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Job Ad: VAP at South Florida: Early Modern Atlantic World


The History and Politics Department at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professorship in Early Modern Atlantic World history to begin in the Fall of 2017. Teaching responsibilities in a 4/4 load include Introduction to the Humanities and Theory and Methods of History, as well as upper-division courses in the candidate’s field. As appropriate, the position may also involve participating in the University Honors Program. Salary is $41,400 (nine-month). Applications must be received by April 10, 2017 to guarantee full consideration.


QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and demonstrated excellence in scholarship.


Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background check.


How To Apply

Click on the Apply Now button here. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a letter of application and C.V.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your letter of application and C.V. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR LETTER OF APPLICATION AND CV, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.


Equal Employment Opportunity

USFSP is an EO/Equal Access Institution. Welcoming…Diverse…Inclusive



The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is a separately accredited institution and a member of the University of South Florida System. USFSP serves approximately six thousand students and is located on the beautiful waterfront of St. Petersburg. USFSP offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Business, Education, and Arts & Sciences.


Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.


Contact: Dr. J. Michael Francis, Chair, Department of History and Politics. University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, FL, 33701



Primary Category: Early Modern History and Period Studies
Secondary Categories: American History / Studies
Posting Date: 03/29/2017
Closing Date 04/14/2017

Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant, 2017

Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant

A cash grant of $1500 will be awarded in memory of Dr. Elka Klein to a doctoral candidate preparing to spend a month or more abroad conducting historical research towards his/her dissertation.

The grant recipient will be selected by a panel of scholars based on the relevance and potential contribution of the proposed work to the fields and concerns important to Dr. Klein, such as Sephardic culture, medieval history, gender studies, and Jewish studies.


Applicants for the grant are asked to submit the following information by e-­‐mail to the address below:

  • A c.v.
  • A copy of the applicant’s dissertation proposal
  • A description of the specific research to be undertaken abroad
  • A working budget, including what other funds have already been secured
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation supervisor, addressing the applicant’s qualifications and the significance of the research s/he will be undertaking. Letters of recommendation should be printed on official stationary and scanned.



Deadline: April 7, 2017



To submit an application, or for more information, please contact Dr. Gail Labovitz,






The selected applicant will be expected to acknowledge the grant in the dissertation and in any subsequent publications that result from the research subsidized by the grant. We thank the Association for Jewish Studies for their help in fund-­‐raising and administration to make this grant possible.


Dr. Elka Klein (1965-­‐2005) was passionate about her vocation as a historian and a teacher. Her untimely death in the spring of 2005 was a great loss to all who knew her, whether personally or professionally. In her memory, her friends and academic colleagues in the fields of History and Jewish Studies have created this memorial to honor her dedication to and her achievements in her academic life.




Works by Dr. Elka Klein:


Jews, Christian Society and Royal Power in Medieval Barcelona (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006)


Hebrew Deeds of Catalan Jews 1117-­‐1316 (Barcelona, Girona: Societat Catalana d’Estudis Hebraics, 2004)


“Splitting heirs: patterns of inheritance among Barcelona’s Jews,” Jewish History 16,1 (2002), 49-­‐71


“The widow’s portion: law, custom and marital property among medieval Catalan Jews,”

Viator 31 (2000), 147-­‐163


“Protecting the widow and the orphan: a case study from 13th century Barcelona,”

Mosaic 14 (1993), 65-­‐81








If you would like to contribute to the Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant, so that we can continue to offer grants in future years, please send your donation to:


The Association for Jewish Studies Center for Jewish History

15 W. 16th Street

New York, NY 10011-­‐6301


Checks should be made out to the Association for Jewish Studies, with the words “Elka Klein memorial” in the memo line (if you do not put this somewhere on the check, it will not go to the right account!)

Review Essay: Zúpanov, “Forgery and the Specter of Philology” in History & Theory, March 2017

Ines G. Zúpanov, “Forgery and the Specter of Philology,” History & Theory 56/1 (2017).

Discusses Katrina OldsForging the Past: Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain (Yale, 2017).

New Book: Ball, “Treating the Public: Charitable Theater and Civic Health”

Rachael Ball, Treating the Public: Charitable Theater and Civic Health in the Early Modern Atlantic World (LSU Press, 2017).

CFP: New Journal: Historiografías, revista de historia y teoría

Call for papers

Historiografías, revista de historia y teoría is an on-line biannual
publication in three languages devoted to historiographical studies and
theory of history. With the backing of worldwide specialists and
professors from various universities, Historiografias was created in
2010 as the brainchild of the research group assembled by Professor
Gonzalo Pasamar at the University of Zaragoza (Spain), where its server
is located:

As indicated in its Editorial Manifesto (see, Historiografías regards the study
of historical writings as a field without boundaries, ranging across
such disparate viewpoints as cultural and intellectual history,
political history and biography, as well as epistemology and social
theory, anthropology, sociology and history of science. Hence, the
objective of the journal is twofold: 1) to examine all the forms the
writing of history has adopted, without any geographical, chronological
or cultural restrictions, from historiography in Antiquity to forms
memories have adopted in other civilizations, including medieval and
Renaissance writers, and modern ways of writing history all over the
world, as well as current trends; 2) to give importance to historical
epistemology and theory in general.

Historiografías calls for original papers to be included under its three
headings: 1) “Historia y teoría”; 2) “Varia historiográfica”; and 3)
“Crítica”. The content of these sections is as follows: “Historia y
teoría” includes essays on historiography and theory and, where
appropriate, may also cover single subjects. “Varia historiográfica”
contains analyses of institutions, projects, debates, interviews, and
scientific events relating to theory and historiographic reflection, in
addition to a range of other articles (when the History and Theory
section is devoted to a single issue). “Crítica” contains reviews of
books and journals devoted to a single topic.

The journal accepts manuscripts in Spanish, English and French, with
documents being formatted in Word. Works must be original, that is, not
previously published, nor should they be committed for publication
elsewhere. Authors must indicate at the beginning of the text the
institution they work for, along with their professional address and
email. Some key-words (no more than six) should be included below, in
Spanish and English, along with an abstract in Spanish and English (no
more than 100 words), and a profile (no more than eighty words) in
Spanish and English.

The length of contributions is as follows: “Historia y teoría” and
“Varia historiográfica”: 10,000 words maximum. This includes footnotes,
bibliographic references and appendices. Graphical documents (pictures,
tables, photos, texts, charts, etc.) may also be appended, but only if
they are of good standard. In this case, their source should be
indicated and, where appropriate, permission to publish may also be
required. “Crítica”: 3,000 words, including footnotes and bibliographic
For further information, see “Instructions for Manuscripts Submission”,

Original papers should be sent by email to this address:

Manuscripts will be submitted for external assessment by at least two
accepted experts on the subject.

Reviews in the Winter 2016 SCJ

Sixteenth Century Journal 47/4 (2016):

R. Po-Chia Hsia reviews Carlos M.N. Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Yale, 2016).

Linda K. Williams reviews Nancy E. van Deusen, Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Duke, 2015).

Alison Weber reviews Helen H. Reed and Trevor J. Dawson, eds, La princesa de Éboli: Cautiva del rey: Vida de Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda (1540-1592) (Marcial Pons Historia, 2015).

Miles Pattenden reviews Annemarie Jordan-Gschwend and K.J.P. Lowe, The Global City: On the Streets of Renaissance Lisbon (London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2015).

Ronald H. Fritze reviews Alfredo López Austin, The Myth of Quetzalcoatl: Religion, Rulership, and History in the Nahua World (University Press of Colorado, 2015).

John Considine reviews Byron Ellsworth Hamann, The Translations of Nebrija: Language, Culture, and Circulation in the Earl Modern World (University of Massachusetts Press, 2015).

Karen B. Graubart reviews Allyson M. Poska, Gendered Crossings: Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire (University of New Mexico Press, 2016).

Heather J. Allen reviews Barbara E. Mundy, The Death of Aztec Tenochtitlan: The Life of Mexico City (University of Texas Press, 2015).

New Book: The Early Modern Hispanic World: Festschrift for Richard Kagan

Kimberly Lynn and Erin Rowe, eds, The Early Modern Hispanic World: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches (Cambridge, 2017).

Introduction. Mapping the early modern Hispanic world Kimberly Lynn and Erin Rowe

Part I. City and Society:
1. Towns and the forging of the Spanish Caribbean Ida Altman
2. The walk of the town: modeling the early modern city James S. Amelang
3. The king, the city, and the saints – performing sacred kingship in the royal capital Erin Rowe

Part II. Religion, Race, and Community:
4. A minority within a minority – the new and old Jewish converts of Sigüenza, 1492–1570 Sara T. Nalle
5. On the Alumbrados – confessionalism and religious dissidence in the Iberian world Mercedes García-Arenal and Felipe Pereda
6. The Spanish encounter with Islam Benjamin Ehlers
7. From peasants to slave owners – race, class, and gender in the Spanish Empire Allyson Poska

Part III. Law and Letters:
8. On early modern science in Spain María Portuondo
9. Spanish inquisitors, print, and the problem of publication Kimberly Lynn
10. ‘An immense structure of errors’ – Dionisio Bonfant, Lucas Holstenius, and the writing of sacred history in seventeenth-century Sardinia A. Katie Harris
11. The forces of the king. The generation that read Botero in Spain Xavier Gil

Part IV. Performance and Place:
12. Censuring public images: a woodcut in the inquisition trial of Esteban Jamete Fernando Marías Franco
13. Epic temptation – Lope de Vega’s Battle of Lepanto Elizabeth R. Wright
14. Staging femininity in early modern Spain Marta V. Vicente

Conclusion. The history of early modern Spain in retrospect Sir John Elliott.

New Book: Spain Unmoored

Mikaela H. Rogozen-Soltar, Spain Unmoored: Migration, Conversion, and the Politics of Islam (Indiana, 2017).

Workshop on Art & Court Cultures in the Iberian World – Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard

International workshop on Arts and Court Cultures in the Iberian World (1400-1650)

by Jorge Sebastian

Arts and Court Cultures in the Iberian World (1400-1650)

An international workshop in Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University
Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:00am to 5:00pm…

Visual strategies of legitimization became increasingly important for Iberian monarchies during the late medieval and early modern periods. Mediterranean dynastic, diplomatic, and military endeavors called for effective propaganda, both in the metropolis and in viceregal territories, such as southern Italy. Such efforts include architecture, both ephemeral and permanent, the decoration of palaces, court portraiture, and historiography. The advent of a Monarchia Hispanica under Habsburg rule required careful elaborations of national, religious, racial, and gender identities, across a mosaic of multilingual and multiethnic populations. This workshop aims to highlight some of these strategies, and to create a forum for discussion of further research avenues, under the guidance of scholars from Spanish and American universities. It is made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University, and the University of Valencia, with additional support from the Fulbright Commission and the BBVA Foundation.

Speakers: Prof. Mercedes Gómez-Ferrer (Universitat de València); Prof. Jorge Sebastián (Universitat de València); Dr. Borja Franco (UNED, Madrid); Prof. Cristelle Baskins (Tufts University); Prof. Felipe Pereda (Harvard University).

Location: RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

More information:

(Spanish version follows)

El arte y la cultura cortesanas en el mundo hispánico (1400-1650)

Simposio en el Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University
Viernes 28 de abril, de 9 a 17 h.…

Durante la Edad Media tardía y la Edad Moderna, las monarquías ibéricas emplearon de forma creciente diversas estrategias visuales de legitimación. Sus empresas dinásticas, diplomáticas y militares en el ámbito mediterráneo se acompañaron de formas eficaces de propaganda, en la metrópoli y en los virreinatos, por ejemplo en la Italia meridional. Tales esfuerzos abarcaron, entre otros medios, la arquitectura, tanto efímera como permanente, la decoración palacial, el retrato de corte, y la historiografía. Bajo el dominio de la Casa de Austria, la implantación de la Monarchia Hispanica conllevó la construcción de identidades nacionales, religiosas, raciales y de género, a lo largo y ancho de un mosaico de poblaciones multilingües y multiétnicas. Este simposio pretende analizar algunas de estas estrategias, y crear un foro para la discusión de próximas líneas de investigación, de la mano de investigadores de universidades españolas y norteamericanas. Es resultado de la colaboración entre el Real Colegio Complutense en Harvard University y la Universitat de València, con el apoyo de la Comisión Fulbright y la Fundación BBVA.

Ponentes: Prof. Mercedes Gómez-Ferrer (Universitat de València); Prof. Jorge Sebastián (Universitat de València); Dr. Borja Franco (UNED, Madrid); Prof. Cristelle Baskins (Tufts University); Prof. Felipe Pereda (Harvard University).

Sede: RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

Más información:

Job Ad: Lecturer in EM Portuguese & Iberian History

Lecturer in Early Modern Portuguese and Iberian History, including the Colonial World

King’s College London – History

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 per annum, plus  £2,623 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 24 months starting 1st September 2017

This is a Full-time 100% full time equivalent

The Department of History seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Early Modern Portuguese and Iberian History, including the Colonial World, for a two-year period beginning 1 September 2017. Applicants are encouraged with scholarly expertise in any aspect of the history of Iberia’s kingdoms and their mercantile or territorial empires from c.1500-1750. The post holder will cover the core teaching responsibilities of Professor Francisco Bethencourt, while he takes up a two-year Major Research Fellowship at the Leverhulme Trust. They will contribute to our team-taught lecture sequences for first year undergraduates in early modern European history. They will also teach advanced undergraduate modules on Religion and Society in Southern Europe, and the History of the Iberian World (1492-1822), together with an MA module on European Expansion: Civil Rights and Ethnic Prejudices (1500-1850). In addition, they will contribute to other modules, and perform pastoral and administrative responsibilities as appropriate.

The Department of History at King’s is a large, young, top-ranking department, with strengths ranging from the early medieval to the contemporary period, and a global spread in research and teaching interests. We are particularly proud of the connections we make between different peoples and places, which plays an important part in our teaching and research

The selection process will consist of a panel interview

Interviews are scheduled to take place on either 3 or 4 April 2017.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Jon Wilson, or 020 7848 1081.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 26 March 2017