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Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar

Montclair State’s interdisciplinary Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar is co-convened by the Departments of History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Classics and General Humanities, Philosophy, Spanish and Latino Studies, and English. The seminar brings together interested faculty and graduate students from across the university and the region to consider new research in the fields of medieval and early modern studies. All are warmly welcome.

Upcoming Speakers

Richard Conway (Montclair State University)

“Aztec Merchants, Silver Mines, and the Provisioning of Spanish Cities in Early Colonial Mexico”

Wednesday, November 28, 4-5:30pm
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences, 207

Richard Conway is a historian of colonial Latin America, whose research interests include the social and environmental history of Mexico.  He received his PhD from Tulane University and teaches courses on Early Latin America, the History of Mexico, and Indigenous Societies in Latin America at Montclair State University.  He has published articles such as “Violence and Vigilance in Nahua Communities of Seventeenth Century Central Mexico” (2017), “The Environmental History of Colonial Mexico” (2017) and Spaniards in the Nahua City of Xochimilco: Colonial Society and Cultural Change in Central Mexico, 1650-1725” (2014).  He is currently revising his book manuscript, entitled Islands in the Lake: Environment and Ethnohistory in Xochimilco, New Spain.  He also serves as the book editor of the academic journal Ethnohistory.