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Hernando Castro Vargas

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International Research Training Group 'Temporalities of Future in Latin America'

Dynamics of Aspiration and Anticipation

PhD Candidate

Project: "The Integration of Smuggling Routes of the Non-Hispanic Caribbean on the Spanish American Projects and the First Republics (1670-1815)"

Education

Since 05/2019

PhD student, International Research Training Group ‘Temporalities of Future’

Since 08/2015

PhD student, El Colegio de México

08/2015 – 08/2018

Master in History, El Colegio de México

02/2004 – 08/2008

Bachelor in History at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia. Thesis: “Barranquilla: a society with traditional and modern elements (1850-1885)”

 Work Experience

Since 05/2019

Researcher, International Research Training Group ‘Temporalities of Future’

04/2014 – 12/2014

Researcher, Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia (ICANH) with the project “Population Censuses in the Viceroyalty of New Granada”.

02/2013 – 10/2013

Researcher, Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia (ICANH) with the project “Virtual consolidation of economic series and demographic variables of New Granada”.

02/2011 – 05/2015

Historical documentary description at the Archivo Histórico Javeriano, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

10/2011 – 12/2011

Research assistant at the project “Latin American identity, integration, nation, citizenship and construction of nation states”, Instituto de Altos Estudios de América Latina y el Caribe - Universidad del Norte. Teach. Dr. Roberto González Arana.

07/2010 – 05/2011

Research assistant at the project “Education, religiosity and city, Barranquilla during the years of Father Carlos Valiente 1870-1920”, research group Arqueología, Historia y Estudios del Caribe - Universidad del Norte. Teach. Dr. Roberto González Arana.

11/2009 – 02/2010

Research assistant at the project “The centenary celebrations of independence in Barranquilla 1908-1919“, Research group Arqueología, Historia y Estudios del Caribe - Universidad del Norte. Teach. Dr. Antonio Vidal Guerra, Mt. Adriano Israel Guerra y Mt. Edwin Monsalvo.

Project: "The Integration of Smuggling Routes of the Non-Hispanic Caribbean on the Spanish American Projects and the First Republics (1670-1815)"


The doctoral research focuses in the Caribbean space, identifying what were the government policies developed by the Spanish Crown to confront the economic and territorial control of the main foreign powers in America. To do this, we will try to demonstrate the intention of the Crown for integrating the foreign routes into the official trade ultramarine channels, to prevent, anticipate and safeguard control over overseas circuits. The research, rather than identifying the foreign routes, aims to investigate the different moments of the non-Hispanic integration to the official circuits during the Spanish government and early years of the American Republics. This will try to demonstrate that the Spanish-American maritime trade acted as a single functional unit but not in a segmented way (official trade vs. smuggling) as modern historiography presented it.

Books

Castro, Hernando (2011):  Javeriana University Geophysical Institute 70 years, Bogotá: Javegraf.

Articles

Castro, Hernando (2011):  "Militias of All Colors in the Party of Tierradentro at the end of the XVIII century", Historia Caribe, 6, 19: 137-151.

Castro, Hernando (2011):  “Influence and political control in the liquor income of the Department of the Atlantic (1904-1919)”, Historia Caribe, 6, 18: 89-103

Castro, Hernando (2010):  "Social hierarchies and political relations: Convent of the Conception of Bogota and the execution of censuses (1739-1810)", Revista Republicana, 8: 177-190

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