Latin American History Seminar: Bible and Gender in the Spanish Monarchy: Toward a reinterpretation of colonial culture
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra is the Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a visiting professor at universities throughout the world, including Universidade Federal do Ouro Preto (Mariana- Brazil); Warwick University (England); Universidade Estadual de Campinas (São Paulo-Brazil); the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá-Colombia); the FLACSO (Quito-Ecuador); the Universidad de los Andes (Santiago-Chile); and the University of London. A recipient of numerous awards, his scholarship has consistently received national and international support, including fellowships from the Fulbright, the Andrew Mellon Foundation; the Social Science Research Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The University of Texas Harrington Faculty Fellow Program; Harvard's Charles Warren Center; the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton; the Kellogg's Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame; and a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of London. He is the author of How to Write the History of the New World (Stanford 2001--translated into Spanish and Portuguese); Puritan Conquistadors (Stanford 2006; translated into Spanish); Nature, Empire, and Nation (Stanford 2007); The Atlantic in Global History, 1500-2000 (co-edited, with Erik Seeman), and The Black Urban Atlantic in the Age of the Slave Trade (co-edited with Jim Sidbury and Matt Childs). His edited collection Entangled Empires and Severed Archives: Anglo-Iberian Atlantic Worlds 1500-1830 will be published by University of Pennsylvania Press. He is currently finishing a collection of essays tentatively entitled On Prophets and Hybrid Empires. His talk is part of an ongoing book project titled: Bible and Empire: The Old Testament in the Spanish Monarchy, from Columbus to the Wars of Independence.