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RSA Roundtables in Honor of Jim Amelang, Fri, March 23, 2018

The Renaissance Society of America Conference this spring has graciously allowed a group of people, let by Laura Bass & Jesús Escobar to set up some roundtables in honor of James S. Amelang. I’ll be posting a more thorough account of the Spanish-related panels at the RSA soon; for now I just want to highlight this unique occasion.

“Artisanal Practice & Embodied History in Early Modern Spain: In Honor of James Amelang”
Friday 2:00-3:30, The Chicory, The Gallery

Chair: Jesús Escobar

José Luis Gastañaga Ponce de León
Margaret R. Greer
Marcy Norton
Tanya J. Tiffany
Scott K. Taylor
Amanda J. Wunder

“Citizenship & Religion in Early Modern Spain: In Honor of James Amelang”
Friday 4:00-5:30, The Chicory, The Gallery

Chair: Elizabeth R. Wright

Laura R. Bass
Adam G. Beaver
Javier Castro-Ibaseta
Xavier Gil Pujol
A. Katie Harris
Adam Jasienski
Andrew Keitt



New Book: Restall, “When Montezuma Met Cortés”

Matthew Restall, When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story of the Meeting that Changed History (Ecco Books, 2018).

Gebhardt, “Microhistory & Microcosm,” JMEMS, January 2017

Jonathan Gebhardt, “Microhistory and Microcosm: Chinese Migrants, Spanish Empire, and Globalization in Early Modern Manila,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 47/1 (2017).

Carvalhal & dos Guimarães Sá, “Knightly Masculinity” in Gender & History, July 2016

Hélder Carvalhal and Isabel dos Gusmarães Sá, “Knightly Masculinity, Court Games and Material Culture in Late-medieval Portugal: The Case of Constable Afonso (c.  1480-1504)” in Gender & History 28/2 (2016).

Reviews in the JWH, Dec 2017

Journal of World History 28/3-4 (2017):

Heather R. Peterson reviews Nancy van Deusen, Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Duke, 2015).

Susan Kellogg reviews Amber BrianAlva Ixtlilxochitl’s Native Archive and the Circulation of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico (Vanderbilt, 2016) and Karoline P. Cook, Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America (Penn, 2016).

Vincent Evener reviews Carlos M.N. Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Yale, 2016).

Pernille Røge reviews Anthony Pagden, The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present (Cambridge, 2015).

Burke, Clossey, & Fernández-Armesto, “The Global Renaissance” in JWH, March 2017

Journal of World History 28/1 (2017):

Peter Burke, Luke Clossey, & Felipe Fernández-Armesto, “The Global Renaissance.”

Coates Reviews Laband in the JMiH, July 2017

Journal of Military History 81/3 (2017):

Timothy J. Coates reviews John Laband, Bringers of War: The Portuguese in Africa during the Age of Gunpowder and Sail, from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries (Frontline Books, 2013).

Tagliacozzo Review Article in JWH, Dec 2016

Journal of World History 27/4 (2016):

Eric Tagliacozzo, “Travel, Transport and Trade in Asian HIistory: New Directions in the Field,” reviews By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia by Barry Cunliffe, and: Hinterlands and Commodities: Place, Space, Time and the Political Economic Development of Asia over the Long Eighteenth Century ed. by Tsukaya Mizushima, George Souza, and Dennis Flynn, and: Merchant Communities in Asia, 1600–1800 ed. by Lin Yu-Ju and Madeline Zelin, and: The Age of Trade: The Manila Galleons and the Dawn of the Global Economy by Arturo Giraldez, and: Spain, China and Japan in Manila, 1571–1644: Local Comparisons and Global Connections by Birgit Tremml-Werner, and: The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network by Julia Martinez and Adrian Vickers, and: The Indian Ocean: A World History by Edward Alpers.

Herzog in an “AHR Conversation: Walls, Borders, & Boundaries” in the AHR, Dec 2017

American Historical Review 122/5 (2017):

AHR Conversation: Walls, Borders, & Boundaries in World History: Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Tamar Herzog, Daniel Jütte, Carl Nightingale, William Rankin, Karen Weitzberg.

Job Ad: Early Modern Europe & the World, Northeastern Illinois

This seems like something many of us would be interested in (from H-Net):

Northeastern Illinois University, History

Early Modern Europe and the World


Institution Type: College / University
Location: IllinoisUnited States
Position: Assistant Professor


Early Modern Europe and the World: Assistant Professor with a strong field in Europe (excluding Russia) from c. 1450-c. 1789.  Desirable fields include, but are not limited to, transnational processes such as trade, migration, capitalism, the history of science and technology, or the formation of European states. The successful candidate will be required to teach within the department’s Western Civilization sequence, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in her/his specialty.  The ability to teach historical methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels is a plus, as would be experience with digital historical sources and new media.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a chapter or article-length writing sample, and evidence of teaching preparation (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.).  Materials can be sent to Professor Francesca Morgan, Chair, Early Modern Europe Search, Dept. of History, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625-4699.   Electronic submissions are welcome: .  Review of applications begins February 20, 2018. 

About Northeastern Illinois University

Founded in 1867, Northeastern Illinois University enrolls about 9,000 students through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, the College of Business and Management and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

Northeastern’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Read more about Northeastern Illinois University at

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University’s positions are contingent upon the University’s receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.


Contact: Prof. Francesca Morgan,
Primary Category: Early Modern History and Period Studies
Secondary Categories: European History / Studies
Posting Date: 02/02/2018
Closing Date 03/15/2018