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Warwick's Institute of Advanced Study features week-long program on Jorge Canizares-Esguerra's award-winning works

Fri, December 7, 2012
Warwick's Institute of Advanced Study features week-long program on Jorge Canizares-Esguerra's award-winning works
Prof. Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, IHS Fellow and Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the University of Warwick will devote the week of March 5-9, 2013, to an analysis of the various interdisciplinary contributions of Professor Jorge Canizares-Esguerra’s work on “the nature of early modern colonialism, the role of the Hispanic world in the making of the scientific revolution, and the centrality of Latin America within any conceptualisation of Atlantic history,” all fields that according to the invitation Canizares-Esguerra “has radically reconfigured.”

The invitation is organized by two colleges and five departments at IAS, including History, English, Comparative Literature, Sociology, and Classics. More information about the week-long program can be found at the IAS web site:

In 2012 Canizares-Esguerra also delivered numerous keynote addresses, including:

  • Groningen, The Netherlands: Keynote Dutch-Belgian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Berlin: Keynote in University of Postdam’s »herrschaft. legitimation. wissen.« conference
  • Madrid: Casa America and Institute Benjamin Franklin Lecture on Comparative Empires and Atlantic Revolutions
  • New York: New York University’s 2012 Anson G. Phelps Lecture and Keynote to Conference Legends of Empire
  • Davis, CA: UC Davis’s “The Mellon Research Initiative in Early Modern Studies
  • Spartanburg, SC: Wofford College’s 2012 Lewis P. Jones Lecture

Prof. Canizares-Esguerra also gave lectures in 2012 at the National University of Mexico (UNAM); Yale University; Gilcrease Museum of the Americas in Tulsa, Oklahoma; The University of Alcala de Henares, Colonial Museum of Art, in Bogota, Colombia; The University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia; and twice at the prestigious Huntington Library.

Finally, the translation into the Portuguese of Canizares-Esguerra’s How to Write the History of the New World appeared early this year, published by the University of Sao Paulo (EDUSP), the most important academic press in Brazil.

Dr. Canizares-Esguerra is a fellow at the Institute for Historical Studies this year, and is the Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History at UT Austin. He will present a workshop for the IHS titled "Mary, Empire, and the Trinitarian Structure of Time" on January 28, 2013. For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

More information:

The Institute of Advanced Study, at The University of Warwick:

Prof. Canizares-Esguerra featured on Not Even Past,
"British Puritans and Spanish Catholics and the Conquest of the Americas"

Prof. Canizares-Esguerra's faculty profile page:

Prof. Canizares-Esguerra's web site:

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