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New Book: Scham, “Games & Play in Cervantes”

Michael Scham, “Lector Ludens”: The Representation of Games and Play in Cervantes (University of Toronto Press, 2014).


Bleichmar, Safran Win 2014 AHA Awards

The Herbert Baxter Adams Prize (European history to 1815) goes to Daniela Bleichmar, Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (Chicago, 2012). (This book already won the Leo Gershoy Award last year!)

The Premio del Rey (Spanish history 500-1516) goes to Janina M. Safran, Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia (Cornell, 2013). (okay not early modern but still!)

Congratulations to Bleichmar and Safran!!!

Spanish Panels & Papers in the SCSC 2014: New Orleans

We read the SCSC program so you don’t have to. Here they are (disregard the numbers of the panels; they got screwed up somehow):

Thursday Oct 16, 1:30-3:00

  1. Iberian Print Culture and the Transmission of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe ACP, Toulouse B

Organizer and Chair: Heather J. Allen, University of Mississippi

Reading Monardes in Sixteenth-Century Mexico, France and England, Yari Perez Marin (Durham University)

Illustrating Brazil in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp, Lisa Voigt (The Ohio State University)

Questioning the Reliability of Print in “The Dogs’ Colloquy”, Heather J. Allen (University of Mississippi)

  1. The Rise of Specialized Knowledge in the Iberian Atlantic I: Technology and the Role of Experts ACP, Astor Ballroom III

Organizer and Chair: Elvira L. Vilches, North Carolina State University

Bookbinding Practices and Movement of Books between the Old and New World in the Sixteenth Century, Martha Romero Ramirez (Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliograficas, UNAM)

The Spanish Galleon and the Origins of the Baroque: Iberian Nautical Design in Transatlantic Perspective, David Underwood (Southern New Hampshire University)

Bankers and Bankruptcy in Sixteenth-Century Seville, Michael Crawford (McNeese State University)

  1. Making Saints in Global Catholicism ACP, Grand Ballroom A

Sponsor: Society for Reformation Research

Organizer: Daniel Wasserman-Soler, Alma College

Chair and Comment: Magda Teter, Wesleyan University

Strangers and Friends: European Saints in Colonial Mexico, 1570–1650, Cory Conover (Augustana College)

How to Write a Life of a Black Saint: Hagiography and Color Difference in Early Modern Global Catholicism, Erin Rowe (The Johns Hopkins University)

How Saintly was Multilingualism? Language and Sanctity in the Spanish Kingdoms, Daniel Wasserman-Soler (Alma College)

Thursday, Oct 16, 3:30-5:00

  1. The Spanish Inquisition and Secular Literature ACP, Burgundy

Organizer and Chair: Dale R. Shuger, Tulane University

The Exterpellated Inquisitor: Teresa de Ávila and Her Interrogators on Stage, Dale R. Shuger (Tulane University)

The Picaresque Novel and the Spanish Inquisition, Reyes Coll-Tellechea (Univeristy of Massachusetts, Boston)

Teresa of Ávila, Life Writing, and the Interlocutory Scene of Address, Amaury Sosa (New York University)

La confesión-delación de Lázaro de Tormes: El palimpsesto jurídico de una presunta carta mensajera, Francisco Garcia-Rubio (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

  1. Writing Women’s Lives in Early Modern Iberia and Beyond ACP, Astor Ballroom II

Sponsor: Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Organizer: Rachel Stapleton, University of Toronto & Faith Harden, University of Arizona

Chair: Sarah Bogard, University of Virginia

Writing Value and Valor: Textual Self-Commodification in Cataline de Erauso’s Vida y sucesos de la Monja Alférez, Faith Harden (University of Arizona)

Courageous Women in the Viceroyalty of Peru: Isabel de Guevara and Amarilis’ Letters, Valeria Del Barco (University of Oregon)

Fervor and Fever in the Letters of Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza, Rachel Stapleton (University of Toronto)

  1. Relics: Problems of Proof ACP, Astor Ballroom I

Sponsor: Society for Reformation Research

Organizer, Chair, and Comment: Anne Jacobson Schutte, University of Virginia

The Cruelest Honor: The Relics of Francis Xavier in the Early Modern Period, Liam Brockey (Michigan State University)

Furta Sacra and the Problem of Relic Identification in Seventeenth-Century Rome, Katie Harris (University of California, Davis)

  1. The Rise of Specialized Knowledge in the Iberian Atlantic II: Methods, Professions, and Expertise ACP, Grand Ballroom A

Organizer and Chair: Elvira L. Vilches, North Carolina State University

Comment: Ralph R. Bauer, University of Maryland

The Just Price of Paintings: Felipe de Guevara’s Ontology of the Art Market, Alejandra Gimenez-Berger (Wittenberg University)

Educated Woman of the Theater in Roles of Authority and Influence, Elizabeth Cruz Petersen (Independent Scholar)

Insiders’ Knowledge in Antonio Liñán y Verdugo’s Guía y avisos de forasteros, Laura Bass (Brown University)

Friday, Oct 17, 8:30-10:00

  1. Movement of Books in the Early Modern Hispanic World I ACP, Bourbon

Sponsor: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)

Organizer and Chair: Clayton L. McCarl, University of North Florida

The Mediating Functionary: Bureaucracy, Knowledge, Culture and the Book in the Court of Philip II, Felipe Ruan (Brock University)

Circulating Overseas Saints through Lisbon, Rachel Stein (Columbia University in the City of New York)

The Seville-Veracruz Book Trade (1576–1605): Principal Tendencies, Nora Jiménez (El Colegio de Michoacán)

Dead Reckoning in a Sea of Books: León Pinelo’s Epítome de la biblioteca orienal y occidental, náutica y geográfica (1629), Clayton L. McCarl (University of North Florida)

  1. Death and Dying in the Spanish Americas ACP, Burgundy

Organizer: Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Chair: Sabina de Cavi, Universidad de Córdoba

Painting, A Matter of Life and Death in Viceregal Peru, Emily Engel (Indiana University)

Death Matters: The Visual Culture of the Great Dying in Viceregal Mexico, Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank (Brooklyn College, CUNY)

Bodily Decay and Miraculous Healing in the Image and Cult of the Black Christ of Esquipulas, Guatemala, Elena FitzPatrick Sifford (City University of New York)

Death and Deity Impersonation in Pre-Columbian Mexico and New Spain, Elisa Mandell (California State University, Fullerton)

  1. Did Early Modern Women Have a Youth? I: Girlhoods in Life Writing ACP, Astor Ballroom II

Sponsor: Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Organizer: Julie D. Campbell, Eastern Illinois University

Chair: Susan Amussen, University of California, Merced

Representing Girlhood in Seventeenth-Century England, Margaret Reeves (University of British Columbia)

English Girlhood in Early Modern Ireland, Julie Eckerle (University of Minnesota, Morris)

Teresa de Avila: Portrait of the Saint as a Young Woman, Barbara Mujica (Georgetown University)

  1. Sacred Spaces MPH, Studio 1

Organizer: James Clifton, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

Chair: Walter Melion, Emory University

St. Antoninus & Spatial Rearrangements of the Florentine Ritual Topography, Anatole Upart (Benedictine University)

Heard but not seen? The Location of Nuns’ Choirs in Renaissance Italy, Joanne Allen (American University)

Art and Liturgy in the Dominican Nunneries of Castile and the Viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru: Interactions in the Atlantic Basin, Mercedes Pérez Vidal (Centro de Estudios sobre América Latina y el Caribe & Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Itineraries and Architecture in 17th-Century Spiritual Writing, Anne Francoise Morel (Universiteit Gent)

  1. Discussing Don Quixote:

Sexuality, Gender, and Political Thought MPH, Studio 3

Organizer and Chair: Elvira L. Vilches, North Carolina State University

Slippery Beards: Manipulating Masculinity in Don Quixote (II, 32) and the Early Modern Period, Carmen Granda (Brown University)

From Braying Donkeys to Priapus: Decoding Don Quixote’s Sexual Struggles, Sherry Velasco (University of Southern California)

Cervantes’s Don Quijote II and the Spanish Reason-of-State Tradition, Keith Howard (Florida State University)

Friday, Oct 17, 10:30-12:00

  1. Movement of Books in the Early Modern Hispanic World II CPH, Bourbon

Sponsor: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)

Organizer and Chair: Clayton L. McCarl, University of North Florida

Islamic Origins of Colonial Mexican Pharmacy: The Movement of Texts and Ideas from the Medieval Islamic World to New Spain, Paula De Vos (San Diego State University)

Juan Bautista de Pomar, Diego Muñoz de Camargo, and the Relaciones Geográficas in the wake of the Spanish Crown’s 1577 Censorship of Indigenous Writings, José Espericueta (University of Dallas)

Archives, Animal Souls, and Animalicity, Zeb Tortorici (New York University)

Eugenio de Manzanas’ Libro de enfrenamientos de la gineta, sent to New Spain, Aurora Díez-Canedo (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

  1. Sculpture and Sculptors in Spain I CPH, Burgundy

Organizer: Kelley H. Di Dio, University of Vermont

Chair and Comment: Ilenia Colón-Mendoza, University of Central Florida

From Lines to the Round: Partnership Between Sculptors and Draughtsmen in Seventeenth-Century Castile, Edouardo Lamas-Delgado (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Brussels)

Retablo Theory in Sevententh-Century Spain: The Space of Sculptors in Architecture, Sabina de Cavi (Universidad de Cordova)

Empathetic Wounds: Depicting the Mechanics of Salvation in Early Modem Spanish Polychrome Sculptures, Tiffany L. Hunt (Temple University)

  1. Violence against Images in Italy and the Spanish Empire ACP, Toulouse B

Organizer: Luis R. Corteguera, University of Kansas

Chair and Comment: Lisa Bitel, University of Southern California

Scratching the Surface: Interpreting the Effacement of Religious Images, Megan Holmes (University of Michigan)

Indigenous Bodies and Sacred Images in Colonial Mexico, Jennifer Hughes (University of California, Riverside)

Immoderate Adoration: Credulous Forms of Sacrilege in the Iberian World, Luis R. Corteguera (University of Kansas)

  1. Mapping and Data Visualization in the Study of Patterns of Political Influence and Power ACP, Bienville

Sponser: Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Organizer: Colin F. Wilder, University of South Carolina

Chair: Kathryn A. Edwards, University of South Carolina

To See Irregular Seas: Implications of Coding Geolocation for Lost and Imprecise Places, Jason Cohen (Berea College)

Spatial Analysis of Discounts in the Ecclesiastical Subsidy in Castile, 1530–1556, Sean Perrone (Saint Anselm College)

A Feast for the Eyes: Digital Visualizations of Consumption at the Court of Brandenburg-Prussia in the 17th Century, Molly Taylor-Poleskey (Stanford University)

  1. Religion, Power, and Cultural Anxiety in Spain and the Americas MPH, Studio 10

Organizer and Chair: Elvira L. Vilches, North Carolina State University

Fiction in the Archive: Torture, Confession, Ritual Murder, and Storytelling in the “Idolatry Trials” in Sixteenth-Century Colonial Yucatán, Alejandro Enriquez (Illinois State University)

The Seven Deadly Sins and the Picaresque, Sara Lehman (Fordham University)

Connections between Old and New Christians: The Influence of Spanish Literary Works on Morisco Writers, Lisette Balabarca (Siena College)

Images between Worlds: Renegades’ Use and Abuse of Religious Iconography in Early Modern Spanish Texts, Catherine Infante (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Friday, Oct 17, 1:30-3:00

  1. Sculpture and Sculptors in Spain, 1450–1660 II ACP, Iberville

Organizer: Ilenia Colón-Mendoza, University of Central Florida

Chair: Kelley H. Di Dio, University of Vermont

The Art of Painting Polychrome Sculpture in Seventeenth Century Spain, Ilenia Colón-Mendoza (University of Central Florida)

On the Origins of a Colossal Fountain: A New Poetical Source for the Fuente de los Tritones, Fernando Loffredo (SUNY, Stony Brook University)

Low Countries Sculptors and the Iberian World: Focus on Jérôme Du Quesnoy the Younger, Géraldine Patigny (Université Libre de Bruxelles and Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage)

  1. Shifting Stages: Europe and the World MPH, Studio 3

Organizer: Scott K. Taylor, University of Kentucky

Chair: John Chuchiak, Missouri State University

The Debate on Slavery in the 16th-Century Early Spanish Philippines, James Loreto Piscos (San Beda College, Manila)

The Sixteenth Century in West African History: The Integration of a Sub Region into the Western Capitalist System, R. Obinta (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)

From Conquest to Consolidation: Institutionalizing the Interpreters of Yucatan, 1550–1617, Mark Lentz (Utah Valley University)

Friday, Oct 17, 3:30-5:00

  1. Have Art, Will Travel: Mobility and Dislocation in the Early Modern World I ACP, Burgundy

Organizer: James Clifton, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

Chair: Itay Sapir, UQAM

From Naples to Valladolid: The Double Life of Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of St. Andrew, Erin Benay (Case Western Reserve University)

Exploring the Spatial Mobility and Violent Sovereignity of the Twenty-First Century through Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna, Matthew Feinberg (Oberlin College)

Paintings as “Diplomatic” Tools in Seventeenth-Century Naples: Gaspare Roomer’s Gifts to the Conde de Castrillo, Chantelle Lepine-Cercone (Queen’s University)

  1. The Performance of Justice: Public Presence and Participation in the Courts of the Spanish Empire ACP, Astor Ballroom II

Organizer and Chair: Edward J. Behrend-Martinez, Appalachian State University

Intersections between Spanish Courts and Citizens: Communication, Participation, and Power, Edward J. Behrend-Martinez (Appalachian State University)

Marital Masculinity in Colonial Lima, Alex Wisnoski (University of Minnesota)

Inquisitorial Instruction: The Auto de Fe and Edict of Faith as Disseminators of Heresy, Jessica Fowler (University of California-Davis)

  1. Zuccaro to Zurbarán: Religious Painting from Italy to Spain MPH, Studio 1

Organizer and Chair: James Clifton, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

Federico Zuccaro’s Innovative Annunciations in Santa Maria Annunziata in Rome and El Escorial: Symbolizing the Hypostatic Union, Barbara Haeger (Ohio State University)

The Allure of the Object in Early Modern Spanish Religious Painting, Carmen Ripollés (Portland State University)

Painting Doubt: Eucharistic Visions in Seventeenth-Century Spain, Alexandra Letvin (Johns Hopkins University)

  1. Working Women in Art and History MPH, Studio 2

Organizer: Cynthia Stollhans, Saint Louis University

Chair: Jennifer Welsh, College of Charleston

The Trouble with Women in Early Modern Portugal, Darlene Abreu-Ferreira (University of Winnipeg)

Women and Work: Pictures + Words + Numbers from early modern Europe, Carole Frick (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

Vanozza Cattanei: A Sixteenth-Century Businesswoman in Renaissance Rome, Cynthia Stollhans (Saint Louis University)

  1. Kings of Infinite Space? Renaissance Literature and the Spatial Turn MPH, Studio 6

Organizer and Chair: Edward N. Simon, Lehigh University

Space, Translation, Disease: Transatlantic Philology between Venice and Hispaniola, Katharina Piechocki (Harvard University)

An Undiscovered Country: Directional Poetics and Early Modern British Imperialism, Edward N. Simon (Lehigh University)

The Body Torn: Anglo-Dutch Literary Imagination and the Confessionalization of Space, Joel Dodson (Southern Connecticut State University)

Experimental Space: Nothingness and Infinity in Donne’s Songs and Sonnets, Layla Aldousany (Duke University )

Saturday, Oct 18, 8:30-10:00

  1. The Tridentine Method?: Universalizing and Localizing Early Modern Catholicism after Trent ACP, Iberville

Organizer: Robert Clines, Syracuse University

Chair and Comment: Wietse de Boer, Miami University

Reforming the Veneto: Localizing the Universals of Trent, Celeste McNamara (The College of William and Mary)

The Realities of Reform and the Appropriation of Tridentine Rhetoric in the Diocese of Pamplona, Amanda Scott (Washington University in St. Louis)

Between Chalcedon and Trent: The Society of Jesus and the Renewal of the Christian Orient, Robert Clines (Syracuse University)

  1. Policing the Borders of the Natural: Monsters, Mermaids, Floods, and Blood MPH, Studio 4

Organizer: Scott K. Taylor, University of Kentucky

Chair: Jacob Baum, Texas Tech University

Monsters and Men in the Wild New World, Jana L. Byars (Iowa State University)

The Mermaid of Edam meets Medical Science: Empiricism and the Marvelous in Seventeenth-Century Zoological Thought, Hans Broedel (University of North Dakota)

Characterizations of Water’s Failure to Flood the Earth in Sixteenth-Century Natural Philosophical Texts, Lindsay Starkey (Kent State University at Stark)

From Medieval to Modern: Medical Innovation in Early Modern Spain, Isabel Quintana (Tulane University)

  1. History, Poetry, and Myth in Early Modern Hispanic Letters MPH, Studio 10

Organizer: Elvira L. Vilches, North Carolina State University

Chair: Ralph R. Bauer, University of Maryland

Between Clio and Caliope: History and Poetry in Fernando de Herrera’s Anotaciones Javier Lorenzo (East Carolina University)

‘This is a Different World’: On Antiquity in Early Modern Spanish Dramas about America, Melissa Figueroa (Binghamton University)

Authorial Interjection and Apostrophes in Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga’s La Araucana and Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá’s Historia de la Nueva México, Chris Picicci (Colorado State University)

Saturday, Oct 18, 10:30-12:00

  1. Epic Literature and “News” MPH, Studio 2

Organizer and Chair: Phillip Usher, Barnard College

“Writ in Blood”: Abraham Cowley’s Civil War, Catharine Gray (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana)

Amadis de Gaule, Renaissance Epic, and News, Marian Rothstein (Carthage College)

News from Nueva España in the “Canto titulado Mercurio,” Nidia Pulles-Linares (Borough of Manhattan Community College)

  1. Scientific Controversies MPH, Studio 4

Sponsor: Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies

Organizer and Chair: Carla Zecher, The Newberry Library

“A point is the minimum of magnitude”: Peter Ramus’s atomic theory, and an unnoticed early edition of his Geometry, Robert Goulding (University of NotreDame)

Epistolary Histories: The Paradox of Chinese Science, Florence Hsia (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The Water of Life Controversy and Chemical Medicine in Spain, Laura Bland (University of Notre Dame)

  1. Rulers, Representation and Reputation in Early Modern England, Portugal and Spain MPH, Studio 8

Organizer: Megan Hickerson, Henderson State University and Elizabeth Evenden, Harvard University

Chair: Susannah Monta, University of Notre Dame

“faithfull chastite & high prudence”: John Foxe, Godly Rule, and Holy Marriage, Megan Hickerson (Henderson State University)

‘Ruegos y cortesias es perder tiempo y reputación con los unos [English] y los otros [French]’: Philip III’s Reputación Revised, Valentina Caldari (University of Kent (UK) / Universidade do Porto (Portugal))

The Man and the Myth: João III of Portugal and the Historiography of his Reign, Elizabeth Evenden (Harvard University)

  1. Empowering Women in the Americas and Spain: Granddaughters, Wives, and Veiled Women MPH, Studio 10

Organizer: Elvira L. Vilches, North Carolina State University

Chair: Allison Bigelow, University of Virginia

Granddaughter of the Conquest: Doña Bárbara del Castillo and the Men in Her Life, Guatemala, 1603–1677, Stephen Webre (Louisiana Tech University)

The Trade of Being a Wife: “Economic Thought” in La perfecta casada (1583), Jorge Terukina (College of William & Mary)

Saturday, Oct 18, 1:30-3:00

  1. Celebrating Victory and Performing Imperial Identities MPH, Studio 10

Organizer: Rachael I. Ball, University of Alaska Anchorage

Chair and Comment: Lisa Voigt, The Ohio State University

The Pulpit, the Captive, & the Turk: Projecting an Imperial Vision in Early Modern English Sermons, Laura Perille (Brown University)

Dramatizing Victory through Conversion: Creating a Jesuit Myth in Spanish Naples, Rosemary Lee (University of Virginia)

The Birth of Baltasar Carlos and Staging Loyalty in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish Empire, Rachael I. Ball (University of Alaska Anchorage)

Saturday, Oct 18, 3:30-5:00

  1. Jesuits and the Early Modern Empires ACP, Iberville

Sponsor: Institute of Jesuit Sources, Boston College

Organizer: Robert A. Maryks, Boston College

Writing Violence in Jesuit Historiography on the Philippines and the Mariana Islands (17th and 18th centuries), Alexandre Coello de la Rosa (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Charles V, Philip II, and the Jesuits: Strange Bedfellows in the Catholic Reformation, Robert Scully (Le Moyne College)

For the Good of the Faith, and for the Good of the Crown: The Articulation between the Religious and Political Dimensions of the Jesuit Mission at the Mughal Court, Joao Melo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

  1. Cultural Identities of Aristocratic and Royal Religious Women in Spain and the Habsburg Netherlands in the Seventeenth Century ACP, Bienville

Sponsor: Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Organizer: Julie D. Campbell, Eastern Illinois University

Chair: Sheila ffolliott, George Mason University

Comment: Cordula van Wyhe, University of York

Success and Failure: Ana Dorotea of Austria and Catherina d’Este, Two Young Habsburgs Becoming Nuns at the Convent of the Descalzas Reales in Madrid, Vanessa de Cruz Medina (Villa I Tatti. The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies)

A Legitimate Spiritual Granddaughter of Saint Teresa: The Life and Career of Yolande de Croy, Discalced Carmelite of Brussels, 1593–1658, Ping-Yuan Wang (Ohio University Lancaster campus)

Casting a Wide Net: The Mademoiselles Le Mesureur at the Antwerp Beguinage in the Seventeenth Century, Sarah Moran (The Swiss National Science Foundation and University of Antwerp)

  1. Ordering the Household in Britain and Spain ACP, Astor Ballroom III

Organizer: Scott K. Taylor, University of Kentucky

Chair: Connie S. Evans, Baldwin Wallace University

Disorderly Households? Petty Crime in early modern Scottish Burghs, John R. D. Falconer (Grant MacEwan University)

Practice and theory in Spanish royal education literature, Martha Hoffman (Berghahn Books)

The Prestige of the English Household: Barnaby Googe’s Translation of Classical Learning, Janice Gunther (University of Notre Dame)

  1. Female Friendship and Women’s Networks in the Early Modern World MPH, Studio 7

Organizer: Jennifer E. Barlow, University of Virginia

Chair: Faith Harden, University of Arizona

Female Friendship and the Female Body in the Poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Jennifer E. Barlow (University of Virginia)

Girl Talk: Women’s Conversations in Lope de Vega’s La Dorotea, Sarah Bogard (University of Virginia)

Montemayor’s Felicia: Friend or Courtly Foe?, Julia Farmer (University of West Georgia)

Sunday, Oct 19, 8:30-10:00

  1. Have you really seen them all? The Virgin Mary in the Visual Arts of Early Modern Europe and its Colonies II: Baroque Europe ACP, Bienville

Organizer: Kim Butler Wingfield, American University

Chair: Esperanca Camara, University of Saint Francis

Imagining Pilgrimage: A Marian Altarpiece from 1631 for Clandestine Dutch, Catholics, Elissa Auerbach (Georgia College)

“Christianos viejos limpios de toda mala raza y macula”: Images of the Immaculate Conception, Nobility, and Blood Purity in Seventeenth-Century Granada, Rebecca Quinn Teresi (Johns Hopkins University)

Mary at the triplex confinium: the Veneration of the Virgin in Croatian Lands between the 16th and the 18th Century, Tanja Trska Miklosic (University of Zagreb) and Danko Sourek (University of Zagreb)

  1. Roundtable: Brill’s Companion to Ignatius of Loyola: The Quest for the Historical Ignatius ACP, Iberville

Sponsor: Institute of Jesuit Sources, Boston College

Organizer and Chair: Robert A. Maryks, Boston College


Emanuele Colombo (DePaul University–Chicago)

William David Myers (Fordham University)

Kathleen Comerford (Georgia Southern University)

  1. Crossing Borders in the Early Modern World: Prussia, the Netherlands, and the Yucatan MPH, Studio 4

Organizer: Scott K. Taylor, University of Kentucky

Chair: Mark Lentz, Utah Valley University

Confessional Frontiers: Prussia, the Teutonic Knights, and Andreas Osiander’s Reformation, Andrew Thomas (Salem College)

Escaping the Promised Land: The Dutch Republic and its Malcontents, Geert Janssen (University of Amsterdam)

Lenguas Forzadas: Native Interpreters as Indigenous Intermediaries in the Spanish Conquest of Yucatan, 1527–1550, John Chuchiak (Missouri State University)

Sunday, Oct 19, 10:30-12:00

  1. Have Art, Will Travel: Mobility and Dislocation in the Early Modern World II ACP, Burgundy

Organizer and Chair: Erin Benay, Case Western Reserve University

Framing Holiness: Gossart and Blondeel Reframe Archaism, Nathaniel Prottas (University of Pennsylvania)

Identifying Origins: Mobility and Parisian(?) Ivory Pax, Katherine Baker (Institut national d’histoire de l’art)

“Una Piedra Peregrina”: Trans-Atlantic Pilgrimages of Mexican Tecale in the Early Modern Spanish World, Brendan McMahon (University of Southern California)

  1. Have you really seen them all?: The Virgin Mary in the Visual Arts of Early Modern Europe and its Colonies III: Spanish Colonies ACP, Bienville

Organizer: Kim Butler Wingfield, American University

Chair: Esperanca Camara, University of Saint Francis

Between Europe and America. Continuities and changes of Marian images in the conquest of South America, Olga Isabel Acosta Luna (DAAD)

Christianity and Conquest: Early Spanish Colonial Narratives in the Virgin Mary of the Mountain, Kristi Peterson (Florida State University)

Marian Imagery in the Canary Islands: The Socia Beli as Enculturation tool throughout the Spanish Empire, Rosario Granados (Center for Latin American Studies, University of Chicago)

  1. Collecting, Conserving, Documenting, and Exhibiting Early Modern Art in the Southern United States MPH, Studio 1

Organizer: Lisandra Estevez, Winston-Salem State University

Chair: James Clifton, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

Preserving the Legacy of Early Modern Printmaking in Winston-Salem Collections, Lisandra Estevez (Winston-Salem State University)

An Unlikely Pioneer: The Formation of the BJU Collection and the Coming of Early Modern Painting to Southern Higher Education, John Nolan (Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University)

Surveying Early Modern Art in the Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Robert Schindler (Birmingham Museum of Art)

Spanish Masterworks in Southern Collections, Lisa Banner (SUNY Purchase)

  1. Popular Culture and the Novella Form: Body, Image, Genre, and Marketing MPH, Studio 3

Organizer: Elvira L. Vilches, North Carolina State University

Chair: Laura Bass, Brown University

Marketing María de Zayas in Mid- to Late- Seventeenth-Century Madrid, Patricia Manning (University of Kansas)

Enigmas of the Illustrated Novellas: Adaptations of Sixteenth-Century Pictorial Texts in Alonso de Castillo Solórzano’s Tardes entretenidas, Alicia Zuese (Southern Methodist University)

Using New Orleans to Explain Sevilla: Reimagining the Picaresque through John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, Cory Duclos (Spring Hill College )

A Bloody Miracle: Legibility and the Body in Cervantes’s “La fuerza de la sangre,” Amy Sheeran (Johns Hopkins University)

New Book: Walker, “The Tupac Amaru Rebellion” (plus Elliott Review in NYBR)

Charles F. Walker, The Tupac Amaru Rebellion (Harvard, 2014).

J. H. Elliott, “The Huge, Ignored Uprising in the Andes,” The New York Review of Books, Oct. 23, 2014.

New Book: Cómo ser rey; Charles V’s “Instrucciones” to Philip II

Cómo ser rey. Instrucciones del emperador Carlos V a su hijo Felipe, Geoffrey Parker and Rachael Ball, eds (CEEH, Center for Spain in America, and The Hispanic Society, 2014).

Symposium: Portraiture in the Colonial Americas, Denver Art Museum, Jan 23-24, 2015

2014 (to be held in early 2015)

New England / New Spain: Portraiture in the Colonial Americas, 1492-1850
Organized by Dr. Donna Pierce, Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, Denver Art Museum, and Dr. Emily Ballew Neff, Saxon Director & Chief Curator, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma
Sponsored by the Mayer Center and the Denver Art Museum

January 23-24, 2015
Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum

Michael A. Brown (San Diego Museum of Art | San Diego, CA)
Pieces of Home? How “Colonial” Portraiture Developed in the Spanish and British Americas
Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser (The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, New York)
The New England Portraits of Ralph Earl: Fashioning a Style for the New Citizens of the Young Republic
Clare Kunny (Director, Art Muse | Los Angeles, CA)
In His Own Image, A Humanist Portrait of Antonio de Mendoza
Karl Kusserow (Princeton University Art Museum | Princeton, NJ)
Pride of Place: Selfhood and Surroundings in Early American Art
James Middleton (Independent Scholar | New York, NY)
Reading Dress in New Spanish Portraiture
Paula Mues Orts (National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography | Mexico City, Mexico)
Corporate Portrait in New Spain: Social Bodies, the Individual and their Spaces of Display
Susan Rather (University of Texas | Austin, TX)
Copies or Resemblances of Nature: The Limitations of Portrait Painting in Colonial British America
Michael J. Schreffler (Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA)
Cortes and Moctezuma: Words, Pictures, and Likeness in Sixteenth-Century New Spain
Jennifer Van Horn (George Mason University | Fairfax, VA)
Regional Tastes in a Transatlantic Market: Joseph Blackburn in New England and Bermuda
Kaylin Haverstock Weber (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Houston, TX)
Colonial Ambition Abroad: Benjamin West’s Portraits, 1763-1783

Look for more details and a mailing September 2014. Email or call 720.913.0156 to be put on the Mayer Center email / mailing list.

New Book: Thomas, “World Without End”

Hugh Thomas, World Without End (Allen Lane, 2014).

Thanks to Juan José Morales for the tip.