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The Trial of Luis de León in the Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 88, nos. 7-8, 2011

The Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 88, nos. 7-8, 2011, is a special issue devoted to C. Alex Longhurst. One of the essays is pertinent to us.

John A. Jones, “‘Y esta es la verdad‘: Reflections on Truth in the Trial of Luis de León, 1572-1576.”


Changes in Store for the Hispanic Society of America?

The New York Times Nov 11, 2011 had an article about a proposal to change the name of the museum of the Hispanic Society of America, and challenges that the institution faces more generally.

Thanks to Adam G. Beaver for the tip.

Two Items on Jonathan Brown

First, this article and video in El Cultural, on Jonathan Brown winning the Premio Bernardo de Gálvez.

Second, Brown will lead the Cátedra del Museo del Prado in 2012.

Crawford on Noble Status and the Crown in EHQ Oct 2011 (& reviews)

European History Quarterly 41 (Oct. 2011) features an article by Michael Crawford, “Noble Status and Royal Duplicity in the Crown of Castile, 1454-1504.”

Also two reviews for us:

A review of Patricia E. Grieve, The Eve of Spain: Myths of Origin in the History of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Conflict (Johns Hopkins, 2009).

A review of Gabriel B. Paquette, Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and Its Empire, 1759-1808 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

(EHQ doesn’t let us know who wrote the reviews in their previews!)


Symposium Dec 2-4, 2011: Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and UCLA are hosting a symposium entitled, “Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World,” this upcoming month: Friday, December 2, 2011 to Sunday, December 4, 2011.

The program is available online, as are abstracts.


Fernández-Armesto’s 1492 reviewed in Revista de Libros, Nov 2011

The November 2011 Revista de Libros features a review by Luis Miguel García Mora on Felipe Fernández-Armesto, 1492. El Nacimiento de la Modernidad, trans. Ricardo García Pérez (Debate: Barcelona, 2011).

Valencia Conference on the Inquisition: Nov 16-19 2011

The Departament d’Història Medieval at the Universitat de Valencia is hosting a conference entitled,”En el primer siglo de la inquisición española: Fuentes documentales, procedimientos de análisis y experiencias de investigación.” The program is available here: 2011-noviembre-valencia.

Thanks to Sally Nalle for the tip.

Recent Workshop at Stanford – Spain & Portugal: One Kingdom, Two Empires?

The Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University recently hosted a workshop entitled, “Spain and Portugal: One Kingdom, Two Empires?” Thanks to Katie Harris for the tip.

James H. Sweet Wins the AHA Rawley Prize

Congratulations to James H. Sweet for winning the American Historical Association’s 2011 James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History, for Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World (UNC Press, 2011).

New Books: Late Fall 2011 – Updated

Michelle L. Clouse, Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II’s Spain: Shared Interests, Competing Authorities (Ashgate, 2011).

James H. Sweet, Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World (UNC Press, 2011). (I added this one after I read that it won the AHA Rawley Prize, and realized it was more closely related to peninsular history, and not just Africa and the Americas, than I had thought.)

Charles C. Mann, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created (Knopf Doubleday, 2011).

Carina Johnson, Cultural Hierarchy in Sixteenth-Century Europe: The Ottomans and Mexicans (Cambridge, 2011).

Yuen-Gian Liang, Family and Empire: The Fernández de Córdoba and the Spanish Realm (Penn, 2011).

Scott Eastman, Preaching Spanish Nationalism across the Hispanic Atlantic, 1759-1823 (LSU Press, 2011).

Les musulmans dans l’histoire de l’Europe, Tome 1 : une intégration invisible, ed. Jocelyne Dakhlia and Bernard Vincent (Albin Michel, 2011).