Latin America in Film, Photography and Ephemera Research Day

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Add this event to your calendar 2019-06-16 22:43:50 2019-06-16 22:43:50 Title Description Location Senate House Library Europe/London public

Thursday 21 February 2019, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room, Senate House Library

A research day to explore an extraordinary collection of primary sources on Latin America and the Caribbean, envisaged from its inception as a national resource for study of the area and linked to the Institute of Latin American Studies. The Latin American Studies research day will provide an opportunity to discover this comprehensive and unique record of the history of the region, with a particular focus on formats and media such as film, photography and ephemera, in which the collection is particularly rich and significant.

This session will be led by a team of specialist staff from Senate House Library and external academic leads. It will consist of an overview of the subject area, followed by case studies outlining current or recent research based on the collections. There will also be an opportunity to see a sample of original items from this area of the collections, and to talk to specialist library and academic staff about potential research topics the collections can support.

The research day is addressed to:

  • 3rd year undergraduates looking for MRes topics
  • Masters students seeking PhD projects
  • PhD students looking for ECR projects
  • Academic staff looking for large-scale projects for research council funding
  • Commercial digitisation partners


10:00 – 10:15  Registration

10:15 – 10:20  Welcome and Introduction

10:20 – 10:35  Maria Castrillo and Richard Espley (Senate House Library) - Collections Overview

10:35 – 11:20  Case Studies

  • Dr Niall Geraghty (Institute of Latin American Studies) – Latin America through the Lens of Senate House Library’s Film Collection
  • Julio Cazzasa (Senate House Library) – Latin America through Ephemera: the Latin American Political Pamphlets Collection at Senate House Library
  • Maria Castrillo (Senate House Library) – A Record of Human Rights and Liberties through the Central America Photographic Collection

11:20 – 12:00  Viewing of Collections

12:00 – 12:30  Discussion and Next Steps

Event details

  • 21 February 2019 10:00
  • Maria Castrillo, Richard Espley, Dr Niall Geraghty, Julio Cazzasa, Maria Castrillo
  • Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room, Senate House Library
  • Free (please book in advance due to limited places available)
  • Senate House Library Event


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