"From Iberian Kingdoms to Atlantic Empires: Spain, Portugal, and the New World, 1250-1700"
The University of Notre Dame, presents an interdisciplinary, international conference on the history and literature of the Iberian empires from the High Middle Ages through the conquest of the New World. This conference encourages new ways of approaching the topic, based on the conviction that medievalists, early modernists, and Latin Americanists can make meaningful contributions to each other’s fields.
Panels will likely include the following topics:
Medieval and early modern Inquisition
Global exploration and conquest
Law, politics, and administration
Language, literature, and translation
Race, minority populations, and identity
Evangelization, “Christianization,” and conversion
The conference will take place at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18, 2010. Papers from history and literature departments are welcome. Contributions from graduate students are especially welcomed and a prize of $200 will be awarded to the best graduate student paper as determined by a faculty panel. The authors of all accepted papers will be fully compensated for one night’s lodging and will be provided with a travel subvention of up to $100. All contributions should be sent to John Moscatiello, Chair of the Conference Committee, at Iberia.firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2010 and include an abstract of 250 words (for a twenty-minute presentation), a cover letter, and a curriculum vitae.
Felipe Fernández-Armesto University of Notre Dame
Paul Freedman, Yale University
Michael Gerli, University of Virginia
Kenneth Mills, University of Toronto
João Paulo Oliveira e Costa, New University of Lisbon
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