One month ago I began my post as Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellow in Spanish History (1400-1900) at Exeter College, University of Oxford. The big move from Montréal went well and I’m finding Oxford to be a beautiful place. I’m delighted to be working with so many friendly and generous people here at Exeter College.
Some things to look forward to this term:
On November 9, I’ll be presenting “Race, Religion, and the Moriscos in Sixteenth-Century Spain” at Race in the Iberian World, 1400-1700, a workshop held at Exeter College organized by Antonio Feros (University of Pennsylvania) and Giuseppe Marcocci (Exeter College, Oxford). In addition to the organizers and myself, the other speakers are Carmen Fracchia (Birkbeck, University of London) and Chloe Ireton (University College London).
On 13 November, I’ll be giving a talk titled “Moriscos, Conversion, and Negotiating Identities in Early Modern Spain,” at the meeting of Oxford’s Early Modern World Seminar, a series organized by Giora Sternberg (Hertford College, Oxford) and Giuseppe Marcocci (Exeter College, Oxford).
On 6-7 December, I’ll be presenting my paper “‘What reason is there to conserve the seed of such fierce and cruel enemies?’: Reading race and genealogy in debates over the expulsion of the Moriscos,” at Purity of Blood: The Iberian World in Comparative Perspective, a symposium at King’s College London organized by Francisco Bethencourt (King’s College London).
I am also a co-convener of the Iberian History Seminar and the Iberian History Reading Group, and I’ll write in more detail about our upcoming events soon!