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New Book: Soyer, Ambiguous Gender

François Soyer, Ambiguous Gender in Early Modern Spain and Portugal: Inquisitors, Doctors and the Transgression of Gender Norms (Brill, 2012).


Job Ad: Fordham, Iberian Atlantic

From the American Historical Association:

Bronx, NY

The Department of History at Fordham University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Iberian Atlantic history. We are seeking a scholar working on the Iberian-Latin American connection, during any period. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in Latin American and in Spanish or Portuguese history, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The position includes the opportunity to teach in the university’s interdisciplinary programs, such as the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute. Candidates must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2013. Send letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio by November 15, 2012, at For more information, see the department’s website at Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an AA/EOE.

Application deadline: November 15, 2012
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Posted to the web: 14-Sep-12

New Book: Corteguera, Death by Effigy

Luis R. Corteguera, Death by Effigy: A Case From the Mexican Inquisition (U Penn Press, 2012).

J.H. Elliott: History in the Making

Here’s an appropriately splashy way for me to resume my blogging duties: Yale University Press had just published J.H. Elliott’s new historiographical reflections, History in the Making.

I am back, and I think that my family and I have settled in pretty well here in Lexington. I don’t know how frequently I’ll be posting, since I’m still pretty busy, but here goes.