Tertulia at the Latin American History Seminar: Tides of Revolution: Information, Insurgencies, and the Crisis of Colonial Rule in Venezuela, 1789-1808

tides of revolution week
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Convener: Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Speakers: Dr Cristina Soriano, Villanova University, in conversation with Juan Neves


Cristina Soriano is Associate Professor of Latin American history at Villanova University (Pennsylvania). Soriano’s research has focused on the analysis of dynamics of circulation of information, social networks, political mobilization, and public sphere in the Spanish Caribbean during the Age of Revolutions. Her first book Tides of Revolution: Information, Insurgencies, and the Crisis of Colonial Rule in Venezuela, published with the University of New Mexico Press in 2018 received the 2019 CLAH Bolton-Johnson award for the best English-language book in Latin American History and the 2020 Fernando Coronil Prize for Best Book about Venezuela, awarded by the Venezuelan Studies Section of LASA. She has published articles in scholarly journals such as Ethnohistory, the Journal of Atlantic Studies, and Itinerario. She is currently co-editing the Cambridge Companion to Latin American Independence and working on a new project on the effects of Imperial transition and experimentation in the Island of Trinidad.


Juan Neves Sarriegui is a DPhil candidate in History and AHRC ‘Norman Hargreaves-Mawdsley’ scholar at the University of Oxford. He was formerly a teaching assistant at the University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, and a research assistant at the Faculty of Humanities in Coimbra, Portugal. His doctoral thesis examines the periodical press in the Rio de la Plata in the Age of Revolutions. He currently co-convenes the Oxford-based seminar series ‘Political Economy and Culture in Global History’ and is a contributor to the AHRC research project ‘The Hispanic-Anglosphere from the 18th to the 20th Century’. He has published in collaborative volumes in the Past and Present Journal and the Routledge Studies in Modern History.