The New York Latin American History Workshop (NYCLAHW) hosts the talk “Power Lines: Water, Colonization, and Agro-Electric Revolution in Northern Mexico” by scholar Jonathan Hill.
Jonathan Hill is a PhD Candidate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is currently doing dissertation research in Mexico City on early 20C hydroelectric damming, funded through a Fulbright-García Robles student research grant. Working primarily at the Archivo Histórico del Agua (AHA), he has made valuable academic and personal connections at Latin America’s most extensive archive of its kind. His research is sponsored by Luis Aboites Aguilar of El Colegio de México, editor of the Biblioteca del Agua and the leading water scholar in Mexico. His work is animated by a desire to bring the extensive historiography of water research in Mexico into conversation with English-language scholarship. He has presented research on this project at the annual conferences of the American Society for Environmental History (San Francisco, 2014) and the American Historical Association (New York, 2015), as well as Electrical Worlds: Creations, Circulations, Tensions, and Transitions from the 19th to the 21st Centuries (Paris, 2014). In addition, he's published a review of A Land Between Waters, edited by Christopher R. Boyer, in Historical Geography, and is currently compiling a research review of Mexico’s extensive historiography on water. He formerly worked as an editorial assistant at both the Boston Herald and the Associated Press.
Discussions are based on pre-circulated papers prepared by each presenter. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the mailing list to receive the papers, which are circulated one week prior to each meeting.
Sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, the CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program in History, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, the SUNY-Stony Brook University History Department, the Committee on Historical Studies of the New School for Social Research, and the Embassy of Spain.
The event is free and open to the public. Photo ID required to enter building.