Stout Research Centre/Victoria Institute for Links with Latin America (VILLA) conference
Parallel Pasts, Convergent Futures?
Comparing New Zealand, Iberia and Latin America
2-4 September 2010
Victoria University of Wellington
The Iberian Peninsula and the British Isles are the two leading producers of overseas settler societies in the history of the modern world. Yet the pasts and presents of the two diasporas, which made and remade Latin America and ‘neo-Britains’ such as New Zealand, are seldom compared. This conference explored comparisons, connections, and convergences, past and present, between New Zealand and the countries of Iberia and Latin America.