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RSA Chicago, April 2017

So I did not get the panels about Spanish history at the Renaissance Society of America Conference this past month up in time – sorry, extremely busy spring semester. But in the interest of being comprehensive about new work on early modern Spain for those using internet searches, here they are. Note that not all the Spanish papers presented are here, only the most obviously relevant to early modern Spanish history. And there are a few non-Spanish papers here that slipped into a panel mostly about Spain.

Jesuit Visual Culture I
Organizers: Alison C. Fleming, Winston-Salem State University; Robert Aleksander Maryks, Boston College
Chair: Alison C. Fleming, Winston-Salem State University
Rachel Miller, California State University, Sacramento, “Luca Giordano’s Saint Francis Xavier Baptizing Indians and the Creation of a Neapolitan “Indies”
Andrew Horn, University of Edinburgh, “Andrea Pozzo and the Jesuit “Theatres” of the Seventeenth Century”
Pamela M. Jones, University of Massachusetts, “Boston The Jesuits and the Discalced Carmelites in Goa: Celebrating New Saints, 1623–24”

Antiquarianism and Ethnography in the Early Modern World I
Organizer: Richard Calis, Princeton University
Chair: Valeria Lopez Fadul, University of Chicago
Respondent: Adam G. Beaver, Harvard University
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, “Converso Catholic and Amerindian Ethnographies and Classical Antiquities”
Guy Lazure, University of Windsor, “Learning from Italy, Culture from Spain: The Collection and Circulation of Knowledge in Renaissance Europe”
Madeline McMahon, Princeton, “University Mapping Religious Practices, Past and Present: The Bishop as Antiquarian and Ethnographer, ca. 1560–1630”

Jesuit Visual Culture II
Organizers: Alison C. Fleming, Winston-Salem State University; Robert Aleksander Maryks, Boston College
Chair: Thomas W. Worcester, College of the Holy Cross
Christa Irwin, Marywood University, “Catholic Presence and Power: Jesuit Painter Bernardo Bitti at Lake Titicaca in Peru”
Katherine McAllen, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, “Jesuit Winemaking and Art Production in Northern New Spain”

Captivity and Culture: Relations between Europe and the Arab Countries in the Early Modern Period
Sponsor: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)
Organizer and Chair: Daniel K. Gullo, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Oumelbanine N. Zhiri, University of California, San Diego, “Translation and Captivity Between Europe and North Africa in the Early Modern Period”
Daniel Hershenzon, University of Connecticut, “Ransoming Muslims: North African Captives and their Ransom in the Early Modern Period”
Eric R. Dursteler, Brigham Young University, “Bond or Free? Establishing Slave Identity in Early Modern Malta”

Jewish Intermediaries in Early Modernity
Sponsor: Hebraica, RSA Discipline Group
Organizer: Dana E. Katz, Reed College
Chair: Mark Jurdjevic, York University
Nathan Ron, University of Haifa, “Erasmus on Marranos and Converts: Jews in Disguise as “half-Jews half-Christians”
Piergabriele Mancuso, Medici Archive Project, “Ubiquitous Subjects and Malleable Identities: The Role of the Jews in the European Information System”
Flora Cassen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Philip II of Spain and his Italian Jewish Spy”

Atlante’s Palace: Culture, Enchantment, and Politics in European Palaces, 1600–1700 II: Madrid, Lisbon, and Naples
Organizers: Francesca Cappelletti, Università degli Studi di Ferrara; Francesco Freddolini, Luther College, University of Regina
Chair: Patrizia Cavazzini, British School at Rome
David García Cueto, Universidad de Granada, “Madrilenian Aristocratic Palaces Interiors around 1660: Competing with the King”
Susana Flor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, “The Return of Queen Catherine of Braganza: Palaces, Architecture and the City of Lisbon, 1693–1705”
Filomena Viceconte, Independent Scholar, “The Palazzo Reale of Naples’ Galleria: Roman Features for an Ephemeral Display of Art”

Poetry and Music in the Early Modern Hispanic World
Sponsor: Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry
Organizers: Elizabeth B. Davis, Ohio State University; Lorena Uribe Bracho, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Chair: Lorena Uribe Bracho, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Ignacio López Alemany, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, “Courting the Sonnet: Music and Poetry at the Valencian Palace of the Duke of Calabria”
Andrew A. Cashner, University of Southern California, “Christ as Singer and Song: Poetry, Music, and the Divine Word in Seventeenth-Century”
Villancicos Joseph Roussiès, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, “The Iberian Madrigal: Harmony and Disharmony between Poetic Form and Musical Genre (1552–1624)
Mary B. Quinn, University of New Mexico, “With Resounding Words”: Soundscapes of Celebration in the Hapsburg Empire”

Visual/Textual Encounters with the Tomb: Ekphrasis and Death in Early Modern Hispanic Poetry
Sponsor: Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry
Organizers: Elizabeth B. Davis, Ohio State University; Leticia Mercado, Boston College
Chair: Elizabeth B. Davis, Ohio State University
Paul Carranza, Dartmouth College, “Art and Text in the Pastoral Tomb”
Mary E. Barnard, Pennsylvania State University, “Quevedo’s Speaking Tombs”
Leticia Mercado, Boston College “’Esta Máquina y Pompa’: Villamediana’s Tomb and Vaenius’s Theatro Moral de la Vida Humana (1607)”

Literature and Love in Renaissance and Early Modern Spain
Organizer: Renaissance Society of America
Chair: Rosilie Hernández, University of Illinois at Chicago
Holly Elise Sims, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Reading, Writing, and Politics: Álvaro de Luna and the Formation of Literary Networks at Court”
Ewa Chmielewska, New York University, “Ethics of Love, Nature, Animals, and Natural Law in Spanish Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Love Treatises”
Maria C. Willstedt, Hamilton College, “From Fairy Tale to Novella: The Substitute Bride Motif in Maria de Zayas”
Amy Elizabeth Sheeran, Johns Hopkins University, “Mary, Literarily: The Immaculate Conception as a Literary Problem”

Printing and Networking in Venice, Madrid, and Cracow
Organizer: Renaissance Society of America
Chair: Lauren A. Jacobi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Angela Fritsen, The Episcopal School of Dallas, “Bartolomeo Merula and the Power of Print”
Pablo Alvarez, University of Michigan, “Liberal or Mechanical? The Status of Printing According to Alonso Víctor de Paredes”
Michał Czerenkiewicz, Independent Scholar, “Intercultural Dialogue in the Schedels’ Printing Office Literary Production”

The Matter of Sculpture in Southern Italy, Spain, and the New World
Organizers: Johannes Röll, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte; Joris van Gastel, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Chair: Fernando Loffredo, CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Johannes Röll, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, “Possibilities and Limitations of Different Sculptural Materials in Renaissance Spain”
Roberto Alonso Moral, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, “Neapolitan Polychrome Sculpture in Spain, 1580–1630: Demand, Taste, Prestige”
Joris van Gastel, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, “Carved with a Knife: Continuities and Disruptions in the Materiality of Lecce’s Early Modern Sculpture”
Regina Deckers, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, “For Rulers of the Whole World: The Personifi cations of the Four Continents by Lorenzo Vaccaro (1655–1706)”

Colonial Rhetoric in Spain and New Spain
Organizer: Renaissance Society of America
Chair: Nicole D. Legnani, Princeton University
Timothy F. Johnson, Monmouth College, “Dazzling the Empire: Bernardo de Vargas Machuca’s Kaleidoscopic Paratext Pablo Abascal”
Sherwell Raull, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, “The New Colonial Society and the Evangelization of New Spain (End of the Sixteenth Century)”
Maria Giulia Genghini, University of Notre Dame, “Colonial Influences Revisited: Jesuit Preaching in the New World”
Amy Huras, New York University, “Andean Re-Creations of Spanish in the Seventeenth-Century Viceroyalty of Peru”

Material Culture and Early Modern Women in Spain I
Sponsor: Grupo de estudios sobre la mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800) (GEMELA)
Organizer and Chair: Nieves Romero-Díaz, Mount Holyoke College
Borja Gama de Cossío, Colorado College, “The Double Meaning of Material Goods in Sor María de Santo Domingo’s Austere Life”
Almudena Vidorreta, The Graduate Center, CUNY, “Dangerous Carriages in Spanish Poetry: Women, Politics, and Social Mobility”

Cervantes and Violence in Text
Organizer: Christine Garst-Santos, South Dakota State University
Chair: Ana M. Rodriguez-Rodriguez, University of Iowa
Stephen Walter Hessel, Ball State University, “’¿Es poco trabajo hinchar un perro?’ Challenging Intentio Operis and Intentio Auctoris in Don Quixote”
Brian M. Phillips, Jackson State University, “Heterotopias and Utopias in the Marcela Grisóstomo Intercalated Story: Female Voice and the Pharmakos”
Christine Garst-Santos, South Dakota State University, “#RapeCultureIsWhen: Sexual Violence in Cervantes’s Don Quijote and La fuerza de la sangre”
Diana Galarreta-Aima, James Madison University, “Crossing, Transgression, and Violence in Cervantes’s La gran sultana”

Representing Blackness in Golden Age Spain: Stage and Sculpture
Sponsor: Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe
Organizer: Erin Kathleen Rowe, Johns Hopkins University
Chair: Paul H. D. Kaplan, Purchase College, SUNY
Erin Kathleen Rowe, Johns Hopkins University, “The Problem of Representing Black Saints in Iberian Baroque Sculpture”
Emily Weissbourd, Lehigh University, “Staging the Unrepresentable: Black Female Characters in Early Modern Drama”
Nicholas Jones, Bucknell University, “Feasting on Blackness, Performing Linguistic Blackface”

Critics of Spain
Organizer: Renaissance Society of America
Chair: Thomas C. Devaney, University of Rochester
Nicole D. Legnani, Princeton University, “’Like Rabbits’: Following the Money in the Historia de las Indias (1559) by Las Casa”
Jonathan Edward Greenwood, European University Institute, “Girolamo Benzoni and the Black Legend in Spanish Translation”
Cassidy Reis, University of Wisconsin–Madison, “Grotesque Style and the Impossibility for Empathy in El buscón”
David Reher, University of Chicago, “Inverting Tropes of Power: Spanish Captivity and Resistance in Constantinople”

Material Culture and Early Modern Women in Spain II
Sponsor: Grupo de estudios sobre la mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800) (GEMELA)
Organizer and Chair: Nieves Romero-Díaz, Mount Holyoke College
Nuria Silleras-Fernandez, University of Colorado Boulder, “The Material Culture of Grieving in Castile and Portugal: The Case of Isabel of Aragon”
Sabena Kull, University of Delaware, “Painted Threads in the Hands and Eyes of Women in Early Modern Spain and Peru”
Maria-Isabel Martinez-Mira, University of Mary Washington, “Women’s Self-Representation in Legal Documents in Early Modern Spain”

Traveled Routes between Spain and Italy: Cooperation and Rivalry
Sponsor: Hispanic Literature, RSA Discipline Group
Organizer: Marta Albala Pelegrin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Chair: Miguel Martinez, University of Chicago
Respondent: Valeria Lopez Fadul, University of Chicago
Monserrat Bores Martínez, Princeton University, “Meta-Discourses in Francisco Imperial’s Dezires and Early Renaissance on the Iberian Peninsula”
Marta Albala Pelegrin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, “’Is Castilian as Elegant as Tuscan?’: On Learning and Reading Spanish in the Italian Peninsula”
Javier Patino Loira, Independent Scholar, “Hunting for Books: Juan Páez de Castro in Italy (1545–53)”

Emblematic Culture in the Iberian World
Sponsor: Society for Emblem Studies
Organizer: Pedro Germano Moraes Cardoso Leal, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Chair: John T. Cull, College of the Holy Cross
Carme López Calderón, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, “Mary as the Shield of Myrtillus: Iberian Applied Emblems, Classical Borrowings, and Catholic Propaganda”
Luís Gomes, University of Glasgow, “Vasco Mousinho de Quevedo Castelo Branco: Portuguese Early Emblems in the Affirmation of a Nation”
Pedro Germano Moraes Cardoso Leal, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, “The ‘Pictorial Dispute’ in the New World: From Hieroglyphic Catechisms to Emblematic Culture”

Theological-Political Thought in the Iberian Peninsula: Jews, Conversos, and the Reconfiguration of the Body Politic
Sponsors: Hebraica, RSA Discipline Group; Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (CREMS) at Queen Mary
Organizer: Dana E. Katz, Reed College
Chair: Theodor W. Dunkelgrün, University of Cambridge
Cedric Cohen-Skalli, University of Haifa, “The Iberian Context of Abravanel’s Theological-Political Thought: A New Approach”
Rosa Vidal Doval, Queen Mary University of London, “Juan Luis Vives and Jewish Conversion: Individual and Christian Community in Early Modern Spain”
Claude Stuczynski, Bar-Ilan University, “Importing French Absolutism to Catholic Portugal: A Frustrated Pro-Converso Theological-Political Paradigm Shift (after 1640)”
Felipe Pereda, Johns Hopkins University, “Hic est: The Titulus Crucis Debate or the Evidence of Sacred Images in Baroque Spain”

Women and Music in Early Modern Spain and the New World
Sponsor: Grupo de estudios sobre la mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800) (GEMELA)
Organizer: Clara E. Herrera, Independent Scholar
Chair: Jelena Sánchez, North Central College
Catalina Andrango-Walker, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, “Sor Getrudes de San Yldefonso: Music and Institutional Politics in Colonial Quito”
Clara E. Herrera, Independent Scholar, “The Discreet Musical Charm of the Neogranadine Woman”

Early Modern Anglo-Spanish Relations: Cultural Translation, Representation, and Conflict
Sponsor: Center for Early Modern Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Organizer: Ullrich Langer, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Chair: Mercedes Alcalá Galán, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Deborah Forteza, University of Notre Dame, “Ingrate Harpy or Fairy Godmother? Elizabeth Tudor Imagined by Lope de Vega and Cervantes”
Kelsey Ihinger, University of Wisconsin–Madison, “Philip II and Mary Tudor: A Window into the Early Modern Anglo-Spanish Relationship”
Alexander Samson, University College London, “Hispanic Worlds in the English Renaissance”
Ernesto Eduardo Oyarbide, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, “A State Matter and a Conflict for the Soul: Ribera’s Views against Peace with England”

Conversion and Heterodoxy in Early Modern Europe
Sponsor: Religion, RSA Discipline Group
Organizer: Tamar Herzig, Tel Aviv University
Chair: Daniel Hershenzon, University of Connecticut
Respondent: Laura Patricia Stokes, Stanford University
Yanay Israeli, University of Michigan, “Defining Converts: Collectivity and Heterodoxy in the Crown of Castile”
Yonatan Glazer-Eytan, Johns Hopkins University, “Sacrilege to Heresy: Judeoconversos, Moriscos, and Inquisitorial Process in Cuenca, 1580–1620”
Diego Pirillo, University of California, Berkeley, “The Embassy as a Space of Conversion: Diplomacy and Heterodoxy in Early Modern Venice”

Aging Women in Early Modern Spain: Providers, Performers, Poets, and Foundresses
Sponsor: Grupo de estudios sobre la mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800) (GEMELA)
Organizer: Bárbara Mujica, Georgetown University
Chair: Emily Francomano, Georgetown University
Ross Karlan, Georgetown University, “Grandma’s Galletas: Older Women and Food Culture in Early Modern Spain”
Elizabeth Marie Cruz Petersen, Florida Atlantic University, “Reinventing Herself: María Álvarez’s Legacy as Actor, Director, Mentor”
Bárbara Mujica, Georgetown University, “Over Sixty and Still Going Strong: Older Women in the Carmelite Reform”

The Social Dynamics of Medicine in Early Modern Spain
Sponsor: Hispanic Literature, RSA Discipline Group
Organizers: David A. Boruchoff, Independent Scholar; Susan Byrne, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Chair: Mary B. Quinn, University of New Mexico
Julia Dominguez, Iowa State University, “La medicina política en Cervantes: El gobierno del cuerpo en Don Quijote”
Philippe Rabaté, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, “El discurso sobre la generación de las criaturas en la medicina renacentista española”
Carolyn Nadeau, Illinois Wesleyan University, “Treating the Mentally Ill in Don Quijote: ‘Discursos Medicinales’ and Women’s Domestic Manuals”

The Malleable Body: Humans, Animals, and Environment in the Early Modern Iberian World
Sponsor: Medicine and Science, RSA Discipline Group
Organizer: Kathryn Renton, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University
Janice Gunther Martin, University of Notre Dame, “Unburdening the Beasts: Healing and Understanding the Equine Body”
Kathleen M. Kole de Peralta, Idaho State University, “Curing and Care in Sixteenth-Century Hospital San Andrés in Lima, Peru”
Kathryn Renton, University of California, Los Angeles, “Conserving the Casta and Raza of the Spanish Horse: Theory and Practice”

Scenes of Reading in Early Modern Spain
Organizer and Chair: Eli Cohen, Swarthmore College
Guillermo M Jodra, Temple University, “Sola Scriptura: Public and Private Reading in Early Modern Hispanic Religious Orders”
Sophia Blea Nuñez, Princeton University, “Competing Proof of Identity: Reading Bodies, Texts, and Objects in Early Modern Spain”
David Souto Alcalde, Trinity College, “Reading, Acting, Deciding: A Baroque Ethics Of Reading (Gracian, Tesauro, Quevedo)”

Models and Modern Forms of Friendship in Cervantes
Sponsor: Cervantes Society of America
Organizers: David A. Boruchoff, Independent Scholar; Susan Byrne, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Chair: Ana María G. Laguna, Rutgers University, Camden
Magdalena Altamirano, San Diego State University, Imperial Valley, “Contesting Ballads: Cervantes’s Don Quijote and the Romancero”
Michael S. Scham, University of St. Thomas, “Law, Affect, and Understanding: Friendship in Cervantes”
Marsha S. Collins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “A Foundation for Friendship in Don Quijote”

Hispanic Sovereignties
Organizer: Xavier Tubau, Hamilton College
Chair: Harald E. Braun, University of Liverpool
Respondent: Susan Longfield Karr, University of Cincinnati
Darcy Kern, Southern Connecticut State University, “Sovereignty, Conciliarism, and the Cortes in Fifteenth-Century Castile”
Xavier Tubau, Hamilton College, “Charles V’s Imperial Sovereignty and the Spanish Juristic Thought”

Priests Behaving Badly: Clerical Misconduct in Counter-Reformation Europe
Sponsor: Religion, RSA Discipline Group
Organizer: Tamar Herzig, Tel Aviv University
Chair: Stefano Villani, University of Maryland, College Park
David C. Rosenthal, University of Edinburgh, “Unholy Communion? Priests and Taverngoing in the Counter-Reformation City”
Celeste I. McNamara, University of Warwick, “’I Only Say Dirty Words When I’m Drunk’: Reforming the Unfit Priest”
John Christopoulos, University of British Columbia, “Giovanni Giuseppe da Sicolo: Franciscan, Exorcist, Abortionist”
Amanda Lynn Scott, Washington University in St. Louis, “Tridentine Reform in the Afternoon: Bullfighting and the Navarrese Clergy”

Spanish Comedia and Its Cognate Arts
Sponsor: Early Modern Image and Text Society (EMIT)
Organizer: Noelia Sol Cirnigliaro, Dartmouth College
Chair: Juan Vitulli, University of Notre Dame
John Slater, University of California, Davis, “Visualizing The Arts of Geometry in the Comedia”
Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Arizona State University, “Privanza con Arte”
Noelia Sol Cirnigliaro, Dartmouth College, “Pedagogies of Dance and Spectatorship in the Comedia”

Deixis and Iberian Empire
Organizer: Elizabeth Spragins, Stanford University
Chair: Dale Shuger, Tulane University
Elizabeth Spragins, Stanford University, “Mediated Witnessing and the Indexing of Portuguese Empire”
Rachel Stein, Columbia University, “In This and This Place: Itinerant Composition and the Global Iberian Book”
Ana Garriga Espino, Brown University, “’Acá y allá hay harta desaventura’: Deixis and Iberian Expansion in Teresa of Ávila’s Letters”

Reformation in the Spanish Empire
Organizer and Chair: Ana Valdez, CIDEHUS, University of Évora
Respondent: Ruth MacKay, Independent Scholar
Thomas C. Devaney, University of Rochester, “Countering the ‘Heretics’: Miracle Books and Marian Devotion in Early Modern Spain”
Luna Najera, Eastern Connecticut State University, “A Pilgrimage to Rome: The Reformation in Cervantes’s The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda”
Dan Crews, University of Central Missouri, “Lazarillo de Tormes and the Purge of Purgatory in the Spanish Reformation”

On the Value of Literary Arts and Artists in Early Modern Spain
Sponsor: Hispanic Literature, RSA Discipline Group
Organizers: David A. Boruchoff, Independent Scholar; Susan Byrne, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Chair: Marsha S. Collins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Paul Michael Johnson, DePauw University, “Lies of Love, Truth of Blood: The Curious Case of María Riquelme”
Valeria Lopez Fadul, University of Chicago, “Juan Páez de Castro, Language, and the History of New World Natives and Ancient Iberians”
Patricia W. Manning, University of Kansas, “The Rhetorical Impact of the Debate Between the Arts in the Hermandad de San Jerónimo’s Litigation”

Iberian Orientalism: Turks, Corsairs, and Moriscos against a Shifting Spain
Sponsor: Early Modern Image and Text Society (EMIT)
Organizer: David Reher, University of Chicago
Chair: Christina H. Lee, Princeton University
Felipe Rojas, University of Chicago, “Queer Ekphrasis: Cervantes, Algiers, and Michelangelo”
Neringa Pukelis, Lewis University, “Orientalism and Magic in Moorish Toledo”
James Nemiroff, University of Chicago, “Iconographic Judaizing and Orientalist Reason of State in El Otomano Famoso”

 

Workshop on Art & Court Cultures in the Iberian World – Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard

International workshop on Arts and Court Cultures in the Iberian World (1400-1650)

by Jorge Sebastian

Arts and Court Cultures in the Iberian World (1400-1650)

An international workshop in Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University
Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:00am to 5:00pm

http://rcc.harvard.edu/event/arts-and-court-cultures-iberian-world-1400-…

Visual strategies of legitimization became increasingly important for Iberian monarchies during the late medieval and early modern periods. Mediterranean dynastic, diplomatic, and military endeavors called for effective propaganda, both in the metropolis and in viceregal territories, such as southern Italy. Such efforts include architecture, both ephemeral and permanent, the decoration of palaces, court portraiture, and historiography. The advent of a Monarchia Hispanica under Habsburg rule required careful elaborations of national, religious, racial, and gender identities, across a mosaic of multilingual and multiethnic populations. This workshop aims to highlight some of these strategies, and to create a forum for discussion of further research avenues, under the guidance of scholars from Spanish and American universities. It is made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University, and the University of Valencia, with additional support from the Fulbright Commission and the BBVA Foundation.

Speakers: Prof. Mercedes Gómez-Ferrer (Universitat de València); Prof. Jorge Sebastián (Universitat de València); Dr. Borja Franco (UNED, Madrid); Prof. Cristelle Baskins (Tufts University); Prof. Felipe Pereda (Harvard University).

Location: RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

More information: rcc@harvard.edujorge.sebastian@uv.es

(Spanish version follows)

El arte y la cultura cortesanas en el mundo hispánico (1400-1650)

Simposio en el Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University
Viernes 28 de abril, de 9 a 17 h.

http://rcc.harvard.edu/event/arts-and-court-cultures-iberian-world-1400-…

Durante la Edad Media tardía y la Edad Moderna, las monarquías ibéricas emplearon de forma creciente diversas estrategias visuales de legitimación. Sus empresas dinásticas, diplomáticas y militares en el ámbito mediterráneo se acompañaron de formas eficaces de propaganda, en la metrópoli y en los virreinatos, por ejemplo en la Italia meridional. Tales esfuerzos abarcaron, entre otros medios, la arquitectura, tanto efímera como permanente, la decoración palacial, el retrato de corte, y la historiografía. Bajo el dominio de la Casa de Austria, la implantación de la Monarchia Hispanica conllevó la construcción de identidades nacionales, religiosas, raciales y de género, a lo largo y ancho de un mosaico de poblaciones multilingües y multiétnicas. Este simposio pretende analizar algunas de estas estrategias, y crear un foro para la discusión de próximas líneas de investigación, de la mano de investigadores de universidades españolas y norteamericanas. Es resultado de la colaboración entre el Real Colegio Complutense en Harvard University y la Universitat de València, con el apoyo de la Comisión Fulbright y la Fundación BBVA.

Ponentes: Prof. Mercedes Gómez-Ferrer (Universitat de València); Prof. Jorge Sebastián (Universitat de València); Dr. Borja Franco (UNED, Madrid); Prof. Cristelle Baskins (Tufts University); Prof. Felipe Pereda (Harvard University).

Sede: RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

Más información: rcc@harvard.edujorge.sebastian@uv.es

Mellon Summer Institute in Spanish Palaography: Carla Rahn Phillips at the Newberry

2017 Mellon Summer Institute in Spanish Paleography

At the Newberry Library
Monday, June 12, 2017Friday, June 30, 2017

9 am to 12:30 pm Mondays through Fridays, plus 1:30-3:30 Monday afternoons

Room B-91

Directed by Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota, Emerita
Application Deadline: March 1
CENTER FOR RENAISSANCE STUDIES PROGRAMS
MELLON SUMMER INSTITUTES IN VERNACULAR PALEOGRAPHY

The institute will provide participants with practical training in reading and transcribing documents written in Spain and Spanish America from the late fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. Although the course sessions will be taught primarily in English, all of the documents will be in early forms of Spanish.

Learn more about the institute’s director: Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota.

Schedule: The institute will meet in the mornings Monday through Friday, plus two hours on the Monday afternoons, for three weeks.

Eligibility: Each institute will enroll 15 participants. First consideration will be given to advanced graduate students and junior faculty at U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities, but applications will also be accepted from associate and full professors at U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities, from professional staff of U.S. and Canadian libraries and museums, and from qualified independent scholars. Advanced language skills are required.

Award: All successful applicants will receive a stipend of $970; non-local participants will receive an additional $2,500 to defray travel and housing expenses. There are no fees associated with the institute.

Prerequisite: This graduate-level course is taught in English, but participants will do extensive reading in early forms of Spanish; advanced language skills are required.

Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Mellon Summer Institutes in Vernacular Paleography, and check out our list of paleography resources for Latin, English, French, Italian, and Spanish. Funded by a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Download a printable flyer.

Cost and Registration Information

The application deadline is March 1.

Apply Here

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Conference: “Out/Lines: Boundary Conditions of the Early Modern Iberian World,” Penn, Jan 6, 2017

OUT/LINES: BOUNDARY CONDITIONS OF THE EARLY MODERN IBERIAN WORLD

January 6, 2017 — 3:00–7:00pm
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt Library
University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut Street


DESCRIPTION

The expansive contours of the Iberian world in the 16th and 17th centuries, expressed in the imperial motto plus ultra or “further beyond,” can at times obscure the aporias (of ecologies, ethnicities, and epistemologies) at its fringes. Recent scholarship on the material cultures, political economies, and discourses of gender of imperial Spain has worked to address these gaps and contradictions. Responding to the MLA 2017 presidential theme of Boundary Conditions, this afternoon symposium gathers students and scholars of the early modern Iberian world for interdisciplinary roundtable discussions that aim to bring forth the spaces, bodies, and practices that exceeded—and in doing so, defined—the limits of this ostensibly “boundless” empire.


PROGRAM

3:00–3:30 — Coffee

3:30–4:30 — Session 1: Mare nostrum / Terra ignota

Christina Lee (Princeton), Miguel Martínez (Chicago), Ricardo Padrón (Virginia), Sherry Velasco (USC)

4:30–4:45 — Break

4:45–5:45 — Session 2: Corpus delicti / Hortus deliciarum

Israel Burshatin (Haveford), Jill Ross (Toronto), Felipe Valencia (Utah State), Sonia Velázquez (Indiana)

6:00-7:00 — Reception @ Zavino University City, 3200 Chestnut St.


PARTICIPANTS

burshatin_picIsrael Burshatin is Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Haverford College. His research focuses on discourses of “Orientalism,” religion, and on the articulations of gender, sexuality, and race in Medieval and early modern Spain. His current project is concerns the poetics of biopower, and traces the emergence of subjects empowered or subdued by the government of life, from captives in Alfonsine law to medical representations of bodies of pleasure, illness, and disorder.

img_2924Christina Lee is a tenured research scholar in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. Her publications include: The Anxiety of Sameness in Early Modern Spain, the collection of essays Western Visions of Far East in a Transpacific Age, and Reading and Writing Subjects in Medieval and Golden Age Spain: Essays in Honor of Ronald E. Surtz (with José Luis Gastañaga). Her current book project examines the sacred world of the Spanish Philippines during the early colonial period.

newfaculty_042Miguel Martínez is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Chicago, where his research describes the cultural and literary histories of early modern Iberia and colonial Latin America. He is the author of Front Lines: Soldiers’ Writing in the Early Modern Hispanic World, which explores the writing and reading practices of Spanish popular soldiery in both the Old and the New World. He is currently working on a second book project on Spanish colonial discourse in and about Southeast Asia.

Ricardo with Marx.jpgRicardo Padrón is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia specializing in the literature and culture of the early modern Hispanic world. His first book, The Spacious Word: Cartography, Literature and Empire in Early Modern Spain, examines the joint contribution of sixteenth century literature and cartography to the transformation of European world views. His most recent work emphasizes the transpacific dimensions of Spain’s concept of “the Indies.”

jill-ross-photo-img_8123Jill Ross is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Medieval Studies and Director of the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Figuring the Feminine: The Rhetoric of Embodiment in Medieval Hispanic Literature, and co-editor (with Suzanne Conklin Akbari) of The Ends of the Body: Identity and Community in Medieval Culture. She is currently working on a project on comparative poetics in the late medieval Crown of Aragon.

felipe-valencia-august-2014-picture-by-alex-savothFelipe Valencia is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Utah State University. His book project, The Melancholy Void: The Problem of Lyric in the Age of Góngora, interprets the transformation of Hispanic poetry at the turn of the seventeenth century in light of two interconnected developments: the interest in melancholy as the condition of the poet and the emergence of lyric as a category in poetic theory. He has published articles on sixteenth-century Spanish lyric and epic poetry, and neo-Senecan tragedy.

velasco-photoSherry Velasco is Professor of Spanish literature and culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Gender Studies Program (and currently Chair of the Department of French and Italian) at the University of Southern California. Her publications include: Lesbians in Early Modern Spain and Male Delivery: Reproduction, Effeminacy, and Pregnant Men in Early Modern Spain. Her current book project is tentatively titled: Quixotic Obscenities: Sexual Knowledge in the Age of Cervantes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASonia Velázquez is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Religious Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, specializing in religion and aesthetics in the early modern Iberian world. She is co-editing with William Egginton a critical cluster for MLN on Agamben’s theopoetics and early modern Spanish poetry, and hopes to complete the manuscript of a monograph, Promiscuous Grace: Rethinking Beauty and Holiness with St Mary of Egypt, this spring thanks to a grant from the College of Arts and Humanities Institute at IU.

Spanish History Symposium, UCSD Jan 21

The Spanish history Symposium (a regional ASPHS meeting) will meet at UCSD on January 21, 2017, from 10AM-4PM.  The format is discussion of pre-circulated papers, beginning with breakfast and including lunch.

If you would like to attend and/or be put on the symposium mailing list so that you receive copies of the papers and future announcements, please let me know: pradcliff@ucsd.edu

Cheers,

Pamela Radcliff, Dept of History, UCSD

The five papers we will discuss are:

Aitana Guia (Prof, Cal State Fullerton), “Back to the Future:  Importing North African experiences of Nativism, Migration, and Gender to Europe, 1985-2015”

 

Foster Chamberlin (UCSD, Ph.D. student), “1931: Confronting the Mass Politics of the Second Republic,” (Ch 3 of dissertation, “Honor Bound: The Military Culture of the Civil Guard and the Political Violence of the Spanish Second Republic, 1931-1936.”)

 

Kathy Schneider,  “Forming the Modern Catholic Female Citizen:  Catholic Women’s Education during the Second Republic in Spain”

 

Katie Harris (Prof, UC, Davis), “‘Since devotion ended among us, their veneration came to an end’: St. Jean of Matha in Trinitarian Tradition”

 

Suzanne Dunai (UCSD, Ph.D. student), “An Appetite for Politics: Food Policies in the Francoist Media Culture”

 

Panels at the RSA, Boston 2016

Renaissance Society of America, Boston, March 31-April 2, 2016. I’m sorry but I don’t have the time & space to hunt down individual papers that feature Spain on trans-national panels – it’s just such a huge conference. But if I’ve left yours out email it to me and I’ll insert it!

Curiosity and Modernity in Early Modern Spain I

Thu, March 31, 8:30 to 10:00am, Park Plaza, Mezzanine, Exeter Room

Organizer

  • Marina S. Brownlee, Princeton University

Chair

  • Christina H. Lee, Princeton University

Individual Submissions

  • Curiosity and the Renaissance Prince: Cortesi, Machiavelli, and Castiglione – Marta Albala Pelegrin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Dissecting Garcilaso: Curiosity and Excess in Fernando de Herrera’s CommentariesVictor Sierra Matute, University of Pennsylvania
  • Metaphysical Curiosity in Baltasar Gracián’s CriticónSusan Byrne, Yale University
  • Learning as Eavesdropping: Historiography in Baltasar Gracián and Fernando Díez de Aux (1642) – Javier Patino Loira, Princeton University

Curiosity and Modernity in Early Modern Spain II

Thu, March 31, 10:30am to 12:00pm, Park Plaza, Mezzanine, Exeter Room

Organizer

  • MarinaS.Brownlee, Princeton University

Chair

  • RonaldSurtz, Princeton University

Individual Submissions

  • Cervantes’s Curious Comedia: El rufián dichoso as a Drama of Care – SoniaVelazquez, Indiana University
  • Care, Curiosity, and the Problematic Modernity of Pastoral OtiumSteveVásquezDolph, University of Pennsylvania
  • Curiosity and Modernity in Mexía’s “Silva de varia lección” – MarinaS.Brownlee, Princeton University
  • The Curious Seafarer: Amphibious Narratives of Early Modern Portuguese Expansion – Josiah Blackmore, Harvard University

Heroes of Epic Proportions: The Figure of the Explorer-Discoverer in Early Modern Spanish and Ibero-American Epic

Thu, March 31, 1:30 to 3:00pm, Park Plaza, Mezzanine, Exeter RoomOrganizers

  • Elizabeth B. Davis, The Ohio State University
  • Maya Caterina Feile Tomes, University of Cambridge

Chair

  • Elizabeth B. Davis, The Ohio State University

Individual Submissions

  • Orphans of Adam: Columbus and Francis Drake in Juan de Castellanos’s Elegías de varones ilustresJason McCloskey, Bucknell University
  • Heroism at the Extremes: Exploration and Desire in Juan de Miramontes’s Armas antárticas (ca. 1608–09) – Imogen Choi, University of Cambridge
  • Heroic Women in Spanish Imperial Epics: Juan de Castellanos’s Doña Inés de Atienza (Elegía 14) – Emiro Martinez-Osorio, York University

Studies on the Early Modern Spanish and Ibero-American Epic: Re(dis)covering Iberian Epic: A Trilingual Perspective

Thu, March 31, 3:30 to 5:00pm, Park Plaza, Mezzanine, Exeter RoomOrganizers

  • Elizabeth B. Davis, The Ohio State University
  • Maya Caterina Feile Tomes, University of Cambridge

Chair

  • Elizabeth B. Davis, The Ohio State University

Individual Submissions

  • Metapoetics at the Isthmus of Panama: A Study in Early Modern Spanish and Neo-Latin Epic Interaction – Maya Caterina Feile Tomes, University of Cambridge
  • The Mute Muse: Iberian Epic Lost and Found – Miguel Martinez, University of Chicago
  • Historia and Fábula in Lepanto Epic Poetry: The Naval Battle in Latin, Catalan, and Spanish Perspective – Maxim Rigaux, Universiteit Gent

Early Modern Hispanic Poetry and the Material Turn

Thu, March 31, 5:30 to 7:00pm, Park Plaza, Mezzanine, Exeter RoomSession Submission Type: Panel

Organizers

  • Elizabeth B. Davis, The Ohio State University
  • Miguel Martinez, University of Chicago

Chair

  • Miguel Martinez, University of Chicago

Individual Submissions

  • Quevedo’s Rome: Of Ruins and Artifacts – Mary E. Barnard, Pennsylvania State University
  • Difusión manuscrita e ilustrada de la épica: Las obras de Jerónimo Corte-Real, entre Lisboa y Madrid – Aude Plagnard, Université Paris-Sorbonne and Casa de Velázquez
  • Nuevos asedios para el estudio de la recepción de Luis de Góngora en el siglo XVII – Jaime Galbarro García, Universidad de Sevilla

Early Modern Anger: A Reappraisal I

Fri, April 1, 8:30 to 10:00am, Park Plaza, Mezzanine, Exeter RoomOrganizers

  • Jorge Ledo, Universität Basel
  • Anna Laura Puliafito Bleuel, University of Warwick

Chair

  • Anna Laura Puliafito Bleuel, University of Warwick

Individual Submissions

  • From Deadly Sin to Self-Control: Erasmus and Anger – Cecilia Asso, Independent Scholar
  • Divine Anger in Early Modern Spanish Thought – Karine Durin, Université de Nantes
  • Truth and Anger: Notes for a (Rhetorical) History of the Rise of Reformation – Jorge Ledo, Universität Basel

The Global and the Early Modern Hispanic World

Fri, April 1, 8:30 to 10:00am, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Constitution RoomOrganizer

  • Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Arizona State University

Chair

  • Kimberly Borchard, Randolph-Macon College

Individual Submissions

  • Bullfights as Images of Global Spanish Unity in Three Early Modern Festival Narratives – Mark Evan Davis, Ohio University
  • Cabeza de Vaca’s Primahaitu Pidgin (O’odham Nation, and euskaldunak) – Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Arizona State University
  • Cultural Appropriation in the Philippines: The Santo Niño de Cebú – Christina H. Lee, Princeton University
  • Americanizing European History in the Epics of the Conquest of Mexico – Antonio Río Torres-Murciano, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Women Healers in the Early Modern Hispanic World

Fri, April 1, 8:30 to 10:00am, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Gloucester Room

Organizer

  • Margaret E. Boyle, Bowdoin College

Chair

  • Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Michigan State University

Individual Submissions

  • Marital Pains, Unorthodox Cures: Alternative Economies of Healing in Cartagena de Indias – Ana María Díaz Burgos, Oberlin College
  • Women, Herbs, and Healing in Early Modern Spain – Margaret E. Boyle, Bowdoin College
  • Healer, Prophet, Visionary: The Inquisition Record of Catalina Muñoz – Nicholas Jones, Bucknell University

New Directions in the Interdisciplinary Study of Masculinity I

Fri, April 1, 8:30 to 10:00am, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, St. James Room

Organizer

  • Brendan Kane, University of Connecticut

Chair

  • Brendan Kane, University of Connecticut

Respondent

  • Valerie McGowan-Doyle, Lorain County Community College

Individual Submissions

  • Walking with John of the Cross: Memory and Discipleship among His Friars – Jodi Bilinkoff, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Radical Manhood in the English Revolution – Ann Laura Hughes, Keele University
  • Intersectional Masculinities in Early Modern French Studies – Michael Meere, Wesleyan University

Materials of Art in Spain, ca. 1500–1700 I

Fri, April 1, 8:30 to 10:00am, Hynes Convention Center, Level Three, 310

Organizer

  • Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio, University of Vermont

Chair

  • Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio, University of Vermont

Individual Submissions

  • The Significance and Symbolism of Tapestry at the Spanish-Hapsburg Court – Jessica Weiss, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Materiality and Mobility: Geographic and Temporal Dislocation in Maíno’s Recapture of Bahía – Carrie Anderson, Middlebury College
  • After Titian: Imitating and Copying Titian’s Late Painting Technique in Habsburg Spain – Francesco Mariani, Independent Scholar

Portraying the Conquest of La Florida by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés 450 Years Later

Fri, April 1, 10:30am to 12:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Constitution Room

Organizers

  • Jorge Abril-Sanchez, University of New Hampshire
  • Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Arizona State University

Chair

  • Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Arizona State University

Individual Submissions

  • The Appalachian Center of the Spanish Empire in Pedro Menéndez de Avilés – Kimberly Borchard, Randolph-Macon College
  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Self-Fashioning of a Renaissance Identity – Jorge Abril-Sanchez, University of New Hampshire

Addressing Women in Early Modern Latin America

Fri, April 1, 10:30am to 12:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Gloucester Room

Organizer

  • Clara Herrera, University of Illinois at Chicago

Chair

  • Montserrat Pérez-Toribio, Wheaton College

Individual Submissions

  • Women Readers’ First Encounters with Sor Juana – Rosa Perelmuter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • “Inca y Española”: Self-Fashioning of an Inca Noblewoman in Colonial Mexico – Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Michigan State University
  • The Presence of Women in the Papel Periódico of Santafé de Bogotá (1791–97) – Clara Herrera, University of Illinois at Chicago

Image Normativity and Religion in Italy and Spain: New Perspectives

Fri, April 1, 10:30am to 12:00pm, Hynes Convention Center, Level Two, 200

Organizer

  • Chiara Franceschini, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University

Chair

  • Felipe Pereda, Johns Hopkins University

Respondent

  • Diane Bodart, Columbia University

Individual Submissions

  • The Image of Santo Domingo Soriano on Trial – Maria Cruz de Carlos Verona, Museo Nacional del Prado
  • “Multiplying Christ”: Images Leading to Conversion – Chiara Petrolini, University of Macerata
  • “Too many wounds”: Hyperrealism, Replication, and Normativity – Chiara Franceschini, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University

Materials of Art in Spain, ca. 1500–1700 II

Fri, April 1, 10:30am to 12:00pm, Hynes Convention Center, Level Three, 310

Organizer

  • Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio, University of Vermont

Chair

  • Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio, University of Vermont

Individual Submissions

  • “Mirar por una y otra parte”: Iridescence and Immateriality in Seventeenth-Century Spain – Brendan C. McMahon, University of Southern California
  • Material Choices in Spanish Sculpture – Johannes Röll, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
  • Material Efficacy in the Retablo Mayor (1579–90) at El Escorial – Wendy Sepponen, University of Michigan

Converted Jews from Spain to Italy: Economic Activities and Social Integration (1500–1700)

Fri, April 1, 1:30 to 3:00pm, Park Plaza, Mezzanine, Arlington Room

Organizer

  • Fabrizio D’Avenia, Università degli Studi di Palermo

Chair

  • Gaetano Sabatini, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Individual Submissions

  • Converted Jews in Spain, Nobles in Italy: Castilian Merchants in Medicean Florence (1550–1650) – Rafael M. Girón-Pascual, Universidad de Granada
  • From Aragon to Sicily after the Expulsion: “Former Jews,” Merchants between Economic Network and Aristocratic Elite – Fabrizio D’Avenia, Università degli Studi di Palermo

Brujomanía: New Research on the Basque Witch-Hunts, 1525–1611

Fri, April 1, 1:30 to 3:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Brandeis Room

Organizer

  • Amanda Lynn Scott, Washington University in St. Louis

Chair

  • Michael D. Bailey, Iowa State University

Individual Submissions

  • The Child Witches of Olague: Insights from a New Manuscript – Lu Ann Homza, College of William & Mary
  • The Devil’s “Particular Favorite”: Witchcraft Accusations and the Basque SerorasAmanda Lynn Scott, Washington University in St. Louis

Luke Wadding I: His Spanish Education and Ideology

Fri, April 1, 1:30 to 3:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Constitution Room

Organizer

  • Clare Carroll, CUNY, Queens College

Chair

  • Matteo Binasco, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism

Respondent

  • Simon Ditchfield, University of York, Vanbrugh College

Individual Submissions

  • Luke Wadding between Theology and Sacred History: The Presbeia sive Legatio Philippi III (1624) – Paolo Broggio, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
  • Luke Wadding and the Irish Community in Spain – Igor Pérez Tostado, Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Spanish Women as Queens and Counselors

Fri, April 1, 1:30 to 3:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Gloucester Room

Organizer

  • Bárbara Mujica, Georgetown University

Chair

  • Melinda Gough, McMaster University

Individual Submissions

  • Countess María de Guevera: Advocate and Activist – Elizabeth Marie Cruz Petersen, Florida Atlantic University
  • Archduchess Isabel Clara Eugenia and the Carmelite Reform in the Low Countries – Bárbara Mujica, Georgetown University
  • Catherine of Aragon Refashioned: Strength and Defiance on the Madrid Stage – Susan L. Fischer, Bucknell University

Spain between Europe and the New World: Culture, Politics, and Power Projection I

Fri, April 1, 1:30 to 3:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Whittier Room

Organizers

  • Salvatore Bottari, Università degli Studi di Messina
  • Linda Curcio-Nagy, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Gabriel Guarino, University of Ulster

Chair

  • Salvatore Bottari, Università degli Studi di Messina

Individual Submissions

  • Charles V’s Spain and His Mediterranean Policy against Turks and Barbary Pirates – Mirella Vera Mafrici, Università degli Studi di Salerno
  • The Dispute of Valladolid: Bartolomé de Las Casas versus Juan Ginés de Sepulveda – Francesca Russo, Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa
  • The Philosophy of Francisco Suárez: A European Scene in an American Contest – Italia Maria Cannataro, Università degli Studi di Messina

Text and Image in Early Modern Spain I: Ekphrasis

Fri, April 1, 1:30 to 3:00pm, Hynes Convention Center, Level Three, 308

Organizers

  • Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio, University of Vermont
  • Almudena Vidorreta, CUNY, The Graduate Center

Chair

  • Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio, University of Vermont

Individual Submissions

  • Demonic Commissions: Art as Evidence in Baroque Madrid – Adam Jasienski, Harvard University
  • El Greco’s Artistic Practice and Theory: “The Eyes of Reason” – Yannis Hadjinicolaou, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Daring Paintbrushes: Ekphrasis in Aragonese Poetry during the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century – Almudena Vidorreta, CUNY, The Graduate Center
  • Portraits of Women in the New World: Ekphrastic Representations of Beauty – Sarissa Carneiro, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Roundtable: The Visual Culture of Celestina

Fri, April 1, 1:30 to 3:00pm, Hynes Convention Center, Level Three, 310

Abstract

The history of the Spanish literary masterpiece Celestina has been shaped by the inclusion of images from the very first edition (1499). The following five centuries were punctuated by many illustrated editions, imaginary portraits of the eponymous procuress Celestina by painters such as Murillo, Goya, and Picasso, and, recently, cinema adaptations. Considered second only to Don Quixote, Celestina is the landmark separating the medieval and the Renaissance periods of Spanish literature. It connects directly with the comedia humanistica and with Terence’s legacy. The graphic treatment of Celestina in the first illustrated editions (woodcuts), their connection to the manuscript tradition of Terence’s comedies, the treatment in the fine arts (paintings, statues) and in the arts of the camera (cinema adaptations, pictures of the dramatic performances, advertising posters, etc.), as well as in many other media (postal stamps and lottery tickets with Celestinaimages) will be analyzed in this roundtable.

Organizer

  • Enrique Fernandez, University of Manitoba

Chair

  • Sonia Velazquez, Indiana University

Discussants

  • Ted L. L. Bergman, University of St. Andrews
  • Yolanda Iglesias, University of Toronto
  • Christina H. Lee, Princeton University
  • Rachel Schmidt, University of Calgary

Spanish Letters under the Catholic Monarchs and Charles I of Spain

Fri, April 1, 3:30 to 5:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Back Bay RoomOrganizers

  • David A. Boruchoff, Independent Scholar
  • Susan Byrne, Yale University

Chair

  • Marta Albala Pelegrin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Individual Submissions

  • Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo between Medieval Modes of Memory and Renaissance Antiquarianism – Paul Carranza, Dartmouth College
  • Francisco de Castilla, Boethius, and the Search for True Happiness – Ricardo Huamán, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Representing Babylon: Peter Martyr of Anghiera’s Embassy to Egypt, 1501–02 – Carmen Hsu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Performing Women’s Lives in Early Modern Spanish Drama

Fri, April 1, 3:30 to 5:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Gloucester Room

Organizer

  • Montserrat Pérez-Toribio, Wheaton College

Chair

  • Clara Herrera, University of Illinois at Chicago

Individual Submissions

  • Performing the Immaculate Conception: The Virgin as a Character in the Spanish ComediaRosilie Hernández, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Performing Women’s Governments in Early Modern Spain: From the Archives to the Theater – Montserrat Pérez-Toribio, Wheaton College
  • Who’s Holding All the Cards?: High-Stakes Marriage in Lope de Vega’s Mujeres y criadosJelena Sánchez, North Central College

Spain between Europe and the New World: Culture, Politics, and Power Projection II

Fri, April 1, 3:30 to 5:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Whittier Room

Organizers

  • Salvatore Bottari, Università degli Studi di Messina
  • Linda Curcio-Nagy, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Gabriel Guarino, University of Ulster

Chair

  • Francesca Russo, Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa

Individual Submissions

  • Flying across the Atlantic: Martyrdom, Imperial Power, and Gender in the Spanish Empire – Alejandro Cañeque, University of Maryland, College Park
  • The Alameda Central: Imperial Designs and Ethnic Hierarchy – Linda Curcio-Nagy, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Portuguese Governors in Brazil during the Dynastic Union (1580–1640) – Joana Fraga, Università degli Studi di Torino

Text and Image in Early Modern Spain II: Representations of the Other

Fri, April 1, 3:30 to 5:00pm, Hynes Convention Center, Level Three, 308

Organizers

  • Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio, University of Vermont
  • Almudena Vidorreta, CUNY, The Graduate Center

Chair

  • Almudena Vidorreta, CUNY, The Graduate Center

Individual Submissions

  • Before Orientalism: The Muslim Other in Iberia in the Early Modern Period – Borja Franco, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
  • The Maculate Other: Purity and Impurity in the Spanish Baroque – Rebecca Quinn Teresi, Meadows Museum
  • Conversion, Identity, and Literary Genre in Three Berber Chronicles – Diana Galarreta-Aima, University of Virginia
  • The Boxer Codex: A Mestizo Portrait of the Artist as the Other – Pablo García Piñar, Colby College

Art and Certainty in Early Modern Spain

Fri, April 1, 3:30 to 5:00pm, Hynes Convention Center, Level Three, 310

Organizer

  • Maria Lumbreras, Johns Hopkins University

Chair

  • Felipe Pereda, Johns Hopkins University

Respondent

  • Jose Ramon Marcaida, University of Cambridge

Individual Submissions

  • Beyond Life: The Portrait of Cardinal Juan Pardo de Tavera by El Greco – José Riello, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Discernment and Prudence in Jusepe de Ribera’s Isaac Blessing JacobHannah Joy Friedman, Johns Hopkins University
  • Painting, Experience, and Francisco Pacheco’s Notion of AcabadoMaria Lumbreras, Johns Hopkins University

Literary Transmissions in Early Modern Spain

Fri, April 1, 5:30 to 7:00pm, Park Plaza, Mezzanine, Arlington Room

Chair

  • Katrina B. Olds, University of San Francisco

Individual Submissions

  • The Antiquarian Polyglot, the Archive and a “Method for Practice”: Juan Páez de Castro (1512–70) – Kira von Ostenfeld, Columbia University
  • A Vernacular Art: Ramon Llull in El Escorial – Noel Blanco Mourelle, Columbia University
  • Textual Authority and Orthodoxy in Teresa of Avila’s Letters – Ana Garriga Espino, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Reprinting Tirso de Molina in Changing Times: Authorship and Religious Authority in Two Spanish Texts – Patricia W. Manning, University of Kansas

Life Cycles: Pilgrimage, Shipwrecks, and Books in Early Modern Spain

Fri, April 1, 5:30 to 7:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Back Bay Room

Organizers

  • David A. Boruchoff, Independent Scholar
  • Susan Byrne, Yale University

Chair

  • Marsha S. Collins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Individual Submissions

  • Shipwrecked Books and other Trials of Mediterranean Bibliophilia – Seth Kimmel, Columbia University
  • Spanish Nationalist Discourse in Fernández de Navarrete’s 1825 edition of Columbus’s Diario del primer viajeKeith David Howard, Florida State University
  • The Meaning of peregrino in Lope de Vega’s El peregrino en su patriaIgnacio Navarrete, University of California, Berkeley

Female Communities of Influence in Early Modern Spain and Portugal

Fri, April 1, 5:30 to 7:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Gloucester Room

Organizer

  • Nieves Romero-Díaz, Mount Holyoke College

Chair

  • Bárbara Mujica, Georgetown University

Individual Submissions

  • Women’s Networks On and Off Stage: Female Playwrights of Spain’s Seventeenth Century – Lisa Vollendorf, San Jose State University
  • Strategic Sociability between María de Agreda and Women of the Royal Family – Nieves Romero-Díaz, Mount Holyoke College
  • Making Friends and Connecting People: Women’s Networks in Early Modern Portugal – Vanda Anastacio, Universidade de Lisboa

Spain between Europe and the New World: Culture, Politics, and Power Projection III

Fri, April 1, 5:30 to 7:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Whittier RoomOrganizers

  • Salvatore Bottari, Università degli Studi di Messina
  • Linda Curcio-Nagy, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Gabriel Guarino, University of Ulster

Chair

  • Linda Curcio-Nagy, University of Nevada, Reno

Individual Submissions

  • The Viceroys and the Government of Sicily in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century – Salvatore Bottari, Università degli Studi di Messina
  • On the Portrait of Ferdinand the Catholic at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Alessandra Migliorato, Regional Museum of Messina
  • Testimonies of Faith and Wealth: Goldsmiths and Silversmiths of Messina in the Seventeenth Century – Giampaolo Chillè, Università degli Studi di Messina

Text and Image in Early Modern Spain III: Representations of Women

Fri, April 1, 5:30 to 7:00pm, Hynes Convention Center, Level Three, 308

Organizers

  • Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio, University of Vermont
  • Almudena Vidorreta, CUNY, The Graduate Center

Chair

  • Kelley Helmstutler-Di Dio, University of Vermont

Individual Submissions

  • A Beautiful, Silent Other: Female Silence and Voice and the Portrait of the Beloved – Leticia Mercado, Niagara University
  • Portraiture of Two Early Modern Iberian Queens: Isabel la Católica and Queen Esther – Emily Colbert Cairns, Salve Regina University
  • In Bed with the Enemy: Mocking the Spaniards in Pietro Fortini’s Short Stories – Paolo Pucci, University of Vermont
  • Behaving Badly: Women in the Spanish ComediaEmily Tobey, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Representing Iberia in Seventeenth-Century Rome

Sat, April 2, 8:30 to 10:00am, Park Plaza, Mezzanine, Boylston RoomOrganizer

  • James W. Nelson Novoa, University of Ottawa

Chair

  • Thomas V. Cohen, York University

Respondent

  • David García Cueto, Universidad de Granada

Individual Submissions

  • Being Portuguese in the Eternal City (1580–1670) – James W. Nelson Novoa, University of Ottawa
  • Iberian Dissidents and Roman Biblio-Politics during the Seventeenth Century – Fabien Montcher, Saint Louis University
  • Making the Streets Spanish: Spanish Ambassadors and Their Carriages in Early Modern Rome – John M. Hunt, Utah Valley University
  • “Protecting” Portugal in Rome of the Seventeenth Century – Irene Fosi, Università degli Studi “Gabriele d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara

Staging Difference in Spain and Italy

Sat, April 2, 8:30 to 10:00am, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Gloucester Room

Chair

  • Gabriela Carrion, Regis University

Individual Submissions

  • Clandestine Performances: The Hidden Stratagems of Moriscos on Stage – Melissa Figueroa, Ohio University
  • Ahi ghidy, Ahi Chavo: Sounding Turkish on the Italian Stage – Emily Wilbourne, CUNY, Queens College

Disability in Early Modern Europe and Her Colonies

Sat, April 2, 10:30am to 12:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Gloucester RoomOrganizer

  • Mary Dunn, St. Louis University

Chair

  • Jeannine E. Olson, Rhode Island College

Individual Submissions

  • Disabled Femininity and Feminized Disability in Early Modern English Drama – Lindsey Row-Heyveld, Luther College
  • Undomesticated Female Bodies in Cervantes’s Works and the Instability of Marriage – Encarnacion Juarez-Almendros, University of Notre Dame
  • Ruiz de Alarcon: Seeking Dignity, Virtue, and Reason in Early Modern Spain – Gloria Bodtorf Clark, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
  • Negotiating Disability in Early Modern New France – Mary Dunn, St. Louis University

Dynastic Regeneration: Celebrating Male Heirs in the Late Habsburg and Early Bourbon Spanish World

Sat, April 2, 10:30am to 12:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Newbury RoomOrganizer

  • Silvia Z. Mitchell, Purdue University

Chair

  • Alejandro Cañeque, University of Maryland, College Park

Respondent

  • Alejandro Cañeque, University of Maryland, College Park

Individual Submissions

  • Spectacle and Kingship in the Court City: Madrid’s Celebrations for the Birth of Balthasar Carlos – Rachael Ball, University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • Women and Children First: Rituals and Ceremonies of Kingship during Carlos II’s Minority, 1665–75 – Silvia Z. Mitchell, Purdue University
  • Infertility, Birth, Regeneration in New Spain’s Ceremonies for Its First Bourbon Prince, 1707–09 – Frances L. Ramos, University of South Florida

Sacred Images: Iconoclasm to Idolatry in the Iberian World

Sat, April 2, 10:30am to 12:00pm, Hynes Convention Center, Level Two, 203Organizer

  • Felipe Pereda, Johns Hopkins University

Chair

  • Thomas B. F. Cummins, Harvard University

Individual Submissions

  • From Pagan Idol to Christian Image and Back Again: Strategies of Religious Syncretism in Viceregal Peru – Ramón Elias Mujica Pinilla, National Library of Peru
  • Tecaxic/Tepeyac: Two Mirrors of the First Marian Theurgy of New Spain – Jaime Cuadriello, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Idolatry and Iconoclasm in Colonial Brazil: Limits of Terminology and Concepts – Jens Baumgarten, Universidade Federal de São Paolo

Roundtable: Staging History in Early Modern Spain: Contemporary Approaches

Sat, April 2, 1:30 to 3:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Beacon Hill RoomSession Submission Type: Roundtable

Abstract

This roundtable will bring together seven scholars to explore current theoretical and methodological questions (historiography, historical memory, precarity, postcolonialism) as they pertain to the staging of history by early modern Spanish dramatists. Discussants will explore the staging of Spain’s Gothic, North African, and medieval legacies; domestic, imperial, and international relations and conflicts; and internal and external forms of subalternity. The panel will feature canonical authors (Lope, Calderón, Mira de Amescua) and plays (La cisma de Inglaterra) as well as lesser-known works by Ximénez de Enciso, Coello, and Zárate.

Organizers

  • Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Arizona State University
  • Barbara A. Simerka, CUNY, Queens College

Chair

  • Barbara A. Simerka, CUNY, Queens College

Discussants

  • John T. Cull, College of the Holy Cross
  • Kelsey Ihinger, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • James Nemiroff, University of Chicago
  • Christopher Oechler, Pennsylvania State University
  • Benito Quitana, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  • Christopher B. Weimer, Oklahoma State University

Ladies-in-Waiting in the Habsburg Courts II

Sat, April 2, 3:30 to 5:00pm, Park Plaza, Fourth Floor, Franklin RoomOrganizers

  • Silvia Z. Mitchell, Purdue University
  • Vanessa de Cruz Medina, Independent Scholar

Chair

  • Silvia Z. Mitchell, Purdue University

Individual Submissions

  • The Mistress of the Household: The Camarera Mayor at the Habsburg Court of Brussels – Dries Raeymaekers, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Rivalry between Favorites: Catalina of Zúñiga and Juana of Velasco, Ladies-in-Waiting at the Spanish Court – Vanessa de Cruz Medina, Independent Scholar
  • Court, Female Agency, and Patronage: Leonor Pimentel, between Madrid and Florence (1603–33) – Alejandra Franganillo-Álvarez, Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología en Roma (EEHAR-CSIC)

Global Water and the Political: Mexico and Paris, 1400–1700

Sat, April 2, 3:30 to 5:00pm, Hynes Convention Center, Level Three, 309

Organizers

  • Katherine Ibbett, University College London
  • Ivonne del Valle, University of California, Berkeley

Chair

  • Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Michigan State University

Individual Submissions

  • The Politics of Water in Tenochtitlan – Ivonne del Valle, University of California, Berkeley
  • Filtering Frenchness: Water and National Style – Katherine Ibbett, University College London
  • Aztec Ideas about Water – Emily Umberger, University of Arizona

 

ASPHS Conference: San Diego, 2016

Obviously this is late; sorry, I forgot about ASPHS since I wasn’t going and instead I’ve been frantically readying myself for the RSA this week. But in the interests of being able to sort through previous posts and see what people have been up to, here are the early modern panels for this years ASPHS Conference in San Diego, March 17-20, 2016.

SESSION 3. Berkeley exhibit room
TAMING NEW SPAIN: WILD AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS IN SIXTEENTH CENTURY SPANISH AMERICA
Chair: Paula S. De Vos (San Diego State University)
“Two by Two: Animals in the Making of New Spain, 1579-1585” Mackenzie Cooley (Stanford University)
“Mounted Indian Allies: the Colonial Geography of Indigenous Access to Horses from Central Mexico to the Gran Chichimec in the Sixteenth Century” Kathryn Renton (University of California, Los Angeles)
“How do you solve a problem like a tapir? Monstrosity in Early Modern Spanish America” Florencia Pierri (Princeton University)

SESSION 6. Berkeley exhibit room
SECRETS AND INTRIGUE: THE DIPLOMACY OF PHILIP II
Organizer: Denice Fett (University of North Florida)
Chair and Commentator: James Boyden (Tulane University)
“An Assassin, a Codpiece, and Onion Juice: Intrigue and Plot in Elizabethan London” Denice Fett (University of North Florida)
“The Spanish Embassy in Genoa: A Unique Case?” Michael J. Levin (University of Akron)
“A Case of Fraternal Disobedience and Discord? A Reassessment of the governorship of Don Juan in the Netherlands” Edward Tenace (Lyon College)

Plenary Session in Memory of Christopher Ebert Schmidt-Nowara (1966-2015)
Berkeley passenger deck area A
Organizer: Stephen Jacobson (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Chair and Commentator: José Álvarez Junco (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
“Chris and the Historiography of 19th-Century Spain” Adrian Shubert (York University)
“National Histories and Spanish Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century” Joshua Goode (Claremont Graduate University)
“The Unfinished Manuscripts” Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
“Empire, Abolition, and Anti-Slavery” Stephen Jacobson (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

SESSION 8. Berkeley passenger deck area
B THE UNEXPECTED CONTOURS OF CENTRALIZATION IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SPAIN
Chair: Marta V. Vicente (University of Kansas)
“Bourbon Centralization in Spain During the Plague of Provence, 1720-1724” Cindy Ermus (University of Lethbridge)
“Interpreting Bourbon Centralization from the Periphery: Ambiguity in the Implementation of the Nueva Planta in Barcelona, 1716-1742” Phillip D. Fox (Simpson University)
“Maritime Warfare, Welfare, and Teenage Boys in Eighteenth-Century Spain” Valentina Tikoff (DePaul University)

SESSION 9. Berkeley exhibit room
CHARLES V’S AND PHILIP II’S POLITICS AND COURT THROUGH HISTORY, LITERATURE AND ART
Chair and Commentator: Katrina Olds (University of San Francisco)
“Charles V’s Court Crisis (1527-1532) and Lazarillo’s ‘Vuestra Merced’” Dan Crews (University of Central Missouri)
“The ‘Cuartos de las Frutas’ in the Alhambra and the Imperial Origins of Still Life in Spain” Carmen Ripollés (Portland State University)
“La muerte devota del emperador en La mayor hazaña de Carlos V de Jiménez de Enciso” Carmen Saen de Casas (Lehman College, CUNY)
“Humanist History, Truth and Polemics: the Artes Historicae of Philip II’s Historians” Kira von Ostenfeld (Columbia University)

SESSION 13. Berkeley exhibit room
MEDICINE AND SKEPTICISM IN THE EARLY MODERN SPANISH EMPIRE
Chair: A. Katie Harris (University of California, Davis)
“Enforcing, and Removing Boundaries: Defining Medical Practitioners in Sixteenth Century Spain” Kristy Wilson Bowers (University of Missouri)
“TransAtlantic Medicine: Pharmacological Aspects of the Columbian Exchange” Paula S. De Vos (San Diego State University)
“Faithful Skepticism: Spanish Views on the Miraculous ‘Royal Touch’ ” Luis Corteguera (University of Kansas)

SESSION 18. Berkeley exhibit room
HEALTH AND DISEASE IN 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY SPAIN AND AMERICA
Chair and Commentator: Valentina Tikoff (DePaul University)
“Contagious Sin and Infectious Virtue: Women and Spiritual Health in New Spain” Jessica Delgado (Princeton University)
“Epidemic Disease and the Making of Modern Spain” Charles N. Saenz (Adams State University)
“The National Womb: Women, Medicine, and the Public Health Enterprise, Spain 1855-1898” Ruth Oropeza (University of Arizona)

SESSION 19. Star Orlop deck
UNCONVENTIONAL FAMILIES IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN SPAIN
Organizers: Dana Wessell Lightfoot (University of Northern British Columbia) and Alexandra Guerson (New College, University of Toronto)
Chair: Allyson Poska (University of Mary Washington)
“Concubinage, Adultery, and Mixed Households in Fourteenth-Century Catalonia” Michelle Armstrong-Partida (University of Texas at El Paso)
“Beyond conversion: mixed families in Girona after 1391” Alexandra Guerson (New College, University of Toronto) and Dana Wessell Lightfoot (University of Northern British Columbia)
“‘My necessary and inexcusable obligation’: Illegitimate Children and Noble Families in Early Modern Spain” Grace E. Coolidge (Grand Valley State University)

SESSION 23. Berkeley exhibit room
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE EARLY MODERN SPANISH EMPIRE
Chair: Carla Rahn Phillips (University of Minnesota, Emerita)
Commentator: Paula S. De Vos (San Diego State University)
“More Gunners for the Galleons of the King of Spain! Crews of Gunners, Skill Management and the Development of Spanish War Fleets in the Late Sixteenth Century” Brice Cossart (European University Institute-Florence)
“Archimedes among the Duelists: Mathematics, Morality and the Verdadera Destreza in Seventeenth Century Spain” Marcelo Aranda (Stanford University)
“Multimedia Armadillo: The Visual Mediation of Brazilian and Spanish American Animals in preLinnaean Natural History” Randall Meissen (University of Southern California)

SESSION 27. Star Orlop deck
WOMEN, SPIRITUALITY AND HERESY IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN SPAIN
Chair: Carolyn Salomons (St. Mary’s University)
“Crossroads and Crossfires: A Woman Healer Prosecuted for Sorcery in Catalonia, 1300-1330” Larissa Clotildes (University of Northern British Columbia)
“The Tragic Sacrifice of the Spiritual Medieval Woman in her Pursuit of Holiness” Margarita Tascón González (Independent Researcher)
“Lie Back & Think of Religion: The Case Against María de Cazalla” Marina Stuparyk (University of Northern British Columbia)

SESSION 29. Berkeley passenger deck area
A VISUAL & MATERIAL CULTURE IN EARLY MODERN SPAIN
Chair and Commentator: Carmen Ripollés (Portland State University) “Una Merienda Global: The Americas and China at the Early Modern Spanish Table” Kate E. Holohan (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
“Public Acclaim and Holy Vows: The Painter-Nun Estefanía de la Encarnación” Tanya J. Tiffany (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
“Women, Politics, and Diplomacy: Collecting and Displaying Relics at the Descalzas Reales Convent in Madrid” Vanessa de Cruz Medina (Independent Scholar)

SESSION 32. Berkeley passenger deck area
A MERCHANTS AND FOREIGN POLICY IN EARLY MODERN IBERIAN EMPIRES
Chair: A. Katie Harris (University of California, Davis)
“Iberian Imperial Unexpected Complementarities in Trading and Financial Partnerships in Times of the Iberian Union of Crowns (1580-1640)” Ana Sofia Ribeiro (CIDEUS-UÉ / CITCEM)
“Self-Image and Foreign Policy in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain” Matthew Kocsan (Tulane University)
“Unhappy Endings? Tobacco and Fraud in Eighteenth-Century Brazil” Ernst Pijning (Minot State University)

 

Spanish Topics at the AHA, Atlanta, 2016

We here at Early Modern Spanish History Notes pore over the American Historical Association program so you don’t have to! As always with the AHA, I am omitting all the colonial Latin America panels since the Conference on Latin American History meets concurrently with the AHA – you can find out their panels from their website.

Thursday, Jan 7: 3:30-5:30

“Early Modern Franco-Iberian Catholicism”

American Catholic Historical Association 4
Inman Room (Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Conference Center Level)
Chair:Mary Corley Dunn, Saint Louis University
Comment:
Cristiano Casalini, Boston College

Saturday, Jan 9: 11:30-1:30

“‘Global’ and Entangled Histories of Early Modernity, Part I”

AHA Session 190
Grand Ballroom A (Hilton Atlanta, Second Floor)
Chair: E. Natalie Rothman, University of Toronto Scarborough

Session Abstract

Over the past two decades, a growing body of scholarship on premodern circulation across political, linguistic, and religious boundaries has helped transform historians’ conceptualization of comparison, commensuration, and periodization. Employing a wide array of methods and varying scales of analysis, historians of the old world “oecumene” have emphasized the extent to which people, objects (including textual artifacts), practices, artistic styles, and even interpretive frameworks traversed spaces and temporal zones, and the implications of such dense circulations for our prevailing notions of cultural stasis and civilizational divides.

This double-session workshop intends to both take stock of this historiographical shift and to push the conversation forward by encouraging specialists to draw out common themes and shared methodological and conceptual challenges. It will feature eight presentations by young historians working across Eurasia (from North Africa and Europe to Central Asia and the Indian Ocean) and applying a variety of lenses to the study of material culture, textual production and consumption, architecture, and political economy from the fourteenth to the eighteenth (and, indeed, twenty-first) centuries. From addressing mobility on a small scale to considering trans-oceanic travel, and from attending to temporal changes over a human life course to those spanning centuries, the objects and analytical frames introduced in these presentations will interrogate some of the prevailing historiographical assumptions about early modernity.

In order to maximize opportunities for cross-fertilization across fields of specialization, and to encourage greater participation by the audience, presenters will pre-circulate/post in advance an “object of inquiry” (an artifact, a transcription, a translation). At the beginning of the workshop they would each frame their object and the methodological and/or conceptual problem they are hoping to tackle through it in a brief 5-10 minute opening comment. The remainder of the time would be dedicated to discussing participants’ chosen objects and to drawing connections and contrasts among them.

Saturday, Jan 9: 2:30-4:30

“Reconfiguring Empires: Spain’s Trastámara-Habsburg Transition in Context”

Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 2
Room 302 (Hilton Atlanta, Third Floor)
Chair: Luis Morera, Baylor University
Papers:
Comment:
The Audience

Sunday, Jan 10: 8:30-10:30

“Reform, Mission, and Governance in Colonial Spanish America”

American Society of Church History 38
International Ballroom 2 (Atlanta Marriott Marquis, International Level)
Chair: Jose Luis Ramos, Valparaiso University
Comment:
Jose Luis Ramos, Valparaiso University

Iberian Sessions at the 2015 SCSC: Vancouver

We here at Early Modern Spanish History Notes read the conference program for the SCSC so you don’t have to.

Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Oct 22-25, 2015, Vancouver, BC.

Thursday, Oct 22, 1:30-3:00 pm

4. Sacrifice, Law, and Race in the Theology of Bartolomé de las Casas
Junior Ballroom A
Organizer: Rady Roldan-Figueroa, Boston University
Chair: Aurelio A. Garcia, University of Puerto Rico
“Human Sacrifice: Religious Act or Vicious Desire? Testing the Limits of Tolerance with Vitoria and Las Casas,” Edgardo Colon-Emeric, Duke Divinity School
“The Unheard Voice of Law from an Often Heard Text: A New Rendition of Bartolomé de las Casas’ Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias,” David Orique, Providence College
“Race in Bartolomé de las Casas’ De unico vocationis modo,” Rady Roldan-Figueroa, Boston University.

13. Bureaucracy, Knowledge, and the Book in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America
Port Hardy
Sponsor: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
Organizer: Felipe E. Ruan, Brock University
Chair: Jose G. Espericueta, University of Dallas
“The Nature of Colonial Governance: Landscape Written (In)to Order in Bishop Alonso de la Mota y Escobar’s Descripción geográfica de los Reinos de Nueva Galicia, Nueva Vizcaya, y Nuevo León (1605),” Lindsay Sidders, University of Toronto
“Preventing “Heresy”: Censorship and Privilege in Mexican Publishing, 1590–1612,” Albert Palacios, The University of Texas at Austin
“The Creation of the “Impresor del Secreto del Santo Officio” in New Spain, 1634–1660,” Kenneth Ward, John Carter Brown Library
“The Cosmographer-Chronicler Juan López de Velasco: Bureaucracy, Knowledge, and Libros de Indias at the Council of the Indies,” Felipe E. Ruan, Brock University

36. Roundtable: Transatlantic Sanctity: Perspectives from the Spanish Empire
Pavilion B
Sponsor: Hagiography Society
Organizer: Sara M. Ritchey, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Chair: Alison K. Frazier, University of Texas at Austin
Participants: Katrina Olds, University of San Francisco
Cornelius Conover, Augustana College, SD
Erin Rowe, Johns Hopkins University
Cristina Cruz González, Oklahoma State University
A. Katie Harris, University of California, Davis.

Friday, Oct 23, 8:30-10:00 am

57. The Iberian Churches in the Atlantic World
Galiano
Organizer: Scott K. Taylor, University of Kentucky
Chair: Anne Jacobson Schutte, University of Virginia
“Kongolese Christianity, Papal Authority, and Iberian Pushback in the Early Modern Atlantic,” Erin Rowe, Johns Hopkins University
‘“I Do Not Know How to Fulfill Those Demands”: Rethinking Jesuit Missionary Efforts in La Florida, 1566–1572,’ Saber Gray, Tulane University
“The Crosier and the Sea: Bishops and Colonial Society in the Early Spanish Caribbean,” Lauren MacDonald, Johns Hopkins University

Friday, Oct 23, 1:30-3:00 pm

86. Iconography of the Virgin Mary
Pavilion Ballroom A
Organizer: James Clifton, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation
Chair: David J. Drogin, State University of New York, F.I.T.
“Humility and Temptation: Lessons of Motherhood in the Madonna del Soccorso Typology,” Efrat El-Hanany, Capilano University
“Issues of Identity: Indigo, Islam, and the Virgin Mary,” Marie Pareja, Temple University
“The Flowering Rod and the Pounding Stone: Crisis and the Virgin of Guápulo in Colonial Quito,” Sonya Wohletz, Tulane University

93. Race, Religion, and Identity in Spain and Portugal
Parksville
Organizer: Scott K. Taylor, University of Kentucky
Chair: A. Katie Harris, University of California, Davis
“Paradoxical Toleration: Hernando de Talavera and Interfaith Relationships in Early Modern Castile,” Carolyn Salomons, St. Mary’s University
“Forging a Christian Granada: Relics and Humanist “Truth” in Late Sixteenth-Century Spain,” Kira von Ostenfeld-Suske, Columbia University
“Children of Black-African Women and Questions of Parenthood and Identity in Early Modern Portugal,” Darlene Abreu-Ferreira, University of Winnipeg
“Crossing National Boundaries: Portuguese Slave Traders in the Eastern Spanish Caribbean, 1580–1640,” Marc V. Eagle, Western Kentucky University

Friday, Oct 23, 3:30-5:00 pm

99. Constructing Identities in Colonial Contexts: Experiences of Exile, Ancestry, and Performance in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Junior Ballroom A
Organizer: Rachael Ball, University of Alaska Anchorage
Chair and Comment: Gary K. Waite, University of New Brunswick
“Constructing “Spanishness” Through Empire: Representations of Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Histories,” Karoline Cook, Washington State University
“Performing Identity by Playgoing: Theater and Representations of Identity in Mexico City and Dublin,” Rachael Ball, University of Alaska Anchorage
“International Calvinism and Protestant Religious Identities in the Early Modern World,” Jesse Spohnholz, Washington State University

110. Jesuit Natural History in Spanish and Portuguese America
Port MacNeill
Sponsor: Journal of Jesuit Studies
Organizer: Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University
Chair and Comment: Robert A. Maryks, Boston College
“The Queen Mother Trope and the Crafting of Missionary Fluvial Traditions in Early Modern Amazonia,” Roberto Chauca, University of Florida
“Christian Idolaters in Joséde Acosta’s Natural and Ethnographic Descriptions of the New World,” Bryan Green, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile.

Saturday, Oct 24, 8:30-10:00 am

119. The Habsburgs and the Politics of Art
Beluga
Organizer: James Clifton, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation
Chair: Matthew Ancell, Brigham Young University

“Democritus in the Age of Contact and Exploration,” Javier Berzal de Dios, Western Washington University
“The Classically Disguised Princely Portrait during the Reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V,” Jennifer Liston, Salisbury University
“Architectural Spoliation and Preservation as Colonial Practices in Early Modern Spain,” Alejandra Gimenez-Berger, Wittenberg University
“Like Father, Like Son: Dynastic Identity and Spanish-Hapsburg Patterns of Collecting,” Jessica Weiss, Metropolitan State University of Denver

125. The Early Modern Spanish Body: Suffering, Spirituality, and Silence
Pavilion Ballroom A
Organizer: Jennifer E. Barlow, University of Virginia
Chair and Comment: Allyson M. Poska, University of Mary Washington

“The (Male) Body in Pain: Making Meaning out of Corporeal Experience,” Faith Harden, University of Arizona
“Flesh Made Word: The Carmelite Body and Spiritual Friendship in the Works of Teresa of Ávila and María de San José,” Jennifer E. Barlow, University of Virginia
“Bodies Under Siege: Performing Vesalian Anatomy in María de Zayas’s Desengaños amorosos,” Elena Neacsu, University of Virginia
“Seen and Not Heard: Early Modern Notions of Gender and Religion in Spain,” Rina Stuparyk, UNBC

Saturday, Oct 24, 10:30-noon

136. Culture and Control through the Eyes of Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderón, and Teresa de Ávila
Orca
Organizer: Elvira L. Vilches, North Carolina State University
Chair: Grace E. Coolidge, Grand Valley State University
“Married Life in Don Quixote: Cervantes and the Literature of Matrimony,” Darcy Donahue, Miami University
“Decircumcising the Heart: The Eucharist and Conversion in Calderón’s Autos sacramentales,” Matthew Ancell, Brigham Young University
“Yo siñor, queremos muntipricar a mundos”: The Socio-Linguistic Development of the African Slave in Sixteenth-Sentury Spanish Theater,” Antonio Rueda, Colorado State University
“Santa Teresa de Ávila As Confessor: Negotiating Pastoral Authority,” Jason Stinnett, University of Tennessee

141. Workshop (pre-circulated papers): Captives, Runaways, Bawds, and Deckhands: Reconfiguring the Boundaries of Slavery and Slave Studies in Spanish America
Pavilion Ballroom C
Organizer: Tamara J. Walker, University of Pennsylvania
“Slavery and Mastery in the South Sea Armada,” Tamara J. Walker, University of Pennsylvania
“Plebeian Public Women: Bawds and Brothels in Early Viceregal Mexico,” Nicole Von Germeten, Oregon State University
“Panama’s Rebel Slaves: Bridging Slave and Free Worlds, and the Atlantic and Pacific,” Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Bryn Mawr College
“Woodes Rogers and the Colonial Predicament of Blackness in the South Sea,” Sherwin Bryant, Northwestern University

Saturday, Oct 24, 1:30-3:00

156. Justice, Violence, and Spiritual Accumulation in the Americas
Beluga
Organizer and Chair: Elvira L. Vilches, North Carolina State University
“A Non-Traditional Reading of Sixteenth-Century Justice in a NonTraditionally Taught Document Written by Bartolome de Las Casas,” Monica Morales, University of Arizona
“The Difficult Nomad: Fray Guillermo de Santa María’s Views on Just War in Zacatecas,” Ruben Sanchez-Godoy, Southern Methodist University
“Writing Violence and Spiritual Conquest: Friar Bernardo de Lizana’s Devocionario de Nuestra Señora de Izamal y Conquista Espiritual (1633),” Alejandro Enriquez, Illinois State University

Sunday, Oct 25, 10:30-noon

212. The Body of Christ in the Art of the Spanish Americas
Junior Ballroom C
Organizer: Derek S. Burdette, Swarthmare College
Chair and Comment: Lauren G. Kilroy-Ewbank, Brooklyn College, CUNY
“The Imitation of Christ in New Spain,” Cristina Cruz González, Oklahoma State University
“Contemplating Christ’s Body: Colonial Devotion and Miraculous Crucifixes,” Derek S.Burdette, Swarthmore College
“Local” Sites and “Global” Mission: On the Darkness of Christ in Colonial Latin America,” Raphaèle Preisinger, University of Bern, Switzerland

California Rare Book School: “History of the Book in Hispanic America, 16th-19th Centuries,” Aug 10-15, 2015

History of the Book in Hispanic America, 16th-19th Centuries

California Rare Book School, Week 2: August 10-14, 2015

Faculty:Daniel J. Slive & David Szewczyk / Previous years taught: 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013

This course will present a comprehensive introduction to the history of the book in Hispanic America from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.  The focus will be on colonial period imprints, ca. 1539 through ca. 1830, produced throughout the region.  Topics will include the introduction and dissemination of the printing press; the elements of book production (paper, ink, type, illustrations, bindings); printers and publishers; authors and illustrators; audiences and market; monopolies; and censors, collectors, and libraries.  Additional selected subjects to be discussed include the art of the Spanish American book (including nineteenth-century lithography), modern private and institutional collectors, and reference sources.  The course will include first-hand examination of materials in class and field trips to UCLA Special Collections, the Huntington Library, and the Getty Research Institute to view additional rare Hispanic American resources.  Intended for special collections librarians, area studies bibliographers, institutional and private collectors, members of the trade, and scholars with an interest in the region, knowledge of Spanish is not necessary.

Instructors:

Daniel J. Slive

Daniel J. Slive is Head of Special Collections in the Bridwell Library of the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Previously, he has served in professional positions in the Mandeville Special Collections Library at the University of California, San Diego; UCLA Library’s Department of Special Collections; and the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, Rhode Island. From 2004-2007, he was an Associate in the Americana Department of the William Reese Company, a leading antiquarian firm specializing in the history of the Americas, Pacific Voyages, world travel, and natural history prior to 1900 as documented in books, manuscripts, and illustrated materials. In this position, he was primarily responsible for the cataloging and description of Latin Americana and European Americana as well as British North American and Caribbean imprints, particularly of the colonial period. He holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign; an M.A. in Ibero-American Studies (with an emphasis on colonial Latin America and Amerindian-Colonial relations) from the University of Wisconsin at Madison; and an A.B. in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His interests in Latin Americana include colonial-era imprints, works printed in Amerindian Languages, and illustrated books published throughout the region in the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries.

David Szewczyk

David Szewczyk, a full partner in The Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts Company, has been in the rare books and manuscripts business for more than 40 years and is a Past President of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Associations of America and has served on that association’s board of governors. He holds a B.A. from Temple University in History and Spanish, M.A. degrees from Indiana University in the same disciplines, and has done post-Master’s work at the University of Texas at Austin. He has held multiple Fulbright fellowships as well as a Ford Foundation scholarship, and was the Principal Investigator of a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to catalog colonial-era Mexican manuscripts. He worked for the Lilly Library and was the manuscripts curator at the Rosenbach Foundation (now the Rosenbach Museum & Library). Since 1968 he has made a continuing study of the history of printing and book distribution in the New World during the colonial period in the region.

California Rare Book School

California Rare Book School is a continuing education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required by professionals working in all aspects of the rare book community, and for students interested in entering the field. Founded in 2005, CalRBS is a project of the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. CalRBS is supported by an informal consortium of many of the academic and research libraries and antiquarian booksellers of Southern California.

For more informationand course and scholarship applications, please see:

http://www.calrbs.org/