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Iman Mansour


I am interested in 18-19th century Latin American intellectual history, specifically the history of history and the history of knowledge in Latin America. My doctoral thesis, entitled “History, Historicity, and the Limits of Universal Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Spanish America” asks how and why the philosophy, theory, and language of history as conceptualized by Europe were transformed in Spanish America to allow for the inclusion of local understandings of progress, modernity, and civilization. I am also interested in questions of knowledge production, circulation, and translation, as well as the history of ideas and concepts. 

Conference Presentations: 

Writing Civilization: America's Place in the Global Civilizational Scheme in the Texts of Andrés Bello, 1810-1865. The Annual National Conference of Researchers and Research Students: New Studies in Latin American and Iberian History and Culture, Tel-Aviv University, 26 March 2017. Unpublished Conference Paper.

Awards and recognition

2020-2021 Ontario Graduate Scholarship 

Department of History, Queen's University

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Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.