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Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra delivers keynote lectures spanning the globe in 2019

Wed, October 9, 2019
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra delivers keynote lectures spanning the globe in 2019
Prof. Cañizares-Esguerra, next to a historical monument for Simón Bolívar, in Ecuador

Dr. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, delivered eight invited lectures at a host of international conferences and universities in 2019.

Professor Cañizares-Esguerra, who is also a Distinguished Professor on the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), a Distinguished Luverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of London, and Nancy-Lyman-Roelker-Mentorship Awardee (American Historical Association), began the distinguished lecture circuit at Columbia University in New York City, and concluded at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

  • Columbia University. Society of Fellows. Feb 26, 2019.
  • Universidad Catolica del Peru. Keynote at Seminario Permanente Doctorado de Historia.. May 16, 2019.
  • FLACSO. Quito. Keynote at  International symposium. “The invention of Humboldt.” FLACSO and LA-Global London. Quito August 12, 2019.
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia . Bogota/ Seminario Internacional Humboldt 250 Años. October 21,  2019
  • Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales Turbaco, Colombia.  Keynote at Seminario de Estudios Humboldtianos.  October,23, 2019
  • Gilcrease Museum University of Tulsa. Rethinking Colonialism in Mexico and the Americas: Past, Present and Future... Nov 1, 2019
  • UCLA-LA. Keynote  at “American” Art and the Legacy of Conquest: Art at California’s Missions in the Global 18th-20th Centuries. Terra Foundation Conference. November 8, 2019
  • Max Planck Institute for the History of Science; Centre Marc Bloch; and the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut SPK. Berlin. Keynote at “Alexander v. Humboldt: Circulation of State-Knowledge in European Latin America” Dec 4. 2019.

Prof. Cañizares-Esguerra also managed to deliver a few talks at UT not mentioned above. “Inventing Humboldt and Reinventing Epistemic Colonialism,” for the History and Philosophy of Science Colloquium (read more here), and “Radical Politics in 16th Century ‘Spanish’ America: The Continental Mobilization of Indigenous Slaves and Commoners” for the Institute for Historical Studies (info), where he is a Fellow this year under the "Collectives and Commons" theme.

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