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Iberian Panels at the AHA, Jan 2019

Okay this is two months too late, but just to have it on the record I want to include the panels that focus on early modern Iberian concerns (as always, I am excluding panels from the Conference on Latin American History because you can find their program here) (and excluding single papers on panels because that would be too much work tbh).

Imperial Entanglements in the Atlantic and Mediterranean during the 17th Century: Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish Perspectives
Chair: Wim Klooster, Clark University
Practices and Representations of Material Exchanges across the Mediterranean: Conflict and Loyalty, Cooperation and Communication
Chair: Francesca Trivellato, Institute for Advanced Study
Francesca Trivellato, Institute for Advanced Study
Loyalty, Rights, Slavery, and Power in Europe’s New World Empires, 16th-18th Centuries
Chair: Brett Rushforth, University of Oregon
Renegades, Turncoats, and Converts in the Pre- and Early Modern Mediterranean
Chair: Sharon Kinoshita, University of California, Santa Cruz
Brian A. Catlos, University of Colorado Boulder

New Book: A Companion to the Spanish Renaissance

A Companion to the Spanish Renaissance, Hilaire Kallendorf, ed (Brill, 2018).

Part 1 Politics and Government

1 Laying the Foundations for a Spanish Renaissance: Late Medieval Politics and Government   Harald E. Braun

2 Politics and Government in the Spanish Empire during the 16th Century   Fabien Montcher

Part 2 Empire and Ethnicity

3 The Spanish Colonial Empire in the Renaissance: Establishing the First Global Culture   Beatriz de Alba-Koch

4 Ethnic Groups in Renaissance Spain   Mayte Green-Mercado

Part 3 Culture and Society

5 Daily Life and the Family in Renaissance Spain   Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt

6 Birth and Death in the Spanish Renaissance   Stephanie L. Fink

7 Religion   Henry Kamen

8 Fashioning Disease: Narrative and the Sick Body in the Spanish Inquisition   Cristian Berco

Part 4 ‘High’ and ‘Low’

9 Nobles and Court Culture   Ignacio Navarrete and Elizabeth Ashcroft Terry-Roisin

10 Popular Culture, Spanish Law Courts, and the Early Modern State   Edward Behrend-Martínez

11 Civic Ritual, Urban Life   Enrique García Santo-Tomás

12 Community and the Common Good in Early Modern Castile   Ruth MacKay

Part 5 Humanists and Their Legacy

13 Intellectual Life   Lía Schwartz and Susan Byrne

14 Ladies, Libraries and Literacy in Early Modern Spain   Elizabeth Teresa Howe

15 Philosophy, Law and Mysticism in Renaissance Spain   Bernie Cantens

Part 6 Artistic Production

16 The Literature of the Spanish Renaissance   J.A. Garrido Ardila

17 Painting and Sculpture   Jeffrey Schrader

18 Visual Culture: Art and Ekphrasis in Early Modern Spain   Frederick A. de Armas

Part 7 Currents and Currency

19 Spanish Science in the Age of the New   William Eamon

20 Doing Things with Money in Early Modern Spain   Elvira Vilches

21 Historiographyand European Perceptions of Spain   Michael J. Levin

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

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

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

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

Chapters in “Cultures of Communication: Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe & Beyond”

Cultures of Communication: Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe and Beyond, Helmut Puff, Ulrike Strasser, and Christopher Wild, eds (Toronto, 2017).

Andrew Redden, “Divine Messengers and Divine Messages: Angelic Media in Early Modern Hispanic America.”

Markus Friedrich, “On Reading Missionary Correspondence: Jesuit Theologians on the Spiritual Benefits of a New Genre.”

Renate Dürr, “Early Modern Translation Theories as Mission Theories: A Case Study of José de Costa: De procuranda indorum salute (1588).”

Susanna Burghartz, “Apocalyptic Times in a ‘World without End’: The Straits of Magellan around 1600.”

Historias Podcast: Rowe, “Black Saints in the Early Modern Spanish World”

Historias: The Spanish History Podcast features Erin Rowe in episode 14: “Black Saints in the Early Modern Spanish World.”

CFP: “Knowledge & Governance in the Early Modern Spanish Empire,” Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Nov 29-30, 2018

Knowledge and Governance in the Early Modern Spanish Empire

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Call for Papers
November 29, 2018 to November 30, 2018

The relationship between knowledge production and governance has been at the centre of research on the Spanish Empire for some years. Recent works by Arndt Brendecke, Antonio Barrera-Osorio and Daniela Bleichmar, among others, show the productivity of such approaches. One consensus reached by many recent works seems to be that information was produced and collected by various actors and institutions within the empire, but not necessarily put to use by the governing bodies in Spain. More often than not, the surveys, maps, geographical descriptions, ethnographic studies, plants and specimens, and other data collected were archived without ever becoming the basis of governmental decisions.

However, even with a recent and growing interest in matters of knowledge production and imperial governance, there is still room for further questions. The relation between knowing and not-knowing, recently taken into focus by Cornel Zwierlein, and the connection of knowledge and government practices on a local colonial level are such areas.

This workshop is interested in both of these – and related – questions. It aims at bringing together recent work on governance, administration, and knowledge production from all parts of the Spanish Empire and Spain itself. Possible paper topics could be, but should not be limited to, the influence of knowing and not-knowing on governmental decision-making processes, government strategies and practices and their relation to knowledge and knowledge production, and the influence of specific local colonial contexts on government practices and knowledge production processes.

The workshop will take place on November 29th–30th, 2018 at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. It will be organised by Prof. Dr. Renate Dürr, professor of Early Modern History at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, and Marie Schreier, PhD candidate and research associate at the same university, in cooperation with the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 923 “Threatened Order – Societies under Stress” at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. Marie Schreier’s work at the CRC focuses on late 17th century Panama, with a particular interest in Spanish governmental practices and reactions to dealing with outside threats.

To apply: 
Submissions should include an abstract of about 300 words for a 15-20-minute paper as well as a brief CV. Please include your name, affiliation and current position, and the title of your paper. The deadline for abstracts is July 31st, 2018. Accommodation and travel costs will be covered through funding available through the CRC.

Contact Info:

Marie Schreier
Universität Tübingen, SFB 923 „Bedrohte Ordnungen“
Keplerstr. 2
72074 Tübingen

Some Changes: Twitter!

So I’ve finally taken the time to get a twitter feed for this website: @em_notes

Also, from now on I won’t be providing links to articles or people – you can google them yourself! It’s so much easier to find people, journals, etc. now than it was ten years ago when I started this site, and it takes me a lot of time to look things up, cut-and-paste, etc. The time I’ll save doing that I’ll use to send links to the posts via twitter.

Early Modern Panels at ASPHS, Portland, April 5-7, 2018

The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies is holding its conference in Portland, OR, this April 5-7, 2018. Here are the early modern panels:

Thursday, April 5, 2:00

2.Forging Identity: Language, Texts, and Society Elowah Ballroom
DeLys Ostlund, Portland State University Prologues to Chivalric Novels and The Quixote
Xabier Granja, University of Alabama Converging Gender Identities: The Conflictive Early Modern Masculine Persona
Alba Fernández, Western Michigan University Desempolvando la escuela franquista
Chair/Commentator: Carmen Saen de Casas, Lehman College

3. Scientific Cultures I: Early Modern Andalucía Wahkeenah Falls
Margaret Boyle, Bowdoin College Recipes from Cádiz to England: The Granville Collection
John Slater, University of California, Davis Plague, Power and Parody in Early Modern Cádiz: The Case of Duarte Núñez de Acosta
Isabel Jaén Portillo, Portland State University Early Modern Spanish Science and the Complexity of the Mind: Human Development in the Examination of Men’s Wits
Chair/Commentator: Carmen Ripollés, Portland State University

Thursday April 5, 3:45

4. Cognitive Approaches to Early modern Spanish Literature Coos Bay
Julien Jacques Simon, Indiana University East Negative Emotions and the Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea (1502): Anatomy of a Literary Success at the Dawn of the Printing Press
Darryl Dedelow Jr., University of Kentucky Engañosas e Ingeniosas: Mujeres empoderadas en Don Quijote
Elizabeth Cruz Petersen, Florida Atlantic University The Art of Somatic Expression in the Works of Renaissance Rhetoricians: Lope de Vega, López Pinciano, and Gildon
Chair/Commentator: Isabel Jaén Portillo, Portland State University

6. Spain’s Colonial History through a Sociolinguistic Perspective Elowah Falls
Jesse Nichols, Portland State University, Preserving Spanish American Oral History: The Louisiana Isleño Dialect
Lyndsie Compton, Portland State University A Study of the Colonial History of Uruguay through a Linguistic Lens: Tracing History and Modernization through the Linguistic Landscape of Uruguay’s Northern Border Region
Eva Núñez, Portland State University, Spain’s Birth and Colonial History through the Lens of the Spanish Sibilant Merger
Chair/Commentator: Eva Núñez, Portland State University

Thursday, April 5, 5:30

Special Event Gallery Talk Portland Art Museum
Dawson Carr, PhD., Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art on the newly acquired Felipe Diriksen’s Infanta María de Austria (1630)

Friday, April 6, 8:30 am

7. Social Bonds in Spanish Religious Communities Coos Bay
A. Katie Harris, University of California, Davis ‘Laudemus viros gloriosos, & Patriarchas nostros in generationibus suis’: Writing the Medieval History of the Trinitarian Order in the Seventeenth Century
Jane Tar, University of Saint Thomas Early Modern Spanish Women Religious and Confraternities
Rowena Múzquiz, Broward College Feeding the Poor in Medieval Spain: The Sacred and the Secular Converge
Chair/Commentator: John Ott, Portland State University

Friday, April 6, 10:15

10. Reveal/Conceal: Early Modern Clothing and Identities Coos Bay
Rachael Ball, University of Alaska at Anchorage Recreating the Court: Costume and Representational Publicity on the Spanish Stage
Theresa Earenfight, Seattle University Fashion and Nation: Spanishness and Englishness Embodied in a Hooped Skirt
Thomas Abercrombie, New York University Dandyism and the Anxieties of Self-Conscious Modernity: Hábitos, Currutaquería, and Social Climbing in the 1790s
Chair: Jodi Campbell, Texas Christian University
Commentator: David Ringrose, University of California, San Diego

Friday, April 6, 2:00

13. Crossing Religious Boundaries in Early Modern Spain Coos Bay
Carmen Saen de Casas, Lehman College Las tres ccoronaciones del emperador Carlos V o la reescritura de la historia de un judeoconverso español
Sara Nalle, Emerita, William Paterson University Converge and Diverge: The cristãos novos of Portugal
Ashley Ellington, University of Oxford Spanish Correspondence and the Council of Trent
Chair/Commentator: Katrina Olds, University of San Francisco

14. Scientific Cultures II: Natural History Elowah Falls
Paula DeVos, San Diego State University Economic Botany and the Investigation of New World Medicines in the Reign of Philip II
Carmen Ripollés, Portland State University Natural History, Empire, and the Origins of Spanish Still Life
Nicolás Fernández Medina, The Pennsylvania State University Beyond Reason: Jovellanos and the Study of Living Nature
Chair/Commentator: Millie Gimmel, University of Tennessee

Friday, April 6, 3:45

16. Visions of Rural Spain Coos Bay
Foster Chamberlin, San Diego Miramar College A Riffian Stronghold: Empire and Honor in the Aftermath of the Castilblanco Incident
David Henderson, University of California San Diego The Science of Landscape: Eduardo Hernández-Pacheco, Badajoz and Empire
Elizabeth Penry, Fordham University Commoner-Created Towns in Early Modern Spain and the New World
Chair/Commentator: Charles Nicholas Saenz, Adams State University

17. Slavery and Unfreedom in the Empire and at Home Elowah Falls
Erin Rowe, Johns Hopkins University Spiritualizing Slavery in the Early Modern Iberian World
Kristina Soric, Purdue University “A Discrepancy in Word and Deed”: Abolition, National Honor, and Humanitarianism in O Escravo and Uma Familia Inglesa
Sherry Velasco, University of Southern California Morisco/Muslim Soundscapes in Early Modern Algiers
Chair/Commentator: Michelle McKinley, University of Oregon

18. Hard and Soft Power Under the Habsburgs Wahkeenah Falls
Denice Fett, Calvin College Protestant Coalitions and Spanish Intelligence Networks: Philip’s Diplomacy in the Wars of Religion
Michael J. Levin, University of Akron Charles V and Genoa: Choosing Diplomacy over Force
Edward Tenace, Lyon College Agenda of Imperialism: The Mental World of Don Juan del Aguila and Spanish Officers during the Wars of Religion, 1590-1598
Chair: James Boyden, Tulane University
Comment: Rachael Ball, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Saturday, April 7, 8:30 am

20. Religion and Material Culture before 1700 Elowah Falls
Mark C. Emerson, University of California, Berkeley Behind Locked Doors: An Archival-Archaeological Investigation into the Material World of a Seventeenth-Century Popular Mystic in Portugal and Brazil
Rachel Miller, California State University, Sacramento The Making of a New Portuguese Saint in André Reinoso’s St. Francis Xavier Cycle in the Church of São Roque, Lisbon
Mathew Kuefler, San Diego State University The Holy Chalice of Valencia as a Shifting Cultural Artifact
Chair/Commentator: Jesse Locker, Portland State University

21. Boundaries, Knowledge and Power in the Eighteenth Century Wahkeenah Falls
George A. Klaeren, Mansfield College Revising the Skeptical Renaissance: Medical Arts and Contested Knowledge in Spain, 1722-1734
Philip Fox, Wayne State College Revisiting the Myth of Declining Spain: An Alternative Definition of State Success in the Eighteenth-Century
Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota, Emerita Life and Death on Spanish Galleys: A Fresh Look
Eva Maria Mehl, University of North Carolina, Wilmington Expanding and Raveling Political and Ecclesiastical Boundaries: Spanish Augustinian Missionaries in Southern China in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries
Chair/Commentator: David Garrett, Reed College

Saturday, April 7, 10:15

22. Secular and Sacred: Early Modern Spanish Painting Coos Bay
Jennifer Olson, Pierce College A Contextual Interpretation of the Paintings by Pacheco and Vázquez for the Grand Cloister of the Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy in Seville
Vanessa de Cruz Medina, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Women and Portraits in Early Modern Spain
Jesse Locker, Portland State University, Jusepe de Ribera, Juan Do, and the Assimilation of Spanish Artists in Early Modern Naples
Chair/Commentator: Dawson Carr, Portland Art Museum

25. Nationalism and Persecution: Early Modern to Modern Astoria
Eugenia Afinoguenova, Marquette University Looking at Picasso’s Guernica after the Catalan Revolution: The Transgressive ‘Left’ and the End of History
Paul Cahill, Pomona College “Eran los tiempos de Auschwitz”: Knowing and Not Knowing in Spanish Holocaust Poetry of the 1960s
Luis Corteguera, University of Kansas The Rebels of 1640: The Making of a Catalan Myth of Independence
Chair/Commentator: Jesus Cruz, University of Delaware

Saturday, April 7, 2:00

27. Scientific Cultures III: Atlantic and Colonial Cultures Coos Bay
Millie Gimmel, University of Tennessee Conflicting Agendas: Genre and the Early Natural Histories of Mexico
Patricia Martins Marcos, University of California, San Diego Framing the Soil, Harvesting New Natures: Science and Empire in the Portuguese Atlantic
Randall Meissen, University of Southern California Ecclesiastical Habitats: Fray Francisco Ximenez’s La Historia Natural del Reino de Guatemala
Chair/Commentator: John Slater, University of California, Davis

Saturday, April 7, 6:30 Banquet & 7:30 Keynote Address

“Voyagers” Daniela Bleichmar, University of Southern California Wahkeenha Falls-Elowah Falls

Concert, “La música en tiempos de José de Gálvez (1720-1787), VI” – Málaga, Nov, 2017