Panels will likely include the following topics:
- Medieval and early modern Inquisition
- Global exploration and conquest
- Law, politics, and administration
- Language, literature, and translation
- Race, minority populations, and identity
- Evangelization, “Christianization,” and conversion
The conference will take place at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18, 2010. Papers from history and literature departments are welcome. Contributions from graduate students are especially welcomed and a prize of $200 will be awarded to the best graduate student paper as determined by a faculty panel. The authors of all accepted papers will be fully compensated for one night’s lodging and will be provided with a travel subvention of up to $100. All contributions should be sent to John Moscatiello, Chair of the Conference Committee, at Iberia.firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2010 and include an abstract of 250 words (for a twenty-minute presentation), a cover letter, and a curriculum vitae.
- Felipe Fernández-Armesto, University of Notre Dame
- Paul Freedman, Yale University
- Michael Gerli, University of Virginia
- Kenneth Mills, University of Toronto
- João Paulo Oliveira e Costa, New University of Lisbon
On Friday, September 17, the Medieval Institute will host a dinner and reception in honor of Jocelyn Hillgarth, Professor Emeritus of History, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto in celebration of the acquisition of his personal collection by the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.
To register for this event, visit http://iberiaconference.eventbrite.com.