Inmaculada Concepción by Diego Velázquez

Ellen Dooley: The Spanish Inquisition and the religious image in Spain and America

Dr Ellen Dooley is Assistant Curator of Latin American art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In episode 2 of ‘Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra’,  she discusses the Spanish Inquisition and the religious image in Spain and America, 1478–1700.

Ellen Dooley is the Assistant Curator of Latin American art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In the second episode of new podcast series – ‘Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898‘  - Dr Dooley discusses the Spanish Inquisition and the religious image in Spain and America, 1478–1700 with series host Dr Edward Collins.

Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra is funded by UCD Seed Funding and supported by UCD School of History. The series editor is Mike Liffey (Real Smart Media).

Ellen Dooley: the Spanish Inquisition and the religious image in Spain and America, 1478–1700

Slide show featuring images referenced in the podcast

Ellen Dooley received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she specialized in seventeenth and early eighteenth-century Spanish painting and print. Dr Dooley’s dissertation focused on the relationships among the city of Seville’s elite patrons and its community of artists. Her broader research interests include the circulation of artist prints in Spain and the Americas, the trans-Atlantic art trade, the history of the Catholic church as patron of art, and the impact of the pestilence on artistic production in Spain. She currently works as the Assistant Curator of Latin American art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more information on Dr Dooley’s work go to lacma.academia.edu/EllenDooley

Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra

This new History Hub podcast series features interviews with experts in the areas of Portuguese and Spanish history, from the beginning of the Portuguese discoveries in 1415 to the end of Spanish dominion in America in 1898.

The interviews, conducted by historian Dr. Edward Collins, cover a range of topics on the domestic and overseas histories of both nations, which include, among others: the Portuguese explorations of Africa and Asia, Spanish navigation and settlement in America, the church in Portugal and Spain, monarchy and intermarriage in the Iberian kingdoms, natural science and mapping in America, the role of nautical science, Irish historical relations with Portugal and Spain, and imperial competition in Europe and overseas.

The interviewees comprise a number of established and renowned academics, as well as up-and-coming researchers from universities and institutions worldwide. This History Hub series is funded by UCD Seed Funding and supported by UCD School of History. Series editor is Mike Liffey (Real Smart Media).

Download series episodes on iTunes or listen via Soundcloud.

historyhub.ie/kingdom-empire-and-plus-ultra

Image: Detail from The Immaculate Conception by Diego Velázquez [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.