Corinna Zeltsman is an Assistant Professor of History at Georgia Southern University. You can read her article, "Defining Responsibility: Printers, Politics, and Law in Early Republican Mexico City," in HAHR 98.2.
1. What got you interested in Mexico as an area of research?
As an under…
Jaymie Patricia Heilman is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Alberta. Her work focuses on indigenous political activism and radical politics in twentieth-century Peru. You can read her new article, "Peruvian Cocaine Triangles: Arrests and Assertions of Innocence in Aya…
The trailblazing Latin American historian María Elena Martínez passed away on November 16, 2014, after a brief, difficult, and valiant struggle with cancer. Her posthumous article "Sex and the Colonial Archive: The Case of 'Mariano' Aguilera"--which can be read in HAHR's new special issue "New D…
Curated by Sean Mannion, Duke University
Scholars of Latin America have long been concerned with sound. In their forum organized for HAHR 96.2, Alejandra Bronfman and Christine Ehrick invited numerous scholars (Gala Porras-Kim, Elizabeth Dore, and Marc A. Hertzman) to interrogate this concern…
In 1797, a midlevel colonial official named Joaquín Revuelta Velarde set out to map the frontiers in the eastern Andes of Charcas (colonial Bolivia); in 1809, under drastically different circumstances, Revuelta returned to map this area. In her article in HAHR 95.3, which can be read here, Heidi…
Curated by Jocelyn Olcott and Sean Mannion, Duke University
Ever since their opening to the public in 2002, the archives of the Dirección Federal de Seguridad (DFS) have proven to be both an invaluable trove for researchers and a political lightning rod. In January of this year, new restricti…
Curated by Farren Yero, Duke University
Drugs, broadly conceived, have been central to Latin American history from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Over the last three decades, illicit drugs in particular have come to be associated with the region, and with them, tremendous violence and po…
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