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Recipient of Humboldt Research Award to Hold Lecture at Institute for Latin American Studies

Argentine Historian Hilda Sabato to Speak on May 22, 2013, on Politics in the Era of the Republic in 19th-century Spanish America

№ 101/2013 from Apr 29, 2013

The Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität is inviting the interested public to a lecture by the winner of the Humboldt Research Award, Professor Hilda Sabato, on May 22. In her English-language presentation Sabato, an Argentine historian, will explore the political events in Spanish America of the 19th century. An introduction will be given by the historian Professor Jürgen Kocka of Freie Universität Berlin. There is no charge for admission, and advance registration is not required.

Hilda Sabato was granted a Humboldt Research Award for her pioneering academic work. In the amount of 60,000 euros, the award is one of the highest research awards within the German academic system. It is granted to acclaimed scholars outside of Germany. As part of the award, Sabato will be spending a period of time conducting research at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität, where she will be working with the historian Professor Stefan Rinke from May through August 2013 and again in 2014.

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). Her research focuses on the political and social history of Argentina and Latin America during the 19th century. Sabato has worked closely with the Institute for Latin American Studies for many years and is a principal investigator in the international, interdisciplinary network desiguALdades.net based there.

Time and Place

  • Lecture by Hilda Sabato (Universidad de Buenos Aires/CONICET) on "Politics in the Age of the Republic. Reflections on Nineteenth-century Spanish America"; 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: rinke@zedat.fu-berlin.de