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New Book: Ruan on Picaros and Cortesanos

Felipe Ruan, Pícaro and Cortesano: Identity and the Forms of Capital in Early Modern Spanish Picaresque Narrative and Courtesy Literature (Lewisburg, PA.: Bucknell University Press, 2011).


New Blog from Spain: Tolerancias

Doris Moreno sent me news of a new blog that she and six collaborators have founded: “Tolerancias,” or “Seminario de historia de las tolerancias en el mundo hispánico.”

Her co-founders are Ricardo García Cárcel, José Luis Betrán Moya, Ángela Atienza López, Eliseo Serrano Martín, José Pardo Tomás, and Manuel Peña Díaz.

De Armas on Cervantes

Here’s another new book from last year: Frederick A. De Armas, Don Quixote among the Saracens: A Clash of Civilizations and Literary Genres (University of Toronto Press, 2011).

New Book: Pollmann on Catholic Identity in the Spanish Netherlands

Another book left over from 2011: Judith Pollmann, Catholic Identity and the Revolt of the Netherlands, 1520-1635 (Oxford, 2011).

Norton Tweeting the ASPHS

Jack Norton just informed me that he is tweeting the ASPHS conference at Tufts, at!/historyjack. Check it out!

New Book: Susan Boynton’s Silent Music

Actually a book from 2011 I didn’t notice: Susan Boynton, Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain (Oxford, 2011).

RQ Spring ’12: Olds on Relics & Reviews

Renaissance Quarterly 65.1 (Spring 2012) has an article and several reviews for us:

Katrina Olds, “The Ambiguities of the Holy: Authenticating Relics in Seventeenth-Century Spain.”

Charles Fantazzi reviews Juan Luis Vives. L’insegnamento delle discipline (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2011).

Felipe Ruan reviews Antonio de Sosa, An Early Modern Dialogue with Islam: Antonio de Sosa’s Topography of Algiers (1612), ed. María Antonia Garcés, trans. Diana de Armas Wilson (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2011).

Christopher C. Ebert reviews Diego Alonso-Lasheras, Luis De Molina’s De Iustitia et Iure: Justice as Virtue in an Economic Context (Leiden: Brill, 2011).

Edward H. Friedman reviews José Luis Gastañaga Ponce de León, Caballero noble desbaratado: Autobiografía e invención en el siglo XVI (West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2012).

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Early Modern History at ASPHS: Boston, 2012

Obviously you all have access to the ASPHS conference program. But for the record, here are the panels on early modern history. (On a personal note, I will be driving in from Albany, arriving late Saturday morning in time for the 10:30 panel, I hope, and staying through the Sunday panels – I hope to see all my ASPHS friends there, and make some new ones!)

Friday, March 23

8:45-10:15 am:

1. The Cádiz Constitution and its Impact in the Atlantic World and Beyond (Eaton 201)
Chair/Comment: Scott Eastman, Creighton University
“Peru and the Constitution of 1812”
Natalia Sobrevilla Perea, University of Kent
“Envisioning Mediterranean Democracies – the Spanish Constitution and the Italian Revolutions of 1820-1”
John Davis, University of Connecticut
“The 1812 Constitution and the Indians from the New Spain and Perú”
Claudia Guarisco, El Colegio Mexiquense, A.C.

3. The Circulation of Scientific and Medical Knowledge in Early Modern Spain (Eaton 203)
Chair: Jim Tueller, BYU Hawaii
Comment: Audience
“Networks of Knowledge: Seville as Intellectual Center in early modern Europe”
Kristy Wilson Bowers, Northern Illinois University
“Shared Knowledge: Medical Treatment and Training in the early modern Spanish Hospital”
Michele Clouse, Ohio University
“Portuguese pilots at the Casa de la Contratación and the Cátedra de Cosmografía, 1552 – 1580: politics and nationality”
Edward Collins, Universidad Pablo de Olavide

4. Intellectual Currents across Time (Eaton 206)
Chair/Comment: Joshua Goode, Claremont Graduate University
“Early modern Spanish and European Political Thought: Challenging the Whig Interpretation of History”
Xavier Gil, Universidad de Barcelona


1. Incorporating Communities: Adapting Difference in Discourse and Ceremony in Early Modern Spain (Eaton 201)
Chair/Comment: James Amelang, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
“Evangelical Orientalism: Rereading Pedro de Alcalá”
Clare Gilbert, UCLA
“’Por amor y por caridad’: The incorporation of conversos into ‘la masa silenciosa'”
Carolyn Salomons, Johns Hopkins
“’Los Sanctos Reyes’: Celebrations of England’s Absolution and the Anglo-Spanish Alliance of Philip II and Mary Tudor in Toledo, 1555″
Jessica Walker, Johns Hopkins


3. Environment and Society (Eaton 206)
Chair: Maria Ana T. Valdez, Yale University
Comment: The Audience
“The Continuity of Waters: Valencia’s Tribunal de las Aguas”
Julia Hudson-Richards, Penn State Altoona and Cynthia A. Gonzales, Independent Scholar
“The Great Tsunami of 1755”
Mark Molesky, Seton Hall University

3. Colonial Visions and Perspectives in Portugal (Eaton 203)
Chair/Comment: Jim Tueller, BYU Hawaii
“Financing the Portuguese Reconquista in the South Atlantic: Recovering Brazil, Angola and Såo Tomé from the Dutch 1638-1654.”
Anil Mukerjee, US Military Academy, West Point
“Religious elites dreaming of divine empires in the Early Modern Portuguese world”
Maria Ana T. Valdez, Yale University
“The Portuguese Jesuit, the English Puritan, and the Use of Law in post-Westphalia Colonization”
Jennifer Wells, Brown University

Saturday March 24


1. Visual Responses to Urban Culture in the Early Modern Hispanic World (Eaton 201)
Chair/Comment: Amanda Wunder, Lehman College
“Rallying the Cities around Miraculous Images: How a King Handles a Difficult Situation”
Jeffrey Schrader, University of Colorado Denver
“San Isidro, Still-Life Painting, and the Realities of Madrid’s Economy”
Carmen Ripollés, Metropolitan State College of Denver
“The Idea of the Royal Palace in the Hispanic World”
C. Cody Barteet, University of Western Ontario


1. New Work on Goya (Eaton 201)
Chair/Comment: Stephanie Stepanek, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
“Luz y Justicia: Law in the Work of Goya”
Julianne Gilland, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
“History and Aesthetics in Goya‟s Disasters of War”
Michael Iarocci, University of California, Berkeley
“Visible Heroines”
Sylvia Hottinger, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

2. The Politics and Economics of Slavery (Eaton 202)
Chair/Comment: Rafael Marquese, Universidade de São Paulo
“Sovereignty and Slavery”
Rodrigo Faustinoni Bonciani , Universidade de São Paulo
“The Bourbon Reform of Slavery”
Elena Andrea Schneider, The College of William & Mary / The Omohundro Institute
“Madeira, Sugar, and the Archaeology of the Recent Past”
Laurie A. Wilkie, University of California, Berkeley


1. The Constitution of Cádiz and the Problem of Slavery I (Eaton 201)
Chair/Comment: Luiz Felipe de Alencastro, Sorbonne
“A Family Portrait: Imperial Constitutions in the Revolutionary Period, 1780-1830”
Josep M. Fradera, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
“Constitucionalismo atlântico e ideologia da escravidão: a experiência de Cádiz em perspectiva comparada”
Rafael de Bivar Marquese, Universidade de São Paulo
“Abascal, Cádiz, and Slave Politics in Southwestern New Granada”
Marcela Echeverri, CUNY/College of Staten Island

3. Religion and Society in early modern Iberia (Eaton 203)
Chair/Comment: Timothy J. Schmitz, Wofford College
“Back from the Dead: Señor San Lázaro, Lazarillo de Tormes, and the Valdés Family”
Daniel A. Crews, University of Central Missouri
“Charles V, His bankers, and the Church: Some New Insights into Royal Finance Using GIS Technologies”
Sean T. Perrone, Saint Anselm College
“Religious Discontent in Portugal during the Council of Trent”
Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, University of Kentucky


1. The Constitution of Cádiz and the Problem of Slavery II (Eaton 201)
Chair/ Comment: Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Tufts University
“The World of Early Antislavery: the Black Legend and Spain in the British Imagination”
Caroline Spence, Harvard University
“José Blanco White‟s Bosquejo del comercio en esclavos: Re-Mediating Las Casas as Abolitionist Symbol”
Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge, University of Massachusetts
“In the Shadow of Cádiz? Liberalism, Slavery, and Ideologies of Colonial Development in the Portuguese Atlantic World, c. 1815-1845”
Gabriel Paquette, Johns Hopkins University,
“Slaves to Tyrants: Rhetorical Expressions of Despotism and the Spanish Constitution”
Charles Nicholas Saenz, University of California, San Diego

2. Gender, Religion, Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (Eaton 202)
Chair: S. Elizabeth Penry, Fordham University
Comment: A. Katie Harris, University of California, Davis
“The Emergence of the Converso and Identity Construction in Late Medieval Spain”
Elizabeth Koza, SUNY New Paltz
“Same Sex and Satan in Early Modern Portugal: Lesbianism, Witchcraft and the Inquisition”
Mark C. Emerson, Sul Ross State University
“Judging the Dead: Wife-murder Cases in Early Modern Spain”
Edward Behrend-Martínez, Appalachian State University

Sheraton Commander Hotel, George Washington Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Amelang, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, “Spanish History and the Crisis: A View from the Bridge”

Sunday, March 25


3. Problems in Holiness: Making Saints in the Early Modern Spanish World (Mt. Vernon Ballroom)
Chair/Comment: Allyson Poska, University of Mary Washington
“Testing the Saints: Relic Authentication in the Early Modern Spanish Mediterranean”
A. Katie Harris, University of California, Davis
“New Saints and New Histories: The Influence of the Falsos Cronicones”
Katrina B. Olds, University of San Francisco
“Santa Ifigenia: Origins and Circulation of the Cult of an Ancient Ethiopian Princess in the Early Modern Hispanic World”
Erin Kathleen Rowe, University of Virginia


1. Symbols and Acts (Minuteman Room)
Chair: Chad Leahy, Villanova University
Comment: William Phillips, Jr., University of Minnesota
“Mourning Garments in the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages”
Ana del Campo
“The Circular Courtyard of Charles V‟s Palace in Granada: Architecture as Surrogate for Secular and Religious Authority”
Ellen Dooley, University of Southern California
“Medieval Spanish Travel Accounts as Heritage Resources”
Michael Vargas, SUNY New Paltz
2. New Perspectives on the Inquisition (Mt Vernon Ballroom)
Chair/Comment: Allyson Poska, University of Mary Washington
“Writing Recommendation Letters, Making the Mediterranean: Captives and Renegades, 1580-1680”
Daniel Hershenzon, European University Institute
“Fray Luis de León’s Inquisitorial Trial (1572-76) and the Tractatus de Sensibus sacrae Scripturae.”
J. Michael Fulton, Whitworth University
“The Inquisition and the unsuccessful background investigations in the South of Portugal (1730-1760)”
Fernanda Olival, CIDEHUS; Universidade de Évora

Spanish History in the RSA ’12: Washington DC (Updated)

EM Spanish History Notes pours over the Renaissance Society of America Conference program (2012, Washington, D.C.) so you don’t have to. Too bad it meets the same weekend as ASPHS, where I’ll be (Updated: one panel I missed is now in: “Spanish Letters and Representation,” on Thursday at 1:15):

Thursday March 22


Early Modern Globalization: What In the World Was That?

Chair: Christina H. Lee (Princeton University)
The Iberian Slave Trade and Global Ideology (1571-1642)
*Anna More (University of California, Los Angeles)
Hispanic Globalism and the Pacific Rim: Lands and Peoples
*Ricardo Padrón (University of Virginia)
Global Spanish Imperialism in Historia del gran reino de la China de Juan González de Mendoza
*Raúl Marrero-Fente (University of Minnesota)

Cervantes I: Cervantes and the Inward Look

Chair: Charles Victor Ganelin (Miami University)
Reading and Cognitive Theory in Don Quijote (1615)
*Barbara A. Simerka (CUNY, Queens College)
Cervantes on Human Development: Don Quijote and Renaissance Cognitive Psychology
*Isabel Jaén Portillo (Portland State University)
Cervantes and Calderón: A Common Epistemology of Uncertainty?
*Jesús Pérez-Magallón (McGill University)
Melancholy Introspection in La Galatea and La Numancia
*Felipe Valencia (Brown University)

Pregnancy, Wet-Nursing, and Motherhood at the Early Modern Court

Chair: María Cristina Quintero (Bryn Mawr College)

Pregnancy and Childbirth at the Court of Turin, 1585–97

*Magdalena S. Sánchez (Gettysburg College)

Two Perspectives on Maternity and Wet-Nursing at the Royal Court: History and Folklore

*Emilie L. Bergmann (University of California, Berkeley)

Motherhood and Female Authority at the Early Modern Spanish Court,1570–1644

*María Cruz de Carlos (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Mediterranean Travel and Pilgrimages I

Chair: Noam Flinker (University of Haifa) Points of View and an Indulgenced View in Mamluk Jerusalem

*Elizabeth Ross (University of Florida)

North African Cities and their Peninsular Counterparts in the Renaissance Discourses on the Maghreb

*Mar Martínez Góngora (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Through Western Eyes: Relics and their Repositories from the Loca Sancta

*Sarah Dillon (CUNY, The Graduate Center)

Thursday, 10:15-11:45

Blood and Empire: International Aristocracies in the Sixteenth-Century Spanish Mediterranean

Chair: Antonio Feros (University of Pennsylvania)

Respondent: Richard L. Kagan (The Johns Hopkins University) Family, Poetry, and Empire: The Political Context of the Italianization of Spanish Court Culture

*Javier Castro-Ibaseta (Wesleyan University)

A Family Reunion in the Spanish Occupation of Navarre

*Yuen-Gen Liang (Wheaton College)

Italy’s Black Legend? Roman Nobles and their Spanish Ties in the Sixteenth Century

*P. Renee Baernstein (Miami University)

Transatlantic Lives: Subjectivity and Empire in the Early Modern World

Chair: Georgina Black Dopico (New York University)

Mercantile Self-Perception in Early Modern Spain

*Elvira Vilches (North Carolina State University)

Soldier of Fortune: Gendered Economies of Gambling in Catalina de Erauso’s Vida i sucesos

*Faith Harden (University of Virginia)

Residencia en la Mar: Disruption of Empire in Accounts of Transatlantic Voyages

*Claudia Cornejo Happel (The Ohio State University)

Palatium II: Court Residences as Places of Exchange in Early Modern Europe

Chair: Sabina de Cavi (Getty Research Institute)

Respondent: Luc L. D. Duerloo (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Respondent: Dries Raeymaekers (Universiteit Antwerpen)

A Spanish Residence within the Palazzo dei Priori? The Birth of a Cosmopolitan Medici Court

*Andrea M. Gáldy (Florence University of the Arts), *Robert G. La France (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Prince Baltasar Carlos’s Chamber in Velázquez’s Las Meninas

*Mercedes Llorente (University College London)

Jesuit Encounters with Heretics, Jews, and New Christians

Chair: Caroline R. Sherman (Catholic University of America)

The Reaction to Heretics in the Catechisms of Peter Canisius, S.J.

*Hilmar M. Pabel (Simon Fraser University)

Anti-Heretic Rhetoric and the Converso Identity in Pedro de Ribadeneyra’s Jesuit Historiography

*Robert Alexander Maryks (CUNY, Bronx Community College)

António Possevino on New Christians, Jews, and Judaism

*Thomas M. Cohen (Catholic University of America)

Thursday 1:15-2:45

Spanish Letters and Representation

Chair: Adam G. Beaver (Princeton University)

Huarte de San Juan’s Skeptical Examination of Men’s Wits

*Marina S. Brownlee (Princeton University)

Cervantes, Boccaccio, and Verisimilitude

*Ignacio Navarrete (University of California, Berkeley)

Female Workforce in Early Modern Spain: Alonso de Castillo y Solórzano’s Teresa de Manzanares

*Montserrat Pérez-Toribio (Wheaton College)

Building Empire: The Legacy of the Catholic Kings I: Isabel of Castile and Queenship

Chair: Judith Ostermann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Chair: Minou Schraven (Université de Liège)

Bringing Burgundy to Castile: Material Culture and the Creation of Queenship under Isabella I

*Jessica Weiss (University of Texas at Austin)

Isabel, A Virgin Queen: Chastity as Legitimation of Female Rulership

*María Morrás (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

A Victorious Queen: Isabel’s Abandoned Altarpiece for San Juan de los Reyes

*Sven Jakstat (Freie Universität Berlin)

Thursday 3:00-4:00

Building Empire: The Legacy of the Catholic Kings II: Artistic and Political Patronage in Italy

Chair: Felipe Pereda (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Bramante’s Tempietto and the Catholic Monarchs

*Jack Freiberg (The Florida State University)

Commemorative Monuments in Naples: Negotiating Civic Identity and Aragonese Allegiance

*Charlotte F. Nichols (Seton Hall University)

The Military Orders: New Imperial Identities and Their Reflections in Portraiture

*Piers Baker-Bates (The Open University)

Thursday 4:45-6:15

Building Empire: The Legacy of the Catholic Kings III: Memory, Commemoration, and Imperial Death

Chair: Alessandro Nova (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz)

Historiographical Praise, Political Glorification: The Catholic Monarchs Seen through Their Chroniclers’ Eyes

*Stefan Schlelein (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Heirs to Constantine? The Monument of the Catholic Kings in Granada

*Judith Ostermann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Imperial Ambitions: The Funeral Apparati of Charles V and Their Models

*Minou Schraven (Université de Liège)

Souls and Spices: Asia in the Age of Exploration, 1500-1650

Chair: Matthew Landrus (University of Oxford)

Chair: Mallica Kumbera Landrus (Rhode Island School of Design)

Diplomacy, Luxury Goods, and Ivory: The Kingdom of Kotte (Ceylon) and Portugal in the Renaissance

*Annemarie Jordan (Independent Scholar)

Intercontinental Architectural Connections: Portuguese Colonial in India, Brazil, and Africa, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries

*José Manuel Fernandes Arq (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa)

Renaissance Goa: A New Rome in the Coast of India, 1530–1650

*Rafael Moreira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

The Female Body in Performance in Golden Age Spanish Prose and Drama

Chair: Ronald Surtz (Princeton University)

In Search of an “Afterlife”: Lope de Vega’s La moza de cántaro

*Esther Fernández (Sarah Lawrence College)

Bodies of Discourse and Performance in Cervantes’s Novelas ejemplares

*Julia Lawrence Farmer (West Georgia University)

Four Female Quijotes: Chivalry and the Female Reader in Don Quijote, Parts I and II

*Stacey Triplette (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg)

Female Tricksters and the Performance of Social Mobility in Early Modern Spain

*Christina H. Lee (Princeton University)

Friday April 23


The Limits of Identity I: Trade and Community Membership in the Mediterranean

Chair: Francesca Trivellato (Yale University)

The Local and the Foreigner: Identity among the Merchants of the Cairo Geniza

*Jessica Lillian Goldberg (University of Pennsylvania)

A Case of Rejected Identity? Citizenship and Community in the Genoese Mediterranean

*Jeffrey Miner (Stanford University)

Identity Matters: Economic and Political Performance of a Genoese Network: Lima, Madrid, and Genoa

*Alejandro García Montón (European University Institute)

Representing Violence in Early Modern Spanish Drama

Chair: Charles Victor Ganelin (Miami University)

Violence and the Female Subject in the Comedia

*Marsha S. Collins (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Violence and the Female Monarch in Pedro Calderón de la Barca

*María Cristina Quintero (Bryn Mawr College)

The Protean Body in Guillén de Castro’s Progne y Filomena

*Ariadna García-Bryce (Reed College)

Friday, 10:30-12:00

Iberian Demonology: Portraying the Devil in Spain in the Early Modern Period

Chair: Kimberly Borchard (Randolph-Macon College)

Constructing Portraits of Witches: The Pictorial Description of the Hag in Fray Martín de Castañega

*Jorge Abril-Sanchez (Wake Forest University)

The Devil’s Perspective in Cervantes’s La Numancia

*Eric Clifford Graf (College of William & Mary)

Augustine’s Theology and Cervantes’s Shape-Shifting Demons

*Alvaro Molina (University of California, Los Angeles)

The Diabolical and Divine Powers behind María de Zayas’s Witches

*Elizabeth Marie Petersen (Florida Atlantic University)

Medical Culture Before Its Public: Representations of Medicine in Spanish Golden Age Theater

Chair: Carin Berkowitz (Chemical Heritage Foundation)

The Representation of Extra-Academic Medical Practices in Early Modern Spanish Drama

*Marialuz Lopez-Terrada (Universitat de Valencia-CSIC)

Shared Astrological Culture: The Representation of Astrology and Astrological Medicine in Golden Age Spanish Theater

*Tayra M. C. Lanuza-Navarro (Universitat de Valencia-CSIC)

Alchemy, Modernity, and Religious Discourse in the Spanish Baroque

*John Slater (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Friday, 2:00-3:30

Henry Tom’s Renaissance: The Johns Hopkins University Press and the Renaissance III: Henry Tom’s Renaissance World

Chair: John A. Marino (University of California, San Diego)

Respondent: Richard L. Kagan (The Johns Hopkins University)

Henry Tom and Renaissance History at the Johns Hopkins University Press

*Jack Goellner (The Johns Hopkins University Press)

Spain, Portugal, and the Iberian World

*Carla Rahn Phillips (University of Minnesota)

Bookends: Henry Y. K. Tom and the Shaping of Renaissance Studies

*Zachary S. Schiffman (Northeastern Illinois University)

Dissent and Heresy

Chair: Jean Dietz Moss (The Catholic University of America)

A Catholic University Fighting Heterodoxy: The Trial against Fadrique Furio Ceriolanus (1556–63)

*Gert Gielis (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

A Spanish Heretic in the Low Countries: Francisco Enzinas’s Memorias

*Darcy R. Donahue (Miami University)

Invisible Evidence: Mystics, Inquisitors, and the Language of Proof

*Dale Shuger (Columbia University)

European-Islamicate Exchange: Text and Image

Chair: Elio Brancaforte (Tulane University) The Moro Problem and the Conquest of the Philippines

*Ana M. Rodriguez-Rodriguez (University of Iowa)

Robert Sherley’s Robe and Complexities of Early Modern Anglo-Persian Cultural Exchange

*Hafiz Abid Masood (University of Sussex)

Sectarian Strife and State Power: Comparative Perspectives on the Ottoman-Safavid Conflict

*Julia Schleck (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)

Viewing Naples from Within and Without: National Identity and Commonplaces in Early Modern Europe I

Chair: Tommaso Astarita (Georgetown University)

Domenichino, Naples, and the “Crossroads of the 1630s”

*Jesse Locker (Portland State University)

Spanish Vices and the Character of Neapolitan Artists

*Thomas Willette (University of Michigan)

Salvator Rosa: Brigands and Beggars

*Helen Langdon (British School at Rome)

Friday, 3:45-5:15

Writing the Empire on the Female Body

Chair: Montserrat Pérez-Toribio (Wheaton College)

Performing the Invulnerable Male: Female-Female Sexuality and Cross-Dressing in the Spanish Empire

*Guillermo De Los Reyes (University of Houston)

Innocence, Punishment, and the Abject in La inocencia castigada and Early Modern Spain

*Ryan Prendergast (University of Rochester)

Don Quijote’s Ana Félix Story: Gender and Ethnic Crossings of Admirable Value in Seventeenth-Century Spain

*Lucas A. Marchante-Aragon (CUNY, College of Staten Island)

Saturday March 24


The Politics and Culture of Violence II

Chair: Carmel Cassar (University of Malta)

Violence in the Shaping of the Asian Spanish Empire

*Alejandra B. Osorio (Wellesley College)

Rituals of Violence in Early Modern Naples

*Gabriel Guarino (University of Ulster)

Lances de honor: Private Duels and Violence in Habsburg Potosí

*Renzo R. Honores (Florida International University)

Shadow Princes: Habsburg Favorites in Context II

Chair: Antonio Feros (University of Pennsylvania)

A Castellanist Secretary in the Netherlands: Juan de Albornoz, Right-Hand Man of the Duke of Alba

*Jose Eloy Hortal Munoz (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)

Baltasar de Zúñiga, the Discreet Shadow of Olivares

*Ruben Gonzalez Cuerva (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

In Favor of the Dynasty: Rodrigo Niño y Lasso at the Archducal Court of Brussels (1598–1621)

*Dries Raeymaekers (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Saturday, 2:00-3:30

The Politics and Culture of Violence III

Chair: Gabriel Guarino (University of Ulster)

La cultura legale nel regno della defezione: violenza e impunità a Napoli

*Sonia Scognamiglio Cestaro (Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope)

Between High and Low Culture: Ritualized Violence in Seventeenth-Century Madrid

*Blanca Llanes Parra (University of Cantabria)

The Portuguese Revolution of 1640: Ritual and Violence during the First of December

*Joana Margarida Ribeirete de Fraga (Universitat de Barcelona)

Parents and Children in Early Modern Europe

Chair: Andrew Morrall (Bard Graduate Center)

The Gendering of Grief in Early Modern Europe

*Marion Wells (Middlebury College)

Matters of Life and Death in the Literary Strategies of Early Modern French Mothers and Daughters

*Kirk D. Read (Bates College)

“Angels in Heaven”: The Spanish Habsburgs and Their Immortal Babies

*Aurelio Espinosa (Arizona State University)

Saturday, 3:45-5:15

Foreigners in Rome

Chair: Ruth S. Noyes (The Johns Hopkins University)

“This picture doth lively decipher”: The Perils of Depicting Martyrdom in The English Roman Life

*Adam Kitzes (University of North Dakota)

Rebranding a Nation: San Giacomo degli Spagnoli and the Promotion of the Spanish in Rome

*Rose May (Independent Scholar)

The Pope’s Scholars: The 1579 Student Revolt at the English College at Rome

*Brian Christopher Lockey (St. Johns University)

Households: Servants, Wives, Princesses

Chair: Jennifer E. Barlow (University of Virginia)

“Los enemigos de la casa”: Servants in Early Modern Spanish Conduct Literature

*Karliana Brooks Sakas (University of Virginia)

Mutuality and Submission in the Writing of Lucy Hutchinson

*Kristina Lucenko (SUNY, Stony Brook University)

Royal Limbo: The Spanish Household of Catherine of Aragon as Princess of Wales, 1501–09

*Michelle Beer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Amalia van Solms as Patron and Collector: Wife, Mother, and Matriarch

*Ginny Treanor (University of Maryland)

Shadow Princes: Habsburg Favorites in Context III

Chair: Luc L. D. Duerloo (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Trust: A Fundamental Basis of Relationships At and Between Premodern Courts around 1500

*Jan Hirschbiegel (Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen)

Accounting for Power: Tomás de Armenteros at the Habsburg Courts in Iberia and the Low Countries

*Sebastiaan Derks (Huygens Institute)

Christianity and the New World

Chair: Daniel I. Wasserman-Soler (University of Virginia)

“Barbarians as Theologians”: Colonialism and the Resurrection of the Body

*Jan Katherine Purnis (Campion College at the University of Regina)

Snakes, Heretics, and Devils: Wonder Books Looking beyond European Borders

*Jennifer S. Spinks (University of Melbourne)

The Jesuit Perspective in Viceregal Peru and the Syncretism of European and Inca Cultures

*Barbara von Barghahn (The George Washington University)

Goya in Barcelona

The art, not the man. Starting March 16, much of the Prado’s collection of Goya will be at the Caixa Forum Barcelona, until June 24, in an exhibition entitled “Goya: Luces y Sombras.”

Of course, the downside is: if you happen to be visiting Madrid right now – not so many Goyas in the Prado.