CFP Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies (ACIS)

ACIS 40th Anniversary Conference, 5-7 September, Universitat de Barcelona
Call for Papers
The Association will hold its 40th Anniversary Conference, organised jointly by the GREL, àrea de Ciència Política, Facultat de Dret de la Universitat de Barcelona with the University of Chester, UK and Humboldt State University, USA from 5-7 September 2018. The conference will take place at the Universitat de Barcelona with accommodation available nearby.
If you wish to offer a paper, please see the Guidelines for Papers (link below) and send your proposal to the ACIS 2018 Programme Convenors (Mark Gant, University of Chester and Jared D. Larson, Humboldt State University) at the email address: by Friday 11th May 2018. Informal inquiries concerning papers and topics are welcome before the deadlines. (The deadline will be extended, details to come later.)
Partial bursaries for graduate students are also available.
For complete information, see the CFP on our website:

Travel grant for grad students: deadline approaching!

Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant

A cash grant of $1500 will be awarded in memory of Dr. Elka Klein to a doctoral candidate preparing to spend a month or more abroad conducting historical research towards his/her dissertation.

The grant recipient will be selected by a panel of scholars based on the relevance and potential contribution of the proposed work to the fields and concerns important to Dr. Klein, such as Sephardic culture, medieval history, gender studies, and Jewish studies.

Applicants for the grant are asked to submit the following information by e-mail to the address below:
• A c.v.
• A copy of the applicant’s dissertation proposal
• A description of the specific research to be undertaken abroad
• A working budget, including what other funds have already been secured
• A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation supervisor, addressing the applicant’s qualifications and the significance of the research s/he will be undertaking. Letters of recommendation should be printed on official stationary and scanned.

Deadline: April 9, 2018

To submit an application, or for more information, please contact Dr. Gail Labovitz,

The selected applicant will be expected to acknowledge the grant in the dissertation and in any subsequent publications that result from the research subsidized by the grant. We thank the Association for Jewish Studies for their help in fund-raising and administration to make this grant possible.

Dr. Elka Klein (1965-2005) was passionate about her vocation as a historian and a teacher. Her untimely death in the spring of 2005 was a great loss to all who knew her, whether personally or professionally. In her memory, her friends and academic colleagues in the fields of History and Jewish Studies have created this memorial to honor her dedication to and her achievements in her academic life.

Works by Dr. Elka Klein:

Jews, Christian Society and Royal Power in Medieval Barcelona (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006)

Hebrew Deeds of Catalan Jews 1117-1316 (Barcelona, Girona: Societat Catalana d’Estudis Hebraics, 2004)

“Splitting heirs: patterns of inheritance among Barcelona’s Jews,” Jewish History 16,1 (2002), 49-71

“The widow’s portion: law, custom and marital property among medieval Catalan Jews,” Viator 31 (2000), 147-163

“Protecting the widow and the orphan: a case study from 13th century Barcelona,” Mosaic 14 (1993), 65-81

If you would like to contribute to the Dr. Elka Klein Memorial Travel Grant, so that we can continue to offer grants in future years, please send your donation to:

The Association for Jewish Studies
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th Street
New York, NY 10011-6301

Checks should be made out to the Association for Jewish Studies, with the words “Elka Klein memorial” in the memo line (if you do not put this somewhere on the check, it will not go to the right account!)

CFP: Special Issue on Digital Humanities BSPHS

The Editors of the Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies invite submissions for a proposed Special Issue on Digital Humanities for our December 2018 publication. The aim of the issue is to examine the digital resources, research methodologies and pedagogical practices that have been developed by scholars working in the fields of Spanish and Portuguese historical studies.

Authors are invited to submit 300-500 word proposals in PDF or Microsoft Word format to editors Andrew H. Lee and Andrea Davis by 1 May 2017. Submissions in English are preferred; however the BSPHS will also accept submissions in Spanish and Portuguese. All accepted proposal must be submitted in article form (maximum 10,000 words) for peer review by 1 October 2017. For more information on submission guidelines, consult:

IAS Opportunities for Scholars, 2019-2020

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2019-2020. The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies’ principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Information and application forms may be found on the School’s web site,, or contact the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: Deadline: October 15, 2018.

The Art of Power: Habsburg Women in the Renaissance

Special exhibition, 14th June to 7th October 2018 daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The large-scale special exhibition in summer 2018 at Ambras Castle Innsbruck focuses on three remarkable Renaissance women, rulers and collectors of the House of Habsburg engaged in the arts: Margaret of Austria, Mary of Hungary, and Catherine of Austria. For the first time in an exhibition, not only by the Kunsthistorisches Museum but generally, a comparative analysis of courtly female patronage will be undertaken.

This high-calibre exhibition presents some one hundred works from important European collections, including objects from Ambras Castle, Innsbruck and outstanding pieces from the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.

This major special exhibition is curated by Dagmar Eichberger and Annemarie Jordan Gschwend and will be accompanied by a catalogue in German/English.

For more information:

CFP: Indigenous Knowledge as a Resource?

Indigenous Knowledge as a Resource? Transmission, Reception, and Interaction of Global and Local Knowledge between Europe and the Americas, 1492-1800 (texto en español a continuación)

September 10-11, 2018 in Tuebingen, Germany

Since antiquity, knowledge has often been juxtaposed with opinion. Whereas opinion referred to subjective perceptions and viewpoints, knowledge was intended to represent objective and verifiable propositions. On this view, knowledge per se had a universal dimension in that it pretended to be approvable through the reason of everyone, everywhere. This universal aspect of the occidental concept of knowledge stands in marked contrast to cultures of local knowledge, where the generation of knowledge was dependent on specific times and places.

One such example is the validity of indigenous knowledge contested by Europeans and likewise, indigenous challenges to European knowledge. Based on religious, linguistic, demographic, and cultural disparities, knowledge operative in one context was adapted, manipulated, reframed, or dismissed, as spurious or heretical in another framework. Focusing on the early modern period, this multidisciplinary workshop will focus on specific examples of global and local knowledge transmission, reception, and interaction between Europe and the Americas, including the Canary Islands and the Philippines. Among the broad range of possible topics and textual/pictorial/material sources are bi-lingual and pictorial catechisms, archive inventories, European natural histories, maps, commodity money, sources on indigenous medicine and nutrition, child-specific knowledge, and climate and the environment.

We also encourage comparative perspectives on the knowledge dynamics and policies in the territories dominated by the Spanish and the Portuguese, such as from the English, French, Dutch and Nordic (e.g. Russian, Danish, Swedish) colonies in the Caribbean, North America, and the Guianas. In addition, ways in which indigenous knowledge was preserved or included in archives, libraries or manuals allows for further angles of inquiry. Last, historiographical discussions on ‘indigenous knowledge’ will examine to what extent the concept was manifested in early modern societies, or whether the concept is exclusively a modern analytical tool.

Possible thematic questions:
• In which ways was local knowledge a fragile resource?
• When and how was local knowledge valued; when was it contested?
• How were European epistemologies challenged by indigenous knowledge?
• Can we reconstruct assumptions of global knowledge by Meso- and South American empires?
• To what extent did indigenous groups manipulate information fed to European conquerors, missionaries, traders, and settlers?
• Which material objects were integral to local knowledge?
• How did creole and mestizo Americans mediate between European and indigenous knowledge?
• How do archives in the Americas reflect the circulation and transmission of information between Europe and the wider world? In which ways was information sorted out?

Organizers: Laura Dierksmeier (, Fabian Fechner (, Kazuhisa Takeda (

Submission: Historians, linguists, archeologists, art historians, ethnologists and anthropologists of the Americas are cordially invited to submit an abstract of 250 words in English or Spanish with a narrative C.V. of 100 words to for a presentation (in English or Spanish) of 15 minutes.

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2018

Notification Deadline: April 15, 2018

Workshop Dates: September 10 – 11, 2018

Location: University of Tuebingen in the medieval town of Tuebingen, Germany
Closest airport: Stuttgart (33 km / 20 miles); Trains from Frankfurt am Main airport (221 km / 137 miles / 2-hour high speed train) and Munich airport (249 km / 154 miles / 4 hours) also possible.

Included: Workshop fees and catering will be covered for all accepted participants through the generous funding of the German Research Council (DFG) and the research group: SFB1070 “Resource Cultures.”

Travel Grants: Very limited funds are available to assist participants who otherwise could not attend. Please contact Laura Dierksmeier for further information.

¿Conocimientos indígenas como un recurso? Transmisión, recepción e interacción del conocimiento global y local entre Europa y las Américas, 1492-1800

10-11 de septiembre de 2018 en Tubinga, Alemania

Desde la antigüedad, el conocimiento a menudo se ha yuxtapuesto con la opinión. Aunque la opinión se refería a percepciones y puntos de vista subjetivos, el conocimiento tenía la intención de representar proposiciones objetivas y verificables. En esta vista, conocimiento per se tenía una dimensión universal en el sentido de que pretendía ser aprobada por la razón de todos, en todas partes. Este aspecto universal del concepto occidental de conocimiento contrasta notablemente con las culturas de conocimiento local, donde la generación de conocimiento dependía de tiempos y lugares específicos.

Un ejemplo de ello es la validez del conocimiento indígena impugnado por los europeos y, asimismo, los desafíos indígenas al conocimiento europeo. Con base en disparidades religiosas, lingüísticas, demográficas y culturales, el conocimiento operativo en un contexto fue adaptado, manipulado, reformulado o descartado, como falso o herético en otro marco. Centrándose en el período colonial, este taller multidisciplinario se centrará en ejemplos específicos de transmisión, recepción e interacción del conocimiento global y local entre Europa y las Américas, incluidas las Islas Canarias y Filipinas. Entre la amplia gama de temas posibles y fuentes textuales/pictóricas/materiales se encuentran los catecismos bilingües y pictóricos, los inventarios de archivos, las historias naturales europeas, los mapas, dinero-mercancía y las fuentes sobre medicina y nutrición indígena, conocimiento específico de niños, así como el clima y el medio ambiente.

También fomentamos perspectivas comparativas sobre las dinámicas y políticas de conocimiento en los territorios dominados por los españoles y portugueses, como las colonias inglesas, francesas, holandesas y nórdicas (por ejemplo, rusa, danesa, sueca) en el Caribe, América del Norte y las Guayanas. Además, las formas en que el conocimiento indígena se conservaba o se incluía en los archivos, bibliotecas o manuales permite nuevos ángulos de investigación. Por último, las discusiones historiográficas sobre el “conocimiento indígena” examinarán en qué medida el concepto se manifestó en las sociedades de la época o si el concepto es exclusivamente una herramienta analítica moderna.

Posibles preguntas temáticas:
• ¿De qué maneras fue el conocimiento local un recurso frágil?
• ¿Cuándo y cómo se valoró el conocimiento local y cuándo fue disputado?
• ¿Cómo fueron desafiadas las epistemologías europeas por el conocimiento indígena?
• ¿Podemos reconstruir los supuestos del conocimiento global por los imperios mesoamericano y sudamericano?
• ¿En qué medida manipularon los grupos indígenas la información alimentada a los conquistadores, misioneros, comerciantes y colonos europeos?
• ¿Qué objetos materiales fueron esenciales para el conocimiento local?
• ¿Cómo median los criollos y mestizos entre el conocimiento europeo y el indígena?
• ¿Cómo reflejan los archivos en las Américas la circulación y transmisión de información entre Europa y el resto del mundo? ¿De qué maneras se clasificó la información?

Organizadores: Laura Dierksmeier (Universität Tübingen,, Fabian Fechner (FernUniversität Hagen, Alemania,, Kazuhisa Takeda (Universidad de Meiji, Japón,

Presentación: los historiadores, lingüistas, arqueólogos, historiadores del arte, etnólogos y antropólogos de las Américas están cordialmente invitados a enviar un resumen de 250 palabras en inglés o español con un CV narrativo de 100 palabras a para una presentación (en inglés o español) de 15 minutos.

Fecha límite de presentación: 1 de marzo de 2018

Fecha límite de notificación: 15 de abril de 2018

Fechas del taller: 10 – 11 de septiembre de 2018

Ubicación: Universidad de Tubinga en la ciudad medieval de Tubinga (Tübingen), Alemania. Aeropuerto más cercano: Stuttgart (33 km / 20 millas); trenes del aeropuerto de Fráncfort del Meno (221 km / 137 millas / 2 horas en tren de alta velocidad) y del aeropuerto de Múnich (249 km / 154 millas / 4 horas en tren) también posibles.

Incluido: las tarifas de los talleres y la restauración se cubrirán para todos los participantes aceptados a través de la generosa financiación del Fundación Alemana para la Investigación Científica (DFG) y el grupo de investigación: SFB1070 “Resource Cultures.”

Subvenciones para viajes: fondos muy limitados están disponibles para ayudar a los participantes que de otro modo no puedan asistir. Póngase en contacto con Laura Dierksmeier para más información.

Roundtable on Catalan Nationalism

In light of recent events in Spain, the ASPHS leadership and conference organizers are seeking discussants for a roundtable exploration of Catalan nationalism at the 49th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon. This roundtable will be held on Saturday April 7th 2018. Participants should anticipate offering 10-15 minutes of commentary on relevant historical aspects of Catalan nationalism, including the referendum and its international implications. The General Secretary, Sandie Holguín, will act as moderator. Roundtable participants must be members of the ASPHS. Please submit a 250-word abstract and short c.v. to by the conference’s panel deadline of December 4, 2017.

Premodern Spanish History Association of the Midwest call for papers (Feb. 24, 2018)

The Premodern Spanish History Association of the Midwest (PSHAM) invites proposals for papers for our annual meeting Feb. 24 in St. Louis, MO, hosted by Patrick O’Banion of Lindenwood University and Gretchen Starr-LeBeau of Principia College. Each year we discuss three or four pre-circulated papers, punctuated by a lunch in which we discuss our current work. Anyone interested in presenting should submit the following to either Gretchen Starr-LeBeau ( or Valentina Tikoff ( by November 20.
–A tentative title and brief project description, including the time and place it discusses, and what it is: journal article, book chapter, etc.
–The academic discipline(s) in which it is principally rooted

II International Conference on the Middle Ages, under the theme “Space and Power in medieval urban Europe”.

From October, 5-7, 2017, the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM | NOVAFCSH, Lisbon)
and the municipality of Castelo de Vide (Portugal) are organizing the II International
Conference on the Middle Ages, under the theme “Space and Power in medieval urban
We invite researchers from any scientific area interested in the subject of the medieval
cities to submit session, paper or poster proposals within the range of the following
thematic panels:
1 – The intervention of powers over the urban space: strategies and tensions
2 – Places of power within the city: an archaeological perspective
3 – Places of power within the city: constructions, rituals, pathways and symbols
4 – Representing urban spaces of power: literature and iconography
5 – Materialities: archaeological markers for urban powers
6 – Space and power in medieval Castelo de Vide: multidisciplinary approaches to a
borderland area.
The meeting will have three plenary conferences carried out by researchers invited by the
organization and thematic sessions. Each session will integrate three paper presentations
and will be 60 minutes long. Interested researchers can submit organized sessions or
individual papers which will be gathered by the organizing committee in coherent panels.
It will also be possible to submit poster proposals within the conference’s thematic panels.
The meeting will also have a sociocultural program with a guided tour to Castelo de
Vide’s historical centre, the Conference Dinner and also a tour to Marvão and Ammaia at
the end of the scientific program. It will also be launched the book which resulted from
de 1st edition of the International Conference on the Middle Ages (Castelo de Vide,
October 2016).
The conference languages are Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.
Scientific committee:
Antonio Collantes de Terán (Universidade de Sevilha);
Antonio Malpica Cuello (Universidade de Granada);
Beatriz Arizaga Bolumburu (Universidade de Cantábria-Santander);
Denis Menjot (Universidade Lyon 2);
Iria Gonçalves (Universidade Nova de Lisboa);
Isabel del Val Valdivieso (Universidade de Valladolid);
Jean-Luc Fray (Universidade Balise Pascal – Clermont II);
Jesús Solórzano Telechea (Universidade de Cantábria-Santander);
José Avelino Gutiérrez González (Univesidade de Oviedo);
María Asenjo González (Universidade Complutense de Madrid);
Maria Helena da Cruz Coelho (Universidade de Coimbra);
Mário Barroca (Universidade do Porto);
Michel Bochaca (Universidade de La Rochelle)
Peter Clark (U.Helsínquia)
Organizing Committee:
Amélia Aguiar Andrade (NOVA-FCSH | IEM)
Catarina Tente (NOVA-FCSH | IEM)
Patrícia Martins (C.M.C.V.)
Sara Prata (NOVA-FCSH | IEM)
Deadline for session, paper and poster proposals: July 15th
Announcement of accepted sessions, papers and posters: July 30th
Final program launch: September 10th
Conference fees
Speakers (general): 40 €
University students (undergraduates, MA and PhD): 30 €
IEM integrated researchers and students at FCSH: 20 €
The basic registration back for speakers includes lunch during conference days, guided
tour to Castelo de Vide and Conference Dinner.
Saturday’s visit to Marvão and the roman town of Ammaia (lunch included): 15 €

Escuela de Otoño 2017: Espacios y poderes en la Europa urbana medieval

El Instituto de Estudos Medievais de la FCSH/NOVA promueve, con el apoyo de la
Câmara Municipal de Castelo de Vide, una Escuela de Otoño destinada a alumnos de
máster y doctorado en Edad Media, que se desarrollará entre los días 2 e 3 de octubre.
Se pretende que los estudiantes puedan aumentar conocimientos y competencias en un
ambiente de debate e intercambio de experiencias con especialistas de renombre,
procedentes de prestigiosas universidades, en un ambiente que pretende estimular una
visión interdisciplinar de la temática escogida.
El modelo de escuela de Otoño se estructura entorno a sesiones teóricas seguidas de
debate y en talleres de investigación, con carácter eminentemente práctico. Está también
prevista una sesión para la presentación y discusión de posters sobre los temas de
investigación de los participantes, además de visitas de estudio.
Los idiomas de la escuela son el portugués y el español.
Organización: Amélia Aguiar Andrade (NOVA-FCSH | IEM), Catarina Tente (NOVAFCSH
| IEM)
Secretariado: Sara Prata (NOVA-FCSH | IEM)
Equipo docente de la Edición 2017:
Antonio Malpica Cuello (Universidad de Granada);
Beatriz Arizaga Bolumburu (Universidad de Cantabria-Santander);
Denis Menjot (Universidad Lyon 2);
Luísa Trindade (FLUC)
María Asenjo González (Universidad Complutense de Madrid);
Michel Bochaca (Universidad de La Rochelle).
1º Día
1º Aula: Antonio Malpica Cuello (UG) | Título por definir
2º Aula: María Asenjo González (Universidade Complutense de Madrid) | Localizaciones
y dinámicas en el uso político del espacio urbano. Ciudades de la Castilla bajomedieval.
Taller de investigación I: Luísa Trindade (FLUC e CES) | A cidade como objecto de
estudo: o desenho como ferramenta de investigação e comunicação.
2º Día
3ª Aula: Michel Bochaca (U.La Rochelle) – Medir y representar la influencia territorial
de una capital provincial : Burdeos a finales de la Edad media
4º Aula: Denis Menjot (U. Lyon 2) | La “fabrica” de la ciudad: enfoques heurísticos y
metodológicos sobre la construcción de los espacios urbanos.
Taller de investigación II: Beatriz Arízaga Bolumburu (UNICAN) | Fuentes de
Información para el Estudio del Espacio Urbano.
La inscripción en la Escuela de Otoño incluye almuerzos, coffee-breaks, materiales,
diploma de participación y transporte Lisboa/Castelo de Vide /Lisboa.
Límite de participantes: 20
Precio: 50 €
Fecha límite de inscripción: 1 de septiembre (1ª Fase) y 15 de septiembre (2ª Fase)
Becas atribuidas por el IEM: El Instituto de Estudos Medievais atribuirá 8 becas que
cubren el precio de la inscripción. Los alumnos interesados en optar a una de estas becas
deberán presentar su candidatura en la 1ª Fase.
Más informaciones: