Cultural

Forgotten Histories

  • 20 Cavendish Sq., W1G 0RN
  • 18:00-20:30

In this event, fascinating legacies and stories long waiting to be heard will be unearthed by our panel of experts, uncovering forgotten histories of the movement of people, business and culture between the UK and Latin America through an exploration of the tangible heritage that remains.

Forgotten Histories

Fascinating legacies and stories long waiting to be heard will be unearthed by our panel of experts, uncovering forgotten histories of the movement of people, business and culture between the UK and Latin America through an exploration of the tangible heritage that remains.

In addition to our panel of experts, our attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to the conversation, sharing their own lesser-known stories of the relationship between the UK and Latin America.

Please note the updated timings for this event: 18:00-20:30.

Our panel

Chair:

Dr Charles Jones

Emeritus Reader in International Relations at Wolfson College, Cambridge, Dr Charles Jones will chair our Forgotten Histories panel and input his knowledge of Anglo-Argentine relations centered around British entrepreneurial business in the River Plate region and their legacy and heritage in the UK.

Speakers:

Dr Rory Miller

Canning House Trustee, and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool Management School, Dr Rory Miller will recount to us his extensive knowledge of the legacy of British entrepreneurs on the West Coast of Latin America.

Dr Carrie Gibson

Author of El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America and Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day, Dr Carrie Gibson will recall fascinating stories of the Hispanophone Caribbean and its forgotten historical links with the UK.

Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers

Principal Investigator on the 'Hispanic-Anglosphere' project run by the University of Winchester, the AHRC and National Trust, Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers will offer her expertise on the tangible heritage that remains of historic UK-Latin American relations, and how it is being maintained so as to never be truly forgotten.

Event Agenda

  • Forgotten Histories

  • Registration

    17:45-18:00

  • Words of welcome from Cristina Cortes, CEO of Canning House

  • Introduction from Dr Charles Jones

  • Architecture and Heritage in the UK - the legacy of British Entrepreneurs in the River Plate with Dr Charles Jones

  • The Legacy of the West Coast Entrepreneurs with Dr Rory Miller

  • The Caribbean with Dr Carrie Gibson

  • The Hispanic Anglosphere Project and the National Trust with Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers

  • Audience contributions moderated by Dr Charles Jones

  • Networking and close

    20:30

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The Speakers

Dr Charles Jones

Emeritus Reader in International Relations, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

Dr Rory Miller

Canning House Trustee, and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Liverpool Management School

Dr Carrie Gibson

Historian and author of two works on Latin America and the Caribbean

Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers

Principal Investigator in the University of Winchester/AHRC project 'The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities (late 18th to early 20th centuries)’

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