Sarah Hines (University of Oklahoma), “Trouble with Indians, Trouble with Explorers: Conquering and Revering the Glaciers of Bolivia’s Cordillera Real in the Age of Mountaineering” (Agrarian Studies Colloquium)

Event time: 
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 11:00am
Zoom and 230 Prospect Street, Room 101 See map
Event description: 
Sarah Hines (PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2015) is an assistant professor of Latin American history at the University of Oklahoma. Her research explores human-nature relationships and social struggle over territory and natural resources in modern Latin America. Her first book, Water for All: Community, Property, and Revolution in Bolivia, 1879-2019, was published by the University of California Press in 2022. A related article, “The Power and Ethics of Vernacular Modernism: The Misicuni Dam Project in Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1944-2016,” appeared in the Hispanic American Historical Review in May 2018. She is currently researching and writing a new book on the history of glaciers in the Bolivian Andes tentatively titled, “Mother of the Waters: The Life and Death of the Glaciers of Bolivia’s Cordillera Real.”
About the Agrarian Studies Program
The core of the Agrarian Studies Program’s activities is a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.
This topic embraces, inter alia, the study of mutual perceptions between countryside and city, and patterns of cultural and material exchange, extraction, migration, credit, legal systems, and political order that link them.
It also includes an understanding of how different societies conceive of the spatial order they exhibit. What terms are meaningful and how are they related?: e.g., frontier, wilderness, arable, countryside, city, town, agriculture, commerce, “hills,” lowlands, maritime districts, inland. How have these meanings changed historically and what symbolic and material weight do they bear?
Meetings are Fridays, 11am -1pm Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted.
Meetings will be held in a hybrid format, both on Zoom and in-person at 230 Prospect Street, Room 101.
Please contact to receive the meeting information and the password to download the paper from the Agrarian Studies website.
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