|Born||6 June 1907|
|Died||2 May 1999(aged 91)|
|Institutions||University College London|
|Alma mater||Lincoln Christ's Hospital School; Oxford University|
Robert Arthur (Robin) Humphreys OBE (6 June 1907 – 2 May 1999) was an historian, the first professor of Latin American studies in the United Kingdom and the founder of the Institute of Latin American Studies at University College London.
Life and career
In 1965 Humphreys was the founding Director of the University of London's Institute of Latin American Studies, a position he held until 1974. From 1965-69 he also served as the President of the Royal Historical Society.
He died on 2 May 1999 aged 91.
- British Consular Reports on the Trade and Politics of Latin America, 1824-1826 (1940)
- Latin America (1941)
- "The Study of Latin-American History in England"
- William Robertson and his History of America (1954)
- "William Hickling Prescott: The Man and the Historian" (1959)
- Lynch, John (2001), "Obituary: Robert Arthur Humphreys (1907-1999)", Hispanic American Historical Review, 81(1):135-138; doi:10.1215/00182168-81-1-135
- Humanities and Social Sciences Online accessed 21 April 2014
- London: Royal Historical Society 1940.
- Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 24 (no. 94) 1947, pp. 146-53.
- The Hispanic American Historical Review, 39-1-19 (Feb. 1959)
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