Nicolás Fernández-Medina, “The Body of the Letter: Vital Force and the Practices of Spanish Medicine in Juan de Cabriada’s Carta Filosofica, Medico-Chymica (1687)” Revista Hispánica Moderna 68/2 (2015): 109-125.
The American Historical Review () 2015:
Renaissance Quarterly 68/4 (2015) has the following reviews for us:
Sabine Hyland reviews Jesuit Accounts of the Colonial Americas: Intercultural Transfers, Intellectual Disputes, and Textualities, Marc André Bernier, Clorinda Donato, and Hans-Jurgen Lusebrink, eds (Toronto, 2014).
The Sixteenth Century Journal 46/3 (2015):
Rachael Ball, “‘Beautiful Serpents’ and Cathedras of Pestilence’: Traditions, Gendered Decline, and Political Crisis in Early Modern Spain and England.”
Luna Nájera, “The Deployment of the Classics in Early Modern Spanish Military Manuals.”
Ronald H. Fritze reviews Robin Varnum, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: American Trailblazer (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014).
Florida International University is advertising for a tenure-track job that includes: “emphasis in Atlantic Civilizations, but also interface with the Wolfsonian-FIU, The European and Eurasian Studies Program, and The Spanish & Mediterranean Studies Program in the Steven J. Green School for International and Public Affairs.”
Fidel Tavarez, “La invención de un imperio comercial hispano, 1740-1756,” Magallánica: revista de historia moderna 3 (2015).
We here at Early Modern Spanish History Notes pore over the American Historical Association program so you don’t have to! As always with the AHA, I am omitting all the colonial Latin America panels since the Conference on Latin American History meets concurrently with the AHA – you can find out their panels from their website.
Thursday, Jan 7: 3:30-5:30
“Early Modern Franco-Iberian Catholicism”
Saturday, Jan 9: 11:30-1:30
“‘Global’ and Entangled Histories of Early Modernity, Part I”
Over the past two decades, a growing body of scholarship on premodern circulation across political, linguistic, and religious boundaries has helped transform historians’ conceptualization of comparison, commensuration, and periodization. Employing a wide array of methods and varying scales of analysis, historians of the old world “oecumene” have emphasized the extent to which people, objects (including textual artifacts), practices, artistic styles, and even interpretive frameworks traversed spaces and temporal zones, and the implications of such dense circulations for our prevailing notions of cultural stasis and civilizational divides.
This double-session workshop intends to both take stock of this historiographical shift and to push the conversation forward by encouraging specialists to draw out common themes and shared methodological and conceptual challenges. It will feature eight presentations by young historians working across Eurasia (from North Africa and Europe to Central Asia and the Indian Ocean) and applying a variety of lenses to the study of material culture, textual production and consumption, architecture, and political economy from the fourteenth to the eighteenth (and, indeed, twenty-first) centuries. From addressing mobility on a small scale to considering trans-oceanic travel, and from attending to temporal changes over a human life course to those spanning centuries, the objects and analytical frames introduced in these presentations will interrogate some of the prevailing historiographical assumptions about early modernity.
In order to maximize opportunities for cross-fertilization across fields of specialization, and to encourage greater participation by the audience, presenters will pre-circulate/post in advance an “object of inquiry” (an artifact, a transcription, a translation). At the beginning of the workshop they would each frame their object and the methodological and/or conceptual problem they are hoping to tackle through it in a brief 5-10 minute opening comment. The remainder of the time would be dedicated to discussing participants’ chosen objects and to drawing connections and contrasts among them.
Saturday, Jan 9: 2:30-4:30
“Reconfiguring Empires: Spain’s Trastámara-Habsburg Transition in Context”
Sunday, Jan 10: 8:30-10:30
“Reform, Mission, and Governance in Colonial Spanish America”