The Online Version of the International Newsletter                     
                       On the History of Ideas                                  
                      in Colonial Latin America                                 

Volume 3 Number 2 August 1994

COLEGIOS is published biannually by Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio. Readers are hereby awarded permission to copy COLEGIOS and to send it to interested colleagues. Readers are also encouraged to send names and addresses of potential readers to COLEGIOS.


COLEGIOS is sent to scholars throughout the world. If you have information about publications or conferences for philosophers, theologians, or historians interested in the colonial period, please send it to COLEGIOS. Submissions to COLEGIOS will be accepted in SPANISH, PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH, or your favorite colonial tongue. The deadline for the February, 1994 edition is January 1, 1994. Please send complete information to:

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                        UPCOMING CONFERENCES                                    

September 8-11, 1994. Fourth Annual International Conference of the Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. For registration information contact: Professor Madeleine Pepin // TEMA Program Chair // Our Lady of the Lake University // 411 SW 24th St. // San Antonio, TX 78207-4689. FAX: (210) 436-0824. E-MAIL: <pepin@ollac.ollusa.edu>. PHONE: (210) 434-6711, ext. 230. There is a session on the medieval influences in Latin American philosophy including papers by Walter Redmond on "Friar Alonso de la Vera Cruz: Quantified Inference in 16th Century Mexican Logic," Robert Haller on "Las Casas: Between Medievalism and Modernism," and somebody named Jeffrey Coombs on "Medieval Philosophy in Spanish Texas." Also, a session on Sor Juana: "Las castas mexicanas en los villancicos de Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz" by Laurence Le Bouhellec and "Sor Juana's Last Dream" by Gail Wronsky. Other sessions include "An Analysis of the Origin of Life in the New World in Jose de Acosta's NATURAL AND MORAL HISTORY OF THE INDIES" by Lucia Lockert, "Ramon Lull: Universal Genius Neglected" by John Haddox, "Indian Cofradias in the Lima Valley Peru, During Colonial Times" by Paul Charney, as well as other presentation on Colonial Spanish and Latin American literature, art, and music, as well as a concert of medieval and Spanish Colonial music by the San Antonio Early Music Ensemble.

October 6-9, 1994. "18th Annual Conference of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies" at Fordham University. Contact: Frank Boyle and Susan Greenfield// NEASECS Program Committee// Fordham University at Lincoln Center// 113 West 60th Street// Room 924// New York, NY 10023.

October 13-16 1994. "XXVth Annual Meeting East-Central American Society For Eighteenth-Century Studies" in Pennsylvania State University at University Park, Pennsylvania. Conference Theme: Crossing Borders. Proposals for papers are due by 1 March 1994. Contact: Dick Frautschi// Arrangements Committee Chair// Department Of French// Penn State University// University Park, PA 16802.

November 9-12, 1994. "Annual Conference of the Southern Historical Association" in Louisville, Kentucky. Contact: Maurice Brungardt// Dept. of History// Loyola University of New Orleans// New Orleans, LA 70118. {They are seeking papers from Latin- Americanists.}

November 10-13, 1994. "Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS/ACELAC)." The theme of this years meeting will be: "Towards a Borderless America." Contact: Louis Perret // Droit Civil // Pavillon Leblanc, salle 120 // 35, Copernicus // Universite d'Ottawa // Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5. FAX: 613-564-3891.

January 4-8, 1995. "Society for Historical Archaeology Conference" in Washington, D.C. "The focus of the symposium is the archaeology and history of the Spanish Empire from the 16th to the 19th centuries." Contact: Anita Cohen-Williams // Reference Services // Hayden Library // Arizona State University // Tempe, AZ 85287-1006. FAX: (602) 965-9169. E-Mail: <IACAGC@ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU>.

March 8-12, 1995. "The Third Meeting of the International Society for the Classical Tradition (ISCT)" at Boston University. The deadline for submission of proposals for papers and panels to the organizers of the Meeting is August 15, 1994. Later offers will be considered as far as is technically possible. Two possible sessions of interest: The Classical Tradition and the Americas: European images of the Americas and the Classical Tradition; The Classical Tradition and the Americas: the Classical Tradition in the Latin American countries. Contact: ISCT: Third Meeting // Institute for the Classical Tradition // Boston University // 745 Commonwealth Avenue // Boston MA 02215 // USA. Fax/Phone: (617) 353-7369. Phone: (617) 353-7370. E-Mail: <isct@acs.bu.edu>. {Note: ISCT is publishing 6 volumes of papers on "The Classical Tradition and the Americas." See below.}

March 31-April 1, 1995. "Northeast Modern Language Association" in Boston, Massachusetts. Call for papers on "Rehistoricizing/Dehistoricizing the Medieval Iberian Text." Send a one page abstract by Sept. 1, 1994, to Prof. Toni Pila Esposito // The University of Pennsylvania // Department of Romance Languages // 521 Williams Hall // Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 // E-Mail: <esposito@sas.upenn.edu>. E-mail abstracts are encouraged!

May 19-21, 1995. "Logic and the Workings of the Mind: Ramus to Kant." University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. Contact: Thomas M. Lennon // Early Modern Logic Project // Philosophy Department // University of Western Ontario // London, Canada, N6A 3K7, or send e-mail to Lorne Falkenstein <LFalkens@uwovax.uwo.ca>


LOGIC AND THE WORKINGS OF THE MIND: RAMUS TO KANT. The Philosophy Department at the University of Western Ontario, with the assistance of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, will be hosting a conference on the relation between logic, epistemology and "faculty psychology" in early modern philosophy, May 19-21, 1995, at Windermere Manor, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

Invited speakers will include: E.J. Ashworth (Waterloo), Jill Buroker (CSU--San Bernardino), Phillip Cummins (Iowa), Francois Duchesneau (Montreal), Gary Hatfield (Pennsylvania), Patricia Kitcher (UC--San Diego), Elmar Kremer (Toronto), Manfred Kuehn (Purdue), Louis Loeb (Michigan), David Raynor (Ottawa), Catherine Wilson (Alberta)

Submissions are also invited. Papers are solicited on topics exploring the influence of early modern logic on early modern philosophy, or early modern "faculty psychology" on early modern logic. **Submission deadline: September 1, 1994.** For more information contact Thomas M. Lennon // Early Modern Logic Project // Philosophy Department // University of Western Ontario // London, Canada, N6A 3K7, or send e-mail to Lorne Falkenstein <LFalkens@uwovax.uwo.ca>.

"Unheard Voices in Medieval Portugal" for the Thirtieth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo 1995. Abstracts for 15-20 min. papers are sought for a session to encourage research into areas of Portuguese literature and history that have traditionally been overlooked or ignored, and to call for a reexamination of canonical texts and ideas from new perspectives. Encouraged are studies of the realities of suppressed and silenced minority groups, be they cultural, religious, political, racial, or sexual. Papers which would situate medieval Portuguese society in the context of Peninsular culture are also most welcome. Please send abstract with name, institutional affiliation and address, phone number, and paper title to: Josiah Blackmore // Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese // Univ. of Toronto // 21 Sussex Ave. // Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 // CANADA. Phone: (416) 531-4113. Fax: (416) 971-2061. EMAIL: <blackmor@epas.utoronto.ca> **DEADLINE: 15 September 1994**.

"Arthurian Literature in Spain and Portugal." Thirtieth International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo 1995. Abstracts for 15-20 min. papers are solicited for a session investigating Arthurian literature as it was practiced in the Iberian Peninsula. Traditional as well as contemporary approaches to the topic are welcome. Various kinds of narrative may be studied, including pictorial narration in the form of manuscript or printed book illuminations. Please send abstract with name, institutional affiliation and address, phone number, and paper title to: Josiah Blackmore // Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese // Univ. of Toronto // 21 Sussex Ave. // Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 // CANADA. Phone: (416) 531-4113. Fax: (416) 971-2061. EMAIL: <blackmor@epas.utoronto.ca> **DEADLINE: 15 September 1994**.

Other Kalamazoo sessions of interest: "Crusade, Jihad and Reconquista: The Holy War in the Iberian Peninsula," please send abstract with name, institutional affiliation and address, phone number, and paper title to: Theresa M. Vann // University of Minnesota // Dept. of History-2265 A.B. Anderson Hall // Duluth, MN 55812 // U.S.A. **DEADLINE: 15 September 1994**. "Sexual Politics in the Reign of Isabel la Catolica" and "Traduccion en la Peninsula Iberica en el siglo XV," send abstract with name, institutional affiliation and address, phone number, and paper title to: Joseph T. Snow // Michigan State University // Dept. of Romance and Classical Lang. // East Lansing, MI. 48824-1112. **DEADLINE: 15 September 1994**

"The U.S., Latin America, And South Asia: Comparative Perspectives" Conference in Goa, India, January or February 1995. The University of Goa, with the cooperation of the American Studies Research Center and Auburn University, is pleased to announce an international scholarly meeting for early 1995. The purpose is to bring together researchers who study South Asia, the United States, and Latin America to discuss areas of comparison and convergence. Until recent times, Goa anchored Portugal's trade and business activities in South Asia. For centuries, Goa, it formed part of the Portuguese empire that included Brazil, Macao, and several African lands. A great deal of the influence that spread through imperial trade and migration can only be discovered by means of comparative studies. Moreover, during this century, the United States has come to play an important role in Asian affairs. The interaction of European, Indian, and American cultures and civilizations in South Asia presents rich opportunities for intellectual exploration. Participants from the Americas should coordinate their plans with Auburn University, at this address: Kathy Holloway // Institute for Latin American Studies // 508 College of Business // Auburn University // AUBURN, AL 36849-5236. PHONE: (205) 844-4161. FAX: (205) 844-2378. E-MAIL <ilas@mail.auburn.edu>. Those in Europe, Africa, or Asia should contact the Latin American Studies Centre, at this address Dr. V. Shivkumar // Centre for Latin American Studies // Goa University // Bambolim, Goa. FAX: 91-832-224184.

The COLONIAL LATIN AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW (CLAHR) invites the submission of manuscripts pertaining to Luso-Hispano America's colonial era (1492-1821). Essays must be original, non-published research, and may be submitted in either English or Spanish. Authors should include three hard copies of the manuscript along with a copy on disk in WorkPerfect 5.1 or any other IBM compatible software. Manuscripts should not exceed thriry double-spaced typed pages, including noted and any pertinent camera-ready graphics or illustrations, and should follow the format of the CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE. Please send manuscript submissions to Dr. Joseph P. Sanchez, Editor // Colonial Latin American Historical Review // Spanish Colonial Research Center // Zimmermann Library // University of New Mexico // Albuquerque, NM 87131 // USA. PHONE: (505) 766-8743. FAX: (505) 277-4603.


Beezley, William, Martin, Cheryl, and French, William. RITUALS OF RULE, RITUALS OF RESISTANCE: PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS AND POPULAR CULTURE IN MEXICO. (Wilmington, De: Scholarly Resources, 1994).

Beuchot, Mauricio. ESTUDIOS DE HISTORIA Y DE FILOSOFIA EN EL MEXICO COLONIAL. (Mexico: Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, 1991).

Beuchot, Mauricio. DOS HOMENAJES: ALONSO DE LA VERACRUZ Y FRANCISCO XAVIER CLAVIGERO. (Mexico: Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, 1992).

Beuchot, Mauricio. LA QUERELLA DE LA CONQUISTA: UNA POLEMICA DEL SIGLO XVI. (Mexico: Siglo Veintiuno, 1992).

Bitterli, Urs. CULTURES IN CONFLICT: ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN EUROPEAN AND NON-EUROPEAN CULTURES: 1492-1800. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993).

Cervantes, Fernando. THE DEVIL IN THE NEW WORLD: THE IMPACT OF DIABOLISM IN NEW SPAIN. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994).

Deely, John. NEW BEGINNINGS: EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY AND POSTMODERN THOUGHT. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994). {Contains discussion concerning Iberian "Latin" philosophy of the early modern period.}

De Leon, Arnoldo. MEXICAN AMERICANS IN TEXAS: A BRIEF HISTORY. (Arlington Heights, Il.: Harlan Davidson, Inc., 1993).

Diefendorf, Barbara and Hesse, Carla (editors). CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE (1500-1800). (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1994).

Fontana, Bernard L. ENTRADA: THE LEGACY OF SPAIN AND MEXICO IN THE UNITED STATES. (Tucson, AZ: Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, 1994).

Freidel, David; Schele, Linda, and Parker, Joy. MAYA COSMOS: THREE THOUSAND YEARS ON THE SHAMAN'S PATH. (Morrow Press, 1993).

Gracia, Jorge J. E. INDIVIDUATION IN SCHOLASTICISM: THE LATER MIDDLE AGES AND THE COUNTER-REFORMATION, 1150-1650. (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1994). {Contains papers on Cajetan, Javellus, Ferrara, Suarez, and John of Saint Thomas, but no Latin Americans! Only Leibniz mentions Rubio in Angelelli's paper, p. 538. LOGICA MEXICANA is good enough for Leibniz but not for us? Also missing: "post-medieval" Nominalists of the 15th and 16th centuries.}

Haase, Wolfgang and Reinhold, Meyer. EUROPEAN IMAGES OF THE AMERICAS AND THE CLASSICAL TRADITION, PART 1. (Hawthorne, NY: Walter de Gruyter, Inc., 1994). {This is volume 1, part 1, of a 6 volume series called "The Classical Tradition and the Americas" sponsored by the Institute of Classical Studies.}


MacCormack, Sabine. "Ubi Ecclesia? Perceptions of Medieval Europe in Spanish America" in SPECULUM 69 (Jan, 1994): 74-100.


Minchon, Martin. THE PEOPLE OF QUITO: 1690-1810: CHANGE AND UNREST IN THE UNDERCLASS. (Boulder Co.: Westview Press, 1994).


Perez-Ilzarbe, Paloma. "Una Repuesta al Problema de los Insolubles: La Logica de Pedro de Castrovol" in CUADERNOS SALMANTINOS DE FILOSOFIA 20 (1993): 179-189.

Perry, Richard D. MORE MAYA MISSIONS: EXPLORING COLONIAL CHIAPAS. Santa Barbara, Ca.: Espadana Press, 1994).


Robles, Laureano, editor. FILOSOFIA IBEROAMERICANA EN LA EPOCHA DEL ENCUENTRO. (Madrid: Trotta. C.S.I.C., 1992).

Rodriguez, Linda. RANK AND PRIVILEGE: THE MILITARY AND SOCIETY IN LATIN AMERICA. (Wilmington, De: Scholarly Resources, 1994).

Sider, Sandra. "Getting Past 1492: The Renaissance in Recent Portuguese and Spanish Publications" in RENAISSANCE QUARTERLY 47 (Spring, 1994): 141-148.

Smoller, Laura Ackerman. HISTORY, PROPHECY, AND THE STARS: THE CHRISTIAN ASTROLOGY OF PIERRE D'AILLY, 1350-1420. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994).

Weber, David J. and Rausch, Jane M. WHERE CULTURES MEET: FRONTIERS IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY. (Wilmington, De: Scholarly Resources, 1994).

Yabro-Bejarano, Yvonne. FEMINISM AND THE HONOR PLAYS OF LOPE DE VEGA. (West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 1993).



The Instituto de Historia de la Iglesia at the Universidad de Navarra, in Pamplona, Spain, now publishes the journal ANUARIO DE HISTORIA DE LA IGLESIA (AHIg). Readers will especially want volume I, 1992, for papers on the history of Christianity in America. Besides papers on the Christian unification of Spain in 1492 and Humanism in Europe in 1492, AHIg 1 contains: "Sobre los origenes del cristianismo en America. Historia doctrinal de una polemica" (Josep-Ignasi Saranyana); "Vision providendialista de la actividad politica en la America espanola (siglo XVI)" (Ana de Zaballa); "El memorial inedito de Jeronimo Mendieta al III Concilio provincial de Mexico (1585). Estudio preliminar y transcripcion" (Elisa Lugue Alcaide); "Jose de Equiara y Eguren, teologo novohispano" (Ernesto de la Torre Villar). In addition, there are many reviews of recent works on the Christian evangelization of Latin America. For further information contact: Instituto de Historia de la Iglesia // Facultad de Teologia // Universidad de Navarra // 31080 Pamplona, Spain. FAX: +3448- 176030. PHONE: +3448-252700 (ext. 2610).


DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE OLD SPANISH MISSIONS OF TEXAS: VOLUME I: GUIDELINES FOR A TEXAS MISSION: INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MISSIONARY OF MISSION CONCEPCION IN SAN ANTONIO, originally translated by Fr. Benedict Leutenegger, and newly edited by Howard Benoist and Maria Eva Flores, C.D.P., has been reissued in its fourth edition by the Old Spanish Missions Historical Research Library. It can be ordered for $10.00 plus tax from: Old Spanish Missions Historical Research Library // Our Lady of the Lake University // 411 S.W. 24th. Street // San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689.


The Universidad de Navarra is offering a diploma in the Historia de la Iglesia en America Latina. Students must have a bachelors or a licencatura universitaria in Theology. Classes run from the October 10, 1994 to May 31, 1995. For further information contact: Instituto de Historia de la Iglesia // Facultad de Teologia // Universidad de Navarra // 31080 Pamplona, Spain. FAX: +3448-176030. PHONE: +3448-252700 (ext. 2610).

If your university has a special course of study, or offers a degree in Latin American Colonial Philosophy, Theology, or other discipline which falls under the rubric "history of ideas in Colonial Latin America," please send the information to Jeffrey Coombs // 411 SW 24th Street // San Antonio, TX 78207-4689 // USA. They will be posted in future issues of COLEGIOS. This would be one way to encourage students to undertake graduate study in these fields.


The February, 1994 issue of COLEGIOS should have been Volume 3, Number 1, not Volume 3, Number 3.

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