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Vos on Hawthorne, From Africa to Brazil, in JSH, Fall 2012

The Journal of Social History 46/1 (Fall, 2012) includes Jelmer Vos reviewing Walter Hawthorne, From African to Brazil: Culture, Identity, and an Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600-1830 (Cambridge, 2010).

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Crawford Reviews Warren, Medicine & Politics in Colonial Peru, in ECS Winter 2013

Eighteenth-Century Studies 46/2 (Winter 2013) features a review by Matthew Crawford of Adam Warren, Medicine and Politics in Colonial Peru: Population Growth and the Bourbon Reforms (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010).

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Reviews in the April 2013 AHR

The American Historical Review 118/2 (April 2013) includes a featured review and several regular ones.

Featured review: Margaret Chowning reviews John Tutino, Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajío and Spanish North America (Duke, 2011).

Mark Thurner reviews Joanne Rappaport and Tom Cummins, Beyond the Lettered City: Indigenous Literacies in the Andes (Duke, 2011).

Matt O’Hara reviews Scott Eastman, Preaching Spanish Nationalism across the Hispanic Atlantic, 1759-1823 (LSU Press, 2012).

Wayne E. Lee reviews Lance R. Blyth, Chiricahua and Janos: Communities of Violence in the Southwestern Borderlands, 1680-1880 (University of Nebraska Press, 2012).

Ariel de la Fuente reviews Lyman L. Johnson, Workshop of Revolution: Plebeian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776-1810 (Duke, 2011).

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

Michael J. Levin reviews Yuen-Gen Liang, Family and Empire: The Fernández de Córdoba and the Spanish Realm (Penn, 2011).

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

New Resource: H-Spain

H-Net has a new channel: H-Spain.

Most of you know this already thanks to Katie Harris, via Espora, but I’m including a link to it here on the blog and I need to announce it and thank Katie for sending us all this information.

Compte on Barrionuevo’s Portraits of Women in Hispania June 2012

Hispania 95/2 (June, 2012) has an article by Deborah Compte, “Damning Female Portraits: The Avisos of Jerónimo de Barrionuevo (1654-58).”

Joby on Huygens’ Use of Spanish in the BSS 2013 #3

The Bulletin of Spanish Studies 90/3 (2013) includes Christopher Joby, “The Use of the Spanish Language by the Dutch Statesman and Man of Letters, Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687).”

Spanish History at the RSA: San Diego, 2013

I’m sorry, but I completely forgot to post the panels on Spanish history and related fields for the Renaissance Society of America conference, held this past April 4-6, in San Diego. (ASPHS slipped my mind, too!). I apologize for not getting these out in advance of the conference, when it would have been most helpful, but I will still include them here by way of archiving what our colleagues are up to. The RSA has a great system that makes it possible to click on the titles of the papers to read a short abstract.

Herewith:

Spanish and Indigenous Empires as Networks

Organizer: Anna More (University of California, Los Angeles)
Chair: Ivonne del Valle (University of California, Berkeley)
The Mary Magdalen Network: Art, Censorship, and Agency in the Spanish Empire
*Charlene Villaseñor Black (University of California, Los Angeles)
From El Cobre to Nuremberg: German-Spanish-African Copper Mining Networks in the Spanish Empire
*María Elena Díaz (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Imperial Subordination and Horizontal Networks: The Case of Potosi Mining
*Orlando Bentancor (Barnard College)
In Honor of the Sapa Inka: The Architecture and Space of Imperial Authority
*Stella Nair (University of California, Los Angeles)

 

Self-Fashioning Before the Law: Conversos and Jews Tell Their Stories before Rabbis and Inquisitors

Organizer: Bernard Cooperman (University of Maryland, College Park)
Chair: Dale Shuger (Tulane University)
Autobiographical Fragments in Early Modern Responsa
*Matt Goldish (The Ohio State University)
Baptized Jews (not New Christians) in Sixteenth- to Eighteenth-Century Iberia: Autobiographical Fragments
*David Graizbord (University of Arizona)
“Just the Facts”: Narratives and Counternarratives of Self in Luis de Carvajal’s Spiritual Autobiography and His Inquisitorial Testimony
*Ronnie Perelis (Yeshiva University)

 

Brill’s Companion to Ignatius of Loyola I

Organizer: Robert Alexander Maryks (CUNY, Bronx Community College)
Chair: Kathleen M. Comerford (Georgia Southern University)
Even Among Turks: Ignatius Loyola and Islam
*Emanuele Colombo (DePaul University)
Loyola’s Governance
*Markus Friedrich (University of Frankfurt)
Ignatius of Loyola and Women: The Formative Text
*Elizabeth Rhodes (Boston College)
Ignatius, Luther, and the Fate of Medieval Religion
*William David Myers (Fordham University)

 

The Marriage Plot: Matrimony and Family in Early Modern Spain I

Organizer: Laura R. Bass (Brown University)
Chair: David A. Boruchoff (McGill University)
The Marriage Plot and the Early Modern Persona
*Ignacio Navarrete (University of California, Berkeley)
Four Centuries of a Family’s Dowries: A Case from Sixteenth-Century Spain
*Elena Sánchez de Madariaga (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Asociación Feminista de Fuenlabrada Sophías)
Adultery and Its Discontents in the Conduct Literature of Early Modern Spain
*Darcy R. Donahue (Miami University)
Cervantes Reads the Arbitristas
*Alison Weber (University of Virginia)

 

Brill’s Companion to Ignatius of Loyola II

Organizer: Robert Alexander Maryks (CUNY, Bronx Community College)
Chair: Kathleen M. Comerford (Georgia Southern University)
The Spiritual Exercises and Literature
*Frederic Conrod (Florida Atlantic University)
The Jesuit Instrument: On Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s Modernity
*Christopher Van Ginhoven (Trinity College)
The Spiritual Exrecises and Objectivity
*David Marno (University of California, Berkeley)

 

The Marriage Plot: Matrimony and Family in Early Modern Spain II

Organizer: Laura R. Bass (Brown University)
Chair: Ignacio Navarrete (University of California, Berkeley)
Sacred Marriage: Margarita de la Cruz and the Rituals of a Royal Bride of Christ
*Tanya J. Tiffany (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
The Marriage Plot and Dynastic Politics in Luis Vélez de Guevara’s Reinar después de morir
*Kurt Reinhard Hofer (Tulane University)
“I Do”: How Baroque Spanish Women Writers Do Marriage Plots
*Shifra Armon-Little (University of Florida)

 

Conversos and Exiles

Organizer: Ann E. Moyer (University of Pennsylvania)
Chair: Larissa Brewer-García (University of Pennsylvania)
Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Muslims in Sixteenth-Century Spain: Towards the Construction of an Image
*Lisette Balabarca (Siena College)
Sepharadi Families and Communal Identity at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century
*Binyamin Cohen (University of California, San Diego)

 

(Re) Situating the Philippines: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives I: Ethnicities and Religions

Organizer: Karen-edis Barzman (SUNY, Binghamton University)
Chair: Ricardo Padrón (University of Virginia)
Challenging Cultures: The Complexity of Spanish and Asian Cultural Interactions in the Early Colonial Philippines
*John Newsome Crossley (Monash University)
Guido de Labezaris and Witchcraft in the Sixteenth-Century Philippines
*Clive Griffin (University of Oxford, Trinity College)
Sacrilege, Sorcery, and Sodomy: Practices To Be Rooted Out of Non-Western Spanish Subjects in the Colonial Philippines
*William McCarthy (University of North Carolina, Wilmington)

 

(Re)Situating the Philippines: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives II: Encounters with Southeast Asia

Organizer: Karen-edis Barzman (SUNY, Binghamton University)
Chair: Dana Leibsohn (Smith College)
A Stronghold in Asia: Scenarios of Threat in the Political Reality of the Spanish Colonial Philippines (Seventeenth Century)
*Eberhard Crailsheim (Universität Hamburg)
A Story of an Elephant: Alliance and Diplomacy in Late Sixteenth-Century Philippines
*Omri Bassewitch Frenkel (McGill University)
Interacciones globales: Representaciones de Asia en Breve y verdadera relación de los sucesos de la Camboya (1604) de Gabriel de San Antonio
*Raul Marrero-Fente (University of Minnesota)

 

Digital Humanities and Networks of Interaction in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean

Organizer: Stephanie Maria Cavanaugh (University of Toronto)
Chair: Eric R. Dursteler (Brigham Young University)
Respondent: Natalie Rothman (University of Toronto)
Granadan Morisco Slaves in Valladolid, 1570–1614
*Stephanie Maria Cavanaugh (University of Toronto)
Faith Healing and Religious Conversion among Moriscos in Sixteenth-Century Aragón
*Sayema Rawof (Brown University)
The Ospedale di Santa Maria della Scala and Siena’s Network of Charity in the Sixteenth Century
*Sarah Loose (University of Toronto)

 

(Re)Situating the Philippines: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives III: Discourses and Ideologies

Organizer: Karen-edis Barzman (SUNY, Binghamton University)
Chair: William McCarthy (University of North Carolina, Wilmington)
Antipodal Rebellions: The Revolts of the Sangleys and the Aragonese in the Work of Bartolomé Leonardo de Argensola
*Ricardo Padrón (University of Virginia)
Sovereign Ministrations: On the Tropical Foundations of Baroque Reason
*John Blanco (University of California, San Diego)
The Worlds of Miguel de Jaque: Practicing Connected Histories in the Early Modern Philippines
*Miguel Martinez (University of Chicago)

 

Renaissance Philosophy in Spain

Organizer: Donald F. Duclow (Gwynedd-Mercy College)
Organizer: Lodi Nauta (University of Groningen)
Chair: Lodi Nauta (University of Groningen)
Transcendental Order in Suarez
*Mark K. Spencer (University of St. Thomas)
The Immortality of the Soul: Fox Morcillo’s Commentary on Plato’s Phaedo
*Miguel Manuel Saralegui (Universidad de la Sabana)
From Theocracy to Natural Law: Bartolomé de las Casas on Spanish-Indian Law
*Víctor Zorrilla (Universidad de Monterrey)

 

War, Virtue, and Knighthood in Spanish Thought

Organizer: Ann E. Moyer (University of Pennsylvania)
Chair: Tatiana Seijas (Miami University)
The Virtue of War
*Luna Najera (Radboud University Nijmegen)
To Be and Not To Be a Knight: Juan Manuel and Writing Knighthood
*Maria C. Ruiz (University of San Diego)

 

Plenary Session: Current Trends in Migration and Cultural Change in the Early Modern World

Organizer: Nicholas Terpstra (University of Toronto)
Chair: Nicholas Terpstra (University of Toronto)
Migration and Mobility in the Early Modern Spanish World
*Ida Altman (University of Florida)
Jews on the Move: Mobility, Migration, and the Shaping of Jewish Culture in Early Modern Europe
*David B. Ruderman (University of Pennsylvania)
Movers and Stayers: Migration and Social Relations in Town and Countryside, ca. 1500–1700
*Steve Hindle (The Huntington Library)

 

Jesuit Global Missions I

Organizer: Kathleen M. Comerford (Georgia Southern University)
Chair: Kathleen M. Comerford (Georgia Southern University)
Traveling Texts: The Bidirectional Circulation of The Jesuit Relations from New France
*Micah R. True (University of Alberta)
Historical Implication of the European Publication of Jesuit Reports on Japan, in the Light of the International Influence on the Missions in the Americas
*Takao Abé (Yamagata Prefectural College of Yonezawa)
Father Luis de Guzmán, S.J. (1543–1605) and his Historia de las misiones (Alcalá, 1601) as a Defense of the Society of Jesus
*Rady Roldan-Figueroa (Boston University)
The Jesuit Mission to Istanbul in the Sixteenth Century
*Peter A. Mazur (The University of York)

 

The Intersection of Economics and Culture in Early Modern Spain

Organizer: Laura R. Bass (Brown University)
Chair: Elena Sánchez de Madariaga (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Asociación Feminista de Fuenlabrada Sophías)
The Culture of Credit in Sixteenth-Century Spain
*Elvira Vilches (North Carolina State University)
Quixotic Economics: Early Modern Monetary Theory and Political Economy in Cervantes
*Brian Brewer (University of Dublin, Trinity College)
Demand, Labor, and Value: Bernardo de Balbuena’s Grandeza mexicana (1604) and the Creole-Peninsular Polemic in New Spain
*Jorge Terukina (College of William & Mary)
Upstaging the Economy in Early Modern Spanish Theater
*Margaret R. Greer (Duke University)

 

Iberian Republics of Letters I: Scholarship and Sanctity

Organizer: Katrina B. Olds (University of San Francisco)
Chair: Katrina B. Olds (University of San Francisco)
Strangely Myth-Guided: A Barcelona Jesuit and Weeping Slavic Pilgrims in Oratio Torsellino’s 1598 Historia of Italy’s Holy House of Loreto
*Karin Annelise Velez (Macalester College)
How to Make a Saint in Seventeenth-Century Peru
*Carlos Galvez-Pena (Catholic University of Peru)

 

Cross-Cultural Knowledge II: Searching for Identity Markers in the New World

Organizer: Ricardo Padrón (University of Virginia)
Chair: David A. Boruchoff (McGill University)
Wonder, Ethnography, and Markers of Monstrosity: European Responses to New World Peoples, 1520–1620
*Surekha S. Davies (Western Connecticut State University)
New Nations in the Empire: Heritable Identity Markers in the Sixteenth Century
*Carina L. Johnson (Pitzer College)
The Return of the Giants: Challenging Political Order in the New World
*Ayesha Ramachandran (SUNY, Stony Brook University)

 

Iberian Republics of Letters II: Language and Knowledge

Organizer: Katrina B. Olds (University of San Francisco)
Chair: Katrina B. Olds (University of San Francisco)
Respondent: Adam G. Beaver (Princeton University)
Mapping Iberian Humanism: The Afterlife of Pomponius Mela’s De Situ Orbis in Spanish and Portuguese Intellectual Communities
*Keith H. Budner (University of California, Berkeley)
Language and the Secrets of Nature: The Case of Francisco Hernández
*Valeria Lopez Fadul (Princeton University)
Cataloguing Empire: The New Early Modern Science of Libraries
*Seth Kimmel (Columbia University)

 

Iberian Republics of Letters III: Networks of Knowledge

Organizer: Katrina B. Olds (University of San Francisco)
Chair: Katrina B. Olds (University of San Francisco)
Controlling the Circulation of Medical Knowledge in Sixteenth-Century Spain
*Kristy Wilson Bowers (Northern Illinois University)
The Transmission of Scholarly Treatises from Europe to the Iberian Overseas Territories: Gutierre González’s Libro de doctrina christiana
*Maria Amparo Lopez Arandia (University of Extremadura)
Dead Reckonings: Disease, Explanation, and Encounter on the Epidemiological Frontier of Portuguese America
*Hugh Glenn Cagle (University of Utah)

 

The Mad, the Holy, and the Possessed in Early Modern Catholicism

Organizer: Sharon Strocchia (Emory University)
Chair: Nancy Caciola (University of California, San Diego)
Words Without Reason: Writing Like Mad in Early Modern Spain
*Dale Shuger (Tulane University)
The Language of Possession in Early Modern Spain
*Andrew Keitt (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Women on the Edge: Madness, Possession, and Suicide in Early Modern Convents
*Sharon Strocchia (Emory University)

 

Iberian Republics of Letters IV

Organizer: Katrina B. Olds (University of San Francisco)
Chair: Katrina B. Olds (University of San Francisco)
Respondent: Adam G. Beaver (Princeton University)
Sepharad’s Last Jewish Sage and his Network of Readers: Hebrew-Latin and Hebrew-Spanish Manuscripts Commissioned to Alfonso de Zamora (d. ca. 1545)
*Jesus de Prado Plumed (Universidad Hebraica de México)
From Sevilla to Mallorca: The Archaeology of a Sixteenth-Century Library
*Guy Lazure (University of Windsor)

 

Conrod on Ribadeneira’s Hagiography of Loyola in Hispanic Review Winter 2013

Hispanic Review 81/1 (Winter 2013) includes Frédéric Conrod, “Ribadeneira’s Hagiography of Loyola as Struggle Against Dispersion.”

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Boabdil’s Tomb in Fez?

El País, April 14, 2013, reports: “Un forense para Boabdil.”

Nájera on Masculinity & War in Summer 2012 Hispanic Review

Hispanic Review 80/3 (Summer 2012) features Luna Nájera, “Masculinity, War, and the Pursuit of Glory in Sepúlveda’s Gonzalo.”