Frank Tannenbaum and Latin American Studies: A Historical Symposium

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Frank Tannenbaum and Latin American Studies: A Historical Symposium
12/14/2012 9:00 am
Esteban Andrade
Faculty House, Presidential Room 1
64 Morningside Drive, New York, 10027, United States

The Institute of Latin American Studies and The University Seminar on Latin America.

Stuart Schwartz, Yale
Maria Pallares-Burke, Cambridge
Alejandro De La Fuente, U. of Pittsburgh
Alan Knight, Oxford; Elisa Servín
INAH-Mexico; Servando Ortoll, Universidad de Mexicali
Seth Fein, Columbia
Chris Brown, Columbia
Pablo Piccato, Columbia

This symposium will bring together experts from Europe, Latin America and the United States, to discuss Frank Tannenbaum’s legacy as a Latin American historian and as a key actor in the complex academic and political relations between Latin America and the United States during the twentieth century. The symposium will consider Tannenbaum’s work as a scholar of Mexico and of slavery, and will discuss his work as a builder of the field of Latin American studies, both within Columbia and beyond.  His intellectual legacy includes books, like Slave and Citizen and Mexico: The Struggle for Peace and Bread, which had a great impact on the development of research and debates about the past and contemporary societies of Latin America. The panels will put Tannenbaum’s work in context and reflect on the transformation of the fields they contributed to open. This event is part of a series of meetings during the 2012-2013 academic year intended to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University.

9am – 12 pm
Session I:  Slave and Citizen

Opening Remarks: Pablo Piccato, Columbia
Chair: Chris Brown, Columbia
Panelists: Stuart Schwartz, Yale; Maria Pallares-Burke, Cambridge
Commentator: Alejandro De La Fuente, U. of Pittsburgh

12-pm – 2pm

2pm – 5pm
Session II: Tannenbaum and Mexico
Chair: Pablo Piccato, Columbia
Panelists: Alan Knight, Oxford; Elisa Servín, INAH-Mexico; Servando Ortoll, Universidad de Mexicali
Commentator: Seth Fein, Columbia

5pm – 7pm: Public Reception/Exhibit
Curated by: Seth Fein and Karina Garibay
Faculty House, Garden Room 2

Conference Website