Guerra y Paz en Colombia,
Malcolm Deas, University of Oxford
talks to Margarita Garrido, Externado University
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Malcolm Deas graduated from New College with a First in modern History in 1962, and was a Fellow of All Souls College from 1962-1966. He was one of the original staff of the Latin American Centre, founded at that time by Sir Raymond Carr with support from the Ford Foundation, and was a Fellow of St Antony’s College and University Lecturer in the Government and Politics of Latin America from 1966 until his retirement in 2008. For a number of stretches he was also Director of the Centre. His own research has been chiefly on the nineteenth and twentieth century history of Colombia, where he first spent two years in 1964 and 1965, and where he has been a frequent visitor and resident since. He has written on caciquismo, the history of taxation, civil wars, coffee, insecurity and its economic consequences, the interaction of local and national politics, the interpretation of violence and many other themes. He has also made incursions into the history of Venezuela, Ecuador and Argentina. His many publications include, Vida y opinions de Mr William Wills (1996, 2 vols); Del poder y la gramática (1993); Las fuerzas del orden (2017); and Intercambios violentos (1999 and 2015). His most recent book, Barco, was published by Taurus in Colombia in 2019.
Margarita Garrido is a historian of colonial and republican New Granada (Colombia). In 1991 she obtained her D. Phil. from the University of Oxford. Her dissertation, published as Reclamos y representaciones Variaciones sobre la política en el Nuevo Reino de Granada 1770-1815, studied the participation of different social groups in public life, their notions of authority and common good, and their sense of belonging and identity. Her more recent work has been about processes of pacification of colonial rebellions and of nineteenth century civil wars. She is professor at Universidad de los Andes and member of the CEHIS (Centro de Estudios en Historia), at Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá. Her most recent book (co-edited with Carlos Camacho and Daniel Gutiérrez), Paz en la república. Colombia, siglo XIX, was published by the Universidad Externado de Colombia, in 2018.