In order to offer a perspective on Atlantic history, knowledge and various institutional processes during the First Modernity, the School of History of the Universidad Industrial de Santander invites to the conference ‘New perspectives on the history of knowledge in the colonial period’.
The meeting will be given by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra. PhD. Professor of History-UT-Austin, director Institute of Historical Studies UT-Austin.
The similarities between Hispanic and Puritan colonial discourses as exorcism and spiritual cultivation point to a common Atlantic history. These similarities make it advisable to take the Puritan colonization of New England as a continuation of Iberian models rather than as an opposite experience.
Another work of his authorship that is remembered is “From the sphere to the two planets: The Indies as an alternative planet from the colony to independence”. Between the lines he says about America (or the Indies), that by 1552 it became a planet with physical and political laws different from that of the Sacrobosco Sphere. The Indies became a new sphere with theological and millenarian connotations.
The concept of the other sphere justified the wars of independence and endured and prospered throughout the nineteenth century as a profound critique of epistemological Eurocentrism and the category of local (American) vs. universal (European) knowledge.
The conference will be held on February 23rd, starting at 5:00 p.m., at the Agora. You can also follow it through the link Zoom https://renata.zoom.us/j/83240628687
We look forward to seeing you there.