Historias 41 – Jane Mangan on 3-D printing and material culture in colonial Peru

Dr. Jane Mangan, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History and Latin American Studies at Davidson College, spoke with Steven about her research on non-elite women in Potosí and her work on how ideas of familial obligations crisscrossed the Atlantic in the colonial era. They also discuss her use of 3-D printing to bring to life material culture for her students.

Historias 41 – Jane Mangan

Additional resources:

Transatlantic Obligations: Legal and Cultural Constructions of Family in the Conquest-Era Peru and Spain (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)

Trading Roles: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Urban Economy, Potosi, 1545-1700 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005)

Jane on twitter

3D printed kero designed and painted by a group of Dr. Mangan’s students

Sistema Beat Andino created our intro and outro music, and you can check out the album Amuleto Mixtape here.

Historias 34 – Lyman Johnson. Luminaries series. Part 2.

Enjoy the second half of Steven’s conversation with Dr. Lyman Johnson, professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Among many other intellectual activities, Lyman is the founding editor of the Diálogos series from the University of New Mexico Press and author of Workshop of Revolution: Plebeian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776–1810. In recognition of his contribution to the field, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Conference on Latin American History in 2015 and the Nason-Sadler Distinguished Service Award from Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies in 2013.

Lyman Johnson 2

Additional resources:

Have we loved the book to death?” 2015 CLAH Distinguished Service Award Lecture

‘A Lack of Legitimate Obedience and Respect’: Slaves and Their Masters in the Courts of Late Colonial Buenos Aires,” Hispanic American Historical Review 87, no. 4 (2007), 631-657.

With Zephyr Frank, “Cities and Wealth in the South Atlantic: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro before 1860,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 48, no. 3 (2006), 634-668.

Historias 33 – Lyman Johnson. Luminaries series.

In the inaugural episode of our Luminaries series, Steven spoke with Dr. Lyman Johnson, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Lyman’s impact on Latin American history is broad and deep. Along with Mark Burkholder, he is author of Colonial Latin America and is the founding editor of the Diálogos series from the University of New Mexico Press.

Lyman’s research agenda has earned him three NEH awards and three Fulbrights. His Workshop of Revolution: Plebeian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776–1810 is the culmination of decades of research on the lives of non-elite in one of the most transformative epochs in the Americas.

Finally, his peers have recognized Lyman’s commitment to the field by awarding him the Distinguished Service Award from the Conference on Latin American History in 2015 and the Nason-Sadler Distinguished Service Award from Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies in 2013.

Historias 33 – Lyman Johnson 1

Additional resources:

Have we loved the book to death?” 2015 CLAH Distinguished Service Award Lecture

‘A Lack of Legitimate Obedience and Respect’: Slaves and Their Masters in the Courts of Late Colonial Buenos Aires,” Hispanic American Historical Review 87, no. 4 (2007), 631-657.

With Zephyr Frank, “Cities and Wealth in the South Atlantic: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro before 1860,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 48, no. 3 (2006), 634-668.

Historias 22 – Martin Nesvig on the daily making and unmaking of empire in the Americas

Card sharks. Bigamists. Kidnappers. Brawlers. Drunks. Imposters. Assassins for hire. These are the people that played critical roles in the establishment of imperial Spanish rule in the 16th century Americas.
 
Dr. Martin Nesvig of the University of Miami spoke with Steven about his new book Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain and the everyday practices of making and unmaking of empire.
 
Be sure to check out the extra time conversation with Martin.
 

 
Additional resources:
 
Martin’s webpage at The U
 
Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain
 
Ideology and Inquisition: The World of the Censors in Early Mexico
 

Historias 10 – Eva Mehl on the Spanish Pacific World

What can convicts and sailors in the far off Philippines teach us about Spanish imperial history?

 
Dr. Eva Mehl discusses her book Forced Migration in the Spanish Pacific World: From Mexico to the Philippines, 1765-1811 that examines the importance of convicts and sailors in the development of a Spanish Pacific World. Dr. Mehl also talks about some of the methodological challenges and the importance of social history for better understanding the Spanish Philippines.
 

 
Additional resources:

Eva Mehl, “Mexican Recruits and Vagrants in Late Eighteenth-Century Philippines: Empire, Social Order, and Bourbon Reforms in the Spanish Pacific World,” Hispanic American Historical Review 94, no. 4 (2014), 547-579.

16th century rendering of Manila
(first known illustration of the town)
Museo Julio Bello y González, Puebla, México

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