AHILA 2020 Simposio: Espacios contenciosos en la formación imperial en América

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Call for Papers
September 1, 2020 to September 4, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies

61. Contentious Spaces in the Formation of Empires in Colonial Latin America (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, September 1-4, 2020)


Alcira Dueñas, Associate Professor, Latin American History, Ohio State University, Newark Ohio, U.S.A.

Rossana Barragán Romano, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdan, Netherlands.

Reflecting on the space in the colonial orb as a formative process, and in its history as a permanent tension between formation and reformulation enriches the discernment of the multiple power relations underlying the construction of empires. This symposium gathers diverse perspectives on how the indigenous, Afro-descendants, casta members, as well as the subjects of the colonial elites articulated discursive, economic, political, legal, performative, visual strategies, etc., to affect the creation, destruction, restructuring, possession and dispossession of space in its multiple expressions in colonial Latin America during and after the conquest.

Among others. we will address the following questions: how was the space prescribed by the monarchies and their viceregal ambassadors and established for different actors and colonial practices? First of all, how was that space disputed by groups and individuals? Our questioning focuses on diverse contentious spaces such as the pueblos de indios, Spanish cities, rural communities, mines, the scenarios of the wars of conquest, the courts of justice, the haciendas, the markets, churches, roads, etc. We will pay attention, among other aspects, to the creativity expressed in disputes over space by subordinate subjects and with reference to: discursivity, visuality, cartography, justice, writing, documentary authenticity, notions of ethnicity, authority, race, gender, litigation, performance, etc.

Please deposit your abstracts in the congress portal, https://ahila2020.sciencesconf.org/https://ahila2020.sciencesconf.org (You will need to create an account to be able to access the site). The link is "Deposit." Our symposium is No. 61.

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