18 feb. 2017
30 ene. 2017
This is a call for an EDITED VOLUME on Moriscos and Amerindians during the Early Modern period. The edited volume focuses on historical, anthropological, artistic, religious, literary, linguistic, or comparative approaches relating to Moriscos and Amerindians during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Spain and the Americas.
Since the discovery of the New World, there was a strong desire to equal the process of colonization of America to the long struggle with Islam in the Peninsula. In the chronicles, these comparisons were abundant and it is not surprising that the soldier Bernal Díaz del Castillo referred to the Aztec pyramids as Mosques. Historians like Francisco López de Gómara or Pedro Mártir de Anglería, who had written about the East, used their erudition to reflect upon the new continents. In that regard, the generalized European’s incomprehension towards Islam translates into their incomprehension towards the Americas. Although the complex and ambivalent views regarding these two groups led to stereotypes, we believe that they can shed light on the role that Moriscos and Amerindians played in the construction of Spanish empire.
Therefore, this edited volume seeks to draw parallels and points of contact between Spain and America based on the Spanish Empire’s point of view: How is the “Other” seen? How does the “Other” react and confront that view? How are Peninsular politics adjusted to the New World? How is the idea of America defined based on the mental model of the Reconquista? It also aims to expand on the works of Mercedes García-Arenal, Miguel Ángel de Bunes, and, more recently, Karoline P. Cook.
Please send a 500-word abstract, in English, outlining topic and approach, along with a CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2017. Decisions will be made by April 15, 2017. The anticipated submission date for final essays is November 15, 2017. Papers from accepted abstracts will undergo a peer-review process before final acceptance. The final volume will be published in English.
This project is a collaboration between Lisette Balabarca (Siena College) and Melissa Figueroa (Ohio University). Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
2 ene. 2017
El primer premio de " Istituto Sangalli per la storia religiosa 2016" ha otorgado a Bruno Pomara Saverino, por su Tesis “Rifugiati. I moriscos e l'Italia (1550-1650)”.
فوز الصديق الدكتور الإيطالي برونو بومارا بالجائزة الأولى للدراسات الدينية لسنة 2016 عن أطروحتها المتميزة حول الموريسكيين في إيطاليا.
5 dic. 2016
7 nov. 2016
Los días 17 y 18 de noviembre tendrá lugar en la Residencia de Estudiantes de Madrid el congreso internacional “Coming to Terms with Forced Conversion. Coercion and Faith in Pre-Modern Iberia and Beyond”, organizado por Mercedes García-Arenal y Yonatan Glazer-Eytan dentro del marco del proyecto CORPI (Conversion, Overlapping, Religiosities, Polemics and Interaction. Early Modern Iberia and Beyond).
Thursday, November 17, 2016
9:30 – 10:00 Mercedes García-Arenal and Yonatan Glazer-Eytan
PANEL 1: THE ALMOHADS AND THE WIDER ISLAMIC CONTEXT
CHAIR: Eduardo Manzano (IH-CCHS, CSIC)
10:00 – 10:30 Uriel Simonsohn (University of Haifa): “Women and Conversion to Islam: A Sample Analysis of Medieval Narratives and Legal Problems.”
10:30 – 11:00 Maribel Fierro (ILC-CCHS, CSIC): “Rethinking Forced Conversion in Almohad Times.”
11:00 – 11:30 coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Alan Verskin (The University of Rhode Island): “Consolation Literature as a Response to the Forced Conversions of the Almohad Period: Maimonides’ Epistle on Martyrdom in the Light of Maimon b. Joseph’s Epistle of Consolation and Ibn ʿAqnīn’s Healing of Souls.”
12:00 – 12:30 Tamer el-Leithy (Johns Hopkins University): “The Limits of Constituted Conversion in Late Medieval Egypt.”
12:30 –13:00 Discussion
13:00 – 14:30 lunch
PANEL 2: GRAPPLING WITH THE RESHAPING OF COMMUNITY
CHAIR: David Nirenberg (University of Chicago)
14:30 – 15:00 David S. Powers (Cornell University): “Mālikī Jurists on the Status of a Synagogue in Touat, ca.1480.”
15:00 – 15:30 Paul Fenton (Paris Sorbonne): “Problems of Integration and Exclusion: The Case of Neo-Muslims of Jewish Origin in Morocco.”
15:30 – 16:00 coffee break
16:00 – 16:30 Ryan Szpiech (University of Michigan): “Enforcing Rabbinical Tradition: The Forced ‘Conversion’ of Castilian Qaraites.”
16:30 – 17:00 Ram Ben-Shalom (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): “Jews and Conversos in Aragon in the Aftermath of the 1391 Riots: the Development of a New Grammar of Conversion.”
17:00 – 17:30 Discussion
Friday, November 18, 2016
PANEL 3: THE VISIGOTHIC MODEL AND ITS USES
CHAIR: Julio Escalona (IH, CCHS-CSIC)
09:30 – 10:00 Elsa Marmursztejn (Université de Reims): “Uses and Echoes of the Visigothic Conciliar Legislation in the Scholastic Controversy on Forced Baptism (13th–14th Centuries).”
10:00 – 10:30 Rosa Vidal Doval (Queen Mary, University of London): “Visigothic Legislation and the Converso Problem in Late Medieval Spain.”
10:30 – 11:00 Isabelle Poutrin (Paris-Est, Créteil): “Proving the Extortion of Consent in Conversion, Apostasy and Other Circumstances of Life. Some Theorizations in Canon Law (16th–17th Centuries).”
11:00 – 11:30 Discussion
11:30 – 12:00 coffee break
PANEL 4: BETWEEN DISSIMULATION AND MARTYRDOM
CHAIR: Luis Bernabé-Pons (Universidad de Alicante)
12:00– 12:30 Yonatan Glazer-Eytan (CORPI, Johns Hopkins University): “Idolatry, Inquisition, Intention.”
12:30 – 13:00 Miriam Bodian (University of Texas-Austin): “Crypto-Jewish Dissimulation and Martyrdom: Ambivalent Values.”
13:00 – 13:30 Gerard A. Wiegers (University of Amsterdam): “Martyrdom and Eschatological Reward: Crypto-Islam and the Salvation History of the Parchment of the Turpiana Tower and the Granadan Lead Books.”
13:30 – 14:00 Discussion
14:00 – 15:30 lunch
PANEL 5: THE LIMITS OF FORCED CONVERSION
CHAIR: Fernando Rodríguez Mediano (CORPI, ILC-CCHS, CSIC)
15:30 – 16:00 Marisa Bueno (POCRAM, Paris-Est, Créteil): “Are You Still My Wife? Conversion to Christianity and Its Legal Effects on the Pre-Existing Marriage and Their Offspring in Late Medieval Castile.”
16:00 – 16:30 Tamar Herzig (Tel Aviv University): “The Forced Conversion of Convicted Jewish Criminals in 15th-Century Italy.”
16:30 – 16:45 coffee break
16:45 – 17:15 Mercedes García-Arenal (CORPI, ILC-CCHS, CSIC): “Was Forced Conversion Efficacious?”
17:15 – 17:30 Discussion
17:30 – 18:00 David Nirenberg Concluding Remarks
Decárgate aquí el programa en pdf.