The Webinar in Ibero-American Economic History, jointly organized by economic historians from Universitat de Barcelona, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, El Colegio de México, and the Universidad de la República, Uruguay, aims to expand academic contacts and enhance the international dissemination of research on the economic history of Latin America.

After the successful experience of our two first series, we are delighted to announce a new series of online seminars for the Fall term of the academic year 2021-22. The webinar will meet on Zoom every second Friday at 4:00 pm CET. 

The new sessions will run from September 17 to December 3, 2021.

In order to receive the Zoom links to attend the seminars, please register at WEHIbAm's web page:

The registration is valid for the entire series of webinars (i.e. it is NOT necessary to register for each seminar). Participants who already registered for one of our past seminars in 2020-21 have been already included in our permanent email list and DO NOT NEED to register again.


17 September 2021: Carlos Marichal (El Colegio de México) - "Primeros bancos, Estados y Guerra en América Latina, 1860-1878"


1 October 2021: Pedro Américo (University of British Columbia) - "Agrarian Elites, Education, and Long-Term Development: Evidence from 20th century Brazil"


15 October 2021: José Miguel Sanjuan (Universitat de Barcelona) y Martín Rodrigo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - "La rentabilidad de la trata de esclavos cubana durante la primera mitad del siglo XIX"


29 October 2021: Carmen Soliz (UNC Charlotte) - "Campos en Revolución: una re-visión de la reforma agraria en Bolivia"


5 November 2021: Luz Marina Arias (CIDE, México) & Diana Flores Peregrina (UCLA) - "The (Uneven) Legacy of Colonial Rural Estates in Mexico"


19 November 2021: Agustina Paglayan (UC San Diego) - "The Violent Origins of Mass Education Systems" (title to be confirmed)


3 December 2021: Pablo Gerchunoff (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) - "La paradoja populista"


Each seminar has a maximum duration of one hour, with 40 minutes devoted to speakers’ presentations and the rest of the time for questions. Each session has a moderator. Attendees can ask questions in writing in the chat and the moderator will be in charge of filtering and forwarding them to the speaker.


We will follow a flexible approach. Speakers will choose the language in which they prefer to present. Questions can be asked in Spanish, Portuguese or English. The language of the presentation will be communicated before each webinar.