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

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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.


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