History Hub is delighted to present Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898. This new 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, will 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. The series editor is Mike Liffey (Real Smart Media).
Dr. Collins is a historian of early modern Portugal and Spain, and received his doctorate at NUI Galway in 2010 under the supervision of Professor Nicholas Canny. His research focuses on early modern Iberian navigation and nautical science, with particular emphasis on Portuguese and Spanish influences on the development of nautical science in early modern Europe. He has published a number of journal articles and book chapters on these themes, and is currently in the process of completing his manuscript based on his doctoral and postdoctoral research.
Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra
- Series introduction by Edward Collins
- Episode 1: Portugal and Spain in the 15th and early-16th centuries: a brief overview by Edward Collins
- Episode 2: Ellen Dooley on the Spanish Inquisition and the religious image in Spain & America, 1478–1700
- Episode 3: Ricardo Padrón on America, the Pacific, and Asia in the Imperial Imagination, 1513-1609
- Episode 4: Allison Bigelow on the Science of Colonial Silver: Rethinking the History of Mining and Metallurgy in the Early Americas
- Episode 5: Early Colonial Brazil, English Piracy, and the Adventures of Anthony Knivet (1591-1599) by Vivien Kogut Lessa de Sá
- Episode 6: Onésimo T. Almeida on Portugal and the Dawn of Modernity, 1419-1620
- Episode 7: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra on Old Testament Culture in the Spanish Monarchy in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries
- Episode 8: Zoltan Biedermann on ‘A Negotiating Empire: Portuguese diplomacy in Asia and the Global Renaissance’
- Episode 9: Flora Cassen on ‘Philip II and His Italian Jewish Spy’.
- Episode 10: Tamar Herzog on ‘Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas’
- Episode 11: Pedro Cardim on ‘The Idea of Hispania: Portugal and the Spanish Monarchy in the 16th and 17th Centuries’
- Episode 12: Barbara E. Mundy on ‘Tenochtitlan: Transformation and Endurance after the Spanish Conquest’
- Episode 13: Aaron Alejandro Olivas on ‘The Iberian Atlantic and the War of the Spanish Succession, 1700-1715’
- Episode 14: Amelia Almorza Hidalgo on Spanish women on transatlantic voyages in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
- Episode 15: Carla Rahn Phillips on The Struggle for the South Atlantic: The Armada of the Strait of Magellan, 1581-1584
- Episode 16: Stephanie Cavanaugh on ‘Moriscos, Enslaved Children, and Litigating for Liberty in sixteenth-century Spain’.
- Episode 17: Adrian Masters on ‘Petition and Response: Spanish America and the Council of the Indies in the 16th Century’.
- Episode 18: Ben Vinson on ‘Mestizaje and the Frontiers of Race and Caste in Colonial Mexico’
- Episode 19: Palmira Fontes da Costa on Garcia de Orta: Portuguese physician, herbalist and naturalist.
- Episode 20: Francois Soyer discusses antisemitism, forgeries, and conspiracy theories in Early Modern Iberia.
Image: Title page for Novum organum scientiarum, 1645, by Francis Bacon (1561-1626) (author) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons