ASPHS Baltimore, March 19-22, 2015

We read the ASPHS program so you don’t have to. My observation: the growing prominence of Portugal continues – good!

See you in Baltimore!

Friday, March 20

Insiders and Outsiders: Identity and Power in Three Iberian Communities between the Fourth and Eighteenth Centuries

Chair: Molly Lester (Princeton University)
“Priscillianism in Gallaecia: Late Roman Clerical Communities in their Social Contexts” Rebecca A. Devlin (University of Florida)
“’Lo Cors de Deu’: Royal Power and Perceptions of ‘Otherness’ in the Fourteenth-Century Crown of Aragon” Alana Lord (University of Florida)
“’Nosotros los Isleños’: Canary Islander Identity in Spanish Florida, 17578 1763” Diana Reigelsperger (Seminole State University)
Comment: Ida Altman (University of Florida)

Signifying Power through Language and Testimony in the Medieval and Early Modern Hispanic World

Chair: Katrina B. Olds (University of San Francisco)
“The Case of the Broken Dam: Violence, Justice, and Queenly Authority in León-Castile” Janna Bianchini (University of Maryland-College Park)
“Training in Vernacular Languages in the Jesuit Province of Aragon” Patricia W. Manning (University of Kansas)
“Negotiated Categories, Disputed Interpretations: Multiple Meanings of ‘Portuguese’ in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America” Brian Hamm (University of Florida)

History of Iberian Science & Medicine Anatomies of Empire: Science and the Body in the Iberian Atlantic

Chair: Maria M. Portuondo (Johns Hopkins University)
“The Spanish Asiento and the Invention of the Quantifiable Body” Pablo F. Gómez (University of Wisconsin@Madison)
“The Deniable Body: Nature and Disease in Colonial Brazil, 1549-1565” Hugh Cagle (University of Utah)
“Interrogating the Patient: The Experience of Illness in the Inquisitory Processes in Early Modern Spain” Caroline Schmitz (Instituto de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia “López Piñero” UV@CSIC)

Friday, 10:00-11:20

Spirituality, Obscenity, and Consumption: Visual Culture in the Spanish Empire

Chair: Jodi Bilinkoff (University of North Carolina-Greensboro)
“Female Spirituality and Visual Culture in the Early Modern Spanish World” Cristina Cruz Gonzalez (Oklahoma State University)
“The Power of the Obscene in Early Modern Spain” Luis Corteguera (University of Kansas)
“Consumption, Empire, and Decline in Antonio de Pereda’s Allegory of Lost Virtue (c. 1650)” Carmen Ripollés (Portland State University)

Queens, Healers, and Maids: The Diverse Roles of Women in the Luso-Hispanic World

Chair: Sara T. Nalle (William Paterson University)
“The Merry Monarch’s Marriage: The Economic and Political Repercussions of the Wedding of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza” Allison Rogers (Georgia Southern University)
“Baths and Saumerios: Curing Women in 17th Century New Spain”
Teresa Ordorika-Sacritán and Angélica Morales-Sarabia (Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencia y Humanidades, UNAM)
“There is No Productivity in Seamstresses, Wet-nurses, and Maids: The Case of Women’s Work in Late Colonial Mexico” Yolopattli I. Hernández-Torres (Loyola University Maryland)

Towards a Historiography of the Iberia in the Wider World

Chair: Scott Eastman (Creighton University)
“A Man Within and Without Empire: Vicente Sebastián Pinto, the Last Surveyor General of Spanish West Florida” Matthew E. Franco (Johns Hopkins University)
“Camões and the New Empirical Spirit of his Time in Portugal: A Look at Canto V of The Lusiads” Onésimo T. Almeida (Brown University)
“Voices without End: The Memes of Antonio José and Victor Jara” Robert L. Long (Elmhurst College)

History of Iberian Science & Medicine Colonial Hybrids, Part I: Indigenous Beliefs, Natural Philosophy, and Early Modern Science

Chair: Laura Caso Barrera (Colegio de Postgraduados-Campus Puebla)
“Etymologies and the Study of Nature: Francisco Hernández and His Commentaries to Pliny” Valeria López Fadul (Princeton University)
“Cartografía colonial: una revisión de las primeras pinturas del siglo XVI del Valle de Etla, Oaxacal” Oscar Rodríguez Rodríguez (Centro de Estudios de Geografía Humana de El Colegio de Michoacán, A.C.)
“The Conibo-Spanish Production of Cartographic Knowledge of Early Modern Western Amazonia” Roberto Chauca (University of Florida)

Friday Morning Roundtable (11:30-11:30)
Gilman 132

History of Iberian Science & Medicine Ten Years since “Beyond the Black Legend” (Valencia, 2005), Part I

Moderator: Maria M. Portuondo (Johns Hopkins University)
José Pardo Tomás (CSIC-Barcelona)
Henrique Leitão (Universidade de Lisboa)
Antonio Barrera (Colegate University)

Friday 2:00-3:20

Empires, Histories, and Historiographies: The Iberian and the Ottoman Empires in Perspective
Chair: Alejandra B. Osorio (Wellesley College)
“Of National Boundaries and Imperial Geographies: The Perils of (Prevailing) Historiographical Understandings of the Spanish Habsburg Empire” Alejandra B. Osorio (Wellesley College)
“Conventions of a Bottom-Up History: Authors, the State, and the Emergence of Ottoman Historiography” Murat C. Menguc (Seton Hall University)
“An Imperial Republic: History and Conquest in Eighteenth-Century Portugal” Kirsten Schultz (Seton Hall University)
“Dynasty and Empire: The Geopolitical Dimension of Mariana of Austria’s Regency” Silvia Z. Mitchell (Purdue University)

Between Two Worlds: Images, Reforms, and Ideas on Political Economy in Spain and Latin America (1761-1829)

Chair/Comment: Christopher Schmidt-Nowara (Tufts University)
“An Illuminating Discovery: Simon de Aragorri’s Reflexiones sobre el estado actual del comercio de España (1761) and its Ideas on the Reform of the Atlantic Commerce” Jesús Astigarraga (Universidad de Zaragoza)
“Images of Spain and Latin America in the Translation of the Genovesi’s Lezioni di commercio by Victorián de Villava (1785-86)” Javier Usoz (Universidad de Zaragoza)
“José Joaquín de Mora and the Spread of Economic Liberalism in Latin America in the Early 19th Century” Juan Zabalza (Universidad de Alicante)

The Uncanny in Early Modern Spain

Chair: Marcy Norton (George Washington University)
“The Quixotic Uncanny: Specter(s) of Dulcinea” Sherry M. Velasco (University of Southern California)
“Does Singularity Exist in Nature? The Case of Roque Martínez (ca. 1633), who Grew a Plant inside Him” Elena del Río Parra (Georgia State University)
“Breastfeeding Men in Enlightenment Debates: Reason and Imagination” Marta V. Vicente (University of Kansas)
Comment: Patricia W. Manning (University of Kansas)

History of Iberian Science & Medicine Colonial Hybrids, Part II: Indigenous Beliefs and Early Modern Medicine

Chair: Hugh Cagle (University of Utah)
“Hummingbirds for Epilepsy: Hybrid Healing and Authority in Francisco Hernández’s Natural History of New Spain” Iris Montero Sobrevilla (Brown University)
“Medical Texts, Treatments, and Prescriptions in the Mayan Manuscript of the Chilam Balam of Ixil” Laura Caso Barrera (Colegio de Postgraduados-Campus Puebla)
“Treatises and Books on Botany Circulating in Portugal between the 16th and 18th Centuries and their Connections with the History of Medicine” Ana Rodrigues (Universidade de Lisboa)
Comment: Paula de Vos (San Diego State University)

Friday 3:30-4:50

Questions of Identity in the Portuguese Empire

Chair: Pedro Cardim (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Sertanejo Intermediaries and the Rise of Portuguese Power in Southern Brazil and Southeast Africa, 1550-1650” Alexander Ponsen (University of Pennsylvania)
“Territorial Identities in Portuguese India: Slavery and Religious Landscapes in the Sixteenth Century” Stephanie Hassell (Duke University)
“Saving Lisbon: The Great European Relief Effort of 1755-56” Mark Molesky (Seton Hall University)

Women and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, Part I

Chair: Catherine Hall-van den Elsen (RMIT University-Melbourne)
“Reconsidering the Importance of Marriage for Women: Catalan Peasant Women and the Widespread Practice of Concubinage” Michelle Armstrong-Partida (University of Texas-El Paso)
“Where La Frontera Meets The Help: Elucidating Women’s Relationships at the Borders of Faith and Ethnicity in the Households of Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile” Elizabeth Hutchin-Bellur (University of St. Andrews)
“Cooking, Domestic Violence, and Religious Coercion in Sixteenth-Century Spain” Jillian Williams (University of Bristol)
“’I Taught Myself’: Literacy among Judeoconversa Women in Spain and Portugal, 1560-1720” Sara T. Nalle (William Paterson University)

Iberian Authors and the Wider World: The Power of Narrative

Chair: Mafalda Soares da Cunha (Universidade de Évora)
“Fernão Lopes and his Chronicles: The Case of King Fernando I” Rita Costa-Gomes (Towson University)
“Saint Teresa of Avila’s Discourse of Power: A Study of Her Letters to Philip II” Arlette de Jesús (Duquesne University)
“From the Shade into the Sun? Re-envisioning Jorge Juan as Author of the Viaje a la América Meridional” Blenda Femenías (American University)

History of Iberian Science & Medicine Materiality and Knowledge Transmission

Chair: Maria Portuondo (Johns Hopkins University)
“A Voyage Interrupted: The 1601 Wreck of the Manila Galleon Santa Margarita” Daniel Koski-Karell (Independent Scholar)
“Geological Inquiries in West Mexico: Two Moments in the History of Colima’s ‘Volcán de Fuego’, 1818-1913” José Julio Zerpa Rodriguez (Universidad de Guadalajara)

Saturday, March 21

Governing Complexity in the Portuguese Empire under the Habsburgs, Part I: The Governance of the Portuguese Atlantic

Chair: Gabriel Paquette (Johns Hopkins University)
“Rewarding Services in the Portuguese Atlantic Empire (17th Century): A Comparative Approach” Fernanda Olival (Universidade de Évora)
“Claiming the ‘Merit’ of Governing the Empire (16th and 17th Centuries): The Governors of the Portuguese Atlantic in a Comparative Perspective” Mafalda Soares da Cunha (Universidade de Évora)
“The Circulation of Royal Norms within the Portuguese Atlantic World” Pedro Cardim (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Comment: Stuart Schwartz (Yale University)

Religious Authority and Institutions in the Spanish Empire

Chair: Katrina B. Olds (University of San Francisco)
“Cisneros and the Hieronymites: Religion and Authority in the Early Iberian Atlantic” Lauren MacDonald (Johns Hopkins University)
“The Council of the Indies: Governing Religion” Ashley Ellington (Georgia Southern University)
Casos de Fe: Slave Interactions with Religious Institutions in the Spanish Empire” Ricardo Raul Salazar Rey (University of Connecticut)

History of Iberian Science & Medicine New Studies in the History of Science in Colonial Latin America

Chair: John Slater (University of California-Davis)
“A Case Study on the Flow of Information about Medicinal Plants between Europe and South America Linking La Condamine and the Brazilian Botanist Fray Veloso in the 18th Century” Fernando Luna Oliveira (Northern Rio de Janeiro State University)
“The Nature of Peruvian Stars: Descriptions of the New World and the Need for a Renovated Astrology” Tayra M.C. Lanuza-Navarro (Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies Villa I Tatti)
“Juan Pérez de Ribaguda, Imperial Physician: 1598-1623” Gerardo Martínez Hernández (Instituto de Investigaciones sobre la Universidad y Educación [IISUE])

Saturday 10:00-11:20

Governing Complexity in the Portuguese Empire under the Habsburgs, Part II: Useful Knowledge to Govern the Empire

Chair: Neil Safier (Brown University)
“Transformations in Portuguese Imperial Historiography (16th and 17th Centuries)” Giuseppe Marcocci (University of Tuscia)
“Knowing the Land and the Making of Indian Christianity” Ângela Barreto Xavier (Universidade de Lisboa)
“Tropical Mysticism: Franciscan Spirituality and Missionary Knowledge in the Portuguese Atlantic in the Late 17th Century” Federico Palomo (Universidad Complutense)
Comment: Ines G. Zupanov (EHESS-CNRS, Paris)

The Labyrinths of Spanish American Loyalism and Independence

Chair: Adrian Shubert (York University)
“Independence and the Theatre (Lima, 1810-1824)” Mónica Ricketts (Temple University)
“Nicolás Herrera: Identity, Politics, Patriotism, and Independence in the Río de la Plata Region (1806-1823)” Álvaro Caso Bello (Johns Hopkins University)
“Loyalism and Captivity in the Spanish American Revolutions” Christopher Schmidt-Nowara (Tufts University)

In Observance of the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Teresa of Avila on March 28, 1515: The Life, Life, and Afterlife of Teresa of Avila, 1515-2015

Chair: Erin Kathleen Rowe (Johns Hopkins University)
“The Ages of Wo[man] in the Life of St. Teresa” Carole Slade (Columbia University)
“Teresa of Avila as Reader, Writer, and Inspirer of Books” Jodi Bilinkoff (University of North Carolina@Greensboro)
“Early Modern Translations of Teresa of Avila’s Life” Carlos Eire (Yale University)
Comment: Alison Weber (University of Virginia)

History of Iberian Science & Medicine Science, Medicine, and Artistic Expression in the Iberian World

Chair: Pablo F. Gómez (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
“Quevedo, Satire, and the Sound of Science” John Slater (University of California-Davis)
“The Visible, Invisible, and Repressed in Diego de Torres Villarroel’s Anatomical Investigations” Nicolás Fernández-Medina (Pennsylvania State University)
“Art and Cosmography in Henriquinian Style: The Impact of Overseas Expansion in Portuguese Gothic Architecture and Culture during the Reign of Manuel I, 1495-1521” Antonio Sánchez Martinez (Universidade de Lisboa)

Saturday Morning Roundtable (11:30-12:30)
Gilman 132

History of Iberian Science & Medicine Ten Years since “Beyond the Black Legend” (Valencia, 2005), Part II

Moderator: Maria M. Portuondo (Johns Hopkins University)
Tayra Lanuza (Universitat de València)
Paula de Vos (San Diego State University)
John Slater (University of California-Davis)
Juan Pimentel (CSIC-Madrid)

Saturday 2:00-3:20

Women and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, Part II

Chair: Michelle Armstrong-Partida (University of Texas-El Paso)
“Sancha’s Palace-Monastery Complex: The Rebuilding of the Leonese Community in the Eleventh Century” Zaellotius Wilson (Arizona State University)
Spes Nostra. Salue: Isabel de Villena’s Vita Christi, a Master Teacher Confronts the ‘Woman Question’” Holly Kashin Brown (The Graduate Center-CUNY)
“Historical Perspectives on Luisa Roldán’s (Early) Modern Family: The Documentary Evidence” Catherine Hall-van den Elsen (RMIT University)

Going Bust: State, Firms, and the Business of Empire in Portugal, 1580-1750

Chair: Susana Münch Miranda (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
“Bankruptcies, Contratos, and Business Portfolios in Early Seventeenth Century Portuguese West Africa (1580-1640)
Edgar Pereira (Leiden University) “The Rise and Fall of a Lisbon Mercantile House, 1710-1770” João Paulo Salvado (Universidade de Évora)
“Merchants and the Portuguese Tobacco Monopoly: The Failure of a Dutch Firm in Lisbon, 1722-1727” Susana Münch Miranda (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Comment: Cátia Antunes (Leiden University)

History of Iberian Science & Medicine – Translating Nature: A Cross-Cultural History of Early Modern Science

Chair: Jaime Marroquín Arredondo (Western Oregon University)
“Sighting, Discovery, and Depictions of the South Sea: On Núñez de Balboa, Ponquiaco, and Some of the First Images and News of the Pacific Ocean” Juan Pimentel Igea (CSIC@Madrid)
“Mestizo Science: Amerindian Knowledge, Natural History, and the Ornithology of Francis Willughby” Marcy Norton (George Washington University)
“Crystalline Spheres and the Five Suns: Aristotelian Natural Philosophy in the Nahua World” José Pardo-Tomás (CSIC-Barcelona)
Comment: Ralph Bauer (University of Maryland)

Enlightenment Alternatives in Early Modern Spain, 1707-1833

Chair/Comment: Allyson M. Poska (University of Mary Washington)
“Alternative Visions of a More Uniform State: Strengthening the Monarchy though Regional Variation” Phillip D. Fox (Simpson University)
La Verdad Católica, La Falso Filosofia: Traditionalism, Counter-Enlightenment, and Epistemic Alternatives in Eighteenth-Century Spain” George A. Klaeren (University of Kansas)

“Alternative Visions of a More Rational State: Rationalizing the Internal Boundaries of Peninsular Spain, 1707-1833” Charles Nicolas Saenz (Adams State University)

Spain and the Pacific, 1492-1793

Chair: David Ringrose (University of California-San Diego and Maritime Museum of San Diego)
“The Quest for gente política: The Spanish Search for Fitting Subjects in the Sixteenth-Century Pacific” Kevin Sheehan (Maritime Museum of San Diego)
“Cosmopolitans and Global Commercial Intelligence and Strategies: Joseph Pereira Viana and the Real Compañia de Filipinas, 1788-1793” George Souza (University of Texas-San Antonio)
“What do Istanbul, Columbus, Lima, and Manila Have in Common?” David Ringrose (University of California@San Diego and Maritime Museum of San Diego)
Comment: Ricardo Padrón (University of Virginia)

Sunday March 22

History of Iberian Science & Medicine A Hypochondriac’s Nightmare: Medical Practice in Sixteenth-Century Spain

Chair/Comment: Ed Behrend-Martínez (Appalachian State University)
“Doctors, Empirics, and Charles V’s Court Disease” Dan Crews (University of Central Missouri)
“Conflicting Empiricism: Medical Disputes in Sixteenth-Century Spain” Kristy Wilson Bowers (Northern Illinois University)

Sunday 10:30-11:50

Religious Figures and Their Representations in Early Modern Spain

Chair: James Boyden (Tulane University)
“Wonders of Heaven and Earth: Images of Ignatius Loyola in Early Seventeenth-Century Andalusia” Jonathan E. Greenwood (Johns Hopkins University)
“’An Impossible quid pro quo’: Representations of Tomás de Torquemada” Carolyn Salomons (St. Mary’s University)
“Marian Apocalyptic: The Conorte of Juana de la Cruz, 1481-1534” Jessica A. Boon (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

Money, Economics, and Power in the Spanish Empire

Chair: Gabriel Paquette (Johns Hopkins University)
“Follow the Money: Questionable Finances and the Spanish Embassy in Genoa” Michael J. Levin (University of Akron)
“Tordesillas Revisited: Conquest and the ‘Little Fishes of the Sea’ in the Ibero-African Atlantic, 1480-1509” Gabriel de Avilez Rocha (New York University)
“The National Value of Coins: Numismatics, General History, and the Collection of Spain’s Past” Jeremy R. Bassetti (Valencia College)




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