Special thanks to our TCU sponsors:  the Department of History,

AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences,

the College of Fine Arts, and the Office of the Provost.



Sessions 1-3 (2 pm Friday); 4-6 (4 pm Friday); 7-10 (9 am Saturday),

11-14 (11 am Saturday); 15-17 (2:30 pm Saturday); 18-20 (4:30 pm Saturday);

21-23 (9 am Sunday)




5 pm – 8 pm:  Registration

7 pm – 9 pm:  Opening Reception




Noon – 6 pm:  Registration

Noon – 6:30 pm:  Book Exhibit


9 am – 1 pm:  Meadows Museum Visit

The Meadows houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain.  Please indicate in your registration material whether you are interested in joining this tour; the $10 fee includes lunch at the museum.  A shuttle will leave the Fort Worth Hilton at 9 am  to take us to the Meadows.  Museum director Mark Roglán will provide a tour of the permanent collection, and Assistant Curator Amanda Dotseth will present the Fernando Gallego exhibit.  The visit includes lunch in the museum’s Jones Great Hall, and the shuttle will then return us to the Fort Worth Hilton by 1 pm.

Special thanks to the Meadows Museum for its generous support in making this visit possible.


Friday, 2:00 – 3:45 pm


1.      Art, Letters, and Empire in Spanish Colonial Yucatán

Chair:  Victoria H. Cummins, Austin College

C. Cody Barteet, Sam Houston State University:  “Visualizing Governing Authority: The Reinvention of the Plateresque in Mérida, Yucatán"

Amara L. Solari, Binghamton University:  "The Yucatec Relaciones Geográficas as Visual Interculture: Melchor Alfaro de Santa Cruz's Production of the 'Mapa de Tabasco'

Stephen Webre, Louisiana Tech University:  “A Golden Age Poet on the Yucatán Frontier: In Search of don Diego de Vera y Ordóñez de Villaquirán"

Comment:  Victoria H. Cummins, Austin College; Mark Roglán, Meadows Museum, SMU


2.      Towards a Social History of the Church in the 20th Century

Chair:  Jim Tueller,  Brigham Young UniversityHawaii

Kathy Schneider, University of California-Irvine:  “Fighting for the Soul of Spain:  Convent Schools and the 2nd Republic, 1931-36”

Pamela Radcliff, Department of History, University of California-San Diego:  “The Church and Civil Society during the Late Franco Regime: Social Capital in the Parish”

Inmaculada Blasco Herranz, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife:  “Género en la cultura política del movimiento católico: la construcción de una identidad política para las mujeres españolas”

Comment:  the audience


3.      Religion and Community in Medieval Iberia

Chair:  Jessica Boon, Perkins School of Theology, SMU

Moisés Orfali, Bar-Ilan University: “Judíos y conversos en la predicación española medieval”

Philip J. Guilbeau, University of Michigan, "Monastic Filiation in Spanish Houses, 1100-1500" 

Maya Soifer,  Stanford University, "Communities of Negotiation in Medieval Iberia" 

Comment:  the audience


Friday, 4:00 – 5:45 pm


4.      The Politics of Cultural Exchange:  Promoting Pilgrimage and Tourism in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Spain

Chair:  Carolyn Boyd, University of California, Irvine

Sasha Pack, University of Buffalo (SUNY), "Modern Pilgrimage in the Western Mediterranean"

Neal Rosendorf, Long Island University "Samuel Bronston’s Spanish Symphony: How the American Producer of El Cid Built
Hollywood in Madrid,” Drew Overseas Tourists to Spain in the 1960s"

Sandie Holguín, University of Oklahoma: “’All the World’s a Stage’:  Dancing in the Spanish Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair”

Comment:  Carolyn Boyd


5.      Party Politics and Violence in the Spanish Civil War

Chair:  TBA

José Ledesma, Yale University:  “’La santa cólera del pueblo’:  an inquiry about revolutionary violence in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39” 

Samuel Pierce, Brigham Young University:  “Catholics and the Spanish Civil War:  The CEDA, February 1936-April 1937”

Tim Rees, University of Exeter:  "Party People:  The Membership of the Spanish Communist Party During the Civil War"

Comment:  the audience


6.      Images, Performance, and Authority in Early Modern Spain

Chair:  A. Katie Harris, University of California-Davis

Luis X. Morera, University of Minnesota:  “One Dynasty, Two Kingdoms: A Comparison of Trastámaran Royal Entries in Castile and Aragon, c. 1370-1516"

Eloína Villegas, University of Colorado-Boulder:  “The Problem of Idolatry: The English versus the Spanish"

Luis R. Corteguera, Huntington Library/University of Kansas:  “Talking Images in the Spanish Empire"

Comment:  A. Katie Harris



Friday, 6 pm:  Meeting of the SSPHS Executive Committee (?)





8:30 – 9 am:  Coffee, Texas Foyer

8:30 - noon:  Registration

8:30 am – 6:45 pm:  Book Exhibit


Saturday, 9:00 – 10:45 am


7.      Bankers, Militiamen, and National-Socialist Volunteer Workers:  New Perspectives on the Social History of Modern Spain

Chair:  Chris Schmidt-Nowara, Fordham University

Stephen Jacobson, Universitat Pompeu Fabra:  “Banking in the Romantic Age of Capitalism:  The House of Fontanellas”

Maria Concepció Janué, Universitat Pompeu Fabra:  “The National-Socialist Tutelage of Spanish Volunteer Workers during the Second World War” 

Albert García Balañà, Universitat Pompeu Fabra:  “Plebian Militia-ism in Nineteenth-Century Barcelona: Exploring the Roots of Mass Politics in Spain 

Comment:  Joshua Goode, Occidental College


8.      For God’s sake!  Ideological Borders within the Spanish Monarchy

Chair:  Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, University of Texas at Austin

Eva Botella-Ordinas, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: “Biblical borders. The Spanish and British ideological disputes for the Americas

Maria Pando-Canteli, Deusto University:  “Religious fancies and imperial boundaries: Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza’s poems and letters”

Antonio Terrasa Lozano, European University Institute: “Ethnic boundaries within the Catholic Monarchy? Lineage power and noble household legitimisation: Counterreformation and Incaic Royal blood ingredients"

Comment:  Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra


9.     Pushing the Limits of Gender:  Women's Agency in Early Modern Spain

Chair:  Jack Norton, Northwestern University

Silvia Mitchell, University of Miami:  “Testing the Limits of Queenship: Etiquette and Ceremonial Politics during the Regency of Mariana of Austria (1665-1676)”

Marta Vicente, University of Kansas:  “Sex as Imitation: Lessons on Sexual Identity from the Age of the Enlightenment”

Michelle Swindell, University of Texas at Dallas, "Una Mujer Académica: Alejandrina Gessler Lacroix’s Acceptance into Madrid’s Real Academia de San Fernando"

Comment:  Jack Norton


10.              Roundtable Discussion:  Portuguese Historiography Today - The Agony and the Ecstasy?

Roundtable Leaders:

Douglas Wheeler, University of New Hampshire

Frank Dutra, University of California-San Diego

Timothy Walker, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth


Saturday, 11 am – 12:45 pm


11.              Marian Images in Spain and the New World

Chair:  Kelly Donahue-Wallace, University of North Texas

Jason Dyck, University of Toronto:  “The Patriotic Tradition of Francisco de Florencia’s Zodiaco mariano

Lisa Duffy-Zeballos, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University:  “‘And my Sheep know me’: Colonial Transformations of the Divina Pastora de las Almas in the Art of the New World

Jeffrey Schrader, University of Colorado-Denver, “Iconoclasm in the Spanish Civil War”

Comment:  Kelly Donahue-Wallace


12.              Controlling Health: Medicine and Society in Early Modern Spain

Chair:  Edward Behrend-Martinez, Appalachia State University

Michele L. Clouse, Ohio University, “Shared Interests, Competing Authorities: the Regulation of Medical Education in Spanish Universities”

Kristy Wilson Bowers, Northern Illinois University, “Medical and Social Assistance: Public Health and Poor Relief in Early Modern Andalucía” 

Cristian Berco, Bishop’s University, “Venereal Disease, Public Reputation and the Construction of Women’s Honor in Golden Age Spain”

Comment:  Edward Behrend-Martinez


13.              Social Change in Modern Spain

Chair:  Jesús Cruz, University of Delaware 

Jordi Getman-Eraso, Bronx Community College of the City University of New York:  “El Santo Obrero: Revolutionary Prophesy and Religious Devotion in Spanish Anarchism” 

Alexander Cattell, University of Exeter:  “Female Employment and Urbanisation:  The Incorporation of Women into Madrid’s Workforce (1960-1975)” 

Hamilton M. Stapell, United States Military Academy, West Point:  “The Same, but Different:  The movida madrileña and the other ‘movidas’ of Spain, 1979-1992”

Andrew McFarland, Indiana University-Kokomo:  "Building a Mass Activity:  Fandom, Class, and Early Spanish Football"

Comment:  the audience


14.              Ballads and Fables as Historical Commentary in Sixteenth-Century Spain

Chair:  Ben Ehlers, University of Georgia

Nancy Marino,  Michigan State University, "The Death of Jorge Manrique: History, Legend, and Ballad"

Aaron Alejandro Olivas, UCLA:  “The Political Implications of Alemán’s Jupiter Fable in Guzmán de Alfarache (1599)”

Comment:  the audience



Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm - LUNCH



Saturday, 2:30 – 4:15 pm


15.              Using Spanish Documents in the Classroom

Chair:  Jim Boyden, Tulane University

Michael Levin, The University of Akron:  “Cracking the Code: An Undergraduate Project”

David Dressing, Latin American Library, Tulane University:  “Paleography as a Classroom Tool: Perspectives from a Special Collections Curator” 

Jack Norton, Northwestern University:  “Using primary sources to teach historical writing: a new model.” 

Comment:  Jim Boyden


16.              Transitions of Empires:  Spain and the Americas in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Chair:  Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra,  University of Texas at Austin 

Alejandro J. Gomez-del-Moral, Rutgers University, “Disease, Disillusion, Desertion: The Cuban Negro Militia in Spanish East Florida, 1812-1821.”

Scott Eastman, Creighton University, “Independencia de la Metrópoli: Negotiating Empire and Identity during the Trienio.”

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Fordham University, “Meanings of the Spanish Missions: Local Origins and Global Empires, Tucson, Arizona, 1920s-1930s.”

Comment: Stephen Jacobson, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


17.              Early Modern Portugal

Chair:  Francis A. Dutra, University of California, Santa Barbara

David Tengwall, Anne Arundel Community College: “João IV: Reluctant Rebel or Clandestine Revolutionary?” 

Steven Lockwood, University of California, Santa Barbara: “António Teles da Silva. Governor-General of Brazil:  His Family, Wealth, and Early Career”

Francis A. Dutra, University of California, Santa Barbara:  “To be a ‘Mulato’ in Early Modern Portugal”

Monique Vallance, University of California, Santa Barbara: “D. Luisa de Gusmão and D. Maria Ana de Austria: Successes and Failures of Their Regencies

Comment:  the audience



Saturday, 4:30 – 6:15 pm


18.              Borders:  Foreign Policy and Regionalism in Spain and Portugal

Chair:  Joshua Goode, Occidental College

David Messenger, Department of History, University of Wyoming:  “Interpreting Neutrality:  The Spanish Foreign Ministry, the Allies and Bretton Woods Resolution VI, 1945-1947”

Fernando Martins, CIDEHUS, University of Évora:  “Portuguese foreign policy in Post-WW2 (1945-1949): Crisis; Resurrection and Consolidation”

Patrick Zimmerman, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University:  “The Conceyu Bable, Asturian Regionalism, and Language Politics during the Spanish Transition, 1974-1985”

Comment:  the audience


19.              Against the Current: Unusual Movements of People and Goods in the Early Modern Iberian World

Chair:  Kris Lane, College of William & Mary

Molly Warsh, The Johns Hopkins University:  “Spanish Pearls, English Brokers, Indian Buyers: Examining the Global Trade in Pearls in the Early Seventeenth Century”

Tatiana Seijas, Yale University:  “The Slave Trade from the Philippines to New Spain in the Seventeenth Century”

Karoline Cook, Princeton University “Clandestine Morisco Emigration to Spanish America: Legislation and Responses”  

Comment:  Kris Lane


20.              Sanctity and Community Identity in the Early Modern Hispanic World

Chair:  Jodi Bilinkoff, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Daniel Berenberg, University of Mary Washington:  “Holy or Insane?  Sanctity and Community Opinions in Early Sixteenth-Century Seville

James Melvin, University of Pennsylvania:  Imitatio Clerici?  Depictions of Clerical Holiness in Early Modern Avila

Ronald Morgan, Abilene Christian University:  “The Sun and Moon in our Midst:  Jesuit Exemplarity and Religious Vocation in Alonso de Sandoval’s De instauranda Aethiopum salute [1627]”

Comment:  Jodi Bilinkoff



Saturday, 6:30 pm, SSPHS BUSINESS MEETING (?)


Saturday, 7:30 pm, DINNER (included in registration fee).

PLENARY ADDRESS:  María Jesús Pablos, Executive Director of the U.S.-Spain Fulbright Commission.





8:30 – 9 am:  Coffee, Texas Foyer

8:30 – 11:30 am:  Book Exhibit


Sunday, 9:00 – 10:45 am


21.              Prints and Printing in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

Chair:  Pamela A. Patton , Southern Methodist University

Amanda Dotseth, Assistant Curator, Meadows Museum, SMU:  “The Role of Printing in Artistic Production in Salamanca, c. 1500”

Eric Marshall White, Curator of Special Collections, Bridwell Library, SMU:  “Measuring the Power of the Press:  The Print Runs of Fifteenth-Century Spain

Lisa Banner, Independent Scholar, New York:  “Juan de Junta and his Printing Dynasty in Spain (1526-1628)”

Comment:  Pamela A. Patton


22.              Science in the Early Modern World

Chair:  (TBA)

Bjoern Skaarup, European University Institute, Florence:  “The Introduction of Anatomy and Surgery into Leading Spanish Universities, 1550-1600”

Jamie Stephenson, Department of History, University of Minnesota:  Spain and the Place of Earthquakes and Volcanoes in Early Natural Histories of the Americas 


23.              Building Modernity:  Culture and Identities in 19th and 20th Century Spain

Chair:  Juan Carlos Sola-Corbacho, TCU

Jesús Cruz, University of Delaware:  “Symbols of Modernity:  The Forgotten History of the Jardines de Recreo in 19th Century Spain”

Clinton Young, Western Carolina University:  “Wagnerism, Nationalism, and Modernity in Late Nineteenth-Century Spain

Jody Brotherston, Louisiana Tech University:  "Arthur Byne:  Architect, Author, or Entrepreneur in Spain?"

Comment:  the audience