Fourth Meeting of the Columbia – Paris 1 Doctoral Workshop on Latin American History

Alliance Program
August 24, 2022

Beyond National History. State Formation in Transnational Perspective: Institutions, Political Practices, Society, Migration

May 30-31, 2022
Paris, France

Principal Investigators: Geneviève Verdo (Paris I) Pablo Piccato (Columbia)
Organizers: Maria Elvira Alvarez (Paris I) Sara Hidalgo and Paul Katz (Columbia)

The fourth meeting of the doctoral programs of Columbia University and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne was held in Paris on May 30-31, 2022. This meeting was originally scheduled for Spring 2020 but it was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thanks to the support of the Alliance Program, the Institute of Latin American Studies, the Department of History, at Columbia University, the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and the Centre de Recherche sur l’Amérique Latine et le Monde Ibérique, in Paris, the meeting was rescheduled to May 2022.

Unfortunately, the same factors that resulted in the postponement of the meeting prevented some participants to travel to Paris. Despite the circumstances, the workshop was successful in overall collaboration. Faculty from each institution commented on papers of students from their counterparts. Students from both sides engaged in discussions of the papers and dissertation projects. These contacts will lay the ground for future meetings and students’ research visits to both Columbia University and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Furthermore, the workshop was useful to bring two very different historiographical traditions, exposing students and faculty to the process of conceptualization and execution of research at a level rarely achieved in broader conferences.

The workshop’s final session was open to the public and attracted a wide audience.

The workshop organizers plan on hosting a meeting in New York in the coming years. This next encounter will have a thematic focus on the history of the nineteenth century (a point of confluence of the two programs) and will include the participation of scholars from other institutions in the New York City region.

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