DAVID LEE SOWELL

Department of History                           1623 Washington Street

Juniata College                                 Huntingdon, PA 16652

Huntingdon, PA 16652                            814 643 3676

Telephone 814 641 3535                          sowell@juniata.edu

FAX 814 641 3185

 

EDUCATION

Ph. D.     University of Florida, August 1986

M. A.      University of Florida, 1980

B. A.       Grand Valley State Colleges, 1976

A. B.       Western Kentucky University, 1975

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Juniata College                                                                        Professor, 2001-

                                    Associate Professor, 1992-2001;

Chair of History Department, 1993-1994; 2001 -

Assistant Professor, August 1989-May 1992

                                          Director of International Programs, 1996-99;

 

University of South Carolina        Visiting Assistant Professor,                

August 1988 to May 1989

 

Allegheny College                         Assistant Professor, 

September 1987 to July 1988

 

Fort Hays State University                Assistant Professor, 

August 1986 to August 1987

 

HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS

-           Co-Chair, Section on the Social Studies of Medicine, Latin American Studies Association, 1998-2000

-                      President, Gran Colombian Committee, Conference on Latin American History, 1991-1994, 1999-2001

-                      Member, Pennsylvania Council on International Education Board of Directors, 1996-98

-                      Member of NEH Institute on "The Contributions of the History of Medicine to Social History," June 1995, Columbia University

-                      American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1995: "A History of Latin American Social Violence"

-                      Who's Who in the East, listed 1994

-                      Juniata College Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1994

-                      N. E. H. Study Grant, 1992

-                      N. E. H. Travel to Collections Grant, 1991

-                      Tinker Research Grant, 1985

-                      Fulbright Fellowship, 1983

-                      Doherty Fellowship, Princeton University, 1983

-                      Organization of American States Fellowship, 1983

COURSES TAUGHT

Latin American Civilization

Latin American Colonial History

Modern Latin American History

Latin American Revolutions

Aztecs, Incas, Maya, and Spaniards: Early American History

1492: Contact, Conquest, and Consequences 

Social Violence in Latin America 

Contemporary Latin America (Economic development, political culture)

United States History to 1877

United States History since 1865

Contemporary United States History

United States Social and Labor History 

International Studies: The Making of the Modern World System

International Studies: Politics and Cultures of Modernization

Western Civilization Since 1750

Social Science Interdisciplinary Core Courses; on "Work" and on "The City"

The Social History of Medicine

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Historical Association

Latin American Studies Association

Conference on Latin American History

Sigma Iota Rho, International Studies Honorary Society

 

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

"A History of Social Violence in Latin America," book-length manuscript in preparation, supported by American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

PUBLICATIONS: Books;

The Tale of Healer Miguel Perdomo Neira: Healing, Ideologies, and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Andes (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2001)

Contact, Conquest, and Consequences: A Lecture Series in Commemoration of the Quincentennial of 1492 (Huntingdon, PA: Juniata College, 1993)

The Early Colombian Labor Movement:Artisans and Politics in Bogotá, 1832-1919 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992)

Santander y la opinión Angloamericana: Visión de viajeros y periódicos, 1821-1840, compiler (Bogotá: Fundación Francisco de Paula Santander, 1991)

Articles;

“Colombia,” encyclopedia entry for Open Society Institute, forthcoming.

“La lucha política-laboral: Artesanos, industriales y obreros en Bogotá, 1904-1919,” trans. by Isidro Vanegas, forthcoming in a book on socialism and the labor movement in early twentieth century Colombia.

"The Mirror of Public Opinion: The Image of Simón Bolívar in the United States Press, 1825-1831" ("El Espejo de la opinión pública: La imagen de bolívar en la prensa de los Estados Unidos"), forthcoming in Simón Bolívar y los Estados Unidos, ed. by David Bushnell.

“Recent Perspectives on the Latin American City,” Journal of Urban History, 24:6 (September 1998), 764-767.

"Repertoires of Contention in Urban Colombia, 1760s - 1940s: A Preliminary Inquiry into Latin American Social Violence," Journal of Urban History, guest editors, Diego Armus and John Lear, 24:3 (March 1998), 302-336.

"Political Impulses: Popular Participation in Formal and Informal Politics, Bogotá, Colombia, 1870-1930," in The Condition of the City, ed. by Ronn F. Pineo and James Baer (San Francisco: Westview Press, 1998), 1-29.

Miquel Perdomo Neira: Healing, Culture, and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Andes,” Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura, No. 24, 1997, 167-188.

"Artisans and Tariff Reform: The Sociopolitical Consequences of Liberalism in Early Republican Spanish America," in Liberals, Politics, and Power: State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, ed. by Vincent Peloso and Barbara Tenenbaum (Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1996), 166-185.

"Colombia: Since Independence," major entry in Encyclopedia of Latin American History, ed. by Barbara Tenenbaum (New York: Scribners, 1995)

"Débora Arango, Barrancabermeja, Buenaventura, Cauca River, Rufino José Cuervo, Democratic Society of Artisans, Santiago M. Eder, Gólgotas, Independent Republics, Lorenzo María Lleras, Ambrosio López, José María Melo, Miguel Samper, Siete de Marzo, Union Society of Artisans," minor entries in Encyclopedia of Latin American History, ed. by Barbara Tenenbaum (New York: Scribners, 1995)

"La Caja de Ahorros de Bogotá, 1846-1865: Artisans, Credit, Development, and Savings in Early National Colombia," Hispanic American Historical Review, 73:4 (November 1993), 615-38. Republished as “La Caja de Ahorros de Bogotá, 1846-1865,” in Colombia en el Siglo XIX, ed. by Michael LaRosa, Germán Mejia, and Mauricio Nieto Orlarte, trans. by Juan Pablo Lombana (Bogotá: Planeta, S. A., 1999), 217-50.

"Santander en los Estados Unidos," Credencial Historia, No. 3 (April 1992), 4-7, co-authored with David Bushnell. Also published as "Bolivarismo y santanderismo en Estados Unidos" in the Lecturas Dominicales, El Tiempo, March 29, 1992, 9-11.

"Artisans and Latin American Labor History," Latin American Labor News, No. 4 (1991), 5-10.

"José Leocadio Camacho: Artisan, Editor, and Political Activist," in The Human Tradition in Latin America: The Nineteenth Century, ed. by Judith Ewell and William H. Beezley (Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc., 1989), 269-79.

"The 1893 bogotazo: Artisans and Public Violence in Late Nineteenth Century Bogotá," Journal of Latin American Studies, 21 (May 1989), 267-82. Forthcoming in translation in Algaradas, motines y tumultos: La política popular del urbano pobre en América Latina, comp. by Silvia Marina Arrom and Servando Ortoll with a conclusion by Charles Tilly. Reprinted in Riots in the Cities: Popular Politics and the Urban Poor in Latin America, 1765-1910, ed. by Sylvia Marina Arrom and Servando Ortoll with a conclusion by Charles Tilly (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), 137-54.

" 'La teoría i la realidad': The Democratic Society of Artisans of Bogotá 1847-1854," Hispanic American Historical Review, 67:4 (November 1987), 611-30. Re-published as “La Sociedad Democrática de Artesanos de Bogotá,” in Colombia en el Siglo XIX, ed. by Michael LaRosa, Germán Mejia, and Mauricio Nieto Orlarte, trans. by Juan Pablo Lombana (Bogotá: Planeta, S. A., 1999), 189-216.

"Las bases sociales para las movilizaciones de obreros en Bogotá: 1866-1912," in Ensayos de literatura colombiana, comp. by Raymond Williams (Bogotá: Plaza y Janes, 1985), 275-83.

"The Racial Division of Labor in Postbellum Florida, Gainesville, 1870-1900," Florida Historical Quarterly, 63:4 (April 1984), 434-44.

"Agentes diplomáticos de los Estados Unidos y el golpe de Melo," Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura, No. 12 (1984), 5-13.

"Bogotá’s Society of Artisans and the Era of Liberal Reform," Latinamericanist, 16:2 (April 1980), 1-3.

Book reviews in Hispanic American Historical Review (6), Southern Historian, SELA (2), American Historical Review (3), The Americas, Estudios Colombianos, Inter-American Review of Bibliography, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Social History, and Florida Anthropologist. Abstractor for ABC-CLIO, 1987 to 1996.

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

“Miguel Perdomo Neira: The Ideologies and Practices of a Nineteenth Century Empírico,” presented at a conference on “Practices of Healing in Modern Latin America and Spain,” New York University, April 2001

“Scientific Medicine, State Formation, and the Development of Medical Pluralism in Colombia,” presented to the joint meeting of the Conference on Latin American History and the American Historical Association, Boston, January 2001

“Disease, Public Health and Identity in Latin America,” Commentator on panel at the 22nd Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Miami, FL March 2000

Invited presenter, “So You Want to be A Professor,” Schreyer Honors College, Pennsylvania State University, February 29, 2000

“Twentieth Century Colombia: Bananas, Bosses and Business,” commentator on panel and the Annual Conference on Latin American History meeting, Chicago, IL January 2000

“The Socio-ideological Dimensions of Nineteenth Century Andean Medical Systems: The Case of Miguel Perdomo Neira,” presented at 49th Congreso de Americanistas, Quito, Ecuador, July 1997

“Bogotá,” presentation to roundtable on Latin American urban history, Conference on Latin American History Annual Meeting, New York, January 1997.

"Medicina y poder ideológica el el siglo XIX: El caso de Miguel Perdomo," Universidad Nacional de Colombia, June, 1996.

"Patterns of Popular Protests and Working Class Politics in Bogotá," XVII Annual Conference of the Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies, Bucknell University, March 1996.

"Medical Systems and Social Conflict: Healing, Culture, and Power in Nineteenth-Century Colombia," delivered to the Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Technological University, November 1995.

"Political Impulses: Popular Participation in Formal and Informal Politics, Bogotá, Colombia, 1870-1930," 1995 Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D. C.

Commentator on four papers, "Electoral Participation in the Making of Spanish American Republics, 1830-1930," 1995 Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D. C.

"Medical Systems and Social Conflict: Healing, Ideology, and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Andes," 1995 Annual Joint Meeting, American Historical Association/Conference of Latin American History, Chicago, Illinois, January 1995

"Miguel Perdomo Neira: Healing, Culture, and Power in the Nineteenth Century Andes," Southern Historical Association, Louisville, Kentucky, November 1994

"State and Society in Colombia: The Role of Artisans," Annual Convention of the Middle Atlantic Conference of Latin American Studies, State College, PA, April 1993.

Commentator on two papers on "Lawyers and Artisans: New Studies in Colombian history," CLAH/AHA meeting, December 1992, Washington D. C.

1492 lecture series: "Thinking about Colombus"; "The Destruction of the Indies"; "Tenochtitlan: ' . . . we did not know what to say' "; "Las Casas and the Struggle for Justice in the Americas"; and "Encounter at Cajamarca," Juniata College, Fall 1992.

"Europe and the Americas, 1492-1992: The American Perspective," keynote address to Central Pennsylvania Collaborative for International Education, Huntingdon, PA, October 1992.

"Teaching the United States History Survey," with David C. Hsiung, Twenty-sixth Annual Duquesne History Forum, Pittsburgh, PA October 1992.

"Rethinking the Role of Artisans in Latin American Labor Studies," Latin American Studies Association, XVII annual meeting, Los Angeles, California, September 1992.

Comment, "War, Industry, and Labor in 20th Century America," 25th Annual Duquesne History Forum, Pittsburgh, PA, October 1991.

"The Establishment of Economic, Social, and Cultural Norms in Mature Colonial Societies: A Criticism of the Frontier Thesis in Colombian History," Ohio Academy of History, April 1991.

"Cultural Contact and Economic Integration in Mature Colonial Societies: The Colombian Example," 24th Annual Duquesne History Forum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 1990.

"La Caja de Ahorros de Bogotá, 1845-63: Credit, Development, and Savings in Early National Colombia," Latin American Studies Association, XV International Congress, Miami, Florida, December, 1989.

"Artisans, Socioeconomic Change, and Partisan Politics: The First 100 Years of Colombian Labor History" American Historical Association annual meeting, Cincinnati, December 1988.

"Savana City and Valley Town: The Democratic Societies of Artisans of Bogotá and Cali, Colombia, 1847-54," Fifth Annual Latin American Labor History Conference, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, April 1988.

"Artisan Republicanism: The Union Society of Artisans of Bogotá, Colombia, 1866-68," Kansas History Teachers Association, Emporia, Kansas, March 1987.

"Collective Violence in Late Nineteenth Century Bogotá: Some Incidents and Implications," Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, March 1987.

"Crowd Violence in Nineteenth Century Bogotá: Artisans and the 1893 bogotazo," Social Science History Association, Chicago, November 1985.

"Political Objectives of Artisans in Late Nineteenth Century Bogotá," XXXII Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, March 1985.

"La clase obrera en los Estados Unidos y Colombia," Primer Seminario de Historia Comparada de los Estados Unidos y América Latina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, July 1984.

"Las bases sociales para las movilizaciones de obreros: Bogotá, 1866-1912," Primer Conferencia de Colombianistas Norteamericanos, Rio Negro, Colombia, June 1984.

"Black Labor Patterns in Gainesville, Florida, 1860-1900," Florida College History Teachers Conference, Stetson University, De Land, FL, March 1983.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Pre-screener, Central Fellowship Program, ACLS, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Member of dissertation committee of Ms. Diana Obregón Torres, a student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1996.

Reader for National Research Council and the United States Agency for International Development University Development Linkages Program, 1991, 1992.

Co-editor, El Eco de los Andes, a newsletter for the Gran Colombian Committee of the Conference on Latin American History. 1990 - 1994

Research in United States archives for the Fundación Francisco de Paula Santander, an agency formed by the Colombian government to gather historical materials relating to the life of Santander. 1987-90.

Editorial Assistant, Hispanic American Historical Review, 1982-83, 1985-85

Reader for article manuscripts for Hispanic American Historical Review (5), The Americas (1).

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE (JUNIATA COLLEGE)

            Chair, International Studies Program, 1999 - 

Director of International Programs, 1996-99

Chair, History Department 1993-1994

International Education Committee, 1994-99

Working Group on Internationalizing Juniata College, 1993

Chair, Academic Planning and Assessment Committee, 1992-93

Member of Art History Search Committee, 1996

Member of Spanish Search Committee, 1992, 1996

            Member of History Search Committee, 1990-91, 1996-97, 1998-99

Member of Anthropology Search Committee, 1990, 1996, 1997

Updated August 2001