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History Workshop: Allies and Adversaries with Gabe Paquette

Join us for the next History Workshop event:

Allies and Adversaries: Anglo-Portuguese Relations in the Nineteenth Century

presented by Gabe Paquette, Dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College
Thursday, January 24, 2019
3:30–5:00 p.m., EMU 230

Flags of Portugal and Great Britain

This paper examines Anglo-Portuguese relations in the middle of the nineteenth century, particularly conflicts over territorial claims outside of Europe. It examines how those conflicts were de-escalated and did not tear asunder the long-standing alliance between the two countries. After briefly surveying Anglo-Portuguese relations in the early modern period and first half of the nineteenth century, the paper concentrates on the way conflicts were resolved in the 1850s–1870s through third-party arbitration. Drawing on archival research in Portugal and Britain, the paper contributes to the rich historiographies on “informal empire”, the “partition” of Africa, and the emergence of codified international legal system.​

Gabe Paquette is a Professor of History, with a secondary appointment in International Studies. His research focuses on aspects of European, Latin American, and International History. He has co-edited a new special issue of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies (vol. 24, no. 2), entitled “New directions in the political history of the Spanish-Atlantic world, c. 1750–1850.”