Day 1 - From Colony to Republic: The Social History of Law in Nineteenth-Century Latin America

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Friday, 21 October 2022

10:30-11:00 Latin American Centre Main Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk
Introduction and Mingling
11:00-13:00 Latin American Centre Main Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk
Session 1: Indigenous People and Republican Law
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Helga Baitenmann (University of London, UK), Land Disentailment Through the Eyes of Indigenous Litigants (Michoacán, 1869-1909)
Daniela Marino (Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historía, Mexico), Changes in Indigenous Property Rights in Post-Colonial Mexico
Cecilia Méndez (University of California Santa Barbara, USA), The Emergence of an ‘Indigenous-Rights’ Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Peru
Tristan Platt (University of St. Andrews, UK), Republican Law and Indigenous Revindication (Potosí 1825-1900)

15:00-17:00 History Faculty Lecture Theatre, 41-47 George Street
Session 2: From Colony to Republic
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Bianca Premo (Florida International University, USA), Civil Lawsuits in the Late Colony
Sarah Chambers (University of Minnesota, USA), Civil Law and Property Confiscation during the Wars of Independence
Tomás Straka (Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela), The Meaning of Race in Venezuela between Colony and Republic
Reuben Zahler (University of Oregon, USA), Women and the Law in Colonial and Republican Venezuela