As part of Amerind Museum’s online lecture series, Dr. John G. Douglass, vice president of research and standards at Statistical Research, Inc., and adjunct professor in the School of Anthropology, will join with Dr. Christine D. Beaule (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa) for the presentation “The Global Spanish Empire: Colonial and Indigenous Place Making and Pluralism across Time and Space.” The lecture, scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020, is free via zoom; because space is limited, registration is required.
Overview: In the fall of 2018, we were fortunate to have been able to co-organize an Amerind Foundation seminar focused on Spanish colonialism. The seminar resulted in our recent book titled The Global Spanish Empire: Five Hundred Years of Place Making and Pluralism (2020, University of Arizona Press), which drew together an international group of amazing scholars. The project helped us better understand, through their case studies, the role of place making in colonial societies and the pluralistic nature of these diverse groups of people brought together. Our talk will highlight not only the key takeaways from our group study, but also offer important insight into the role of Iberian colonialism across the globe from the 1300s through the 1800s.
Anthro News date: 07/31/2020