CLAUDIA CONTENTE

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Department d’Humanitats

Ramon Trias Farga 25-27

Barcelona 08005

Spain

claudia.contente@upf.edu

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1963, French-Argentine

DEGREES

Ph.D. History and Civilizations, Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS) 2004. Dissertation: “Terre, Famille et transmission au Rio de la Plata pendant les XVIIIe et XIXe siècles” Advisor: Juan Carlos Garavaglia Dissertion Committee: Jorge Gelman, Joseph Goy, Raúl Fradkin.

Diplome des etudes approfondies (DEA), EHESS,1993. Thesis: “ Labradores” et “estancieros” dans le Rio de la Plata, La Matanza (XVIIIe-XIXe siècles)

Diplome, EHESS,1991. Thesis: “Commerce et commercants à Buenos Aires pendant la deuxième moitié du XIXe siecle.”

POSITION

Scientific Coordinator, “State Building in Latin America” Project (European Research Council Advanced Grant),Pompeu Fabra University, 2009-2014.

Board member and Treasurer of ICHD/CIDH (International Commission for Historical Demography/Commission Internationale de démographie Historique)

Seminar “Pouvoirs et dépendances au sein de la famille: perspectives comparatives (XVIe-XXe siècle)”, with Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux (et allii), EHESS.

Associated member of GRIMSE – Grup de Recerca en Imperis, Metròpolis i Societats Extraeuropees.

Member of ERHIMOR – Équipe de Recherches pour l’Histoire du Monde Rural

WORK EXPERIENCE

Attaché Temporaire d´Enseignement et Recherche (A.T.E.R.), University of Le Havre, France, 2008-09.

Ingénieur de Recherche: “Methods in the Human and Social Sciences,” CNRS, UMR 8168, CERMA/MASCIPO (Center of Research on the American Worlds/ American Worlds: Societies, Circulations, Powers 15th-21st centuries), EHESS, Paris, 2007.

“Member of the French research team, European COST A34 Projet, Gender & Well-Being, Interactions between Work, Family and Public Policies, 2005-2010

Teaching, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, (New University of the Sorbonne) Paris 3; Paris, 2003. Responsibilities included: planned and taught course on Latin American Civilisation

PUBLICATIONS

I. Books

Familias en la tormenta. Tierra, familia y transmisión de patrimonio en el Río de la Plata, San Vicente y La Matanza durante los siglos XVIII y XIX, Editorial Prometeo, Buenos Aires, 2015

Guest editor: Illes i Imperis 15 (monographic): Justicia, violencia y construcción del Estado, Editorial Bellaterra, Barcelona, 2013.

Edited with Juan Carlos Garavaglia, Configuraciones estatales, regiones y sociedades locales. América Latina, siglos XIX-XX, Editorial Bellaterra, Barcelona, 2011

II. Articles

“De los números a las personas. Los habitantes de San Vicente (Buenos Aires) según el Primer Censo Nacional Argentino (1869), Revista de Indias, (forthcoming,)

« Un mundo rural en transición. Población, actividades y migraciones en la campaña de Buenos Aires según el Primer Censo Nacional de Población de la República Argentina (1869)(with M.F Barcos), Revista Quinto Sol, (forthcoming)

“La parte sumergida del iceberg. Mujeres trabajadoras en la campaña de Buenos Aires (Argentina) según el Primer Censo Nacional de Población de 1869”, (with M.F.Barcos), in Ortega López, Teresa M. (ed), Jornaleras, Campesinas y Agricultoras. La Historia Agraria desde una perspectiva de género, Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2015, pp. 81-109.

“Corrupciò, cobdícia y bé públic al món hispànic (sigles XVIII-XX)” (with Alexandre Coello de la Rosa and Martín Rodrigo Alharilla) in Illes i Imperis 16, Barcelona, Ed. Bellaterra, 2014, pp. 7-12.

“Some considerations about the marriage market for migrants in Almirante Brown (Buenos Aires, Argentina) at the end of the nineteenth century” in Marriage through History, Luminița Dumănescu, Daniela Mârza, Marius Eppel (eds.), Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2014, pp. 454-469

“Percevoir l´invisible : le travail des femmes à la campagne de Buenos Aires du XIXème siècle à partir du recensement de 1869″, in vol. Many Paths to Happiness? Studies in Population and Family History. A Festschrift for Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux, Marrie-Pierre Arrizabalaga, Ioan Bolovan, Marius Eppel, Jan Kok, Mary Louise Nagata (coordinators), Aksant Publishers, 2010, pp. 81-95.

“Tradiciones hereditarias bajo influencias: tres pueblos de la campaña bonaerense entre los siglos XVIII y XIX”, Revista de Demografía Histórica, XXVII, II, 2009, segunda época, pp. 53-76.

“Women and Family Structures among Migrant Peasants in the Low Lands around Buenos Aires in the 19th century.” In The Transmission of Well-Being: Marriage Strategies and Inheritance systems in Europe (17th- 20th Centuries). University of Minho, Portugal. Edited on-line: http://www.ub.es/tig/GWBNet/

“Terre famille et transmission au Río de la Plata pendant les XVIIIe et XIXe siècles .» Nuevo Mundo, Mundos nuevos 5(2005) . Edited on-line: http://nuevomundo.revues.org/index.html

“Estrategias matrimoniales entre pequeños propietarios. El caso de las familias Avila y Ortega en San Vicente (siglo XIX).” In Fifth Annual Conference of Researchers of the History Department, National University of Mar del Plata (September 2004).

“Actividades agrícolas y ciclo de vida : el caso de La Matanza a principios del siglo XIX.” In R.Frandkin, M. Canedo and J.Mateo eds., Tierra, Población y relaciones sociales en la campaña bonaerense (siglos XVIII y XIX), Mar de Plata: National University of Mar del Plata, 1999,77-101.

“El ciclo de vida de un pequeño campesino en La Matanza a principios del siglo XIX.” In The Proceedings of Third Annual Argentine Conference of Population Studies. Buenos Aires: National Senate , 1998,197-213.

III. Reviews

Review of Quilmes, una historia social. I – Desde la reducción hasta la caída del rosismo. La historia vista desde los pobres, by Daniel Santilli, Revista Illes i Imperis 15 (2013), pp. 216-218.

Review of The Stem Family in Eurasian Perspective. Revisiting House Societies, 17th – 20th centuries; by Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux and Emiko Ochiai (eds). Revista IEHS 24 (2009), pp. 521-524.

PRESENTATIONS

Congresses and Workshops

“Familia, cambio social y legislación: la migración en el campo rioplatense en el siglo XIX.”, Congreso internacional Poderes, identidades y desafíos en las Américas, Universidad de Barcelona, Fundación Casa Amèrica Catalunya, Casa de Velázquez; Barcelona, may 2015

“Matrimonios “dispensados”. A propósito de los pedidos de dispensa matrimonial por consanguinidad en las Parroquias de San Vicente, Magdalena e Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción (Buenos Aires) entre fines del siglo XVIII y primer mitad del XIX”, X Congreso de la Congreso de la Asociación de Demografía Histórica, Albacete, Spain, (June 2013)

“Marriage and Migration in Almirante Brown (Buenos Aires, Argentina) at the End of the Nineteenth Century”, Intermarriage throughout History June 5-8, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

« El impacto de la migración europea en los pueblos de la campaña de Buenos Aires. Un estudio de casos a partir de las Cédulas Censales del Primer Censo Nacional de Población (1869) », (with M.F.Barcos) Tercer Congreso Latinoamericano de Historia Económica, Bariloche, Argentina, (October 2012).

“The role of the State in shaping family decisions”, (with M.A.Corva), European Social Science History Conference, Glasgow (April 2012)

“Transmisión de bienes en contexto igualitario: la campaña de Buenos entre los siglos XVIII y XIX”, IX Congreso de la Asociación de Demografía Histórica, Ponta Delgada, Universidad dos Açores, S.Miguel, Açores, (June 2010)

“Family structures among migrants peasants in the low lands around Buenos Aires in the 19th century”, The Transmission of Well-Being: Marriage Strategies and Inheritance Systems in Europe (17th- 20th Centuries) Conference, University of Minho, Portugal ( April 2007) .

« Estrategias matrimoniales entre pequeños propietarios. El caso de las familias Avila y Ortega en San Vicente (siglo XIX), » Fifth Annual Conference of Researchers of the History Department ,History Department-Center for Historical Studies (CEHIS), National University of Mar del Plata (September 2004 ).

« El ciclo de vida de un pequeño campesino en La Matanza a principios del siglo XIX, » Third Annual Argentine Conference of Population Studies, Santa Rosa, Argentina (1995).

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATION:

Seminar Family crises and social change in rural Europe in comparative perspective, 18th-19th centuries. Albacete, Casa Ibáñez, Spain, 22 June 2013.

Session 13 of the X Congreso de la Asociación de Demografía Histórica, “Las mujeres y la transmisión del patrimonio familiar ante los cambios legislativos (siglos XVII-XX), perspectivas comparativas”. Albacete, Spain, 18-21 June 2013.

Member of the Scientific Committee: Intermarriage throughout History, Cluj-Napoca Romania, 5-8 June 2013.

Workshop: Justice, Violence and State Building, Quito, Ecuador, October 8-9, 2012, organized by the State Building in Latin America ERC project in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador/Ministerio de Cultura del Ecuador.

Member of the Scientific Committee: Cities through History: Population, 1st International Congress, Guimaraes, 24th to 26th October 2012.

Symposium: La construcción del Estado en el siglo XIX, Santiago de Chile, 28th-29th November 2011, organized by the State Building in Latin America ERC project in collaboration with Universidad Diego Portales (Santiago de Chile)

Workshop: War, Violence and State Building. Latin America, 19th-20th centuries, San José, Costa Rica, August 16th – 17th 2011 organized the State Building in Latin America ERC project in collaboration with CIAPA (Costa Rica)

International Conference: Central Europe Population History during the first demographic transition, Cluj-Napoca, 8-10 April 2011.

Workshop: Administrate, serve the power(s), serve the State, UPF, Barcelona, 24, 25 and 26 March 2011, organized by the State Building in Latin America ERC project in collaboration with the EHESS (Paris)

Workshop: Estate and Bureaucracy in Latin America, 19th Century, Montevideo and Buenos Aires:

I – Cadastre, Appropriation of Territory and Construction of the State, Latin America, 19th Century, organized by the State Building in Latin America ERC project in collaboration with Universidad de la República, Montevideo August 16th-17th 2010

II. The Bureaucracy in Latin America, 19th Century organized by the State Building in Latin America ERC project in collaboration with Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, August 19th-20th 2010

Session 30 of the IX Congreso de la Asociación de Demografía Histórica, Ponta Delgada, Universidad dos Açores, S.Miguel Açores (June 2010), Special session: “Familia, estructuras y estrategias en América Latina (siglos XVIII-XIX).

Symposium: Latin America Week: The Latin American State, 19th-20th centuries, UPF, Barcelona, April 12-16, 2010; organized the State Building in Latin America ERC project in collaboration with the Cátedra Unesco en Cultura Iberoamericana.

Workshop: Fiscal questions and State Building: Europe and America, UPF, Barcelona, November 23rd, 24th and 25th 2009, organized by the State Building in Latin America ERC project in collaboration with in collaboration with the Cátedra Unesco en Cultura Iberoamericana.

LANGUAGES

Spanish: native language

French: fluent (reading,speaking, writing)

English: (good conversational and reading knowledge))