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Contact Details

Departmental Coordinators:
Ms Alex Lopez Alvarez
Ms Clare Szembek (Mon-Wed)
tel: 020 7679 3109
ext: 33109

Head of Department:
Dr Humberto Núñez-Faraco
tel: 020 7679 4332
ext: 34332

Golden Age and Renaissance Seminar 

17 February 2011

Early Colonial History Symposium
Wednesday, 20th April 2011

Foster Court, Room 101.


9.30 – 10am Registration.

10 – 11.30am Session 1.

Iris Montero Sobrevilla (Cambridge), New-World nature in Old-World coating: the hummingbird in the emblematic tradition

Andrew Redden (Qeen’s University Belfast), ‘Animo hijos míos. Ved aquí los ángeles q' vienen a serviros': Angelic Sickness in Early Modern Hispanic America

Estefania Yunes Vincke (UCL), Pedro de Gante and the Catecismo en pictogramas

11.30 – 12am Coffee Break.

12 – 1.30pm Session 2.

Victoria Rios Castaño (Ulster), Juan López de Velasco's Relaciones topográficas and geográficas

Robert Goodwin (KCL/UCL), The perpetuation of sixteenth-century misrepresentations in modern historiographical readings of a relación

Alexander Samson (UCL), Informaciones de servicio as Administrative Instrument

1.30 – 2.30pm Lunch.

2.30 – 5pm Session 3.

Elizabeth Baquedano (UCL, Institute of Archaeology), Aztec Gold

Caroline Dodds Pennock (Sheffield), Was there an Indigenous Atlantic?

Barry Ife (King’s College London and Guidlhall School of Music and Drama), Where was Bernal Díaz when Cortés needed him?

Zoltan Biedermann (Birkbeck), How to Map an Alien Empire: Safavid Persia in some Iberian texts and maps

This event is free of charge and open to all. Please contact the organizer for more details Location maps as to how to get to UCL and the venue are available here: