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Spanish History at the AHA: Jan 2-5, Washington DC

As always, I will not include Latin American panels (with sometimes an exception or two) since the Conference on Latin American History meets at the AHA and those panels are a) numerous and b) easy to find.

Also, this will be my last post until the new year. Have fun at the AHA, those of you who are going – these panels are making me wish I was going – not always true for the AHA!

Cruel and Unusual Justice: “Medieval” Law Enforcement and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination

AHA Session 30
Thursday, January 2, 2014: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Columbia Hall 1 (Washington Hilton)
Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

New Perspectives on the Reign of Carlos II of Spain

Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 1
Friday, January 3, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Holmead Room (Washington Hilton)
Jodi Campbell, Texas Christian University
The Audience

Techniques and Troubles of Teaching Iberian History: A Roundtable of Professors

Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 2
Friday, January 3, 2014: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Holmead Room (Washington Hilton)
Karl J. Trybus, Limestone College
The Audience

What Is Iberian about the Atlantic? A Roundtable on the Future of a Globalized South Atlantic History

AHA Session 205
Conference on Latin American History 53
Saturday, January 4, 2014: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Maryland Suite B (Marriott Wardman Park)
Philip D. Morgan, Johns Hopkins University
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, University of Texas at Austin

Debating Intoxication in the Atlantic World

Alcohol and Drugs History Society 3
Saturday, January 4, 2014: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Capitol Ballroom (Omni Shoreham)
David T. Courtwright, University of North Florida
Frederick H. Smith, College of William and Mary

Bourbon Spain in Global Context: Reform in the Age of Enlightenment, 1700–1808

AHA Session 216
Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 3
Sunday, January 5, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
Columbia Hall 2 (Washington Hilton)
Valentina K. Tikoff, DePaul University
Valentina K. Tikoff, DePaul University

Texas A&M International University Job Ad for Spain & Atlantic World

Assistant Professor of History, Spain and the Atlantic World (Tenure-Track)

Deadline:                    January 31, 2014

Type:                           Tenured, tenure-track

Salary:                         Commensurate with qualifications

Employment type:      Full-time

Categories:                  Atlantic History/Studies
European History/Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History/Studies
Spanish and Portuguese History/Studies

The Department of Humanities invites applications for an Assistant Professor of History with a research specialty in Spain and the Atlantic World (full-time, tenure-track).  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area(s) of expertise; maintain an active research and publishing agenda; and provide service to the department, college, university, and community.  Applicants with teaching experience; research specializations in social/cultural history topics; and/or ability to teach medieval history are encouraged to apply.  Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in History (advanced ABDs will be considered for Visiting Assistant Professor appointment); research specialization and ability to teach courses in the history of Spain and the Atlantic World; ability to teach survey courses in Western or World Civilizations; and willingness to teach U.S. history survey courses.  Position start date is Fall 2014.  Review of applications will begin January 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Completed employment application must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching ability, and a brief sample of scholarship, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.  Interested, qualified candidates must apply via our online employment system, TAMIUWorks, at  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

TAMIU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact: Erika Medrano @ 956-326-2470
Primary Category: Atlantic History / Studies
Secondary Categories: European History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies
Posting Date: 12/19/2013
Closing Date 02/28/2014

Job ad taken from H-Net

Luxenberg Reviews Vega, “Ciencia, Arte e Ilusión” in ECS Fall ’13

In Eighteenth Century Studies 47/1 (2013), Alisa Luxenberg reviews Jesusa Vega, Ciencia, Arte e Ilusión en la España Ilustrada (Madrid: Ediciones Polifemo, 2010).

Book Chapters: Lactation

There are a couple of chapters on Spain in Jutta Gisela Sperling, ed., Medieval and Renaissance Lactations: Images, Rhetorics, Practices (Ashgate, 2013).

Rebecca Lynn Winer, “The mother and the dida [nanny]: female employers and wet nurses in 14th-century Barcelona.”

Debra Blumenthal, “‘With my daughter’s milk’: wet nurses and the rhetoric of lactation in Valencian court records.”

Reviews in the Winter ’13 RQ

Renaissance Quarterly 66/4 (2013):

Victor Zorilla reviews Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Diálogo llamado Demócrates, ed. Francisco Castilla Urbano (Madrid: Tecnos, 2012).

Lu Ann Homza reviews Stacey Schlau, Gendered Crime and Punishment: Women and/in the Hispanic Inquisitions (Leiden: Brill, 2012).

Kathleen Comerford reviews John M. McManamon, SJ, The Text and Contexts of Ignatius Loyola’s “Autobiography” (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013).

Sara T. Nalle reviews Patrick J. O’Banion, The Sacrament of Penance and Religious Life in Golden Age Spain (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012).

Christine Garst-Santos reviews Ruth MacKay The Baker Who Pretended to Be King of Portugal (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Norman Roth reviews Jonathan Ray, After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry (New York: New York University Press, 2012).

Naomi Miller reviews Guenièvre Fournier-Antonini, Barcelone, Gênes et Marseille: Cartographies et images (XVIe–XIXe siècle) (Turnhout: Brepols, 2012).

Edward H. Friedman reviews Vincent Barletta, Mark L. Bajus, and Cici Malik, eds, Dreams of Waking: An Anthology of Iberian Lyric Poetry, 1400–1700 (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Donald Gilbert Santamaría reviews Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Amistades imperfectas: Del Humanismo a la Ilustración con Cervantes (Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2013).

Barbara Simerka reviews Susan Byrne, Law and History in Cervantes’ Don Quixote (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012).

Subscription may be required to view links to reviews.

Spicer on Reconciliation after Iconoclasm in the Spanish Netherlands, SCJ Summer ’13

The Sixteenth Century Journal 44/2 (2013) features an article for us:

Andrew Spicer, “After Iconoclasm: Reconciliation and Resacralization in the Southern Netherlands, ca. 1566-85.”

I’m having trouble with their site, so I can’t dredge up the reviews just now – sorry.

Caribbean/Atlantic Job Opening at U of South Florida

16th- 19th Centuries, Caribbean/South Atlantic The Department of History at the University of South Florida seeks a historian of the Caribbean/South Atlantic, including all sides of the Atlantic but excluding projects focused on England or British North America. Candidates’ work should fall within the 16th through the 19th centuries. Preference will be given to candidates whose work contributes to existing departmental strengths. The appointment will begin in August 2014. This is a 9 month tenure-earning, Assistant Professor position. Salary is negotiable. PhD in History and ABDs are considered. In the event that Ph.D. in history is not completed by August 7, 2014, initial appointment will be made at the rank of instructor. Teaching experience and publications are preferred. The deadline for receipt of applications is January 17th, 2014. To submit application go to Include cover letter, CV, and a writing sample (a chapter or article). Mail three Letters of Recommendation to Professor Fraser Ottanelli, Department of History USF 4202 E. Fowler Ave., SOC 107 Tampa, FL 33620. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Ms. Theresa Lewis at 813-974 2809, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Contact: Fraser Ottanelli, Professor and Chair,

Information taken from H-Net Job Guide

Book Chapters: “Women & Religion in the Atlantic Age”

Emily Clark and Mary Laven, eds, Women and Religion in the Atlantic Age, 1550-1900 (Ashgate, 2013).

John J. Clune, “Islands of women in a sea of change: Havana’s female religious communities in the 18th-century Atlantic world.”

Emily Clark, “When is a cloister not a cloister? Comparing women and religion in the colonies of France and Spain.”

Liang Reviews Johnson, “Cultural Hierarchy” in JWoH Sept 13

In The Journal of World History 24/3 (2013) Yuen-Gen Liang reviews Carina Johnson, Cultural Hierarchy in Sixteenth-Century Europe: The Ottomans and Mexicans (Cambridge 2011).

New Deadline for CFP: ASPHS Modena, Italy, 2014

ASPHS deadline extended to January 31, 2014.