Early Modern Orientalism Conference at Illinois, October 2011

The University of Illinois is hosting a conference entitled “The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe” this Oct. 7-8, 2011. Several Spanish scholars will be presenting work there, including Barbara Fuchs, who will be presenting one of the keynote lectures, “Orientalizing Spain.” Other Spanish-themed papers on the program include:

Raúl Marrero-Fente (University of Minnesota). “Law and Orientalism in the Spanish Empire: Relación del origen y suceso de los xarifes y del estado de los reinos de Marruecos, Fez y Tarudante by Diego de Torres (ca.1575).”

Javier Irigoyen-García (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). “Defining Moorish and Classic in Early Modern Spain.”

José Luis Gasch Tomás and Natalia Maillard Álvarez (European University Institute, Florence). “Discourses and Images of the Orients in the Hispanic Empire, New Spain and Castile, 1550-1650.”

Adam G. Beaver (Princeton University). “Pietro Martire in the Levant: Orientalism in the Age of Spanish Empire.”

Ana María Rodríguez-Rodríguez (University of Iowa). “Mapping Islam in the Philippines: Moro Anxieties of the Spanish Empire in the Pacific.”

José Alberto R. Silva Tavim (Centro de Estudos Africanos e Asiáticos do Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisbon). “The Grão-Turco and the Jews: translation to the West of two Oriental ‘powers’ (XVI-XVII centuries).”

María Antonia Garcés (Cornell University). “Captive, Spy, Ethnographer: Antonio de Sosa in Algiers.”

Thanks to Adam G. Beaver for the tip.


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Scott Taylor is an associate professor in the history department at the University of Kentucky.


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