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15th January 2019

Exeter to host international research seminars on Iberian history

All Exeter College alumni and students are warmly encouraged to attend the upcoming series of seminars featuring world-leading scholars.

Sir John Elliott will give the inaugural talk on 16 January

Continuing Exeter College’s long scholarly tradition in the field of Hispanic Studies, a new international research seminar on Iberian history will be launched in Hilary Term 2019.

Convened by Giuseppe Marcocci, Associate Professor in Iberian History (European and Extra-European, 1450-1800) and History Fellow at Exeter, with Glyn Redworth (Oriel College) and Cecilia Tarruel (Oriel College), the Iberian History Seminar will take place every Wednesday from 11.15am to 12.45pm in the Rector’s Drawing Room.

The seminar will bring world-leading scholars from all over Europe to Exeter College, including Professor Fernando Bouza, Chair of Early Modern History at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, and author of Communication, Knowledge, and Memory in Early Modern Spain (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004), and Professor Juan Pimentel, Researcher at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and author of The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History (Harvard University Press, 2017). A wide range of topics will be covered, running from the Portuguese dynastic crisis at the time of Philip II to the relationship between Mughal India and Habsburg Iberia; absolutist political thought in the early modern Iberian world; viceregal rule in Mexico and Peru; colonial justice in Brazil and Spanish America; the Catholic mission in the seventeenth-century Andes; and finally the history of early modern Spanish science.

‘Forms of union and their impact: Catalonia, Portugal and Scotland’ is the title of the inaugural talk, which will be given by Sir John Elliott (Oriel College), Regius Professor Emeritus in Modern History, on Wednesday 16 January 2019. All are welcome.

The full programme of seminars can be viewed here.

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