CFP: The Independence of Peru and the Americas in Global Perspective (London, 11-12 March 2021)

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Call for Papers
March 11, 2021 to March 12, 2021
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Intellectual History, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Nationalism History / Studies, World History / Studies

Call for papers


The Independence of Peru and the Americas in Global Perspective

March 11-12, 2021


Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London


In 2021-22 Peru, Mexico, Central America and Brazil will celebrate 200 years of independence. The Independence of Peru in particular and of the Americas as a whole was a global event. A key battleground of the Age of Revolutions and the birthplace of the First Wave of Decolonization, Latin American independence produced a new world order.


In this hybrid symposium, leading historians from around the world will present and debate new research on the global significance and legacy of these events.


Participants may join us in London or via Zoom.  All paper proposals and perspectives will be considered. We particularly seek papers that engage the following approaches:

  • Connected histories of independence
  • Conceptual and intellectual histories of independence
  • Economic histories of independence
  • New political histories of independence
  • Atlantic and global histories of independence and decolonisation
  • Historical anthropologies of independence
  • Cultural histories of the symbols and materiality of independence
  • Histories of the historiography of independence
  • Histories of knowledge and independence
  • Histories of centennial and bicentennial commemorations

Please send your paper abstract and 2-page cv to Professor Mark Thurner, by November 1, 2020.  Please note that we intend to publish an edited volume of original work based on the conference proceedings.

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Professor Mark Thurner

Institute of Latin American Studies

University of London

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