de Souza Rodrigues (UFSJ, Brasil): ?Un espacio transnacional?: Reflexiones a partir de la circulación de periódicos y de periodistas en el sur de América (siglos XIX-XX)
Nahuel Ribke (Tel Aviv University): A Celebrity at Home, a Star Abroad: Ricardo Darin's Articulation of Transnational Stardom in Latin America’s Cultural Space
Moderator: Tzvi Tal (Colegio Académico Sapir)
Aldo Marchesi (Universidad de la República, Uruguay): El continente como necesidad: La constitución de una comunidad transnacional de militantes cono sureños con un deseo continental (1964-1976).
Gerardo Leibner (Universidad de Tel Aviv): El latinoamericanismo comunista: Entre el internacionalismo proletario y los partidos comunistas nacionales.
Round Table : Culture Areas versus Nations: Tensions and Complementarities in History and Historiography Opening comments: Eduardo Elena (University of Miami), On Barak (Tel Aviv University), Nicola Miller (UCL), and Luis Roniger (Wake Forest University)