David Armitage at Atlantic Empires

This week’s activities have had Harvard Professor David Armitage as the main character. On thursday, 10th, he was the chair of the seminar on Independence/Civil War, which was, also, the last one from the advanced research group. Professor Juan Franciso Fuentes, director of AE, exposed his paper, “Belle Époque: Myth and concept of civil war (Spain, 1898-1939)”, while Professor Octavio Ruiz-Manjon talk about his researches on the cultural interchanges between the United States and Spanish intellectuals in the early 20 century.

Professor Javier Fernández Sebastián, in the other hand, exposed a great approach on the development, through history, of the concept of “independence”; and Vanessa Mongey, PhD candidate of the University of Pennsylvania, presented a paper on the multiracial revolutionary expeditions that fought the Spanish empire and attempted to create their own republican states  during the Age of Revolutions.

On wednesday, Prof. Armitage offered an extraordinary lecture on the genealogy of the concept Civil War, which was followed by an interesting debate.


About atlanticempires

ATLANTIC EMPIRES (Æ) is the short name of a group of advanced research in Modern History hosted and financed by Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University (RCC). The complete name of the group is From Empire to Nation: The Making of Modern Nations in the Crisis of the Atlantic Empires (17th-20th Centuries), which constitutes also the field of its research. The group will be working at Real Colegio Complutense from July 1 thru August 31, 2010. Throughout this period, Æ will develop its research project and present its first findings and results in a set of seminars and panels, some of them with the contribution of other specialists and groups of research. Also, Æ will host three extraordinary conferences at RCC, given by Prof. J. Varela Ortega (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Fundación Ortega y Gasset, Madrid), Prof. David Armitage (Harvard University), and Prof. Stanley Payne (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Æ benefits from the financial support of Banco Santander. Æ is composed by eleven researchers: Juan Francisco Fuentes (director), Eva Botella (coordinator), Octavio Ruiz-Manjón, Josep Maria Fradera, Javier Fernández Sebastián, José Antonio Sánchez Román, María Antonia Fernández, Margarita Márquez, Antonio Terrasa, Florentino Rodao and Regina Martínez (grant holder and responsible of the blog).
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