Nineteenth Century

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Section Annual Reports

LASA Nineteenth Century Section Report

2019-20120

Report prepared by Sections Co-chairs: Mayra Bottaro (U Oregon) and Ana Sabau (U Michigan)

The Nineteenth Century Section held its business meeting virtually via Zoom at this year’s Congress with fifteen members in attendance, on May 14, 2020. The business meeting was conducted in English by both co-chairs. One member of the Advisory Board was present: Secretary of Treasury, Ty West (Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame).

Order of business:

Ongoing board members:

Co-Chairs:

Mayra Bottaro, PhD. University of Oregon

Ana Sabau, PhD. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Secretaries/Treasurers

Corinna Zeltsman, PhD. Georgia Southern University

Board members

Carlos Abreu Mendoza, PhD. Texas State

Brendan Lanctot, PhD. Puget Sound

Susan Hallstead, PhD. Colorado, Boulder

Felipe Martínez Pinzón, PhD. Brown U

 • Carolina Alzate, PhD. Universidad de los Andes

Acknowledhments:

-To outgoing member Ty West, PhD. Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame

-Section members

-LASA Sections Coordinator Ghisselle Blanco, Social Media coordinator, Paloma Díaz-Lobos, and Executive Director, Milagros Pereyra-Rojas.

-Committee Members

Discussions:

-Current membership: steady increase of numbers 116 members by May 2020.

-Discusssion about sponsored sessions and reasons for their cancellation. They are moved to LASA 2021.

Round Table: “Thinking Race in the 19th century: New Critical Approaches”

Mercedes López Rodríguez, Ana Paulina Lee, Marixa Lasso, Víctor Goldgel Carballo, José Ragas, David Sartorius, Dixa Ramírez, Michel Gobat, Sybille Fischer, Yuko Miki.

Round Table: “Thinking the Nineteenth Century: New Critical Interventions”

Ana María Otero Cleves, Alejandra Laera, Vanesa Miseres, Shawn McDaniel, Gabriela Nouzeilles, Nathalie Bouzaglou.

-Increase in the amount of members in social media from 478 members (2019) to 604 (May 2020) to 656 (August 2020) in Facebook. Increased activity on Twitter and Instagram platforms. Future plans for social media outreach.

-Discussion of introduction of future Newsletter (in preparation).

-Awards Presentations:

Introduction of Members of the Jury:

  • Best Dissertation in the Nineteenth Century-2020: James E. Sanders (Utah State University); Erika Pani (El Colegio de México); Marcel Velázquez (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos)
  • Best Article in the Nineteenth Century-2020: Irina Podgorny (CONICET /Archivo Histórico Universidad Nacional de La Plata); Adriana Chira (Emory University); Ignacio Sánchez Prado (Washington University, St. Louis)
  • Best Book in the Nineteenth Century-2020: Shelley Garrigan (NC State University); Agnes Lugo-Ortiz (University of Chicago); Michel Gobat (University of Pittsburgh)

Certificate of Awards:

  • Best Dissertation in the Nineteenth Century-2020: no winner declared. Insufficient submissions to evaluate a first prize.
  • Best Article in the Nineteenth Century-2018: PRIZE: $100

First Prize: Emmanuel Velayos (CUNY, Hostos) “Painting Words, Drawing Republics: Embodied Arts and New Beginnings in Simón Rodríguez” in Hispanic Review, vol. 87 no. 2, 2019, p. 133-158.

Honorable Mention: Sarah J. Townsend (Penn State College) “The Siren’s Song; or, When an Amazonian Iara Sang Opera (in Italian) on a Belle Époque Stage” in Latin American Theatre Review, vol. 52 no. 2, 2019, p. 149-167.

  • Best Book in the Nineteenth Century-2020

First Prize: -William G. Acree. Staging Frontiers. The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2019. -Joseph Pierce. Argentine Intimacies: Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890−1910. Albany: SUNY Press, 2019.

Honorable Mention: Casey Marina Lurtz. From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico. Redwood City: Stanford UP, 2019.

-Presentation of financial Report 2019-2020 prepared by Secretary of Treasury, Ty West. Balance for 2019-2020: $1,698.32*

- Announcement of two Travel Scholarships winners for LASA 2020: Evelyn Sotomayor Martínez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú); Rodrigo Caresani (UNTREF). Both winners will defer the award of $400 for travel or Membership/Registration costs for LASA 2021.

-Discussion of NEW initiative: Newsletter (format, distribution, etc.)

-Discussion of fundraising initiative.

-Discussion of Pre-LASA Symposium. •

-Visibility of Nineteenth Century networks from Latin America (RIEL-PERU XIX; REDLE XIX Chile; etc.)

-Discussion of future FB Live sessions and interviews and follow up of ideas from meeting LASA 2019: recording of Section Roundtables on youtube channel; creation of a youtube channel for the section; introduction of section for syllabi compilation in the Section’s portal; introduction of a new Section Newsletter (conferences, publications by section members; access to archival repositories; digital collections); Name Change for the Section Prizes and call for suggestions and votes; plan for a Section Calendar of Events for LASA 2020; announcement of potential working groups.

-Open discussion and questions.

LASA Nineteenth Century Section Report

2018-2019

Report prepared by Sections Co-chairs: Ana Peluffo (UC Davis) and Mayra Bottaro (U Oregon).

Information taken from Powerpoint presentation.

The Nineteenth Century Section held its business meeting at this year’s Congress with twenty five members in attendance at the SB Beacon D, Sheraton Hotel, Boston, Massachussetts, on Sunday, May 26th 2019, from 5:45-7:15pm. The business meeting was conducted in English by both co-chairs Ana Peluffo and Mayra Bottaro. Two members of the Advisory Board were present: Sarah Moody (U Alabama) and Secretary of Treasury, Ty West (Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame).

Order of business:

• Introduction of new Board and report of election outcomes:

Co-Chairs:

• Ana Sabau, PhD. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

• Mayra Bottaro, PhD. University of Oregon

Secretaries/Treasurers:

• Ty West, PhD. Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame

• Corinna Zeltsman, PhD. Georgia Southern University

Board members:

• Carlos Abreu Mendoza, PhD. Texas State

t• Brendan Lanctot, PhD. Puget Sound

• Susan Hallstead, PhD. Colorado, Boulder

• Felipe Martínez Pinzón, PhD. Brown U

• Carolina Alzate, PhD. Universidad de los Andes

Discussion of ideas to increase Section Membership:

102 members by March report.

Discussion about Section Sponsored sessions, attendance, and procedure to select topics and presenters:

Sponsored Panel: “Otros héroes 1: Escritoras y heroísmo al final del siglo diecinueve”. Organizer: Vanesa Miseres (Notre Dame University)

Sponsored Roundtable: “Thinking the Nineteenth Century: New Critical Interventions” [Graciela Montaldo; Linda del Castillo; Joseph Pierce; Francesca Denegri]

Discussion regarding success of Roundtable on “Thinking the 19th century: New Critical Interventions”. Proposal to sponsor two Roundtables for LASA 2020. 

• Discussions about Social Media outreach:

1). Contniuous increase in Facebook Membership (478 members).

2). Plan to update LASA Section webpage and Twitter account.

• Discussion of introduction of future Newsletter.

• Awards Presentations:

1. Introduction of Members of the Jury:

  • Best Dissertation in the Nineteenth Century-2019: Felipe Martínez-Pinzón; Corinna Seltzman; Alejandra Uslenghi
  • Best Article in the Nineteenth Century-2019: Jeffrey Cedeño; Rodrigo Caresani; Leila Gómez
  • Best Book in the Nineteenth Century-2019: Claudia Román; Jossiana Arroyo; Juan Pablo Dabove

2. Certificate of Awards and presentation of excerpts by the Jury:

Best Dissertation in the Nineteenth Century-2018: PRIZE: $100

First Prize: María Cecilia Ulrickson, “Esclavos que fueron in Santo Domingo, 1768-1844”. 2018. University of Notre Dame.

Honorable Mention: M. Candela Marini, War, Photography, and Visual Citizens: Territorial and Visual Expansion in the Construction of Chile and Argentina (1860-1880s). Duke University.

Best Article in the Nineteenth Century-2018: PRIZE: $100

First Prize: Adriana Chira, "Affective Debts: Manumission by Grace and the Making of Gradual Emancipation Laws in Cuba, 1817–68," Law and History Review 36.1 (Winter 2018): 1-33. Emory University.

Honorable Mention: Sandra M. Szir, “El fabricante de imágenes César Hipólito Bacle y el establecimiento de la litografía en Buenos Aires (1828- 1838)”, en Fabio Ares (comp.), En torno a la Imprenta de Buenos Aires (1780-1940), Buenos Aires, Dirección General Patrimonio, Museos y Casco Histórico, 2018, pp. 105-134.

Best Book in the Nineteenth Century-2018: PRIZE: $100

First Prize: Michel Gobat. Empire by Invitation: William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2018. 

Honorable Mention: Yuko Miki. Frontiers of Citizenship: A Black and Indigenous History of Postcolonial Brazil. Cambridge, Massachussetts: Cambridge UP, 2018.

Presentation of financial Report 2018-2019 prepared by Secretary of Treasury, Ty West. Balance for 2019-2020: $964.32.

Discussion of NEW initiative: Announcement of two Travel Scholarships for LASA 2020.

Presentation of proposals for 2020 by Mayra Bottaro: recording of Section Roundtables on youtube channel; creation of a youtube channel for the section; introduction of section for syllabi compilation in the Section’s portal; introduction of a new Section Newsletter (conferences, publications by section members; access to archival repositories; digital collections); Name Change for the Section Prizes and call for suggestions and votes; plan for a Section Calendar of Events for LASA 2020; announcement of potential working groups; announcement of special dossier (Journal REH); announcement of edited collection: Cambridge Transitions and Routledge.

Open discussion and questions.