2017 Meeting

The Southwest Seminar on Colonial Latin America will host its annual meeting in lovely San Diego at the University of California, San Diego from October 5-7, 2017.

SWSeminar 2017


Itinerary of Events

Thursday, 5-October

5:00 – 6:00                 Reception: UCSD Faculty Club

6:00 – 8:30                 Challenging Conversation: TBA

Friday, 6-October     Seuss Room, Geisel Library

9:00 – 9:30                 Welcome and Introductions

9:30 – 10:25               Marcy Norton, “Eating Flesh: Predation in Mexico, 1400-1700”

Alex Hidalgo, Discussant

10:25 – 10:45             Break

10:45 – 11:40             Mark Dries, “The Indios Mineros of Colonial Huancavelica: Collaboration and Resistance in Peru’s Most Infamous Mine”

José Carlos de la Puente, Discussant

11:40 – 12:00             Special Collections Presentation, Lynda Classen

12:00: 1:30                 Lunch at UCSD Faculty Club

1:30 – 2:25                 Christina Villarreal, “Compromised Integrity: Slavery and Indigenous Communities in New Spain’s Northern Borderland”

Jay Harrison, Discussant

2:25 – 3:20                 Zeb Tortorici, “Abortion, Infanticide, and Miscarriage in New Spain”

Martha Few, Discussant

3:20 – 3:40                 Break

3:45 – 4:35                 Shawn Michael Austin, “Resplendent Prophets: Guaraní Resistance to Colonial Rule”

Mark Lentz, Discussant

4:35 – 5:30                  Ananda Cohen-Aponte, “Insurgent Imaginaries: Visual Culture and Anticolonial Movements in South America, 1750-1800”

Juliet Wiersema, Discussant

7:00 – 9:00                 Dinner at home of Dana Velasco Murillo and Mark G. Hanna


Saturday, 7-October

Seuss Room, UC San Diego Geisel Library

9:00 – 9:50                Mackenzie Cooley, “The Ancient Giants of America: Extermination, Inheritance, and the History of Nature”

Ryan Kashanipour, Discussant

9:50 – 10:40              Kevin Terraciano, “The Politics of Translation: Book XII of the Florentine Codex”

Kevin Gosner, Discussant

10:40 – 11:00              Break

11:00 – 11:50             Daniel Santana, “Indigenous Masculinities in the Tarascan Borderlands during the Early Colonial Period”

Jody Blanco, Discussant

11:50 – 1:00                Special Collection’s Hosted Lunch: Seuss Room

1:00 – 1:50                 Santiago Muñoz, “En la Frontera de los Pijaos: The Making of an Andean Borderland in Northern South America”

Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez, Discussant

1:50 – 2:40                 Matthew Vitz, “The Tropical Coasts of New Spain: From Colonial Space to Post-Colonial Development”

Ignacio Martínez, Discussant

2:40 – 3:00                 Break

3:00 – 4:00                 Keynote: Eric Van Young

Group Discussion

4:00 – 6:30                 Free time: Old Town, San Diego Mission, Maritime Museum

6:30 – 8:30                 Dinner: Old Town Mexican Cafe, 2489 San Diego Avenue (located in Old Town)



The seminar is open to scholars and interested members of the academic community.

UC San Diego community: All talks are free and open to students, staff, faculty, and the general public. Meals and receptions are by invitation only.

Non-UCSD participants: To cover the meeting costs, the registration costs will be $50 for basic participation or $120 with meals (alcohol not included).

Please register before Friday, September 22, 2017. To register, please visit https://thesouthwestseminar.org/annual-meeting/registration/


Conference Accommodations 

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
Address: 3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla, CA
Phone: 858-452-4012
Contact: Mark Kuper, mkuper@sheratonlj.com

San Diego Marriott La Jolla
Address: 4240 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA
Phone: +1 858-587-1414

Residence Inn by Marriott, San Diego La Jolla
Address: 8901 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA
Phone: +1 858-587-1770

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Address: 9700 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA
Phone: +1 855-430-7503