Event—Public Programming

Postponed - Gender relations in the making of the Iberian Empires: Native women’s history in São Paulo and Asunción, XVI century


The Newberry has been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19. To enable our community to follow the standards of social distancing mandated by public health officials, we are postponing this program. Please visit www.newberry.org/covid19 for more information and for regular updates regarding Newberry operations.

Relationships between native women and European men played a key role in the formative years of the colonial societies in São Paulo (Brazil) and Asunción (Paraguay) during the sixteenth century. This talk analyses this period with a focus on native women. It addresses how the social changes, triggered by the contacts with Europeans, impacted their lives in different ways. In doing so, the talk aims to retell an old history from a new perspective.