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New Book: Vicente, “Debating Sex & Gender in 18th-Century Spain”

Marta V. Vicente, Debating Sex and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Spain (Harvard, 2017).


Leitão & Sánchez, “Zilsel’s Thesis, Maritime Culture, & Iberian Science” in JHI April 2017

Henrique Leitão and Antonio Sánchez, “Zilsel’s Thesis, Maritime Culture, & Iberian Science in Early Modern Europe,” Journal of the History of Ideas 78/2 (2017).

Reviews in the April 2017 AHR

American Historical Review 122/2 (2017):

John Garrigus reviews David Wheat, Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640 (UNC Press, 2016).

David Geggus reviews Graham T. Nessler, An Islandwide Struggle for Freedom: Revolution, Emancipation and Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1789-1809 (UNC Press, 2016).

Alcira Dueñas reviews Jane E. Mangan, Transatlantic Obligations: Creating the Bonds of Family in Conquest-Era Peru and Spain (Oxford, 2016).

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra reviews Adrian Finucane, The Temptations of Trade: Britain, Spain, and the Struggle for Empire (Penn, 2016).

Roundtable at Columbia: After Al-Andalus, Oct 20, 2017

Attend: After Al-Andalus (20 October, NYC)

“After Al-Andalus: New Interdisciplinary Approaches to Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain,” a roundtable discussion with:
Borja Franco (UNED)
Daniel Hershenzon (UConn)
Seth Kimmel (Columbia)
Pamela Patton (Princeton)
Elena Paulino Montero (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence)
Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez (Iowa)
Antonio Urquízar Herrera (UNED)
Amanda Wunder (CUNY)

Facilitated by:
Miguel Ibáñez Aristondo (Columbia)
Rachel Stein (Columbia)

will be held on Friday, 20 October, 3-6pm at
Casa Hispánica 201
612 West 116th St.
New York, NY 10027

Project supported by the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University and a 2016 BBVA Foundation Grant for Researchers and Cultural Creators

Source: Borja Franco

Reviews in the Hispanic Review, Winter 2017

Hispanic Review 85/1 (2017):

Glen Carman reviews Amy Fuller, Between Two Worlds: The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Cambridge: Modern Humanities Research Association, 2015).

Víctor Sierra Matute reviews Enrique Fernández, Anxieties of Interiority and Dissection in Early Modern Spain (Toronto, 2015).

Fenton Reviews Cristóbal de Villalpando at the Met (& the Catalogue), NYRB, Oct 12, 2017

James Fenton reviews “Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque,” an exhibition at the Palacio de Cultura Citibanamex–Palacio de Iturbide, Mexico City, March 9–June 4, 2017; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, July 25–October 15, 2017.

Catalog of the exhibition by Jonathan Brown, Ronda Kasl, Juana Gutiérrez Haces, Clara Bargellini, Pedro Ángeles, and Rogelio Ruiz Gomar (Mexico City: Fomento Cultural Banamex, 2017).
New York Review of Books, Oct 12, 2017

Martínez, “Dressed Like a Man?” in the JHS, May 2017

Juliana Martínez, “Dressed Like a Man? Of Language, Bodies, and Monsters in the Trial of Enrique/Enriqueta Favez and Its Contemporary Accounts,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 26/2 (2017).

SCSC Milwaukee, 2017

We here at Early Modern Spanish History Notes read through the program so you don’t have to. Here are the panels at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Milwaukee, Oct 26-29, 2017, that are of interest to us (sorry, I can’t track all down the individual papers that might be interesting to us):

Please note especially the events honoring Alison Weber on Friday and Sunday!

Thursday, Oct 26, 1:30-3:00

Room: Lakeshore C 3.
From Synods to Slavery: Catholic Theology in Colonial Latin America
Sponsor: Journal of Early Modern Christianity
Organizer: Rady Roldán-Figueroa
“Obligación de restituir la libertad e indemnizar”: Slavery as Crime in the Work of Francisco José de Jaca, OFM cap., John Parker, Boston University
The “Lost” Diocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico, the Windward Islands, and the Province of Cumaná, Rady Roldán-Figueroa, Boston University.

Room: Milwaukee A 7.
Reading the Sources: In Search of Marginalized Peoples
Organizer: Janis M. Gibbs
Chair: Grace E. Coolidge
Slave Labor, Wage Labor Revisited through Archival Documents at the NYPL: A Methodology for Legal Records on Slaves, Maher Memarzadeh, Independent Scholar
Refugees, Opportunists, or Agents of Empire: Conceptions of Conversos in Early Modern Spain and France, Gayle Brunelle, California State University, Fullerton

Thursday, Oct 26, 3:30-5:00

Room: Gilpatrick C.
Strategies for Networking in Early Modern Europe
Organizer: Janis M. Gibbs
Chair: David Papendorf
From Rome to Gandía: Family Networks and Family Loyalty in the Early Modern Mediterranean World, Alexander Mizumoto-Gitter, University of Kansas
Responsible Fathers or Deadbeat Dads?: Noblemen and Their Illegitimate Children in Early Modern Spain, Grace Coolidge, Grand Valley State University
Melanchthon Weaves a Web, Rebecca Peterson, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Room: Executive A 23.
Oral and Writing Societies: Documenting, Record-keeping, and Information-gathering in Early Modern Spain
Organizer: Elvira Vilches
Chair: Emilie L. Bergmann
Male Virgins: Purity and Danger in Early Modern Military Life Writing, Faith Harden, University of Arizona
The Role of Language in Accusations of Witchcraft in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain, Eva Mendieta, Indiana University Northwest
Eating One’s Words: The Ends of Textual Consumption in the Spanish Empire, Heather Allen, University of Mississippi.

Room: Executive D 26.
Family, Gender, and Reformation in 16th-Century Europe
Organizer: Rady Roldán-Figueroa
Chair: Jeffrey A. Fisher
An Indecent Proposal: Clandestine Marriage, Deviance, and Family in Reformation Germany, Michael Hammett, Columbia University
Reformist Masculinity and Lady Church in Early Modern England, Lora Walsh, University of Arkansas
Catalina de Erauso: A Seventeenth-Century Cross-Dressing Catholic, Jenni Shelton, John Carroll University

Fri, Oct 27, 8:30-10:00 am

Room: Crystal 37.
Women’s Leadership and Las Casas’s Legacy in the Low Countries of Charles V
Organizer: Anne J. Cruz
Chair: Heather J. Allen; Commentator: Anne J. Cruz
The Rule of Gender in the Low Countries: Charles V’s Reliance on his Female Relatives, Anne Cruz, University of Miami
Charles V’s Shadow Cast Abroad in Word and Image I: The First French Translation of Las Casas’ Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias, Colt Segrest, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Charles V’s Shadow Cast Abroad in Word and Image II: The First European Visual Renderings of Las Casas’ Account of the Spanish Conquests, Rolena Adorno, Yale University

Room: Executive C 42.
Marian Devotion in the New World: Reflections about Frontiers, Poetic Festivals, and the Maternal
Organizer: Elvira Vilches
Chair: Stacey Schlau
Hybrid Maternity: Transatlantic Women’s Health in the 16th-Century Iberian World, Millie Gimmel, University of Tennessee
Mary in Spain and Across the Atlantic: The Transmigration of Devotion, Laura Ammon, Cheryl Claassen, Appalachian State University
Mary’s Mexican Oracle: The Immaculate Conception in the Literature of New Spain, Teresa Clifton, Brown University

Friday, Oct. 27, 10:30-Noon

Room: Executive C 59.
The Production of Space: Architecture, Texts, Dramatic Design, and Classical Allegory
Organizer: Elvira Vilches
Chair: Luis R. Corteguera
The Murals at Casa del Deán: A Humanist Renaissance Studiolo in Sixteenth Century Mexico, Juan Luis Burke, State University of New York
The Architectonics of Reading: Architecture, Interpretation, and Interiority in Alfonso de Valdés’ Diálogo de las cosas acaecidas en Roma, Katherine Brown, Yale University

Room: Regency A 61.
Holiness and Popular Religion, in Honor of Susan C. Karant-Nunn and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Sponsor: Society for Reformation Research
Organizer: Ute Lotz-Heumann
Chair: Raymond A. Mentzer
From Holy Theft to Sacred History: Two Spanish Cities Remember John of the Cross (1542-91), Jodi Bilinkoff, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Distinguishing between Saints and Spirits. Or, How to Tell the Difference between the Virgin Mary and Mary the Ghost?, Kathryn Edwards, University of South Carolina
How to Make a Holy Well: Popular Religious Practices and Official Responses in Early Modern Germany, Ute Lotz-Heumann, University of Arizona

Room: Pere Marquette 64.
The Medieval Heritage, Humanism, and the Understanding of History
Organizer: Janis M. Gibbs
Chair: Richard C. Cole
Vincenzio Borghini and Medieval Studies in the Sixteenth Century, Ann Moyer, University of Pennsylvania
22 Romancing Clio: François Hotman’s Franco-Gallia and the Reinvention of the Late Valois Monarchy, Jason Sager, Wilfrid Laurier University
Humanist History, Truth, and Polemics: The Artes historicae of Philip II’s Official Historians, Kira von Ostenfeld-Suske, Columbia University

Friday, Oct. 27, 1:30-3:00pm

Room: Executive C 76.
Examining Emotions and the Intellect: Music, Myth, and Numbers in the Comedia
Organizer: Elvira Vilches
Chair: Sherry Velasco
Re-Defining Ganymede: Ana Caro’s Interpretation of an Ancient Myth, Felipe Rojas, University of Chicago
Divine Harmonies: Musical Performance in Lucas Fernandez’s El auto de la pasión, Ivy Walters, North Central College
Figures of Arithmetic: Numeracy and Calculation in Tirso’s Celos con celos se curan, Elvira Vilches, Duke University

Friday, Oct. 27, 3:30-5:00pm

Room: Lakeshore C 84.
ROUNDTABLE: A Tribute to Alison Weber on her Retirement
Organizer: Allyson M. Poska
Chair: Allyson M. Poska
Participants: Anne J. Cruz, Jodi E. Bilinkoff, Jennifer E. Barlow, Elizabeth Lehfeldt

Room: Milwaukee B 90.
Art and Politics in Sacred Spaces and Texts
Organizer: James Clifton
Chair: Tracy C. Cosgriff Imaging the Reconquest in Old Castile: The Choir Stalls of Toledo Cathedral, Jessica Weiss, Metropolitan State University, Denver
“Get my Good Side”: Triumphant Images of Defeat in Early Modern Armenia, Erin Pinon, Princeton University
Sacred Space at the Spanish Court: Margarita de la Cruz and Images of the Child Christ in the Descalzas Reales, Tanya Tiffany, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Room: Executive B 92.
Early Modern Women, Religion, Theology, and Spirituality I: Women’s Spirituality and Religious Patronage
Sponsor: Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
Organizer: Anne Larsen 30
Chair: Julie D. Campbell, Commentator: Julie D. Campbell
Liberation and Exterior Legibility in Teresa of Ávila’s Las moradas (1588), Molly Elizabeth Borowitz, University of California, Berkeley
“If the devil did this to deceive me”: Teresa of Ávila and the Problem of Deception, Ana Maria Carvajal, Purdue University
“Under the Shield of Your Sacred Virtues”: Katherine Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon as Puritan Patroness, Catherine Medici, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Saturday Oct 28, 10:30-Noon

Room: Executive B 126.
Physicality, Senses, and the Body in Early Modern Europe
Organizer: Scott K. Taylor
Chair: Joel F. Harrington Commentator: Joel F. Harrington
Embodied Exemplars: Whole-Body Catacomb Saints as Models for Christian Behavior in Baroque Bavaria, Noria Litaker, University of Pennsylvania
In Wilderness and Darkness: Sacred Space and Embodiment in Anabaptist Piety, Erin Lambert, University of Virginia
Coffee and the Body in Western Europe, Scott K Taylor, University of Kentucky

Saturday Oct 28 1:30-3:00pm

Room: Regency A 147.
Performing Loyalty in the Early Modern World I: The Spanish World
Organizer: Jennifer Mara DeSilva
Chair: Jennifer Mara DeSilva
Ambassadorial Agency and Performing Loyalty to the Spanish Prince in Rome, Rachael Ball, University of Alaska Anchorage
Communities of Color Vie to Perform Their Loyalty to the Crown in Rodrigo de Carvajal y Robles’ Fiestas de Lima (1632), Mark Evan Davis, Christopher Newport University
Constructing Portuguese Loyalties in Colonial Spanish America, 1560-1620, Brian Hamm, University of Central Florida

Saturday Oct 28 3:30-5:00

Room: Executive B 161.
The Classical Age and the Colonial Worlds: Ancient Texts, Classical Myths, and New Peoples
Organizer: Elvira Vilches
Chair: Rolena Adorno
Peter Martyr of Anghiera and the Advent of a New World: Continuity and Discontinuity with the Past, Elena Daniele, Tulane University
The Design of Part Three of La Araucana: Ercilla’s Retelling of the Dido Story, Bryce Maxey, Yale University
Peaceful People or Plague? Bartolomé de Las Casas’ Late Regret for his Early Support of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Ruben Sánchez-Godoy, Southern Methodist University

Sunday Oct 29, 8:30-10:00am

Room: Lakeshore C 171.
ROUNDTABLE: Feminism in the New Millennium
Sponsor: Sixteenth Century Journal
Organizer: Whitney Leeson; Chair: Kathryn Brammall
Participants: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Allyson M. Poska, Karen L. Nelson, and Bronagh McShane

Room: Executive A 176.
The Material World of Teresa of Ávila: Gender, the Holy Female Body, and Encounters with Royalty. Studies in Honor of Alison Weber
Organizer: Jennifer E. Barlow
Chair: Jodi E. Bilinkoff
Gendered Gestures in Lope de Vega’s Santa Teresa de Jesús, Sherry Velasco, University of Southern California
Teresa of Avila, Friendship, and the Holy Female Body, Jennifer Barlow, Longwood University
Royal Encounters with Teresa of Ávila, Luis Corteguera, University of Kansas

Sunday Oct 29, 10:30-Noon

Room: Executive A 188. Grace, Piety, and Prayer: Studies in Honor of Alison Weber
Organizer: Jennifer E. Barlow
Chair: Faith Harden; Commentator: Anne Jacobson Schutte
Toward a Cervantine Conception of Grace, Timothy McCallister, Auburn University
Pilgrimage, Piety, and Travel: Alternative Paths to the Convent, Sarah Owens, College of Charleston
Forgotten Best-Sellers of the Reformation: Luis de Granada in Translation, Daniel Wasserman-Soler and Daniel Cheely, University of Pennsylvania


Job Ad: Assistant Professor of Spanish at Virginia



Posting Number: 0621602
Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty
Employment Posting Category: Faculty
Type of Application:
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Candidate Profile
Organization (Position Organization): 31905 AS-Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Location: Charlottesville
Working Title: Associate or Full Professor of Spanish
Anticipated Hiring Range:
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
End Date of Position:
Posting Date: 09-08-2017
Posting Summary:
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The University of Virginia Arts & Sciences Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese invites applicants for a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor of Spanish. Field of specialization is Peninsular Spanish literature and culture, fifteenth century to the present, subfield of specialization open. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2018, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2018. Candidate will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department and professional organizations.

Research specializations lying somewhere on the arc between Early Modern and Contemporary Spanish literature and culture, outstanding scholarship with a superior record of scholarly research and publication commensurate to rank, an active and ongoing research agenda, evidence of excellent teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and experience in departmental administrative roles are required. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and must hold a Ph.D. in the relevant field at the time of application. We are looking for a colleague who will participate actively and fully in the life of the department.

Furthermore, the department is particularly interested in receiving applications from colleagues conversant in other literatures and cultures of the Peninsula (e.g., Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew) and/or with interests and expertise in any of the following allied fields: ethnography, cultures in contact, Mediterranean studies, frontier history, the history of exploration, colonial studies, the history of minority cultures and societies, comparative literature, history of ideas, life writing, material and digital philology, film and the visual arts, theatre and performance studies, religious studies, and gender studies.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0621602 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, two (2) recent sample article- or chapter-length pieces of scholarship (attach to Writing Sample 1 and Writing Sample 2), and a representative sample of course evaluations as evidence of teaching effectiveness (attach to Other 1).

Also, under separate cover by mail, please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Andrew A. Anderson
Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
P.O. Box 400777
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4777

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:
Tally Sanford
(434) 924-4550

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University Leadership Characteristics: For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The “academical village” is based on the assumption that the life of the mind is a pursuit for all participants in the University, that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge.

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify Uncommon Integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display Great Judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are Strategically Focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by Aggressively Executing these standards. These employees also develop a Deep Passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities. They contribute to team success by Leading Talent through individual efforts.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Required Applicant Documents: CV / Resume
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Other 1
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Job Ad: Early Modern Mediterranean at UC San Diego

Assistant Professor: Early Modern Mediterranean and the World

Apply nowto Assistant Professor: Early Modern Mediterranean and the World


Open date: September 1st, 2017
Next review date: November 1st, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 1st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Discipline(s)/Area(s) of Interest: Early Modern Mediterranean and the World

The Department of History ( within the Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego is pleased to announce a search for an assistant professor specializing in the Early Modern history of the Mediterranean and the World. Our preference is for a scholar whose research and teaching utilizes a transnational approach to the study of the Mediterranean, and whose scholarship contextualizes and connects the region with the other parts of the globe such as the greater Atlantic world, Africa, the Middle East or South Asia. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment on July 1, 2018.

Candidates must demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving academic excellence and diversity. This search has been designated as a Diversity Search, meaning that previous and/or potential contributions to diversity will be considered and carry strong weight in the final selection process alongside research, teaching and service.

Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at: (

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
To Apply: Application materials will be accepted electronically at: Please submit a cover letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation and a separate personal statement summarizing experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see: ( Further materials, including syllabi, and a writing sample may be requested at a later date.

Cover letters should summarize research agenda, teaching experience and interests, as well as leadership efforts. Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by letter-writers familiar with the applicant’s scholarly trajectory, teaching experience, and efforts to achieve equity and diversity. Interviews will be held at the meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington DC in January 2018.

AA-EOE: The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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