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Reviews in the Spring ’11 SCJ

The Sixteenth Century Journal 42 (Spring 2011) has some reviews for us:

James S. Amelang reviews The Conversos and Moriscos in Late Medieval Spain and Beyond. Vol I, Departures and Changes, ed. Kevin Ingram (Brill, 2009).

Adriano Duque reviews A Companion to Juan Luis Vives, ed. Charles Fantazzi (Brill, 2008).

Raúl Marrero-Fente reviews Cristóbal de Acuña: Nuevo descubrimiento del Gran río de las Amazonas, ed. Ignacio Arellano, José M. Díez Borque, and Gonzalo Santonja (Madrid: Iberoamericana de Libros y Ediciones, 2009).

Alison Weber reviews Richard L. Kagan, Clio and the Crown: The Politics of History in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (Johns Hopkins, 2009).

Anna Reid reviews Mercedes Maroto Camino, Exploring the Explorers: Spaniards in Oceania, 1519-1794 (Manchester University Press, 2008).

Hillaire Kallendorf reviews Leah Middlebrook, Imperial Lyric: New Poetry and New Subjects in Early Modern Spain (Penn State University Press, 2009).

Raquel Gutiérrez Estupiñán reviews Martin Austin Nesvig, Ideology and Inquisition: The World of the Censors in Early Mexico (Yale, 2009).

Eve’s Enlightenment reviewed in Gender & History

Martha Few reviews Eve’s Enlightenment: Women’s Experience in Spain and Spanish America, 1726-1839, ed. Catherine M. Jaffe and Elizabeth Franklin Lewis.

In Madrid in June

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

I’m heading to the ASPHS conference in Lisbon in early July, and before that I’m going to be in Madrid for almost the entire month of June. Anyone who knows me (or would like to get to know me!), let’s get together! I’ll be in the Biblioteca Nacional almost every day, so just come find me there, or email me, and let’s meet up.


Reviews in the JMoH, March ’11

The Journal of Modern History 83 (March 2011) has two relevant reviews:

Charles H. Parker reviews Henk von Nierop, Treason in the North Quarter: War, Terror, and the Rule of Law in the Dutch Revolt (Princeton, 2009) and Peter Arnande, Beggars, Iconoclasts, and Civic Patriots: The Political Culture of the Dutch Revolt (Cornell, 2008).

Yitzhak Melamed reviews Yirmiyahu Yovel, The Other Within: The Marranos, Split Identiy and Emerging Modernity (Princeton, 2009).

Journal of Early Modern History, 2011, 15.3

There are two articles for us in The Journal of Early Modern History, 15.3 (2011):

Cristian Berco, “Syphilis, Sex, and Marriage in Early Modern Spain.”

Ângela Barreto Xavier, Conversos and Novamente Convertidos: Law, Religion, and Identity in the Portuguese Kingdom and Empire.”

Update: William Paterson Position Now a Full 1-Year Visiting

This just in from William Paterson University, courtesy of Sara T. Nalle:

The Department of History invites applications for a visiting one-year position in European History at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor to start in September 2011.  Field is open, but applicants must be able to teach a course on Imperial Spain in fall 2011 and World History surveys in both fall 2011 and spring 2012. Appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor require a doctoral degree in History with some teaching experience at the college level. ABDs will be considered at the rank of Instructor. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and writing samples to Dr. Evelyn Gonzalez, Chair, Department of History, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey, 07470. Email applications are also accepted at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The department website is at

Women and the Law in Comparative Studies in Society and History

In Comparative Studies in Society and History, (53.3) March 2011:

Bianca Premo, “Before the Law: Women’s Petitions in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Empire.”

The Body in the Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 2011 #3

The Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 2011 #3, has two articles for us. They both focus on issues of physicality, although seemingly coincidentally (it’s not a special issue on the body).

Michael P. McGlynn, “Saints Who Make Themselves Sick: A Note on Teresa de Jesús and the  So-Called Placebo Effect.”

Ryan Schmitz, “Prudence, Sincerity, and the Body’s Betrayal of the Simulated Self in Cervantes’ La señora Cornelia.”

Adjunct Wanted at William Paterson

William Paterson University of New Jersey needs an Adjunct instructor to teach junior-senior level course on Imperial Spain, fall 2011.  Applicants should specialize in the History of Early Modern Spain or Colonial Latin America with a field in early Modern Spain, but other qualified applicants with training in European or Latin American history will be considered.

Send cover letter and CV to Dr. Evelyn Gonzalez, Chair History Department, William Paterson University of New Jersey, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470, or email to

Dr. Sara T. Nalle, who is going on sabbatical next year, thus necessitating the adjunct, adds that since it’s just one course the department is really looking for someone already in the NYC metropolitan area.

Thanks to Adam G. Beaver for the initial information.

Princeton Conference: Benito Arias Montano, May 13-14

Princeton University is hosting a colloquium on the polyglot humanist Benito Arias Montano (1527–1598) and late Renaissance biblical scholarship, philology, natural philosophy, and collecting May 13-14:

“Benito Arias Montano (1527-1598): Biblical Scholarship in the Late Renaissance”

The colloquium is free and open to the scholarly public, though for planning purposes we do request that you RSVP to Adam Beaver ( by this Friday, 6 May if you wish to attend.

Thanks to Adam G. Beaver for this information.