Deconstructing Disaster/Reconsidering Relief: Coping with Catastrophe Past and Present in Latin America and the Caribbean
CLACS Online Conference
Disaster and Colonialism
Chair: Oscar Webber (CLACS)
Matteo Lazari (University of Naples Federico II): 'Moving Ciudades in Colonial Guatemala: Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions in a longue durée Perspective from the 16th to the 18th Century'
Domenico Cecere (University of Naples Federico II): 'Patterns of Communication and Emergency Management Policies in 17th-century Peru'
Aprajita Kashyap (Jawaharlal Nehru University): 'Colonial Legacy in Brazil: Implications for the Environment'
Ian Seavey (Texas A&M University): 'Hurricane and Hegemony: U.S. Army Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico, 1899-1900'
Responses to Disaster from Below
Chair: Yairen Jerez Columbié (Trinity College Dublin)
Princesa Cloutier (University of London): 'Finding Another Way Out of the Darkness; Looking to Alternate Electrical Systems and their Role in Puerto Rican Disaster Mitigation and Decolonization'
Ayesha Siddiq, Maria Jose Montoya, Martha Bell, Rafael Mendoza (University of Cambridge): 'Disasters as Inequality or Inequality as Disasters? Flooding and Power in Small-town Peru'
State and Institutional Responses to Disaster
Chair: Rupert Knox (CLACS)
James Shepherd-Barron (Fordham University): ‘The Calculus of Calamity – Lessons from Haiti and Domenica'
Ignacio Rioserazo (University of Chile): 'The Underestimated Role of Natural Disaster Litigation. The 2010 Chilean Earthquake Case'
Allison Baker (University of California): '“The Eco-socialist Contract”: Cuban State Narratives, Hurricane Responses, and Popular Participation, 1989-2018'
Generational, Spatial, and Emotive Experiences of Disaster
Chair: Elizabeth Chant (University of Warwick/CLACS)
Ian Bethell-Bennett (University of the Bahamas): 'Confabulations of Recovery: Irma and Dorian in Bahamian Space'
Yairen Jerez Columbié (Trinity College Dublin): 'Hurricane Culture: Interrogating and Decolonising Climate Resilience through Caribbean Knowledge and Practices'
Victoria Carpenter (University of Bedfordshire): 'You’re Not in This Alone: Recovery Narratives after Hurricane Mitch'
June Carolyn Erlick (Editor-in-Chief of ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies)
Date of Event: 19–20 October 2022