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New Book: Parker, “Emperor”

Geoffrey Parker, Emperor: A New Life of Charles V (Yale, 2019).

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Panels at the ASPHS, Barcelona, July 10-13, 2019

Here are the early modern panels in Barcelona this week (wish I could be there!):

Thursday, July 11: 9:00-10;30

SESSION 1. Reconstructing “Moors” and “Moriscos”: Materiality, Text, Practice (Sala de graus A. Calsamiglia – Room 40.035)
Chair: Barbara Fuchs (University of California, Los Angeles)
1.1. “The Virgin Mary in the Rebellion of the Alpujarra,” Payton Phillips Quintanilla (University of California, Los Angeles)
1.2. “Sones moriscos: Moorishness and Music in Ginés Pérez de Hita’s time,” Javier Irigoyen-García (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
1.3. “Translating Moorishness in The Civil Wars of Granada,” Barbara Fuchs (University of California, Los Angeles)

SESSION 3. Bastards in High Places (I): Dynasty, Authority, and Royal Illegitimate Women in Early Modern Spain and Europe (Auditori Mercè Rodoreda – Room 23.S05)
Chair: Xavier Gil Pujol (Universitat de Barcelona)
3.1. “The Bar Sinister. Towards a Re-Evaluation of Royal Bastardy (c.1500-1800),” Dries Raeymaekers (Radboud University)
3.2. “Giovanna of Austria’s Network of Power: Between the Monastery and the Palace,” Ida Mauro (Universitat de Barcelona)
3.3. “Claiming Authority at the Spanish Court: Habsburg Illegitimate Women in the Descalzas Reales,” Vanessa de Cruz Medina (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Thursday, July 11: 11:00-12:30

SESSION 7. Organizing Colonial Trade in the Early Modern Age: State-institutions and Merchants in the Iberian Empires (Room 40.113)
Chair: Cristina Fontcuberta i Famadas (Universitat de Barcelona)
7.1. “Institutions, City, and Merchants: Power and Conflict around the Creation of the ‘Consulado de Cargadores a Indias’ (1520-1560),” Luis Salas Almela (Universidad de Córdoba)
7.2. “Backfiring Laws: The Paradoxical Effects of Restricting Foreigners from the American Trade, 1590-1619,” Eleonora Poggio (Linnareus University)
7.3. “State-Institutions, Partnership and Chartered Companies: The Challenges of Revitalizing Portuguese Asian Trade in the early 1700s,” Susana Münch Miranda (GHES, Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Universidade de Lisboa) & Joao Paulo Salvado (CIDEHUS, University of Évora)

SESSION 8. Bastards in High Places (II): Tres hijas ilegítimas de los Mendoza (siglo XVI) (Auditori Mercè Rodoreda – Room 23.S05)
Chair: Jeremy Lawrence (University of Oxford)
8.1. “Las hijas ilegítimas dentro del sistema dinástico de la estirpe Mendoza. El paradigma singular de Isabel de Mendoza, hermanastra de la princesa de Éboli,” Esther Alegre Carvajal (UNED)
8.2. “La política clientelar de los Mendoza en Nueva España. María de Mendoza, hermanastra del I Virrey Antonio de Mendoza,” Ángeles Cruz Gil (UNED)
8.3. “Catalina de Mendoza: hija ilegítima y profesa en la Compañía de Jesús,” Macarena Moralejo Ortega (Universidad de Granada)

PLENARY SESSION: ASPHS Tribute to Helen Nader (1936-2018)
Thursday (12.45 – 2.00 pm) (Sala Polivalent-Edifici Mercè Rodoreda)
Chair: Allyson M. Poska (University of Mary Washington)
Participants:
Carla Rahn Phillips and William Phillips (University of Minnesota)
Jodi Bilinkoff (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
Nick Saenz (Adams State University)
Valentina Tikoff (DePaul University)

Thursday, July 11, 3:30-5:00

SESSION 11. Sanctity, Memory, and the Senses in Early Modern Spain and Catholic Europe (Sala de graus A. Calsamiglia – Room 40.035)
Chair and Commentator: Daniel Hershenzon (University of Connecticut)
11.1. “Four Ways of Looking at John of the Cross, 1591-c.1730,” Jodi Bilinkoff (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
11.2. “Seeing is Believing: Sights as Proof in Early Modern Relic Identification,” Katie Stirling-Harris (University of California, Davis)
11.3. “The Illusion of Touch: Francisco Ribalta and the Spiritual Senses,” Felipe Pereda (Harvard University)

SESSION 12. The Emperor’s Impossible Dreams (Room 40.113)
Chair: Marta V. Vicente (University of Kansas)
12.1. “Heroes and Saints: The Crown and Cerdeña,” Nigel Griffin (Oxford University)
12.2. “The Wrong Man for the Wrong Job: Figueroa and Charles V’s Army in Italy, 1554-1555,” Michael Levin (The University of Akron)
12.3. “Royal Justice vs. Voluntary Mercy: The Case of the General Hospital in Cuenca,” Dan Crews (University of Central Missouri)

Thursday, July 11, 5:30-7:00

SESSION 16. Early Modern Forms of Urban Violence in the Iberian Peninsula (Sala de graus A. Calsamiglia – Room 40.035)
Chair: Harald Braun (University of Liverpool)
16.1. “Behind Opened Doors: La casa morisca,” Aaron Stamper (Princeton University)
16.2. “Urban Violence During Holy Week: Power, Precedence, and Religious Culture,” Erin K. Rowe (Johns Hopkins University)
16.3. “Sacrilege, Spectacle, and the Cult of Profaned Objects in Seventeenth-Century Madrid,” Yonatan Glazer-Eytan (Johns Hopkins University)
16.4. “Early Modern Political Iconoclasm: Conflicts of Representation as Public Diplomacy in Post-1640 Lisbon,” Fabien Montcher (Saint Louis University)

SESSION 17. Juggling Laws, Beliefs and Expedience in Early Modern Portugal (Room 40.113)
Chair: Ivana Elbl (Trent University)
17.1. “Adultery and Spouse Murder in Alfonsine Portugal (1438-1481),” Ivana Elbl (Trent University)
17.2. “New Christians, Redemption of Captives, and the Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Early Sixteenth Century Portugal,” Susannah Humble Ferreira (University of Guelph)
17.3. “The Ungodly Inspectress: Monopoly and Womanhood in the Beginning of Pombal’s Reign,” Ernst Pijning (Minot State University)

Friday, July 12: 9:00-10:30

SESSION 21. Misioneros, mártires y diplomáticos en el imperio hispánico (siglos XVI-XVIII) (Sala de graus A. Calsamiglia – Room 40.035)
Chair: Joan Pau Rubiés (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
21.1. “Mártires y diplomáticos jesuitas en la corte de Corralat (siglo XVII),” Alexandre Coello (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
21.2. “Reconocimiento y memoria de los mártires del Japón,” Carla Tronu (University of Kyoto)
21.3. “Dejándose desollar. Deseo martirial y globalización en los siglos XVI y XVII,” Alejandro Cañeque (University of Maryland)
21.4. “El sufrimiento negro y el martirio jesuita: escuchando las voces casi mudas en el proceso debeatificación de San Pedro Claver, S.J.,” Ronald J. Morgan (Abilene Christian University)

SESSION 22. Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality in Spain and North Africa
Chair: Jessica A. Boon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Commentator: Linda G. Jones (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
22.1. “Algunas reflexiones acerca de la enseñanza educativa de los awliya’ (santos) en el Magreb y al-Andalus,” Rachid El Hour (Universidad de Salamanca)
22.2. “’Misticismos encontrados’: Proselitismo y acomodación en los Milagros de la Virgen de Guadalupe,” Amanda Valdés Sánchez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
22.3. “Reviewing Catholic Science: Islamic Mysticism and Scholasticism in the Works of Julián Ribera and Miguel Asín Palacios,” Pablo Bornstein (Tel Aviv University)

SESSION 25. The Construction of Female Historical Identities (Room 40.047A)
Chair: Vanessa de Cruz Medina (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
25.1. “Historiography and Source Materials in the Study of Mencía de Mendoza (1508-1554),” Noelia García Pérez (Universidad de Murcia)
25.2. “The Historiographies of Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625),” Cecilia Gamberini (Independent scholar)
25.3. “Lenses on the Life of Luisa Roldán (1652-1706),” Cathy Hall-Van den Elsen (RMIT University)

Friday, July 12: 11:00-12:30

SESSION 27. Roundtable: Race, Empire, and Nation in the Early Modern Hispanic World (Sala de graus A. Calsamiglia – Room 40.035)
Chair: Rebecca J. Scott (University of Michigan)
Participants:
Joan Pau Rubiés (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
James S. Amelang (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Antonio Feros (University of Pennsylvania)

SESSION 28. Christian Mysticism and Spirituality in Medieval and Early Modern Spain
Chair: Linda G. Jones (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
28.1. “Was Ramon Llull a Mystic?,” Mark D. Johnston (DePaul University)
28.2. “Imitation of Life: Catherine of Siena’s Vita as a Model of Sainthood in Premodern Castile,” Pablo Acosta-García (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
28.3. “Transactional Economy in the Visionary Sermons of Juana de la Cruz (1481-1534),” Jessica A. Boon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
28.4. “María de Jesús and the Cosmos: Mysticism and Knowledge in the Spanish World,” Ran Segev (Tel Aviv University)

SESSION 31. La construcción de la imagen de tres reinas de la dinastía de los Habsburgo españoles en el siglo XVII (Room 40.047A)
Chair: Mercedes Llorente (CHAM-Centro de Humanidades FCSH/NOVA-Uac)
31.1. “Lo español y lo francés en torno a la reina Ana de Austria, Infanta de España y regente de Francia,” Daniel Aznar (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
31.2. “La representación de la Reina Mariana de Austria como consorte, regente y reina madre,” Mercedes Llorente (CHAM-Centro de Humanidades FCSH/NOVA-Uac)
31.3. “La configuración del retrato áulico de las reinas de la Monarquía Hispánica de Austrias a Borbones,” Álvaro Pascual Chenel (Universidad de Málaga)
31.4. “Van Kessel versus Courtilleau: de la tradición hispánica a la idealización francesa. El retrato de Corte durante el reinado de Mariana de Neoburgo,” Gloria Martínez Leiva (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Friday, July 12; 3:30-5:00

SESSION 33. The Early Modern Spanish Mediterranean (Sala de graus A. Calsamiglia – Room 40.035)
Chair: Jean-Frédéric Schaub (EHESS)
33.1. “The Routes of Charity: Muslim Catechumens and Alms Collecting in Catholic Europe (17th-18th centuries),” Thomas Glesener (Université Aix-Marseille, CNRS, Institut Universitaire de France)
33.2. “Cartagena’s Mosque: Religious Violence Across the 18th Century Spanish Mediterranean,” Daniel Hershenzon (University of Connecticut)
33.3. “Kuko and Spain: Mediterranean and Cross-Confessional Connections at the Turn of the 17th Century,” Natividad Planas (Université Clermont Auvergne)

SESSION 34. Forjando nuevas noblezas en la España Moderna (Room 40.113)
Chair: Carmen Sanz Ayán (Universidad Complutense de Madrid – Real Academia de la Historia)
Commentator: Antonio Terrasa Lozano (CIDEHUS-Universidade de Évora)
34.1. “Cuando la vieja nobleza fue nueva: la fundación de la Casa de Alburquerque,” Diego Pacheco Landero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
34.2. “Títulos y asientos: el barón Jorge de la Paz Silveira. Un ascenso social al servicio de Felipe IV,” Cristina Hernández Casado (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
34.3. “De criado a caballero. Ascenso social y clientelismo en la casa de Lerma, 1598-1618,” Héctor Linares González (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

SESSION 37. Religiosidad femenina en la Edad Moderna: autobiografía, piedad y devoción (40.047A)
Chair: Doris Moreno (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Commentator: Ricardo García Cárcel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
37.1. “Autobiografías femeninas y confesores del Barroco,” Rosa Ma Alabrús Iglesias (Universitat Abat Oliba CEU-Barcelona)
37.2. “Mujer, asistencia caritativa y religiosidad en la Cataluña barroca,” José Luis Betrán (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
37.3. “Mujeres y santidad en la Edad Moderna: ‘vidas ejemplares’ que no llegaron a los altares,” Eliseo Serrano Martín (Universidad de Zaragoza)

Friday, July 12, 5:30-7:00

SESSION 39. Ethnicity, Ethics and Evangelization in the Spanish Empire (Sala de graus A. Calsamiglia – Room 40.035)
Chair: Alexandre Coello (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
39.1. “Gender and Ethnicity on an Artery of Empire, 1513-1671,” Bethany Aram (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)
39.2. “The Lingering Effects of the School of Salamanca in 16th century Asia: The letters of Martín de Rada to Alonso de Veracruz,” Dolors Folch (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
39.3. “Performing Empires in Spanish Rome: Crusade, Evangelization, and Geographical Expansion,” Marta Albalá Pelegrín (Cal Poly Pomona)

SESSION 40. Women and Power at the Early Modern Courts (Room 40.113)
Chair: Anne J. Cruz (University of Miami)
40.1. “’Mano de hierro con guante de seda.’ La Emperatriz Isabel y el Condestable de Castilla en la custodia de los príncipes de Francia,” Sergio Bravo Sánchez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
40.2. “Desposar a una dama de la reina. Estrategias de ascenso social en la corte de Felipe IV,” Alejandra Franganillo Álvarez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
40.3. “An attempt at Power: Strategies of Social Ascent by Foreign Female Entourage in the Households of Marie Louise of Orleans and Maria Anna of Neoburg,” Valentina Marguerite Kozák (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
40.4. “Discursos e imágenes en torno a la cámara de la reina durante el cambio dinástico (1700-1714),” José Antonio López Anguita (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

SESSION 41. Roundtable. Book Presentations (5.30 – 7.00 pm) (Auditori Mercè Rodoreda – Room 23.S05)
Chair: Pol Dalmau (Leibniz Institute of European History)
Commentators: Juan Pan-Montojo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Joan Pau Rubiés (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Katie Stirling-Harris (University of California, Davis)
Authors: Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (Universidad Pablo de Olavide), Isabel Burdiel (Universitat de València), Daniel Hershenzon (University of Connecticut)
41.1. Bartolomé Yun Casalilla, Iberian World Empires and the Globalization of Europe, 1415-1668 (Palgrave McMillan, 2019)
41.2. Daniel Hershenzon, The Captive Sea. Slavery, Communication and Commerce in Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018)
41.3. Isabel Burdiel, Emilia Pardo Bazán (Taurus, 2019)
 The panel will end fifteen minutes early (6.45 pm) and immediately continue with session 45

SESSION 43. Religion, Culture, and Power in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (Room 40.047A)
Chair: Linda G. Jones (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
40.1. “State Boundaries, Representation, and Religious Orders in late Medieval Iberia,” Francisco García-Serrano (Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus)
40.2. “The Guilty Pleasures of Metaphor: Ingenium Jesuit Rethoric in the Age of Baltasar Gracián,” Javier Patiño Loira (University of California, Los Angeles)
40.3. “Saint Mary de Cervellon in Spanish Art,” Jennifer Olson (Tacoma Community College)

Friday, July 12, 6:45-7:15

SESSION 45. Research Project Presentation(Auditori Mercè Rodoreda – Room 23.S05)
Isabel Burdiel (Universitat de València) will present the ERC Research Project CIRGEN: “Circulating Gender in the Global Enlightenment” (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/216558/factsheet/en)

Saturday, July 13, 9:00-10:30

SESSION 46. Iberia Beyond Iberia: Exchange and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Royal Courts
(Sala de graus A. Calsamiglia – Room 40.035)
Chair: Brian A. Catlos (University of Colorado Boulder)
46.1. “Violant de Bar, dona afeccionada al luxe and Joan I, l’Amador de la Gentilesa: Politics, Language, and Culture in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon,” Zita Eva Rohr (Macquarie University)
46.2. “Isabel of Portugal and Beatriz de Silva: Emotions and Memory in the Court of Castile,” Núria Silleras-Fernández (University of Colorado Boulder)
46.3. “The Crown of Aragón and the Fate of the Jews,” Michelle M. Hamilton (University of Minnesota Twin Cities)

SESSION 50. Dinámica y proyección urbana de las ciudades castellanas a ambos lados del Atlántico, en los siglos XV y XVI (I): Aspectos institucionales y políticos (Room 40.047A)
Chair: María Asenjo-González (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Commentator: David Alonso García (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
50.1. “Neighbors and Others: Mapping Social Relations in the Early Modern Iberian Atlantic,” Karen Graubart (University of Notre Dame)
50.2. “Espacios de emigración a Toledo en el tránsito del siglo XV al XVI: ¿Un índice para definir la proyección urbana de la ciudad?,” Ángel Rozas (Universidad de Castilla la Mancha)
50.3. “Concejos y tierra después de las señorializaciones en la Extremadura castellana. Análisis comparativo de Atienza y Molina de Aragón,” Miguel López-Guadalupe (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Saturday July 13, 11:00-12:30

SESSION 51. Writing Across Borders: Women´s Correspondence in Early Modern Spain (Sala de graus A. Calsamiglia – Room 40.035)
Chair: Anne J. Cruz (University of Miami)
51.1. “Letters from Behind Bars: The Creation of Identity in the Correspondence of Maria do Céu (1658-1753) and Leonor de Almeida Portugal (1750-1839),” Vanda Anastácio (Universidade de Lisboa) & Valerie Hegstrom (Brigham Young University)
51.2. “Political Strategies Across Borders: The Correspondence between Sor Mariana de la Cruz (1641-1715) and Queen María Teresa de Asutria (1638-1683),” Nieves Romero Díaz (Mount Holyoke College)
51.3. “Letters to Nowhere: Luisa Sigea’s Correspondence,” María Morrás (Oxford University-Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
51.4. “The Rhetoric of Despair beyond the Borders of Domesticity: the Unknown Love Letters of Juana deToledo (c.1550-1593), Marquise of Távara,” Patricia Marín Cepeda (Universidad de Burgos)

SESSION 53. Science and Medicine (I): Iberia and the Atlantic World (16th-18th Centuries) (Auditori Mercè Rodoreda – Room 23.S05)
Chair: Marta V. Vicente (University of Kansas)
53.1. “Slippery Boundaries: Urban Water in Sixteenth-Century Lisbon,” Wesley T. Davis (University of Pennsylvania)
53.2. “Did the Portuguese Invent Medical Triage?” Mark Molesky (Seton Hall University)
53.3. “The Healing of the Bodies between the Table and the Apothecary (Brazil, 18th century),” Ana Carolina de Carvalho Viotti (Sao Paulo State University)
53.4. “An Industrious Invention of Piety? Theological Motivations, Surgical Innovation, and Shifting Perspectives on Cesarean Operations in Eighteenth-Century Hispanic World,” George A. Klaeren (Oxford University)

SESSION 55. Dinámica y proyección urbana de las ciudades castellanas a ambos lados del Atlántico, en los siglos XV y XVI (II): Aspectos socioeconómicos y devocionales (Room 40.047A)
Chair and Commentator: David Alonso García (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
55.1. “Mujer y religiosidad. La participación femenina en las cofradías sevillanas de los siglos XIV al XVI a partir de sus reglas,” Silvia Pérez (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)
55.2. “Las relaciones ciudad-territorio en un marco comparativo: la Extremadura castellano-leonesa, Andalucía, Canarias y América,” María Asenjo-González (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
55.3. “Aproximación a la doble fundación de Buenos Aires: Río de la Plata, siglo XVI,” Carlos Santamarina Novillo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Saturday, July 13: 3:30-5:00

SESSION 60. Political Spectacle on the Page in Early Modern Iberia (Room 40.047A)
Chair and Commentator: Fabien Montcher (Saint Louis University)
60.1. “Images of Justice in Early Modern Books (1620-1720),” Cristina Fontcuberta i Famadas (Universitat de Barcelona)
60.2. “Emblems and the Representation of Victory during the Reign of Alfonso VI,” Jeremy Roe (CHAM – Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Saturday, July 13: 5:30-7:00

SESSION 61. Representing Gender and Power in Early Modern Spanish Comedias (Sala de graus A. Calsamiglia – Room 40.035)
Chair: María Morrás (Oxford University-Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
61.1. “Servants and the Politics of Language Choice in Three Plays by Guillén de Castro,” Laura Muñoz (University of California, Los Angeles)
61.2. “Berenguela de Castilla: maternidad regia y poder político en una comedia del siglo XVII,” Carmen Saen de Casas (Lehman College)
61.3. “Cuando el honor es insuficiente: supresión de la voz femenina en la trilogía del honor de Calderón de la Barca,” Xabier Granja (The University of Alabama)

SESSION 65. Catalonia, the Crown of Aragon, and the Pre-Modern Mediterranean: Politics, Language, Culture (Room 40.047A)
Chair: Brian A. Catlos (University of Colorado Boulder)
Commentator: Núria Silleras-Fernández (University Colorado Boulder)
65.1. “Mediterranean Eschatological Spirituality in Ramon Llull’s Llibre contra antichrist/Liber contra Antichristum,” Pamela Beattie (University of Louisville)
65.2. “Arnau de Vilanova’s Alphabetum Catholicorum: Apocalyptic Medicine for the Soul,” Noel Blanco Mourelle (College of William & Mary)

Reviews in the April 2019 AHR

The American Historical Review 124/2 (2019):

Jacqueline Holler reviews Sarah E. Owens, Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire (University of New Mexico, 2017).

Sean F. McEnroe reviews David Rex Galindo, To Sin No More: Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683-1830 (Stanford, 2017).

Louise M. Burkhart reviews Nancy Farriss, Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico (Oxford, 2018).

John Tolan reviews Olivia Remie Constable, To Live Like a Moor: Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (Penn, 2018).

Job Opening: University of Manchester

Lecturer in Spanish Cultural Studies

The University of Manchester

Location: Manchester
Salary: £36,261 to £50,132 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th June 2019
Closes: 4th July 2019
Job Ref: HUM-14058
 

Job Reference: HUM-14058
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date: 04/07/2019
Salary: £36,261 to £50,132 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type: Permanent
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Division: Language Based Area Studies
Hours Per week: Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Spanish Cultural Studies, which is tenable from 1 September 2019.

You must have a PhD in a relevant field and demonstrable teaching experience in Spanish cultural studies at university level. Your research may focus on any aspect of Spanish culture, but the position is not open to those working in the field of Hispanic linguistics. Preference may be given to candidates who work on Spanish visual culture, or who have experience teaching Golden Age literature. Only applicants with high quality publications will be considered. You must be fluent in English and Spanish. Some involvement in the language teaching activities of the department will be non-negotiable. The following would be highly desirable: record of grant capture and PhD supervision, experience of assessing translation at undergraduate level, and experience developing online teaching materials. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to empathise with students.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Karl Posso through his senior administrative assistant, Martin Bardell

Email: martin.bardell@manchester.ac.uk

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

New Book: Farriss, “Tongues of Fire”

Nancy Farriss, Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico (Oxford, 2018).

Premo & Yannakakis, and a Review in the AHR, Feb 2019

The American Historical Review, 124/1 (2019):

Bianca Premo and Yanna Yannakakis, “A Court of Sticks and Branches: Indian Jurisdiction in Colonial Mexico and Beyond.”

Ana E. Schaposchnik reviews Karoline P. Cook, Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America (Penn, 2016).

 

 

Reviews in the AHR Dec ’18

The American Historical Review 123/5 (2018):

Natalia Sobrevilla Perea reviews Antonio Feros, Speaking of Spain: The Evolution of RAce and Nation in the Hispanic World (Harvard, 2017).

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

Antonio Berrera reviews John T. Wing, Roots of Empire: Forests and State Power in Early Modern Spain, c. 1500-1750 (Brill, 2015).

Felipe Fernández-Armesto reviews Jodi Campbell, At the First Table: Food and Social Identity in Early Modern Spain (Nebraska, 2017).

Job Opening: Vasco da Gama Chair in Early Modern Portuguese History at Brown

Brown University is advertising a chair in early modern Portuguese History, rank open.

VASCO DA GAMA CHAIR IN THE HISTORY OF PORTUGAL AND THE PORTUGUESE EMPIRE (15th to 18th century)

Brown University: DOF: Portuguese & Brazilian Studies

Location

Providence, RI

Open Date

Jun 5, 2019

Description

The Departments of History and of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University invite applications for a tenure-track assistant, tenured associate, or tenured full professorship in the history of early modern (15th to 18th century) Portugal and the Portuguese empire as the Vasco da Gama Chair in Early Modern Portuguese History. The successful candidate must be an accomplished scholar who is familiar with sources and archives of early modern Portugal and its global empire, including its African, Asian, and/or American colonial territories. The candidate should also have native or near-native competence in Portuguese and English and the ability to teach in both languages. Successful candidates will be expected to offer a range of undergraduate and graduate courses within the fields of Portuguese and Iberian history and the history of Portuguese engagements on a global scale. Ph.D. or equivalent is required by time of appointment, which would begin on July 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. Brown University places a high priority on research and teaching excellence and has a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community; interested candidates should speak to their ability to contribute to each of these three areas in a letter of application. In addition to this letter of application, the following documents should be submitted through Interfolio: a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names of three recommenders who agree to submit letters early in the fall upon request from the Committee. Applications received by September 1 will be guaranteed consideration, but the position will remain open until filled or the search discontinued. Specific questions should be addressed to the chair of the search committee at da_gama@brown.edu.

Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent is required at the time of application; appointment would begin on July 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Warsh on Franklin Podcast

Ben Franklin’s World, Episode 241: Molly Warsh, Pearls, & the Nature of the Spanish Empire

New Book: Eire, “The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila: A Biography”

Carlos Eire, The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila: A Biography (Princeton, 2019).

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