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



Economic Recovery in Today’s Spain?

I hope that Peter S. Goodman is right in this NY Times piece, although unemployment is still very high. But Jim Amelang’s talk to us at ASPHS in Boston a few years ago remains seared into my brain.


Housekeeping: Removing “Historians of Early Modern Spain”

So it’s been almost ten years since I’ve started this blog, and I’m about to make a change: removing the page for “Historians of Early Modern Spain.” It’s outlived its usefulness, since anyone can be easily googled these days, even our colleagues overseas, and it’s the most time-consuming part of maintaining this site (indeed I’ve not kept it up to date for some time). I will still provide links to the authors of books/articles/etc that I post about, but no longer attempt to maintain an exhaustive list.

Chapters in “Conversions: Gender & Religious Change in Early Modern Europe”

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

2 The quiet conversion of a ‘Jewish’ woman in eighteenth century
Spain – David Graizbord

6 Uneven conversions: how did laywomen become nuns in the
early modern world?- Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt

VAP: Dominican University

Dominican University, History

Visiting Faculty, History: expertise in Europe since 1500


Institution Type: College / University
Location: Illinois, United States
Position: Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Temporary, Visiting Assistant Professor


Visiting Faculty, History/Lund-Gill Chair
Full-time, Visiting (one-year appointment)
August 2017
The History Department at Dominican University is seeking a candidate with expertise in Europe since 1500 in the global context to be the Lund-Gill Chair for 2017-2018. The Lund-Gill Chair is a rotating one-year full-time visiting position open to scholars who have completed their Ph.D. and have demonstrated excellence in teaching in their given field.
The department seeks a historian who can offer introductory and upper-level courses which address imperialism, colonization (and decolonization), gender, migrations and ethnicities over both the early modern and modern European periods.  We are also interested in applicants who can address the history of science/medicine in these contexts.  The successful candidate will teach at least one course in the university’s Honors Program and will contribute courses that could be cross-listed with one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs such as Women and Gender Studies, Interfaith Studies, Black World Studies, or Latino/a and Latin American Studies.  The Lund-Gill Chair also would be expected to offer at least one lecture open to the public.
The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity in higher education. Furthermore, Dominican University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of about 3,500 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 56% of undergraduates first generation in college, 67% female, 48% Hispanic of Any Race, and 7% Black/African-American. For more information about Dominican University, see
Please apply online at Candidates will be asked to submit the following materials:
  • a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the Lund-Gill Chair position as described
  • a curriculum vitae (highlighting teaching experience)
  • a list of three or more references who can speak to the applicant’s teaching excellence (Please submit under “other”.)
  • an unofficial Ph.D. transcript (Please submit under “writing sample”.)
Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. The deadline for applications is January 1, 2017.
Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


Please apply online at Candidates will be asked to submit the following materials:
  • a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the Lund-Gill Chair position as described
  • a curriculum vitae (highlighting teaching experience)
  • a list of three or more references who can speak to the applicant’s teaching excellence (Please submit under “other”.)
  • an unofficial Ph.D. transcript (Please submit under “writing sample”.)

For more information about Dominican University, visit


Primary Category: European History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Demographic History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Modern European History / Studies
Posting Date: 12/01/2016
Closing Date 01/01/2017

Job Ad: University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Iberian History

University of Oxford – Exeter College

Exeter College, Oxford

in association with

The Faculty of History, University of Oxford

(European and Extra-European, 1450–1800) and Tutorial Fellowship at Exeter College

Salary within a range £45,562 to £61,179 per annum

(plus Housing Allowance of £8,577 per annum, and other benefits)

Exeter College and the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, propose to make a joint appointment in Iberian History (European and Extra-European, 1450-1800), with effect from 1 October 2017. The postholder will be an Official Fellow and Lecturer in History at Exeter College, and an Associate Professor in Iberian History in the Faculty of History in the University of Oxford.

Applications are welcome from well-qualified candidates with expertise in Iberian History, and particularly those with a specialism in the early-modern history of the Spanish and/ or Lusitanian empires.

The person appointed will be expected to undertake the following main duties:

  1. to engage in research at an internationally competitive level in Iberian History (1450–1800);
  2. to give high-quality tutorials, classes, supervision and lectures at both undergraduate and graduate level;
  3. to act as an assessor and/ or examiner to graduate and undergraduate students, as requested;
  4. to undertake a reasonable share of administrative duties for both the College and the Faculty of History (including committee membership (when called upon to do so), taking leadership positions from time to time, and contributing to syllabus development);
  5. to share pastoral duties and participate in the organisation of teaching History and its Joint Schools in the College;
  6. to undertake other normal duties of a college tutor, as described in the Further Particulars; and
  7. to participate in the governance of Exeter College (including exercising the duties of a Trustee, and service on College committees and in College Offices).

Candidates should have completed a doctorate in a relevant field, or be able to provide evidence of a completed doctoral dissertation submitted for examination by the advertised closing date for this position.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate evidence of: distinguished research and/ or research potential in the area of Iberian History 1450–1800; a publication record of international standing (appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career) which will enhance the profile of the History Faculty in this area; the ability to deliver excellent tutorial teaching and to give lectures and classes; successful grant applications, or of the potential to make successful applications; participation in conferences, seminars and other research meetings; experience of, or potential for, participating effectively in the running and development of the subject at Faculty level (including the development of externally-funded research projects); the ability to act as an examiner; the ability to supervise graduate students; and the ability to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of both the College and the University.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Governing Body, and therefore a Trustee, at Exeter College.

In addition to salary, a range of other generous benefits are available, as set out in the Further Particulars.

Associate Professors who are awarded the title of full professor from the University may be entitled to receive an additional salary payment of £2,600 per annum (unless they already receive additional recruitment or retention payments at that level or above).

The closing date for applications is 12pm noon (GMT) on Monday 23 January 2017.

Exeter College and the University of Oxford are equal opportunities employers and value diversity.

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South East England

Thanks to François Soyer for bringing this to my attention.

Bolufer, “Sensibility & Balance in 18th-Century Spain”

Mónica Bolufer, “Sensibility and Balance in Eighteenth-Century Spain” in Engaging the Emotions in Spanish Culture and  History, Luisa Elena Delgado, Pura Fernández, and Jo Labanyi, eds (Vanderbilt, 2016).

New Book Series: Connected Histories, at MIP/ARC

ARC HUMANITIES PRESS is the publishing arm of the CARMEN
Worldwide Medieval Network, which brings together the leading
universities, scholars, and national associations from around the world.
This series contributes to our growing understanding of the connectedness of the world during a period in history when an unprecedented number of people—Europeans, Africans, Asians—made transoceanic or other long distance journeys. It explores topics that highlight the cultural impact of the movement of people, animals, and objects at a global scale. The series editors welcome proposals for monographs and collections of essays in English from literary critics, art historians, and cultural historians that address the changes and cross-fertilizations of cultural practices of specific societies. General topics may concern, among other possibilities: cultural confluences, objects in motion, appropriations of material cultures, cross-cultural exoticization, transcultural identities, religious practices, translations and mistranslations, cultural impacts of trade, discourses of dislocation, globalism in literary/visual arts, and cultural histories of lesser studied regions (such as the Philippines, Macau, African societies).
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New Book: Crawford, “Andean Wonder Drug”

Matthew Crawford, The Andean Wonder  Drug: Chinchona Bark and Imperial Science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016).

New Book:Martínez, Front Lines: Soldiers’ Writing

Miguel Martínez, Front Lines: Soldiers’ Writing in the Early Modern Hispanic World (Penn, 2016).