Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period

Map with Nahuatl glyphs, 16th century. Newberry Ayer MS 1903.
Map with Nahuatl glyphs, 16th century. Newberry Ayer MS 1903. Click to enlarge.
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

9 am to 3 pm

Call for papers deadline: September 15

Ruggles Hall

Keynote speaker: Laura Matthew, Marquette University

This symposium aims to explore the complexities of Latin America during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, grappling with the multiple perspectives of the many Indigenous and European cultures involved in this time of contact and conflict.

Learn more about the keynote speaker: Laura E Matthew, Marquette University.


Faculty members and independent postdoctoral scholars in all relevant disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for 20-minute papers, for two morning sessions.

Proposed papers should deal with Latin America before 1700. Submit a one-page abstract and a three-page CV by September 15, 2014, to

Download a printable PDF Call for Papers to post and distribute.

Participants from Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funding through their school. The Newberry is unable to provide funds for travel or lodging for those from other institutions, but can assist in locating discounted accommodations.

This program is cosponsored with the Newberry’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, the Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture, and the Department of Continuing Education.

Cost and registration information: 

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required.

Register online here. Registrations will be processed through 10 am Friday, April 10.