Latin America and the Peripheral Origins of Nineteenth-Century International Order
In this collaborative project with Tom Long (University of Warwick), we examine Latin Americans' influence on the development of international norms, institutions, and practices during the formative period of the nineteenth century.
Latin American states have long occupied a peripheral place in global politics. However, starting in the late nineteenth century, jurists and diplomats from the region increasingly engaged with the still European-dominated international order, shaping the evolution of multilateralism and the "rules of the game" that guide global politics today.
The project, which received funding from the UK's Arts and Humanities Council (2021-2025) traces these developments from 1864-1919 through original archival research in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and the USA.