The beginning of the 2011-12 academic year marks the third anniversary of Early Modern Spanish History Notes. There’s a new format again, as you can see, and I think this will be the permanent one. Easier to read than last year’s, but still with an interesting design and one not used by many other blogs.
Last year’s big trends were art history and, especially, Portuguese history. Of course hosting the ASPHS conference in Lisbon helped push Portuguese topics to the forefront, but even the Warburg Institute was getting into the act.
I stopped posting about essays in edited collections, since time was short last winter and spring and I focused on peer-reviewed articles and books instead. But my schedule is more forgiving this semester and I hope to tackle the back-log soon.