Jonathan D. Ablard, History, Presents at Columbia University


Contributed by Pearl Ponce

Historian Jonathan D. Ablard presented "Pescado podrido [rotten fish]: Domestic and International Circuits of Argentine Rumors and Conspiracy Theories (1930-1943) with paper co-author Ernesto Bohoslavsky (Universidad Nacional General Sarmiento)

This paper was one of six selected to be presented at Columbia University's "Rumors, Falsified Documents, and other Interpretative Challenges in the Latin American Archive" workshop.  In their paper Ablard and Bohoslavsky examined two case studies and analyzed the power and meaning of conspiracy theories during a period in Argentine history characterized by "red scares" and anxiety about foreign domination of the Patagonia region.