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University of Oxford

Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Iberian History

University of Oxford – Exeter College

Exeter College, Oxford

in association with

The Faculty of History, University of Oxford

(European and Extra-European, 1450–1800) and Tutorial Fellowship at Exeter College

Salary within a range £45,562 to £61,179 per annum

(plus Housing Allowance of £8,577 per annum, and other benefits)

Exeter College and the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, propose to make a joint appointment in Iberian History (European and Extra-European, 1450-1800), with effect from 1 October 2017. The postholder will be an Official Fellow and Lecturer in History at Exeter College, and an Associate Professor in Iberian History in the Faculty of History in the University of Oxford.

Applications are welcome from well-qualified candidates with expertise in Iberian History, and particularly those with a specialism in the early-modern history of the Spanish and/ or Lusitanian empires.

The person appointed will be expected to undertake the following main duties:

  1. to engage in research at an internationally competitive level in Iberian History (1450–1800);
  2. to give high-quality tutorials, classes, supervision and lectures at both undergraduate and graduate level;
  3. to act as an assessor and/ or examiner to graduate and undergraduate students, as requested;
  4. to undertake a reasonable share of administrative duties for both the College and the Faculty of History (including committee membership (when called upon to do so), taking leadership positions from time to time, and contributing to syllabus development);
  5. to share pastoral duties and participate in the organisation of teaching History and its Joint Schools in the College;
  6. to undertake other normal duties of a college tutor, as described in the Further Particulars; and
  7. to participate in the governance of Exeter College (including exercising the duties of a Trustee, and service on College committees and in College Offices).

Candidates should have completed a doctorate in a relevant field, or be able to provide evidence of a completed doctoral dissertation submitted for examination by the advertised closing date for this position.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate evidence of: distinguished research and/ or research potential in the area of Iberian History 1450–1800; a publication record of international standing (appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career) which will enhance the profile of the History Faculty in this area; the ability to deliver excellent tutorial teaching and to give lectures and classes; successful grant applications, or of the potential to make successful applications; participation in conferences, seminars and other research meetings; experience of, or potential for, participating effectively in the running and development of the subject at Faculty level (including the development of externally-funded research projects); the ability to act as an examiner; the ability to supervise graduate students; and the ability to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of both the College and the University.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Governing Body, and therefore a Trustee, at Exeter College.

In addition to salary, a range of other generous benefits are available, as set out in the Further Particulars.

Associate Professors who are awarded the title of full professor from the University may be entitled to receive an additional salary payment of £2,600 per annum (unless they already receive additional recruitment or retention payments at that level or above).

The closing date for applications is 12pm noon (GMT) on Monday 23 January 2017.

Exeter College and the University of Oxford are equal opportunities employers and value diversity.

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Thanks to François Soyer for bringing this to my attention.


New Book: Valladares, “El Mundo de un Valido: Don Luis de Haro”

Rafael Valladares, ed, El mundo de un valido. Don Luis de Haro y su etorno, 1643-1661. Prologue by John H. Elliott (Marcel Pons, 2016).

Prólogo, por John H. Elliott.

Introducción, por Rafael Valladares.

Luis Méndez de Haro (1603-1661). Genealogía abreviada.

Don Luis de Haro y Córdoba. Bases socioeconómicas del poder de un valido, por Ángel María Ruiz Gálvez.

La cámara del rey durante el reinado de Felipe IV: facciones, grupos de poder y avatares del valimiento (1621- 1665), por Santiago Martínez Hernández.

Origen y límites del valimiento de Haro, por Rafael Valladares.

Hombres de prudencia y «grandes partes». El conde de Castrillo y don Luis Méndez de Haro, por c.

La Capilla Real de palacio en tiempos del valimiento de don Luis de Haro (1643-1661), por Juan A. Sánchez Belén.

«Queriéndolo disponer el señor don Luis». Haro y el «favor perdido» de los Medina Sidonia, por Luis Salas Almela.

Intercesor de escritores: las dedicatorias de libros a don Luis de Haro y su relación con los autores (1625-1662), por Alistair Malcolm.

«Esta casa no se acaba». Don Luis de Haro y el palacio de Uceda en Madrid, por Miguel Ángel López Millán.

El retrato de un valido: las colecciones artísticas de don Luis de Haro, por Leticia de Frutos.

La sombra de Haro. Memoria de linaje y espejo de valimiento (1665-1677), por Antonio Álvarez-Ossorio Alvariño.

Domènech Reviews Rupp, “Heroic Forms” in JMiH April 2015

Journal of Military History 79/2 (2015):

Conxita Domènech reviews Stephen Rupp, Heroic Forms: Cervantes and the Literature of War (Toronto, 2014).

Hacker Reviews Esdaile, “Women in Peninsular War” in JMiH Jan 2015

The Journal of Military History 79/1 (2015):

Barton C. Hacker reviews Charles J Esdaile, Women in the Peninsular War (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014).

New in Paper: Drelichman & Voth, “Lending to the Borrower from Hell.”

Drelichman, Mauricio, and Hans-Joachim Voth, Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II (Princeton, 2014).

Warwick Advertises for “Early Modern Empires” Position

University of Warwick

Assistant Professor in History of Early Modern Empires (78073-116)

University of Warwick – Department of History

The Department of History seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in the History of Early Modern Empires. You will conduct research in the history of Early Modern empires, and be prepared to work in collaboration with colleagues within the Department, and across the University. You will be expected to build research networks in your specialism beyond the University.

You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of the history of imperialism in the Early Modern world. We welcome applicants working in any area of this field on any area of the globe.

You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of the history of Early Modern empires. You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or the potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management. You will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department.

Please direct all informal inquiries to Professor Daniel Branch, Head of Department, at

Interview date: 31 January 2017.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.


Bolufer, “Sensibility & Balance in 18th-Century Spain”

Mónica Bolufer, “Sensibility and Balance in Eighteenth-Century Spain” in Engaging the Emotions in Spanish Culture and  History, Luisa Elena Delgado, Pura Fernández, and Jo Labanyi, eds (Vanderbilt, 2016).

Call for Chapter Proposals: “Confined Women”

Call for Chapter Proposals (Confined Women: Emparedadas, Malcasadas and the Walls of Female Space in Inquisitorial Spain)

by Brian M. Phillips

Chapter proposals are invited for a forthcoming book titled Confined Women: Emparedadas, Malcasadas and the Walls of Female Space in Inquisitorial Spain. The book will focus on the mechanisms of control that women faced in early modern Spain and the different ways that they were venerated through literary, historical, and visual texts. Chapters of 6,000–8,000 words will explore questions such as: how did literary and historical figures become closed-in and monitored?  How did contemporary women interact with ideals of the “virtuous woman” or the “perfect wife”? Conversely, how were figures punished and labelled as subversive and of need of reform? Who were figures that interrupted narratives of virtuosity and of contemporary gendered morality usually determined by men (Juan Luis Vives, Fray Luis de León, Fray Martín de Talavera and Martín Carillo)? Likewise, we look to unveil narratives of voluntary immurement, typically carried out by excessively devout religious women or beatas, but also viewed as a means of escape from an overzealous patriarchy. Some of the themes and authors touched upon in the volume include Cervantes’s portrayal of jealous men and the women they control by means of enclosure, María de Zayas y Sotomayor’s condemnation of an overzealous patriarchy and the popularity and repetition of oral poems of immurement such as La oración de la emparedada.

Contributors are invited to submit a 250 to 300-word chapter proposal for consideration to the editors, Emily Colbert Cairns ( and Brian M. Phillips ( The deadline to receive the proposal is 10 December 2016. Authors of chapter proposals will be notified no later than 10 January 2017, and if accepted a first version of the chapter should be submitted by late April to mid-May of 2017.

Reviews in the Oct 2016 AHR

The American Historical Review 121/4 (2016):

In an “featured review,” Stuart B. Schwartz reviews Ada Ferrer, Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution (CUP, 2014).

William F. Connell reviews Osvaldo F. Pardo, Honor and Personhood in Early Modern Mexico (University of Michigan Press, 2015).

Manuel Barcia reviews Charlotte A. Cosner, The Golden Leaf: How Tobacco Shaped Cuba and the Atlantic World (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015).

Felipe Fernández-Armesto reviews Rainer F. Buschmann, Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Marcelo J. Borges reviews Malyn Newitt, Emigration and the Sea: An Alternative History of Portugal and the Portuguese (Hurst & Co., 2015).


Spanish History Symposium, UCSD Jan 21

The Spanish history Symposium (a regional ASPHS meeting) will meet at UCSD on January 21, 2017, from 10AM-4PM.  The format is discussion of pre-circulated papers, beginning with breakfast and including lunch.

If you would like to attend and/or be put on the symposium mailing list so that you receive copies of the papers and future announcements, please let me know:


Pamela Radcliff, Dept of History, UCSD

The five papers we will discuss are:

Aitana Guia (Prof, Cal State Fullerton), “Back to the Future:  Importing North African experiences of Nativism, Migration, and Gender to Europe, 1985-2015”


Foster Chamberlin (UCSD, Ph.D. student), “1931: Confronting the Mass Politics of the Second Republic,” (Ch 3 of dissertation, “Honor Bound: The Military Culture of the Civil Guard and the Political Violence of the Spanish Second Republic, 1931-1936.”)


Kathy Schneider,  “Forming the Modern Catholic Female Citizen:  Catholic Women’s Education during the Second Republic in Spain”


Katie Harris (Prof, UC, Davis), “‘Since devotion ended among us, their veneration came to an end’: St. Jean of Matha in Trinitarian Tradition”


Suzanne Dunai (UCSD, Ph.D. student), “An Appetite for Politics: Food Policies in the Francoist Media Culture”