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Humboldt Research Award for Visiting Researcher at Freie Universität

Highly Respected Argentine Historian Hilda Sabato Will Conduct Research at the Institute for Latin American Studies during the Summers of 2013 and 2014

№ 39/2013 from Mar 07, 2013

The highly respected Argentine historian Hilda Sabato has been awarded one of the prestigious Humboldt Research Awards. She will be using it to conduct research for several months at Freie Universität Berlin. The research award is linked to a project that Sabato will carry out upon the invitation of the historian Steven Rinke at the Institute for Latin American Studies from May through August during the summers of 2013 and 2014. Sabato has done seminal work on the political and social history of Argentina and Latin America during the 19th century. Her work has shaped the Latin American historiography of the past decades. The research award of 60,000 euros is among the highest such awards in Germany and is granted to outstanding scholars outside Germany.

Hilda Sabato is a professor of history at the University of Buenos Aires and researcher of the Argentine Research Council "Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas" (CONICET). She has been a visiting professor and fellow at many internationally recognized universities and research institutions (including Stanford University, Paris VII Denis Diderot, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin). She was a Mellon Fellow at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois. Sabato has worked closely with the Institute for Latin American Studies for many years and is a principal investigator in the international, interdisciplinary network based there. Researchers involved in the network examine social inequality in Latin America.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants its Humboldt Research Awards in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date. They are granted to researchers from abroad to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The foundation aims to promote international collaboration among scientists and scholars. For the Institute for Latin American Studies, the award granted to Hilda Sabato is an important step in the internationalization of research at the institute.

Public Lecture

Hilda Sabato will hold a public lecture on May 22 on "Politics in the Age of the Republic. Reflections on Nineteenth-century Spanish America." Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kocka will give the introduction.

Time and Place of the Public Lecture

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 6 p.m.
  • Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Rüdesheimer Straße 54-56, 14197 Berlin; subway station: Breitenbachplatz (U3), Bus 111

Further Information

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Rinke, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-55588, Email:
  • Dr. Nina Elsemann, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-53649, Email: