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The Republic of the Unlettered: Ordinary Litigants, Civil Law and Writing during the Spanish Imperial Enlightenment

Arthur Aiton Lecture featuring Bianca Premo

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An overview of Professor Premo's 2017 book, The Enlightenment on Trial, this lecture add deeper consideration of the constraints of traditional approaches to intellectual history and special attention to women’s subjectivity in legal sources from eighteenth-century Peru and Mexico.

Bianca Premo is an associate professor of Latin American history at Florida International University. Her research interests encompass a wide range of topics in Spanish American history, including the law, childhood and youth, intellectual history, gender, slavery and ethnohistory. In recent years, she has explored the history of Mexico City and Oaxaca, as well as Spanish history, especially the rural region around the city of Toledo. She is the author of Children of the Father King: Youth, Authority and Legal Minority in Colonial Lima (UNC, 2005) and, most recently, The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire (Oxford, 2017), as well as over a dozen articles and book chapters on colonial Spanish America appearing in journals including The Hispanic American Historical Review, Slavery and Abolition, and The William and Mary Quarterly. Her work has been supported the NEH, the ACLS, and the National Science Foundation.
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Map Tisch Hall - 1014

March 2018

4:00pm - 6:00pm

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