LAC History Seminar Series: The textiles she bought: Microhistory, Historical Imagination, and Global Commodities in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Colombia

Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbó, University of Oxford

Speaker: Ana Maria Otero, Universidad de los Andres, Colombia, and LAC


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week 3 cotton samples

Cotton samples, Hamburg, 1870


Ana María Otero-Cleves, D.Phil Oxford in Modern History, is an Associate professor at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). She is currently an Academic Visitor at the Latin American Centre at Oxford (Michaelmas Term, 2022). Otero-Cleves specialises in the history of nineteenth-century Colombia and Latin America, with a particular interest in the history of consumption and material culture, legal culture, and public history. Her publications include, “Foreign Machetes and Cheap Cotton Cloth: Popular Consumers and Imported Commodities in Nineteenth-Century Colombia.” Hispanic American Historical Review 97, n. ° 3 (2017): 423-256, awarded the prize for Best Article - Nineteenth Century Section by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and 'This mixed species of the population will consume’: Atlantic expectations about Spanish American consumers on the Age of Revolutions, 1780-1831’, Journal of Latin American Studies (2019).   Otero-Cleves is currently finishing her book Cherished Consumers: Global Connections, Local Consumption, and Foreign Commodities in Nineteenth-Century Colombia, winner of the Toynbee First Book Manuscript Workshop Competition (2022).