Carreño’s Manual: Manners, Society, History, from 1853 to the Present
Patience Schell studied history at the University of California, Berkeley before completing her DPhil in history at St Antony’s College, Oxford University. She then worked at Birkbeck College, University of London and the University of Manchester before starting at the University of Aberdeen in the autumn of 2012, where she is the Chair in Hispanic Studies. Her research has addressed the history of education, women’s history, social and cultural history, history of science and eugenics, history of museums and exploration in Latin America. She has published extensively on the history of the region, including her book The sociable sciences: Darwin and his contemporaries in Chile. Springer, 2013. Her current research, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, examines the 1853 Manual de urbanidad y buenas maneras by Manuel Antonio Carreño, which is likely the longest selling and most re-published book in Spanish.

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Date: 8 February 2024, 17:00 (Thursday, 4th week, Hilary 2024)
Venue: Main Seminar Room, Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk, Oxford, and via Zoom
Speaker: Patience Schell (University of Aberdeen)
Organising department: Latin American Centre
Part of: Latin American History Seminar
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Belinda Clark