José Antonio Sánchez Román


José Antonio Sánchez Román is assistant professor at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Información, at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has been Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University and Fulbright Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at the Department of History at Ohio State University. His first book, La dulce crisis. Estado, empresarios e industria azucarera en Tucumán, Argentina, 1853-1914 (Sevilla, 2005) was awarded the “Nuestra América Price” in 2004. He has published many articles in prestigious international journals, such as Journal of Latin American Studies, Hispanic American Historical Review or Desarrollo Económico, and books chapters in English and Spanish. Recently he finished the manuscript of his second book, a political history of taxation in twentieth-century Argentina. He is currently engaged in a research project on the Amazon in the nineteenth century, focusing in the political dimensions of space and in the Cabanagem revolt, the bloodiest social conflict in the Americas in that century.

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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