Autumn Anglo-Spanish Reading List

The days are growing darker and the mornings much colder here at Warwick. It is perfect reading weather and so we are going to do an annotated Anglo-Spanish reading list in preparation for the coming reading season. The list is by no means comprehensive and reflects only some of the books that the project participants … Continue reading Autumn Anglo-Spanish Reading List

Codependent Empires Conference Wrap-up

If you stand on the ramparts of the Fuerte de San Diego in Acapulco, Mexico, and look directly South-East, you will see the point of land around which the Manila Galleon would come in order to safely approach the port of Acapulco in order to unload its precious cargo. The fort, which is now the … Continue reading Codependent Empires Conference Wrap-up

CFP: ‘Co-dependent Empires’: 2nd Annual Conference of Imperial Entanglements: Trans-Oceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy

13-14 July 2018, Museo Hist├│rico de Acapulco 'Fuerte de San Diego', Acapulco, Mexico ┬áConference Theme: The historiography on empires and imperial rivalries is abundant. The stories of the rise and fall of Rome, Carthage, Persia, Byzantium, Portugal, Spain, France, Britain, etc., are all well worn territory for a variety of historians. Empires have been compared … Continue reading CFP: ‘Co-dependent Empires’: 2nd Annual Conference of Imperial Entanglements: Trans-Oceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy

Workshop Wrap Up: “News Then and News Now”

The entanglements of the British and Spanish empires from the 17th to the 19th centuries spanned most littoral areas of the globe and touched on all aspects of society. From the abhorrent supply of African slaves by British citizens to Cuba, to the less well known feud over tea and fur trading monopolies in the … Continue reading Workshop Wrap Up: “News Then and News Now”

MERCHANT CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE SOUTH AMERICAN PACIFIC COAST, SPAIN, AND BRITAIN, 1750-1830: SOURCES, PROBLEMS, AND QUESTIONS

Editor's note: Imperial Entanglements is hosting a one day workshop at Warwick University called "News Then and News Now: Imperial Entanglements and Transoceanic Networks in Anglo-Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy". The programme and all other information can be found here: Imperial Entanglements Workshop 2017 In the next few weeks the blog will be featuring posts/previews … Continue reading MERCHANT CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE SOUTH AMERICAN PACIFIC COAST, SPAIN, AND BRITAIN, 1750-1830: SOURCES, PROBLEMS, AND QUESTIONS