Iberian Sessions at the 2015 SCSC: Vancouver

We here at Early Modern Spanish History Notes read the conference program for the SCSC so you don’t have to.

Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Oct 22-25, 2015, Vancouver, BC.

Thursday, Oct 22, 1:30-3:00 pm

4. Sacrifice, Law, and Race in the Theology of Bartolomé de las Casas
Junior Ballroom A
Organizer: Rady Roldan-Figueroa, Boston University
Chair: Aurelio A. Garcia, University of Puerto Rico
“Human Sacrifice: Religious Act or Vicious Desire? Testing the Limits of Tolerance with Vitoria and Las Casas,” Edgardo Colon-Emeric, Duke Divinity School
“The Unheard Voice of Law from an Often Heard Text: A New Rendition of Bartolomé de las Casas’ Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias,” David Orique, Providence College
“Race in Bartolomé de las Casas’ De unico vocationis modo,” Rady Roldan-Figueroa, Boston University.

13. Bureaucracy, Knowledge, and the Book in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America
Port Hardy
Sponsor: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
Organizer: Felipe E. Ruan, Brock University
Chair: Jose G. Espericueta, University of Dallas
“The Nature of Colonial Governance: Landscape Written (In)to Order in Bishop Alonso de la Mota y Escobar’s Descripción geográfica de los Reinos de Nueva Galicia, Nueva Vizcaya, y Nuevo León (1605),” Lindsay Sidders, University of Toronto
“Preventing “Heresy”: Censorship and Privilege in Mexican Publishing, 1590–1612,” Albert Palacios, The University of Texas at Austin
“The Creation of the “Impresor del Secreto del Santo Officio” in New Spain, 1634–1660,” Kenneth Ward, John Carter Brown Library
“The Cosmographer-Chronicler Juan López de Velasco: Bureaucracy, Knowledge, and Libros de Indias at the Council of the Indies,” Felipe E. Ruan, Brock University

36. Roundtable: Transatlantic Sanctity: Perspectives from the Spanish Empire
Pavilion B
Sponsor: Hagiography Society
Organizer: Sara M. Ritchey, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Chair: Alison K. Frazier, University of Texas at Austin
Participants: Katrina Olds, University of San Francisco
Cornelius Conover, Augustana College, SD
Erin Rowe, Johns Hopkins University
Cristina Cruz González, Oklahoma State University
A. Katie Harris, University of California, Davis.

Friday, Oct 23, 8:30-10:00 am

57. The Iberian Churches in the Atlantic World
Organizer: Scott K. Taylor, University of Kentucky
Chair: Anne Jacobson Schutte, University of Virginia
“Kongolese Christianity, Papal Authority, and Iberian Pushback in the Early Modern Atlantic,” Erin Rowe, Johns Hopkins University
‘“I Do Not Know How to Fulfill Those Demands”: Rethinking Jesuit Missionary Efforts in La Florida, 1566–1572,’ Saber Gray, Tulane University
“The Crosier and the Sea: Bishops and Colonial Society in the Early Spanish Caribbean,” Lauren MacDonald, Johns Hopkins University

Friday, Oct 23, 1:30-3:00 pm

86. Iconography of the Virgin Mary
Pavilion Ballroom A
Organizer: James Clifton, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation
Chair: David J. Drogin, State University of New York, F.I.T.
“Humility and Temptation: Lessons of Motherhood in the Madonna del Soccorso Typology,” Efrat El-Hanany, Capilano University
“Issues of Identity: Indigo, Islam, and the Virgin Mary,” Marie Pareja, Temple University
“The Flowering Rod and the Pounding Stone: Crisis and the Virgin of Guápulo in Colonial Quito,” Sonya Wohletz, Tulane University

93. Race, Religion, and Identity in Spain and Portugal
Organizer: Scott K. Taylor, University of Kentucky
Chair: A. Katie Harris, University of California, Davis
“Paradoxical Toleration: Hernando de Talavera and Interfaith Relationships in Early Modern Castile,” Carolyn Salomons, St. Mary’s University
“Forging a Christian Granada: Relics and Humanist “Truth” in Late Sixteenth-Century Spain,” Kira von Ostenfeld-Suske, Columbia University
“Children of Black-African Women and Questions of Parenthood and Identity in Early Modern Portugal,” Darlene Abreu-Ferreira, University of Winnipeg
“Crossing National Boundaries: Portuguese Slave Traders in the Eastern Spanish Caribbean, 1580–1640,” Marc V. Eagle, Western Kentucky University

Friday, Oct 23, 3:30-5:00 pm

99. Constructing Identities in Colonial Contexts: Experiences of Exile, Ancestry, and Performance in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Junior Ballroom A
Organizer: Rachael Ball, University of Alaska Anchorage
Chair and Comment: Gary K. Waite, University of New Brunswick
“Constructing “Spanishness” Through Empire: Representations of Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Histories,” Karoline Cook, Washington State University
“Performing Identity by Playgoing: Theater and Representations of Identity in Mexico City and Dublin,” Rachael Ball, University of Alaska Anchorage
“International Calvinism and Protestant Religious Identities in the Early Modern World,” Jesse Spohnholz, Washington State University

110. Jesuit Natural History in Spanish and Portuguese America
Port MacNeill
Sponsor: Journal of Jesuit Studies
Organizer: Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University
Chair and Comment: Robert A. Maryks, Boston College
“The Queen Mother Trope and the Crafting of Missionary Fluvial Traditions in Early Modern Amazonia,” Roberto Chauca, University of Florida
“Christian Idolaters in Joséde Acosta’s Natural and Ethnographic Descriptions of the New World,” Bryan Green, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile.

Saturday, Oct 24, 8:30-10:00 am

119. The Habsburgs and the Politics of Art
Organizer: James Clifton, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation
Chair: Matthew Ancell, Brigham Young University

“Democritus in the Age of Contact and Exploration,” Javier Berzal de Dios, Western Washington University
“The Classically Disguised Princely Portrait during the Reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V,” Jennifer Liston, Salisbury University
“Architectural Spoliation and Preservation as Colonial Practices in Early Modern Spain,” Alejandra Gimenez-Berger, Wittenberg University
“Like Father, Like Son: Dynastic Identity and Spanish-Hapsburg Patterns of Collecting,” Jessica Weiss, Metropolitan State University of Denver

125. The Early Modern Spanish Body: Suffering, Spirituality, and Silence
Pavilion Ballroom A
Organizer: Jennifer E. Barlow, University of Virginia
Chair and Comment: Allyson M. Poska, University of Mary Washington

“The (Male) Body in Pain: Making Meaning out of Corporeal Experience,” Faith Harden, University of Arizona
“Flesh Made Word: The Carmelite Body and Spiritual Friendship in the Works of Teresa of Ávila and María de San José,” Jennifer E. Barlow, University of Virginia
“Bodies Under Siege: Performing Vesalian Anatomy in María de Zayas’s Desengaños amorosos,” Elena Neacsu, University of Virginia
“Seen and Not Heard: Early Modern Notions of Gender and Religion in Spain,” Rina Stuparyk, UNBC

Saturday, Oct 24, 10:30-noon

136. Culture and Control through the Eyes of Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderón, and Teresa de Ávila
Organizer: Elvira L. Vilches, North Carolina State University
Chair: Grace E. Coolidge, Grand Valley State University
“Married Life in Don Quixote: Cervantes and the Literature of Matrimony,” Darcy Donahue, Miami University
“Decircumcising the Heart: The Eucharist and Conversion in Calderón’s Autos sacramentales,” Matthew Ancell, Brigham Young University
“Yo siñor, queremos muntipricar a mundos”: The Socio-Linguistic Development of the African Slave in Sixteenth-Sentury Spanish Theater,” Antonio Rueda, Colorado State University
“Santa Teresa de Ávila As Confessor: Negotiating Pastoral Authority,” Jason Stinnett, University of Tennessee

141. Workshop (pre-circulated papers): Captives, Runaways, Bawds, and Deckhands: Reconfiguring the Boundaries of Slavery and Slave Studies in Spanish America
Pavilion Ballroom C
Organizer: Tamara J. Walker, University of Pennsylvania
“Slavery and Mastery in the South Sea Armada,” Tamara J. Walker, University of Pennsylvania
“Plebeian Public Women: Bawds and Brothels in Early Viceregal Mexico,” Nicole Von Germeten, Oregon State University
“Panama’s Rebel Slaves: Bridging Slave and Free Worlds, and the Atlantic and Pacific,” Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Bryn Mawr College
“Woodes Rogers and the Colonial Predicament of Blackness in the South Sea,” Sherwin Bryant, Northwestern University

Saturday, Oct 24, 1:30-3:00

156. Justice, Violence, and Spiritual Accumulation in the Americas
Organizer and Chair: Elvira L. Vilches, North Carolina State University
“A Non-Traditional Reading of Sixteenth-Century Justice in a NonTraditionally Taught Document Written by Bartolome de Las Casas,” Monica Morales, University of Arizona
“The Difficult Nomad: Fray Guillermo de Santa María’s Views on Just War in Zacatecas,” Ruben Sanchez-Godoy, Southern Methodist University
“Writing Violence and Spiritual Conquest: Friar Bernardo de Lizana’s Devocionario de Nuestra Señora de Izamal y Conquista Espiritual (1633),” Alejandro Enriquez, Illinois State University

Sunday, Oct 25, 10:30-noon

212. The Body of Christ in the Art of the Spanish Americas
Junior Ballroom C
Organizer: Derek S. Burdette, Swarthmare College
Chair and Comment: Lauren G. Kilroy-Ewbank, Brooklyn College, CUNY
“The Imitation of Christ in New Spain,” Cristina Cruz González, Oklahoma State University
“Contemplating Christ’s Body: Colonial Devotion and Miraculous Crucifixes,” Derek S.Burdette, Swarthmore College
“Local” Sites and “Global” Mission: On the Darkness of Christ in Colonial Latin America,” Raphaèle Preisinger, University of Bern, Switzerland


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