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The Spanish Inquisition: Rereadings and New Questions – University of Virginia Symposium, Nov 4-5, 2011 (Updated: now with correct dates on poster!)

The University of Virginia will host a symposium, “The Spanish Inquisition: Rereadings and New Questions,” on November 4 and 5, 2011.

Professor Doris Moreno (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) will give the keynote address on Protestants, the Society of Jesus, and the Inquisition at 4:00 on Friday. There will be additional panels on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The symposium is sponsored by Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, with support from the Corcoran Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program of UVA. For the program and locations, see http://www.virginia.edu/span-ital-port/department-news/. Inquiries: inquisition@virginia.edu.

Here is the program (thanks to Adam G. Beaver and Alison Weber for this information):

The Spanish Inquisition:
Rereadings and New Questions
A Symposium*

UVA, November 4-5, 2011
Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall

Friday, November 4

2:00─3:30  Panel I   The Inquisition and Jewish Identities

Chair: Alison Weber, Professor of Spanish, UVA   Comment: Michael Gerli, Professor of Spanish, University of Virginia.

Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, Associate Professor of History, University of Kentucky, “Judeoconversas: Accusers and Accused before the Holy Office.”

Sara T. Nalle, Professor of History, William Paterson University, “Reading Inquisition Sources to Write Oral History.”

Stephen Silverstein, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia, “Rereading Crypto-Jewish Writing: LUis de Carvajal’s Hidden Polemic with his Inquisitors.”

4:00─5:00  Keynote Speaker

Doris Moreno, Associate Professor of Modern History, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, “Coerción y persuasión en la España de mediados del siglo XVI: la Inquisición, el protestantismo español y la Compañía de Jesús.” [Interpreters will be on hand to assist during the question period.]

5:15─6:45  Panel II: Revisiting the Inquisitors

Chair and Comment: Brian Owensby, Professor, Department of History, University of Virginia.

Daniel I. Wasserman-Soler, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia, “The Language Ideology of Melchior Cano, O.P.”

Lu Ann Homza, Professor of History, College of William and Mary, “Whistling in the Dark: Inquisitors and Witches in Navarre, 1609-1611.”

Kimberly Lynn, Assistant Professor of Humanities, Western Washington University, “Unraveling the Inquisitors.”

Saturday, November 5

9:00─10:30  Panel III:  New Questions for Inquisition Sources, Gibson Hall 211

Chair: Erin Rowe, Assistant Professor of History, UVA; Comment, Richard Kagan, Professor of History, The Johns Hopkins University

Adam Beaver, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University, “The Inquisition and Hebraic Scholarship.”

Allyson Poska, Professor of History, Mary Washington University, “Reading Gender through Inquisition Sources.”

Alison Weber, Professor of Spanish, University of Virginia, “‘Nothing but Two Sticks’: The Inquisition and Iconophobia.”

11:00-12:00 Discussion: Gibson Hall 211

Discussion Leader: Jodi Bilinkoff, Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

12:00-1:00 Workshop: Reading Inquisition Sources with Historical Linguists. Gibson Hall 211.

Chair: Ricardo Padrón, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Virginia.

Emily Scida and Omar Velázquez of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, University of Virginia.

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