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New Book: Jordán Arroyo, Entre la vigilia y el sueño

María V. Jordán Arroyo, Entre la vigilia y el sueño. Soñar en el Siglo de Oro (Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2017).

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New Book: Catlos, Kinoshita, “Can We Talk Mediterranean?”

Can We Talk Mediterranean? Conversations on an Emerging Field in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Brian Catlos and Sharon Kinoshita, eds (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Reviews in the RQ Fall 2018

Renaissance Quarterly 71/3 2018:

Xanthe Brooke reviews Velázquez Re-Examined: Theory, History, Poetry, and Theatre, Giles Knox and Tanya J. Tiffany, eds (Brepols, 2017).

Silvia Z. Mitchell reviews Early Modern Dynastic Marriages and Cultural Transfer, Joan-Lluís Palos and Magdalena S. Sánchez, eds (Ashgate, 2016).

Thomas A. Kirk reviews Matteo Salonia, Genoa’s Freedom: Entrepreneurship, Republicanism, and the Spanish Atlantic (Lexington Books, 2017).

Jeanette M. Fregulia reviews Italian Merchants in the Early-Modern Spanish Monarchy: Business Relations, Identities and Political Resources, Catia Brilli and Manuel Herrero Sánchez, eds (Routledge, 2017).

Céline Dauverd reviews Eberhard Crailsheim, The Spanish Connection: French and Flemish Merchant Networks in Seville (1570–1650) (Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2016).

Barbara Fuchs reviews Antonio Urquízar-Herrera, Admiration and Awe: Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations in Early Modern Spanish Historiography (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Tina Asmussen reviews Orlando Betancor, The Matter of Empire: Metaphysics and Mining in Colonial Peru (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017).

Cristina Diego Pacheco reviews Musical Exchanges, 1100-1650: Iberian Connections, ed. Manuel Pedro Ferreira.

Hilaire Kallendorf reviews Ryan D. Giles, Inscribed Power: Amulets and Magic in Early Spanish Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2017).

New Book: “Italian Merchants in the Early-Modern Spanish Monarchy”

Italian Merchants in the Early-Modern Spanish Monarchy, Catia Brilli & Manuel Herrero Sánchez, eds (Routledge, 2017).

1. The business relations, identities and political resources of Italian merchants in the early-modern Spanish monarchy: some introductory remarks Manuel Herrero Sánchez

2. Tuscan merchants in Andalusia: a historiographical debate Angela Orlandi

3. A Genoese merchant and banker in the Kingdom of Naples: Ottavio Serra and his business network in the Spanish polycentric system, c.1590–1620 Yasmina Rocío Ben Yessef Garfia

4. Looking through the mirrors: materiality and intimacy at Domenico Grillo’s mansion in Baroque Madrid Felipe Gaitán Ammann

5. Small but powerful: networking strategies and the trade business of Habsburg-Italian merchants in Cadiz in the second half of the eighteenth century Klemens Kaps

6. Coping with Iberian monopolies: Genoese trade networks and formal institutions in Spain and Portugal during the second half of the eighteenth century Catia Brilli

Harris & Ramos in “Layered Landscapes”

Layered Landscapes: Early Modern Religious Space Across Faiths and Cultures, Eric Nelson and Jonathan Wright, eds (Routledge, 2017).

A. Katie Harris, “Sacred Landscape in Early Modern Granada: Muslim Past and Christian Presence.”

Gabriela Ramos, “Ritual Public Space and Indigenous Engagement in Colonial Cuzco

Book Chapters: Graizbord & Lehfeldt in “Conversions”

Simon Ditchfield and Helen Smith, eds. Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe (Manchester University Press, 2017.

David Graizbord, “The quiet conversion of a ‘Jewish’ woman in eighteenthcentury
Spain.”

Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, “Uneven conversions: how did laywomen become nuns in the
early modern world?”

New Book: Salonia, “Genoa’s Freedom”

Matteo Salonia, Genoa’s Freedom: Entrepreneurship, Republicanism, and the Spanish Atlantic (Lexington Books, 2017).

Another ASPHS Prize: Bishko Prize – Dec 31, 2018

The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies solicits submissions for the annual Charles Julian Bishko Memorial Prize for the best article published in 2017 or 2018 in the field of medieval Iberian history by a North American scholar. Initiated in 2003, the Bishko Prize honors Professor Charles Julian Bishko, the distinguished historian of medieval Iberia who taught for 39 years at the University of Virginia. This year’s prize, which carries an honorarium of $250, will be announced at the 2019 annual meeting of ASPHS in Barcelona (July 10-13, 2019). Articles may be written in Castilian, English, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese or French. Authors must be current members of the ASPHS. Authors should submit one copy of the article and a short (2-page) CV in PDF form to the chair of the committee via email by 31 December, 2018.  Please direct queries to the chair of the prize committee, Kyle C. Lincoln (kyle.c.lincoln@gmail.com) as well.

New Book: Urquizar-Herrera, “Admiration & Awe: Morisco Buildings & Identity Negotiations”

Antonio Urquizar-Herrera, Admiration and Awe: Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations in Early Modern Spanish Historiography (Oxford, 2017).

CFP: ASPHS Barcelona, July 10-13, 2019

Conferences

50th Anniversary Conference – Barcelona 2019

Call for Papers

The 50th Annual Conference of the ASPHS will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from July 10 -13, 2019 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, hosted by the Institut d’Història Jaume Vicens VivesA welcoming reception will be held on Wednesday evening, July 10, and panels will run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The banquet will take place on Friday 12 July.

The ASPHS invites proposals for panels, roundtable discussions, and individual papers. A typical panel session will include three papers, a chairperson, and a discussant (the chairperson may also double as the discussant). Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and discussants. Please include each participant’s name and e-mail address along with any special requirements. All rooms come equipped with computers, standard software, and projectors.

This year’s conference will feature Paul Preston as the keynote speaker. Preston is the Prince of Asturias Chair and Director of the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies at the London School of Economics.

A plenary session will be organized by Carla Rahn Phillips and William D. Phillips and will commemorate the “golden” 50th anniversary of the Association. Both prizewinning historians are emeritus professors at the University of Minnesota, corresponding members of Spain’s Academy of History, and founding members of the Association.

The deadline for submission is 1 January 2019. Please submit proposals by email to the program coordinators Vanessa de Cruz and Pol Dalmau at asphs2019.submissions@upf.edu. The conference local organizer is Stephen Jacobson (stephen.jacobson@upf.edu).

Conference participants must be members of the ASPHS. Graduate students presenting a paper for the first time at an ASPHS conference will receive a free membership for their first year, but must still submit the necessary paperwork. See the Membership page for more information.

Barcelona is a popular destination, and the coordinators and organizer may not be able to accept all proposals if the number of submissions exceeds logistic capacities, although it is our hope to able to accommodate all feasible and well-presented academic proposals on the history of Iberia and the Iberian world that are submitted on time.  Established members and their graduate students will be given priority.

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