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ASPHS Conference: San Diego, 2016

Obviously this is late; sorry, I forgot about ASPHS since I wasn’t going and instead I’ve been frantically readying myself for the RSA this week. But in the interests of being able to sort through previous posts and see what people have been up to, here are the early modern panels for this years ASPHS Conference in San Diego, March 17-20, 2016.

SESSION 3. Berkeley exhibit room
TAMING NEW SPAIN: WILD AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS IN SIXTEENTH CENTURY SPANISH AMERICA
Chair: Paula S. De Vos (San Diego State University)
“Two by Two: Animals in the Making of New Spain, 1579-1585” Mackenzie Cooley (Stanford University)
“Mounted Indian Allies: the Colonial Geography of Indigenous Access to Horses from Central Mexico to the Gran Chichimec in the Sixteenth Century” Kathryn Renton (University of California, Los Angeles)
“How do you solve a problem like a tapir? Monstrosity in Early Modern Spanish America” Florencia Pierri (Princeton University)

SESSION 6. Berkeley exhibit room
SECRETS AND INTRIGUE: THE DIPLOMACY OF PHILIP II
Organizer: Denice Fett (University of North Florida)
Chair and Commentator: James Boyden (Tulane University)
“An Assassin, a Codpiece, and Onion Juice: Intrigue and Plot in Elizabethan London” Denice Fett (University of North Florida)
“The Spanish Embassy in Genoa: A Unique Case?” Michael J. Levin (University of Akron)
“A Case of Fraternal Disobedience and Discord? A Reassessment of the governorship of Don Juan in the Netherlands” Edward Tenace (Lyon College)

Plenary Session in Memory of Christopher Ebert Schmidt-Nowara (1966-2015)
Berkeley passenger deck area A
Organizer: Stephen Jacobson (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Chair and Commentator: José Álvarez Junco (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
“Chris and the Historiography of 19th-Century Spain” Adrian Shubert (York University)
“National Histories and Spanish Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century” Joshua Goode (Claremont Graduate University)
“The Unfinished Manuscripts” Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
“Empire, Abolition, and Anti-Slavery” Stephen Jacobson (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

SESSION 8. Berkeley passenger deck area
B THE UNEXPECTED CONTOURS OF CENTRALIZATION IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SPAIN
Chair: Marta V. Vicente (University of Kansas)
“Bourbon Centralization in Spain During the Plague of Provence, 1720-1724” Cindy Ermus (University of Lethbridge)
“Interpreting Bourbon Centralization from the Periphery: Ambiguity in the Implementation of the Nueva Planta in Barcelona, 1716-1742” Phillip D. Fox (Simpson University)
“Maritime Warfare, Welfare, and Teenage Boys in Eighteenth-Century Spain” Valentina Tikoff (DePaul University)

SESSION 9. Berkeley exhibit room
CHARLES V’S AND PHILIP II’S POLITICS AND COURT THROUGH HISTORY, LITERATURE AND ART
Chair and Commentator: Katrina Olds (University of San Francisco)
“Charles V’s Court Crisis (1527-1532) and Lazarillo’s ‘Vuestra Merced’” Dan Crews (University of Central Missouri)
“The ‘Cuartos de las Frutas’ in the Alhambra and the Imperial Origins of Still Life in Spain” Carmen Ripollés (Portland State University)
“La muerte devota del emperador en La mayor hazaña de Carlos V de Jiménez de Enciso” Carmen Saen de Casas (Lehman College, CUNY)
“Humanist History, Truth and Polemics: the Artes Historicae of Philip II’s Historians” Kira von Ostenfeld (Columbia University)

SESSION 13. Berkeley exhibit room
MEDICINE AND SKEPTICISM IN THE EARLY MODERN SPANISH EMPIRE
Chair: A. Katie Harris (University of California, Davis)
“Enforcing, and Removing Boundaries: Defining Medical Practitioners in Sixteenth Century Spain” Kristy Wilson Bowers (University of Missouri)
“TransAtlantic Medicine: Pharmacological Aspects of the Columbian Exchange” Paula S. De Vos (San Diego State University)
“Faithful Skepticism: Spanish Views on the Miraculous ‘Royal Touch’ ” Luis Corteguera (University of Kansas)

SESSION 18. Berkeley exhibit room
HEALTH AND DISEASE IN 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY SPAIN AND AMERICA
Chair and Commentator: Valentina Tikoff (DePaul University)
“Contagious Sin and Infectious Virtue: Women and Spiritual Health in New Spain” Jessica Delgado (Princeton University)
“Epidemic Disease and the Making of Modern Spain” Charles N. Saenz (Adams State University)
“The National Womb: Women, Medicine, and the Public Health Enterprise, Spain 1855-1898” Ruth Oropeza (University of Arizona)

SESSION 19. Star Orlop deck
UNCONVENTIONAL FAMILIES IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN SPAIN
Organizers: Dana Wessell Lightfoot (University of Northern British Columbia) and Alexandra Guerson (New College, University of Toronto)
Chair: Allyson Poska (University of Mary Washington)
“Concubinage, Adultery, and Mixed Households in Fourteenth-Century Catalonia” Michelle Armstrong-Partida (University of Texas at El Paso)
“Beyond conversion: mixed families in Girona after 1391” Alexandra Guerson (New College, University of Toronto) and Dana Wessell Lightfoot (University of Northern British Columbia)
“‘My necessary and inexcusable obligation’: Illegitimate Children and Noble Families in Early Modern Spain” Grace E. Coolidge (Grand Valley State University)

SESSION 23. Berkeley exhibit room
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE EARLY MODERN SPANISH EMPIRE
Chair: Carla Rahn Phillips (University of Minnesota, Emerita)
Commentator: Paula S. De Vos (San Diego State University)
“More Gunners for the Galleons of the King of Spain! Crews of Gunners, Skill Management and the Development of Spanish War Fleets in the Late Sixteenth Century” Brice Cossart (European University Institute-Florence)
“Archimedes among the Duelists: Mathematics, Morality and the Verdadera Destreza in Seventeenth Century Spain” Marcelo Aranda (Stanford University)
“Multimedia Armadillo: The Visual Mediation of Brazilian and Spanish American Animals in preLinnaean Natural History” Randall Meissen (University of Southern California)

SESSION 27. Star Orlop deck
WOMEN, SPIRITUALITY AND HERESY IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN SPAIN
Chair: Carolyn Salomons (St. Mary’s University)
“Crossroads and Crossfires: A Woman Healer Prosecuted for Sorcery in Catalonia, 1300-1330” Larissa Clotildes (University of Northern British Columbia)
“The Tragic Sacrifice of the Spiritual Medieval Woman in her Pursuit of Holiness” Margarita Tascón González (Independent Researcher)
“Lie Back & Think of Religion: The Case Against María de Cazalla” Marina Stuparyk (University of Northern British Columbia)

SESSION 29. Berkeley passenger deck area
A VISUAL & MATERIAL CULTURE IN EARLY MODERN SPAIN
Chair and Commentator: Carmen Ripollés (Portland State University) “Una Merienda Global: The Americas and China at the Early Modern Spanish Table” Kate E. Holohan (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
“Public Acclaim and Holy Vows: The Painter-Nun Estefanía de la Encarnación” Tanya J. Tiffany (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
“Women, Politics, and Diplomacy: Collecting and Displaying Relics at the Descalzas Reales Convent in Madrid” Vanessa de Cruz Medina (Independent Scholar)

SESSION 32. Berkeley passenger deck area
A MERCHANTS AND FOREIGN POLICY IN EARLY MODERN IBERIAN EMPIRES
Chair: A. Katie Harris (University of California, Davis)
“Iberian Imperial Unexpected Complementarities in Trading and Financial Partnerships in Times of the Iberian Union of Crowns (1580-1640)” Ana Sofia Ribeiro (CIDEUS-UÉ / CITCEM)
“Self-Image and Foreign Policy in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain” Matthew Kocsan (Tulane University)
“Unhappy Endings? Tobacco and Fraud in Eighteenth-Century Brazil” Ernst Pijning (Minot State University)

 

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Scott Taylor is an associate professor in the history department at the University of Kentucky.

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