EM Spanish History Notes reads the American Historical Association’s program so you don’t have to. In the interests of space, I’ve left out some people and papers on panels who are clearly not related to Spanish history. And as always for the AHA, I have also left out all the Latin American panels, since there are too many to chronicle here thanks to the fact that the Conference on Latin American History meets concurrently with the AHA. Here’s what’s on deck:
Thursday, Jan. 5, 3:00-5:00
11. Ars Praedicandi, Ars Politica: Sermons and the Rhetoric of Power in the Early Modern Atlantic World, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Miami Room.
Charles A. Whitschorik, University of California, Berkeley, “Baroque Men and Women: Preaching and Gender in Early Modern Spain and Mexico.”
29. Imagining Communities: Visual Cultures of Race and Empire, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Kane Room.
Carina L. Johnson, Pitzer College, “Conflating and Racializing Culture in the Sixteenth Century Habsburg Empire.”
Friday, Jan. 6, 9:30-11:30
“Pirates, State Actors, and Hegemonic Systems in the Pre-modern Mediterranean, Part 1: Hegemony and Legitimacy.”
66. Pirates, State Actors, and Hegemonic Systems in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean, Part 1: Transgressors and Opportunists, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Michigan Room.
Marie A. Kelleher, California State Long Beach, “Hegemons as Outlaws: Government Involvement in Piracy in Later Medieval Catalonia.”
Friday, Jan. 6, 2:30-4:30
100. Pirates, State Actors, and Hegemonic Systems in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean, Part 2: Transgressors and Opportunists, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Belmont Room.
Chair: Brian A. Catlos, University of California, Santa Cruz and University of Colorado, Boulder.
David Coleman, Eastern Kentucky University, “A Morisco Corsair in the Sixteenth-Century Western Mediterranean: The Curious Case of El Capitán Juan Martínez.”
ASPHS Session 3: Religious Networks, 1500-1914: Ideas/Knowledge, Chicago Marrriott Downtown, Navy Pier Room.
Chair: Cátia Antunes, Leiden University.
Karl Kotmann, independent scholar, “Portuguese Independence as Roman Praxis: El Brocense, Fray Luis de León, and Their Contributions.”
Emanuele Colombo, DePaul University, “Ancients and Moderns: Jesuits and Moral Theology in Seventeenth-Century Europe.”
Ana Valdez, Yale University, “Prolegomena to Religious Tolerance: An Ongoing Discussion Concerning the Clavis Prophetarum.”
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2:30-4:30
181. Secret State Information in Early Modern Europe, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Sheraton Ballroom III.
Chair: Diogo Ramada Curto, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Arndt Brendecke, University of Munich, “Barriers to Knowledge: The Ambivalence of Media in Spanish Colonial Politics.”
Markus Friedrich, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Historishes Seminar, Abt. Frühe Neuzeit, “Secret Archives? How Early Modern Historians and Scholars Succeeded (or Failed) to Gain Access to Historical Sources.”
Diego Navarro Bonilla, Carlos III de Madrid University, Institute of Research on Intelligence for Security and Defense, “The Spanish Habsburgs Spymasters (1598-1663): The First Official Attempts at the Efficient Coordination of Intelligence Networks.”
Comment: Peter Burke, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge.
Sunday, Jan 8, 11:00-1:00
238. New Frontiers in the Environmental History of the Renaissance, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago Ballroom A.
Marcy S. Norton, George Washington University, “Animals and Environmental History: Hunting and Husbandry in Early Modern Spain.”
251. Toward a Pan-Iberian History: Pre-modern Networks and Communities, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago Ballroom H.
Chair: Olivia Remie Constable, University of Notre Dame.
Rita Costa-Gomes, Towson University, “Scholarly Communities and the Outlook for Pan-Iberian History.”
Luis Xavier Morera, Baylor University, “Finding Macro-patterns in Pre-modern Iberia: An Initial Approach.”
Miguel Raufast, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, “The Frontiers of Ceremony: The Ceremonies of a Kingdom or a Kingdom of Ceremonies?”
Jean Dangler, Tulane University, “Beyond Iberia.”