August 20, 2020
On August 15, more than 200 peopled tuned in to watch editors Christine Beaule and John G. Douglass discuss their edited volume The Global Spanish Empire: Five Hundred Years of Place Making and Pluralism, a free virtual lecture offered by the Amerind Foundation.
The Global Spanish Empire tackles broad questions about indigenous cultural persistence, pluralism, and place making using a global comparative perspective grounded in the shared experience of Spanish colonialism. Through an expansive range of essays that look at Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific, this volume brings often-neglected regions into conversation.
Viewers of the virtual conversation will learn about several key topics in the book, including the role of place-making in Spanish colonialism, the role of pluralism in the colonial experiment, and gain new understanding of Indigenous-Spanish interactions. Beaule and Douglass also explain how their Amerind Studies in Anthropology series book (published by the University of Arizona Press) came together.
To see upcoming Amerind events, please visit the foundation’s website.