History Department
History Department

IHS Workshop: "Between Escape and Expulsion: Morisco Migration in the Early Modern Mediterranean, 1568-1659" by Libby Nutting, Ph.D. Candidate in History, UT Austin

Mon, October 21, 2013 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Libby Nutting is a PhD candidate in the history department at UT. This year she is finishing her dissertation "Morisco Survival in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Resistance, Conversion, and Migration from Spain to North Africa, 1568-1659." Libby did extensive archival research in Morocco and Spain, working with documents in Arabic and Spanish to write a history of the expulsion of the Moriscos from a transnational perspective. Her dissertation documents how Moriscos resisted and adapted to an increasingly dangerous and violent Mediterranean world where they no longer had a place. Using gender as a primary category of analysis, she found that Moriscos responded to the hardening of religious and ethnic boundaries in creative, surprising, and often tragic ways. Men and women faced different challenges and often employed different survival strategies. In 2011 her master's report, "Vivir por la seda: Morisca Women, Household Economies, and the Silk Industry in the Kingdom of Granada, 1400-1570," won the Department of History's Jan Carleton Perry Prize for best master's report or thesis. She has undergraduate degrees in History and Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.

In 2013-14, Ms. Nutting will be the Institute for Histoical Studies's inaugural graduate research fellow.

Ms. Nutting's History profile and Academia.edu page.

Carla Rahn Phillips, IHS Visiting Research Associate, and
Union Pacific Professor in Comparative Early Modern History Emerita, University of Minnesota

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated please email Courtney Meador by 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History; Center for European Studies

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