Britain and the Independence of the Bolivarian Republics
Canning House, 5 September 2012
How did Britain assist the Independence of Spain’s colonies in South America at the beginning of the nineteenth-century? How should this encounter be remembered today, during the bicentennaries of independence?
14.00hrs: Introductory Comments and Welcome
14.15hrs: Session 1: New Research on Britain and Independence
Matthew Brown: New Directions in Research on Britain and the Independence of the Bolivarian Republics
Karen Racine: Spanish Americans in London in the Independence-Era
Edgardo Mondolfi Gudat: NE EXEUNT REGNO (“No one is entitled to leave the realm”): Some observations regarding the “Enlistment Act” of 1819 passed by Parliament in order to avoid the recruitment of British volunteers to the Spanish Main
Daniel Gutiérrez Ardila: Leandro Miranda, Publicist and Diplomat between Britain and Colombia (1824-1832)
16.15hrs: Session 2: Round-table Discussion: ‘Reflections on Legacies, Descendents, Future Research and Commemorations’.
Introduced by Professor Eric Thomas, vice-chancellor of the University of Bristol. Discussants include: Professor Inés Quintero, Dr. Natalia Sobrevilla Perea, H.E. Dr. Samuel Moncada and H.E. Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera.
18.00hrs: Reception, including book launch of Matthew Brown, The Struggle for Power in Post-Independence Colombia and Venezuela (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2012). All welcome.