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New article by PhD student Charlotte Eaton

Charlotte has published her first article on "Colombian Foreign Policy and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939". The paper explores the statecraft of the two Liberal administrations of the late 1930s to show how they pursued different policies towards the Spanish conflict, revealing, in turn, the internal dynamics of the two administrations and how they conceived of Colombia's position on the world stage. Read the article in the Bulletin of Latin American Research


Book prize for Sultanic Saviors and Tolerant Turks

Professor Marc David Baer has been named winner of the 2021 Dr Sona Aronian Book Prize for Excellence in Armenian Studies, annually awarded by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), for his book, Sultanic Saviors and Tolerant Turks: Writing Ottoman Jewish History, Denying the Armenian Genocide (2020, Indiana University Press). Read more


Iris Forrester Prize and the Medlicott Prize winners

The 2020/21 Iris Forrester Prize and the Medlicott Prize winners have been announced. The Iris Forrester Prize rewards student excellence in the Department’s 12-month MSc programmes. The winners are Oliver Moffat, Megan Hollis and Phillip Holt (MSc in History of International Relations); Abigail Perelman, Alexander Thomson and Harrison Jacobs (MSc in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation); Tim Rossow and Luke Anselmi (MSc Theory and History of International Relations); and Benjamin Morris and Conor Hodges (MSc International and Asian History).The Medlicott Prize is awarded for the highest dissertation mark in the Department’s MSc programmes. The 2020/21 winners are Thomas Browne and Cameron Bell.

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Dr Cant on the New Books Network podcast

Dr Anna Cant was interviewed for the New Books Network podcast about her new book Land Without Masters: Agrarian Reform and Political Change Under Peru's Military Government (University of Texas Press, 2021). The book is a fresh perspective on the way the Peruvian government's major 1969 agrarian reform transformed the social, cultural, and political landscape of the country.  Listen here


New article by PhD student Fionntán O’Hara

In “The politics of U.S. interest in Refugees in Honduras during the 1980s” (The Latin Americanist, 65:4), Fionntán focuses on how Salvadoran and Nicaraguan refugees in Honduras during the 1980s were viewed within the United States. The article also highlights the exploitative nature of the Reagan administration's interest in refugees in contrast to that of other actors.