Latin America at the Olympic Games
- Canning House
Canning House is pleased to congratulate all athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Here, we summarise the medal successes of athletes from across Latin America.
In 2019 Canning House and King’s College London launched a new Visiting Fellowship. The aim of the Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for Latin American academics to enrich their research using the extensive Canning House Library Collection, housed at King’s College London.
Our first Visiting Fellows, Dr Adriana Massidda and Professor Francesca Denegri, undertook fascinating research projects examining the transformation of low-income urban communities in Latin America, and the responses of Hispanic feminists to the British Suffragette movement.
In January 2021, we will welcome Elissa Pereira dos Santos to London.
Elissa, a Doctoral student at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, will research how New Christian merchants - Jews who converted to Christianity to avoid the Inquisition - integrated into the 18th century economic and social hierarchies in Brazil and Portugal, using data mining techniques to track this change over time through the historic works of the Library collection.
In 2022, Roberto Georg Uebel will begin his research project.
Roberto, Professor of International Relations and Geopolitics at the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing in Porto Alegre, will research the trilateral migration process between Brazil, Portugal and the UK in the 21st century, identifying and understanding migration flows between the three countries in the interwoven contexts of economic crises, political tensions and social change.
We greatly look forward to welcoming Elissa and Roberto, and to hearing about the fruits of their research projects.
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