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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

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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.

ASPHS Prize Submissions Due

ASPHS has two prize submissions due on Nov 21: the Best First Book Prize in Iberian History and the A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize:

The Best First Book Prize in Iberian History

The committee for the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies’s Best First Book Prize in Iberian History invites submissions for this year’s competition. First books on Iberian history published between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2018 and in any of the three languages of the society (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) are eligible for the prize, which carries an honorarium of $250. Each submission must be its author’s first published book on Iberian history to be considered for the prize, and authors must be active members of the ASPHS to be eligible for consideration. This year’s award will be announced at the 2019 annual meeting of the ASPHS in Barcelona (July 10-13, 2019). Deadline for submissions is November 21, 2018. Early submissions are encouraged. Those who wish to enter their first book in the competition must send a copy to each member of the prize committee at the addresses below:

 

Dr. David A. Messenger (Chair)
Department of History
University of South Alabama                           |
5991 USA Dr. N.
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
davidamessenger@southalabama.edu

 

Dr. A. Katie Stirling-Harris
Department of History
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616-8611

 

Dr. Jesus Cruz
Department of History
University of Delaware
236 John Munroe Hall
Newark, DE 19716

 

A.H. de Oliveira Marques Prize, 2018

 

The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies solicits submissions for the annual A. H. de Oliveira Marques Prize. The A. H. de Oliveira Marques Prize was created by means of a generous endowment from Dr. Harold B. Johnson, of the University of Virginia, in memory of the distinguished Portuguese historian, A. H. de Oliveira Marques (1933-2007). The prize, which carries an honorarium of $250, will be awarded each year for the best peer-reviewed article or book chapter on Portuguese history published during the previous year. This year’s award will be announced at the 2019 annual meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese History in Barcelona (July 10-13, 2019). Submitted articles or book chapters may be written in Portuguese, English, Castilian, Catalan, Italian, or French, but only articles on Portuguese history published within the 2018 calendar year will be considered. Authors must be active members of the ASPHS to be eligible. Authors should submit one copy of the article and a short (2-page) CV in PDF form to the prize committee via email by February 1, 2019.  Please direct queries to the chair of the prize committee.

 

Prize Committee:

 

Ricardo Roque (Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa)

Email: ricardo.roque@ics.ulisboa.pt

 

Isabel do Guimarães Sá (Universidade do Minho)

Email: isabeldosguimaraessa@gmail.com.

 

Kirsten Schultz (Seton Hall University), Chair

Email: kirsten.schultz@shu.edu

Job Ad: Penn State, Early Modern Europe, esp Mediterranean

From H-Net:

Professor of History (Open Rank)

 

The Pennsylvania State University, Department of History invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in Early Modern European history, 1400-1800, to complement existing strengths. Historians of Mediterranean history are especially encouraged to apply. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor, depending upon qualifications, and will begin in August 2019. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the graduate and undergraduate curricula, demonstrate an active research agenda, and be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand at date of appointment. Interested candidates must apply online, and should submit as attachments a curriculum vita, a letter of application that describes current and future research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications may also include up to three offprints or unpublished papers or chapters. Review of applications will begin on December 15 and continue until the position is filled.

 

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New Book: Giles, “Inscribed Power: Amulets & Magic”

Ryan D. Giles, Inscribed Power: Amulets and Magic in Early Spanish Literature (Toronto, 2017).

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